mywisecrafts, Mar 17, 2023
Completed this for the March 2023 Finding Me Challenge
(hidden journaling that's all about some of the things I'm learning to grow through and working through a healthier approach)

Rachel Jefferies & Lynn Grieveson Designs | Hear My Voice 11: Growing
Mixed Media Papers:
Mixed Media Elements:

Scrapping with Liz | Strong Cut Outs

Fiddle Dee Dee Designs | Believe in the Good {Dressed Up}

Items used from my stash:
Ranger Embossing Ink Pen
Ranger Liquid Pearls in Brass
Pearlx Aztec Gold Embossing Powder
Heat Gun

Pink Fresh Pearls
Matte Gold

Altenew Alcohol Ink Markers
Almond Butter
Pink Pearl

Piece of paper doily

Cutting Tools:
Scissors for Fussy Cutting
Cricut Joy for "Strong Cut Out"

Design Approach:
Strong Cut Out is 3 separate layers that were cut out and then glued/layered on top of each other to add dimension. Edges were inked with the Black Alcohol Ink marker

All flowers are dimensional and this is created by layering bits and pieces of each type of flower upon itself. Some flowers have 3 layers and others only have 2. All the flowers had the edges inked to cover the core from the white paper I printed on.

(you can see close up flowers here):

The center of most flowers were created by using various sizes of the Pink Fresh Pearls. For the small green flowers, I actually used the liquid pearl, dropped it into the center of the flower and used the heat gun to help form a crust while it was drying. The heat made the crust pliable so that I could add an element of design/dimension to it before it cooled.

All the green foilage was actually placed on piece by piece. some of it has the edges inked some do not. I like scrunch my leaves up to create more dimension and make the greenery look more realistic.

Butterfly in the top right is 3 different layers with some creasing to create the dimensional look. Butterfly in the lower left is 2 layers, the top layer has a soft gold embossing on it.

(you can see close ups of the butterflies here):

If you look at the way the BG papers are layered/shadowed, they resemble the the digital version of the template--to create this look I used 3d adhesives strategically.
Scrapping with Liz likes this.