Very excited! I tried doing a mixed media layout on one of the file folders but using the whole surface for a “double page” spread. At first I thought I might try crossing the centre divide with the photo but as it will fold, I am not sure that will work as well as it does with the single pages, as with a traditional 2 x 12×12 layout. In the end this is what I came up with.
I managed to use mostly some scraps, a Gelli print, some of the cut and gesso-covered swirls and some fabric ivy I’ve had kicking about to ages.
Love how the swirls turned out, although the colour here isn’t as bright as it should be. Can you see I dry-brushed some Gesso onto the ivy and stamped over it?
Here is a better shot of the swirl. Again, it’s hard to see but I edged the papers first with a smudge of Gesso, then a thick application of a deep violet paint. See how crusty it looks?
I did the same with the chipboard stencil letters.
Now I need to weigh it down to make it as flat as can be, then test the back-to-back sticking. Wish me luck! I sure hope it works out like I hope it will….