Mixed Media Mode | Ashley Horton

Hi again!!  It’s Ashley, and I’m here today to share two new layouts with you, using the awesome March Hip Kit & Add-On Kits!  I’ve been having a lot of fun lately with the Color Add-On Kits, and adding a Mixed Media look to my layouts.  I love the look of Mixed Media, but haven’t used it a lot in the past.  But after seeing how much fun Irit and Missy have with the techniques, I’ve been using it a lot more and the Color Add-On Kits are perfect, whether you’re a beginner at Mixed Media or a pro!  This week, I incorporated some Mixed Media onto my backgrounds, using the March Color Add-On Kit.

Precious Snapshot

For this layout, I started out with the fun chevron patterned paper from Crate Paper, that is included in the March 2015 Main Kit.  Then I used the Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint with the Dylusions Circles Small mask.  Once I had just the right amount of circles, I used some of my watercolors, and added the color to plastic packaging and then rubbed it onto the background paper.  And then I added some Black spray mist, for a touch of contrast.

Precious Snapshot1

Precious Snapshot2

Once my background dried, I added a lot of layers, using embellishments from the Main Kit and the March 2015 Embellishment Kit.  I mixed in some of the Pinkfresh Studio products, as well as Elle’s Studio, and My Mind’s Eye.  I also used one the cards from the Project Life Kit and cut it into strips, because I loved the fun script look on the card.

Next up is a layout, using the Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and the Dylusions Lemon Zest Ink Spray.  I mixed both of the colors with Modeling Paste, and layered it over the Bubbles-Small Dylusions mask.

Lunch with You

I love how the colors blended together in the center, and they really picked up the colors from my photos.  I layered one of the Project Life Cards in the center, to use as a base for my title, and embellished with several of the Chipboard pieces from the Crate Paper Chipboard sheet.

Lunch with You1

Lunch with You2

I also have a new Process Video, to go along with this layout, if you would like to check out my process for creating the background!

I am excited to share more with you, in the upcoming weeks using the March 2015 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits!  I’ve already created four layouts, and it’s only made a small dent in my kit!  There are still so many goodies to play with, and I am having so much fun mixing all of the different products together!

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