Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Well I will tell you the story of my brilliant idea. The other night while working I was doing a walking beat (the only two stores open in my town after midnight are Wally World and Meijer) and I always have to check the craft section for inspiration and ideas. I have seen these cool beads a million times and I know that there are many digiscrap stores that sell them. I bought a set of plastic ones when I first started digiscrapping and I was not too happy with the set that I bought. Anyway, I thought the metal block beads were cool and I thought how neat it would be to make an action that would create a bead with your choice of font and letter. The idea was that I would come up with a metal layer style and try to come up with a realistic looking block. But that didn't happen yesterday. They all looked like a square, not three dimensional, and the layer styles didn't help much. So while working last night I went back to same store and paid $3 for the set that I photographed and extracted today. They are much more realistic and of course everyone can use them, not just the PS/PSE users. So I think this was the better choice, less frustration and better results. I used my twine for the preview, but you can put the beads on a chain or ribbon or your own string. They are all in individual .png form and around .8 to .9 inch each.