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Sunset Swim by Jenn

12x12, Design Team, Distress Ink, ephemera, Farmhouse, farmhouse collection, Jenn Gagne, journal card pack, Layout, Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, scrapbooking layout, Sequins, Tim Holtz, Wild Whisper Designs -

Sunset Swim by Jenn

One of the things that I really love about Wild Whisper collections is that, while they always have a fun theme, they are versatile enough to scrap any thing you want, and combine with other collections that you have in your stash!  I thought this week that I would use the Farmhouse collection to scrap an entirely non-farm photo.

I started by looking through my leftover papers, ephemera, and cards to pick out anything that didn't have a farm theme to it.  There is so much!  I decided to use the sunset card and find a picture that would work with that theme.  I chose the white dried mud 12x12 paper as my background, with the black and white diamond paper as a neutral layer.  I sorted the cards and embellishments into themes and found that I had enough to make a sunset layout, and later, a bonfire layout!

I used sunset colours of Tim Holtz distress oxides to add some colour to the background.  I swiped the ink pad across the page where my picture is going to go.  This gives you fun texture and the look of paint swipes across your page!  Next, I used some whipped spackle texture paste through a stencil around the page to add some dimension and a little more interest to the background.  Last, I watered down some acrylic paint in shimmer gold and purple, and some Vicki Boutin rose gold glaze and splattered each colour in their matching section of distress ink.

While my mixed media dried, I worked on my photo layers, starting the with black and white diamond paper as a matte behind my photo then adding the sunset skies card, along with some scraps from other Farmhouse papers, and a few papers from the Pink Paislee Wild Child 6x6 paper pad.  In between layers I used foam to really give them whole cluster a lot of dimension.  I used my scissors to rough up some of the edges of papers, and inked the edges with the Distress oxides.  My fingers were messy, but I love the way the inking ties all the papers together.

I went through my stash to find stickers and fun little embellishments to tuck into my layers.  I mixed and matched collections, textures, styles, and types of embellishments.  As long as they were the right colours of pink, purple, and yellow, I tried to find a spot for them on my layout.  Before adding the final touches, I used some white acrylic paint around the edges of the layout to fade out some of the black and grey lines in the paper.  This really helped to make the photo cluster pop as the focal point.  I added the title, some messy thread, sequins, some gold, pink, and purple splatters, and a little bit of journalling.  You would never know that this layout was made with a farm-themed collection.  I love how it turned out.

If you'd like to see how this layout was put together, please check out my Youtube channel, and remember to use DTJENN at checkout for 10% off your next Wild Whisper purchase.  I would love to know how you use this collection to scrap non-farm photos!!!  Until next time, Happy Scrapping :)



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