I created this layout for the My Mind’s Eye/Jenni Bowlin Studio Recipe Challenge at JBS Mercantile Forum. Here is the Recipe:
- Combine at least two MME products to create a unique handmade embellishment.
- Focus on the journaling in a creative way.
- Get painterly.
I ended up creating three embellishments with the following My Mind’s Eye products: From the Collectable line: 1 sheet of 2-sided pattern paper (yellow, stripes), acrylic stamps (swirls, flowers, numbers); From The Sweetest Thing line: 2 die-cuts (1 as part of the title, 1 tucked behind the photo), chipboard (banner flag).
I created this layered banner flag with the MME chipboard piece and the MME patterned paper.
I stamped with acrylic paint, the MME stamp on to Studio Calico vellum and added some pearls cut from a JBS Pearl Flower.
A collage of “sweet” hearts and a JBS butterfly.
For the painterly technique, I started by painting gesso over this awesome JBS Stamp Kraft paper. I applied the gesso thicker in certain areas and then stamped an un-inked MME stamp into the gesso, therefore lifting some of it off. After the gesso dried, I then painted a wash of acrylic paint over it. I love how the paint seeped into the perferated lines of the paper and the variation of color I got on the page!
To get creative with the journaling, I used a craft knife to cut open 1,2,3 rectangles in which to house my words. I thought the background I created looked like an old plaster wall, so to go along with that feel I sanded almost everything on the layout. I even sanded over top of the journaling!
The JBS products I used: Stamp Kraft paper; Journal block and label from the Magpie Accessory Sheet; label stamp from the Feb. kit; “File This” and “Main Street” punches; Alphas, Pearl Flower, sticker. To frame the page I used a sheet of Elle’s Studio patterned paper from the April kit. This worked out perfect for the journaling , too!
The gesso, slow-dry medium (which I added to the gesso), acrylic paints, and multi-medium all are from Claudine Hellmuth Studio.