Subtle Mixed Media Details for Project Life & Scrapbooking | Zinia Amoiridou

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here and today I have some lovely projects to share with you using the October 2016 Hip Kits.So let’s begin with a project life spread. As I continued in my album I had to deal with the back side of a 2×2 page protector I created earlier this month. The thing is I created a few shaker pockets with some ephemera so they are one-sided and I didn’t want to cover their backs with paper and lose that transparency effect.


To go around that problem I decided to put a vellum insert and cover it’s back side. This way when I look at the previous spread, the pockets look beautiful and see-through and when I look at the other side, my eyes are focusing on the vellum and I don’t notice the mess that’s going on behind it.

For this spread, I wanted to use a few subtle mixed media details and create a magical look. So on top of my vellum, I used one of the September 2016 cut files designed by Kim Watson. I cut it out of watercolor paper and brushed some of the gorgeous “Crushed Coral” Texturez, that came in the October 2016 Color Kit, over it. Once the paste was dry, I used some watercolors to create a rainbow gradient. If you look at it up close, you can see all the glory of the granules from the paste.


I also used some of the Jen Hadfield rub-ons from the October 2016 Embellishment kit around the cut file and sprinkled a few paint splatters with the Shimmerz spray that also came in the  October 2016 Color Kit.

On the right side of my spread, I kept my color palette fresh and light. I used some of the papers that came in the Main Kit and cut my own 3×4 cards. I didn’t go too crazy with the embellishments, just layered a few pieces together and used my dies to cut out some shapes from my paper scraps.

I decided to add some more mixed media on the bottom left card to bring everything together and help both sides look cohesive. I followed the same “pattern” of cut files, rub-ons and splatters but in a smaller scale.


Moving on to another project, I also created a scrapbook layout that is similar in a way to this project life spread. In both cases I used a few subtle mixed media details to make my projects look magical and interesting and then I decorated them with layers of gorgeous ephemera.


For this layout, I experimented again with the Texturez we got in the October 2016 Color Kit. I really love it’s color and texture but for this specific page I really wanted to dull it’s shimmer a bit. To do that, I mixed it with some heavy gel medium with matte finish (approximately 1:1 ration).

Now let me tell you something. It’s not that I don’t love the shimmery finish of these products, but this gel mixture looks absolutely fantastic! It has a very subtle silky finish and I have a feeling this is going to be my new favorite technique.

I went with a pretty simply design because I was a bit worried on how this page will turn out. I’m almost at the end of my October kits so I decided to chose my favorite embellishments from what I had leftover and layer them to create some fun dimensional clusters.


I tried to pull all the different materials that came in the kits including the ephemera, chipboard, wood veneer, washi tape and rubber shapes. I also used a piece of the glassine bag that was holding the pins in the embellishment kit. I always find it fun to include bits of unconventional materials and packaging is a great source for that.


I really hope you enjoyed these projects and got inspired to create something fun with your October 2016 kits. Make sure to stop by the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum for even more inspiration.

Until next time, happy scrapping🙂


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