Heidi Swapp Storyline & Jane Davenport Mixed Media
Right now at Michaels Stores and Michaels online you can find not only the fabulous Storyline system but also an amazing array of mixed media products from Jane Davenport. Think watercolours, pastels, paints, stencils, pens…everything you can literally imagine! And when you combine these gorgeous mixed media tools with Heidi Swapp Storyline the creative potential is truly limitless.
I have been hanging on to some beach photos I took of my daughter earlier this summer.
I grabbed my Little Moments Storyline Deck of Days, Jane Davenport Sunbleached Mermaid Markers and Acrylic Stamp Set (that is truly perfect for beach/summer/water type photos) and set to work!
Using black acrylic ink I applied some of the gorgeous acrylic images onto my Storyline layout in a somewhat layered fashion. There was really no plan with how I was stamping my images I just started and kept on going! I must preface this by saying that by no means do I consider myself someone who specializes in “mixed media”. However, I think that the beautiful part of using these Jane Davenport products is that they are literally made for any skill and creativity level. They are very very easy to use and illicit beautiful results no matter what. Experimentation and play is what makes mixed media magical and I really encourage you to give it a try and let yourself be surprised and amazed. It is truly so much fun.
Once I had them the way I liked them I then used the Jane Davenport Mermaid Marker Sunbleached set to bring the images to life.
I absolutely LOVE using Mermaid Markers. They are incredible. From the beautiful brush tip to the array of colors…they are SO MUCH FUN to use!!! I love how you can play with the inks and blend. You can make colors appear darker or lighter. It really is all about the play and experimentation when using these markers. They are the best and I really love them a lot.
I used these markers to colour in my stamped images and I love how they turned out!
As a final touch I used some of these fabulous sentiment stickers from the Heidi Swapp Sticker Book. I adore this font and yep…you guessed it! You can now find this incredible sticker book right HERE at Michaels online. Yay!
I completed my Storyline layout with some handwritten journaling, the ever important ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ and of course a few Deck of Days for good measure.
I love that I now have this treasured memory documented simply, yet with artistic touches. The best part is that it did not take a ton of extra time or leg work to pull this altogether.
Just like summer, memories are also speeding past quickly and now more than ever is the time to get those pictures printed.
Be sure to check out the Heidi Swapp Storyline system along with the incredible collection of Jane Davenport goodies the next time you are pursuing Michaels and/or Michaels online. It is an incredible way to showcase and celebrate all those moments that made your summer one of the best yet!
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