It's not really a tribute to bacon, but to my grandmother, who taught me how to prepare it just right. To this day, I cringe at too-crispy bacon. It's just wrong.gesso to some and painted over them with a pale tomato paint dauber, and I added two layers of white embossing powder to the others.
Granted, hearts and bacon have had an uneasy relationship through the years (or so medical history would have us believe), but I couldn't resist using hearts here to celebrate my bacon love.
The second layout that I created uses both the Papercrafting and Artisan kits.
I built this page layer by layer, pulling together papers and accents from both kits.
To create the striped/lined background, I painted a sheet of the corrugated paper from the Artisan kit and pressed it over a sheet of cardstock, lifting it gently. I'll reuse the painted paper on a future project.
This is a "just as I am" self-portrait layout. I grabbed the camera, headed outside, and snapped a few head-to-toe photos. I didn't brush my hair or "prettify" myself (which is pretty much the norm for me on weekends) because the idea was to capture myself in the moment. After printing the photos, I put together the layout, focusing on a stream-of-consciousness listing approach to the journaling.
After writing the words using a white pen, I called attention to certain words by underlining and boxing them with a gold pen and stitching around others.
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