Hey there, friends! Missy here, and I’m very excited to be sharing my first layout for the Design Team here with you today 🙂 I love using mixed media products on my layouts, and so I started this project off with some of the Lightweight Mixed Media Sheets and a few of the Gina K.™ Designs Premium Dye Inks. So join me today for my first project …Happy Girl Mixed Media Layout Tutorial (and a video too!)
Happy Girl Mixed Media Layout Tutorial
Happy Girl Mixed Media Layout Instructions:
I took a few of the colored ink pads and stamped them down onto some plastic packaging. I spritzed it with water and then flipped the plastic over and smudged it down onto the Mixed Media Sheet. The colors blended together so nicely and I got a really fun watercolor and artsy effect. Once it dried, I punched a few different sized circles from it. Those Mixed Media Sheets are soft enough to rip and tear yet sturdy enough to go through a punch!
I did a little bit of inking with more plastic packaging on the background before deciding where I wanted the circles to go. I was so excited to add the Deco Foil™ to my layout! Once everything was dry, I used a sunburst stencil and used a palette knife to smudge some of the Deco Foil™ Transfer Gel over it. Once it dried, I chose some of the Gina K.™ Designs Fancy Foils to lay over it. I ran it through my Laminator and got a gorgeous shine on the sunbursts!
Look at that pretty shine! Photos don’t do it justice, really. It’s beautiful in person 🙂 I used a few 3×4 cards as layers under my photo as well as some tissue paper and fun foam for dimension. I also added a few stickers and sequins.
To add even more detail and texture, I machine stitched through several of the circles using a light blue thread. I also added a few flair buttons to echo the circle theme.
I really love how these ink colors blended together. Another fun fact about the Mixed Media Sheets is they don’t warp like regular paper. I added quite a bit of water to it, and it dried without any buckling. I used a few stickers from my stash to create my simple title.
Here’s another close-up of the details. I can’t say enough how much I love these colors! They look awesome up against the bright colors of the foils.
I love that you can create whatever shape you want with the iCraft Mixed Media Liquid Adhesive. I applied it to a stamp here and then ran the foil over it. Such a cool and abstract look!
I hope this inspires you to give these fun foils and mixed media products a chance. They really are fun and very versatile to use!