Hello beautiful friends!! This week I bring you a layout created with papers from the new gorgeous Vintage Artistry Hike More collection. I simply love the forest look. Mushrooms and fern, oh my! I went into the woods behind my home and gather some twigs to add to my layout. I tied them together using the 5 ply jute by separating the strands. There wasn't to much I had to do to adorn the background papers. I took the same design from each of the 12x12 and 6x8 collections and layered them. This layout has quite a bit of dimension, and looks great in a shadow box. I mounted each paper on corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge, and distressed the edges peeling back, tearing and curling layers, and using white gesso, sprays, paint and inks, to color the exposed edges. Once the layers were dried and set, I began building the design.
Tucked into the flower clusters, I used the archival board leafy stems from the Treasure collection. I patted on some texture paste and let it dry. I painted the stems and leaves with colored mist sprays, then heat embossed the purple buds with embossing powder. Once they were dry, I rubbed some Distress Oxide over the buds. This gave the buds a jeweled look. Mixing a couple of the floral collections gave the cluster look I wanted. I tucked some extra leaves in-between. I also heat embossed and colored the archival board that looks like netting and tucked it in a few places.
I used the INTO THE WOODS banner from the Ephemera Bits collection for my title.