Here is the mixed media layout I created.
I have included some journalling on the back of the layout.
The quotes on the front and the title and the nature of the layout just seemed to all come together for me. I am by nature a CAS scrapbooker. I love clean lines, white space and linear designs so the whole concept of mixed media freaks me out a little. I have a hard time dealing with the fact that I have little control over the paints, inks and mists, even the gesso sometimes. The warping of the paper also freaks me out because I want my page to be all pristine and tidy. Funny I know but true.
I love the look of mixed media layouts when I see them and I spend ages poring over them to get hints on how to achieve the same thing. I played a bit and I was appalled by what I was turning out. This was NEVER going to work for me. I don't like mess, I don't like dirty, inky, painty hands and if what was on the paper was not what was in my head into the bin it went.
I really wanted to try it but within the scope of my own limitations or restrictions. Then I found the Pop and Colours site with some of my favourite mixed media scrapper doing workshops. This way I could watch the videos and then adapt it to my own style. I can't remember when I last had such fun and of course it is practice, practice, practice.
I think I am officially hooked. I also think that I am finally finding a way to incorporate this into my layout whilst still staying true to myself and my style and I am loving it.
Here are some close ups.
Lots of layers of strips of paper.
Lots of gesso.
Lots of stamping.
Lots of layers and flowers.
Thanks for stopping bye to take a look...