Wire Work | Jo Boland

jo boland gogo getaway wire work layout

Hi there, I’m back this month with my take on a class taught by Lorraine at our October GoGo Getaway where she used the WRMK Happy Jig. This is the layout I created from Lorraine’s class…

jo boland gogo getaway back to school 2018 layout

Such a fun layout, I love the unique texture the wires give to the layout.

Now, I don’t have a WRMK Happy Jig, so I had to think how I would achieve this technique. I do however have lots of different gauge wires as I’m training to be a florist and wire work is something we have to learn. We that in mind, the idea for my layout subject was decided, I just had to work out how to turn the wires into something. After having a play with shaping the wires I decided that the best way for me would be to print out cursive words for my title and form the letters using that as a guide. I used a crochet hook to curve the wires around, as it was handily sitting on my desk! I made three hearts, including one acting as the dot for the letter ‘i’.

jo boland gogo getaway wire work technique

The best way to hold these wire words and hearts on the layout was to stitch them into position, which was really easily done.

jo boland gogo getaway wire work crop

I used the specialty flocked paper from the current Crate Paper valentines collection La La Love as my central band of patterned paper, with accent strips of turquoise cardstock to pick out the colour in one of the photos. I used white cardstock for my background so that the wire words would stand out and not get lost on a patterned paper. I matted the photos on kraft card, raising  three up on foam pads for some added dimension.

jo boland gogo getaway wire work crop2

The only addition were some enamel dots in cerise pink and turquoise and a light splattering of gold ink to three corners.

jo boland gogo getaway wire work crop3

If you don’t own a WRMK Happy Jig or floristry wires you can buy reels of wire in different gauges and colours from craft shops, often in the jewellery making section.

jo boland gogo getaway wire work layout

Do share any layouts or cards you make on our facebook group, we’d love to see.

Thanks for stopping by,


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