2007: Universal Studios
At Thanksgiving time we went up to the Los Angeles area to spend the holidays with my Aunt and Great Aunt. I knew that my son would need lots of entertainment while we were there, so we planned several trips to do fun things. The first excursion was to Universal Studios. As is my modus operandi, we left early and arrived way early before the gates opened. So we took opportunity to take pictures in the Universal City Walk. My son took great pleasuer in running up and down the escalators, and in playing in the fountain in the square.
All of the pictures are bordered with a handmade paper with silver specks on it. If you look carefully you will notice that it didn’t cut very well and frayed, but I like the look that it created. The Universal Studios logo on the top of the left page is a laser cut that I purchased at a local scrapbook store. It is very fine, and was difficult to affix to the page, but I like the way that the silver stands out against the black background.
I had a lot of fun creating this second spread from Universal Studios. At this point my son was not very interested in riding rides, in fact he hated roller coasters. But he was very interested in meeting all of the Super Heroes, so we spent a lot of time standing in line so that we could get these pictures. I was able to find this background paper in a local scrapbook store and if you look carefully at the left edge you will see that I painstakingly colored in the Spiderman to add some color to the page. Also look to the left of the Goblin picture, and you will notice that I traced with a black pen, the text balloon, since it is right next to the picture of the Goblin and my son!
Another cool thing that I did on this page was to use a black permanent marker to add a border around the photographs. But you will notice that I purposefully did not make them straight, but scraggly to match the borders of the cartoons on the background page.
- Universal Studios Tour Guide (theartofactingup.wordpress.com)
- Fearless! In Universal Studios (taplerina.wordpress.com)