Written in Ink.

GoGo Jo Boland July DT Layout

Hello, it’s Jo here with my take on Lorraine’s class at the March GoGo Getaway ‘Inked in Love’. This is Lorraine’s original layout from the class.

1 Lorraine Indian Ink

And this was mine from the class.

GoGo Jo Boland July DT March class layout

To expand on the idea of using Indian Ink for this month’s project I decided to use a longer inspirational quote as my title and journaling. I found a quote I liked by William Morris, wrote it in a script font (Angelface) in Word and printed it out. I then taped the printed version to the back of a piece of smooth white cardstock, stuck them both to a window, using it like a lightbox, and traced it in pencil.

GoGo Jo Boland July DT In progress

I filled a water brush with Indian ink and using the pencil marks as a guide I wrote over them. When it was totally dry I rubbed out any visible pencil lines and built my layout around it. As you can see my writing isn’t the neatest, I definitely need more practice, which is why I chose to trace the quote rather than going freehand directly on the cardstock.

GoGo Jo Boland July DT Crop3

I chose a selection of photos of items around the house that fitted the sentiment of the quote and printed them out small so that I could fit several on the page.

GoGo Jo Boland July DT Crop2

I splattered drops of black Indian Ink, teal Heidi Swapp Color Shine and pink Chalkboard Glimmer Mist on the cardstock before I added the photos. When that was dry I used a turquoise thread to stitch a border, then added the photos and embellishments. The enamel hearts are from the Bella Boulevard Illustrated Faith range.

GoGo Jo Boland July DT Crop1

The background paper is ‘Getaway’ from the Oasis collection by Crate paper, how very fitting! The woodgrain is an old one by Simple Stories, the acrylic word is by Bramble Fox from their fabulous new Perspextives range and the cork heart is a favourite by Pink Paislee (wish I’d bought more when they came out).

Thanks so much for popping by, see you again next month.


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