Today I have a mixed media layout that is a little bit different. The title is created from the negative of a die cut with the mixed media swimming all around. AND the die cut was cut from Contact Paper, not cardstock.
Sorry for the lack of journaling. I am really hoping that Nikolas, the swimmer, will write his own story. I wasn't there so have no words to share. I could share my take away and the changes I see post camp or the bits and pieces I heard but it's not quite the same thing as he himself writing his own story. And, at age 15, he's old enough to tell the story himself, don't you think? It's not like I'm asking for a novel, after all, there really isn't much room on that PL card.
The resist effect after pulling up the Contact Paper is pretty cool. I love the way Shimmerz dries and you really don't know what you are going to get until it dries. I did actually put gesso on the cardstock beforehand. A rare occasion for me. I knew there was going to be a fair amount of liquid used to prime the Shimmerz and really wanted to avoid the warping that happens with a lot of water.
The process of how the title came together is pretty interesting. Cutting into the Contact Paper was pretty easy with the Silhouette Cameo. The part which required the most patience was peeling the backing off the Contact Paper and getting it stuck down on the white cardstock! You really want to avoid air bubbles so that none of the Shimmerz ends up underneath.
I am a swim mom and I do have a fair number of swimming layouts if you are interested. I have both a Pinterest board and a YouTube playlist where you can find older layouts. Thanks for stopping in today!