Hello, Jenn here. I'm wrapping up my month of creating with the Forever and Always collection by having some fun with mixed media :) I keep seeing these gorgeous mixed media layouts on Instagram that just have me swooning, and I thought I would give it a try.
I started with some white cardstock and a heart stencil from Stampin' Up. I used white texture paste through to stencil in the bottom left corner, and opposite top right corner. I used my watercolours to match the colours from the collection and smooshed them onto the corners with texture paste using a plastic baggie. I also splattered some colour around with the paint brush and a spray mist.
While the background dried I worked on building layers behind my photo. I used as many of my left over Forever and Always papers as I could to create interesting layers behind the photo, with as many colours as possible showing. I also used a couple of my left over cards from the card pack and even a few left over pieces from the cut apart sheet. I fussy cut a few flowers and hearts from the papers, as well. I really used up this collection, and only have a few bits and pieces left. What a great feeling!!!
With the background dry, I could now add my photo cluster and start piecing together all the little flowers I fussy cut. I also added some thread, a lace flower, and some Prima paper flowers into the layers. I added a second embellishment cluster in the top righ corner, using the same papers that layered behind the photo, and more flowers. I chose the wood veneer "it was always you" from the collection, as my title and added that to the top cluster. To balance the wood veneer, I went into my stash to find some wood veneer hearts for the bottom photo cluster. How cute are those little, itty, bitty hearts?
It wouldn't be a Jenn layout without some exclusive SpiegelMom Scraps sequins, gold and tinsel Heidi Swapp Color Shine splatters, and a doodle-y border. At the last minute I decided that the layers could also use some enamel dots as an extra bit of texture and dimension. You should feel how heavy this layout is!!! I will definitely be trying this again because it is just so much fun to play with the mixed media, and I'm sure I can find even more interesting bits and pieces to add to the layout. This is definitely a great way to use up the last scraps of a collection or kit. If you want to see my whole process, be sure to pop over to my channel for the process video! Remember to use my discount code DTJENN for 10% off your next purchase in the Wild Whisper store!!!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping :)