It's Jodie here with you today, sharing a TN spread made with the November Seneca Falls Main Kit.
I decided to play with a little mixed media and the beautiful Leafy Wreath cut file from the CK digital shop on this spread.
The first thing I do when playing with mixed media is to prep my cardstock or patterned paper. I really like clear gesso for this, even on white cardstock, but you can also use white gesso as well. The gesso essentially seals the cardstock so that the fibres don't absorb the liquid in the media and warp. It also provides some 'tooth' (grittiness) for the media to adhere to. Once this is applied and has dried, you're good to go with adding some colour!
I mixed some watercolours to match the pink in the Amy Tangerine Shine On collection that's featured in the kits this month, and used the packaging technique to apply this in the general area that I was going to place my cut file. Then I added some splatters in the same pink. I dried this off with a heat tool and then repeated the process with a yellow to match the flowers in the collection, and Sophie's shirt in the photo.
Finally I added just a few tiny splatters in black watercolour to tie everything in, since there is so much black in each of my top left and bottom right clusters.
Once I was finished with my mixed media I adhered the cut file to the page.
I know fussy cutting is not for everyone, but I just love it! And the Bouquet patterned paper in the kit is full of beautiful blooms waiting to be fussy cut. I trimmed one out to sit at the top of this cute tag that holds my journalling, which for this spread is really just the date and location where the photo was taken. I also trimmed out a bunch of smaller individual flowers to scatter across the page.
For the bottom cluster I fussy cut some more flowers and placed them both behind and in front of my photo. I used some of the corrugated black cardstock from the kit to layer behind my photo. I really liked how this turned out because it framed my photo and also added extra dimension to my spread with the corrugations in the cardstock.
I used one of the sticker phrases and a rubber word for my title, and called this one done!
I hope I've inspired you to try out some mixed media in your projects today, or even to bring out your scissors and try some fussy cutting.
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