Inks revisited

Hello and Happy new year lovely Go-Go blog readers!

My first blog post for this year and I thought I would do my take on the layout challenge we had for the group photo.

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I really like using mixed media products but get a bit freaked by the messiness of it all. In the past when I have used the spray mists I have either laid down paper, paper towels, I’ve even used a pizza box!  All too messy and where do you store a pizza box!  I keep most of my paper supply in those semi clear plastic boxes so I took the lid from one of them to do the spray misting in to see how that would work.

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For this layout I used some of the Heidi Swapp resist paper and tags that I have been hoarding for a very long time and some of the spray inks.

I sprayed the lid with water from a spray bottle and then layered the mists from light to darker colour.  I moved the lid around to get the colours to mix a little and then I laid the paper on top and let the ink’s soak into the paper. I also splattered some black ink once it was dry to bring it all together easy peasy and no mess!  With the left over mist in the lid I used this on the tag which I cut apart and placed at the top and bottom of the photo. Then wiped the lid clean with paper towel.

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I distressed the edges and inked around the edges and then matted onto a piece of 12×12 from the Heidi Swapp sugar chic collection to give the layout a boarder.  I fussy cut some flowers and continued to layer with some scraps, the title is from Thickers.  To finish off I used some tulle, fabric flowers and sequins, I painted the chipboard heart with gold paint.  Behind the paper clip is some journaling that I typed using the We R Memory Keeper’s typewriter.  I’ve decided that this year I would add more journaling to my pages so progress is being made – I have hidden the journaling behind the layers as its quite personal and 2016 was quite a year for lots of reasons!

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