Today, I’m sharing a layout that has been created for some time but I liked it so much I held on to it hoping it would be my gold in a time of need. Well, it was. It helped me tick off my New Years Resolution list – be in Jot Magazine.
So, the call for mixed media layouts to be featured in Jot Magazine Issue 11 came across my blog lovin feed one morning and I knew I had to be in it. I sent off my layout and crossed my fingers. Weeks later, one Thursday evening, I got an email from Kim saying that it would be in the up coming issue. I screamed and danced on the spot. This dance it something my husband has gotten used to in the past few months as I have been crossing quite a few resolutions off my list lately. I am feeling so grateful and lucky at the moment. I still can’t believe it.
Anyhow, I prepared this page with the intention of blogging about it so I have full process photos to share.
I started with a piece of cardstock prepared with a layer of gel medium. The gel medium acts as a barrier between the paper and wet mediums to stop them absorbing in too much.
I then added more details with red acrylic paint applied with an old rewards card. Before I started assembling (to allow a bit of drying time without having to use my heat gun), I coloured a Charms Creation DIY heart to match my layout using gelatos, Dylusions ink and Heidi Swapp Colour Shine. There are some of my favourite embellishments to use. You can check them out here. (Do note: This is not a sponsored post, I just love the products)
Then it was time to put it all together. I stared off with thread just randomly placed on the page. I don’t glue it down , I allow the paper cluster to hold it in place. I love thread and use it all the time. I prefer top stitch thread it is thicker and stands out more. I then used a paper cluster I created using Scraps of cardstock and Jellibean Soup paper.
Done. Here are some of the details up close.
And just for something a bit special…here is the layout created in 10 seconds