Mixed Media Monday with Zinia, Audrey & Elsie

Hello Hip Kits fans! Welcome to another Mixed Media Monday post, where we share lot’s of colorful ideas on using your Hip Kits with your favorite mixed media supplies!


Hello everyone, Zinia here! For this Mixed Media Monday I want to share with you a colorful spread I created in my traveler’s notebook using the gorgeous August 2016 kits.

I really love how you can create a completely different color palette using the same products just by adding a little bit of paint on your project. I picked some of my favorite acrylic paints and created a fun column of stripes  on my right-hand page just to introduce all these colors to the project. I loved them all so much that I couldn’t pick between them so I had to use them all.

The whole color palette is not very close to the kits but if you pair it with the right products everything will be beautiful and harmonious. I stuck the little carousel zebra on top of my stripes cause it looks super adorable and embellished it with a few more bits from the kits.

On the other page I started with a little bit of finger painting. I used the same colors but instead of a brush, I applied them with my fingers, letting them blend and mix as I went over them.

That made both pages looks cohesive like they are actually part of the same project. After I added my photo and a couple more embellishments on top of my finger-painting masterpiece, I added some more paint around their edges to make everything blend together.

I really hope you enjoyed them and you got inspired to create something with your kits. Don’t forget to stop by the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum for even more inspiration. Now let’s see what Audrey and Elsie created with their kits.


Hi everyone, it’s Audrey, and today I used the September 2017 Main Kit, Color Kit, and Embellishment Add-On for my page.

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The background of my page is actually a “left-over” from the first page I made with this kit.  I had used the star stencil from the color kit and sprayed the gorgeous Shimmerz mists through it.  The stencil itself was covered with ink, so I flipped it over and pressed it onto this piece of white cardstock to create a negative print.  And that is where this page started!

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I then used the stencil again to add in a few more stars, this time with some inks from my stash.  A few more splatters of the Shimmerz, and the media on my background was complete.

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I just layered some papers and embellishments around my photo, trying to distribute colors to create a visual triangle.  At the end, I decided to add a few drops of a dark navy mist from my stash to pick up on some of the dark accents in the pattern paper.

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Hey everyone – Elsie here! How gorgeous are Zinia and Audrey’s projects? All the heart eyes!!

For today’s project, I was inspired by the gorgeous exclusive tea cup cut file designed by Kim Watson. I thought it would work perfectly with all of the Turn The Page goodies we got in the September 2017 kits.


I simply cut the file out from some white cardstock and had fun experimenting with the Shimmerz we got in the September & August colour kits. I simply painted directly onto the cut file, I didn’t try and be accurate about where I was applying the paint, as I knew I was going to use some of the floral die-cuts from Turn The Page on top of the file, I just wanted some bright pops of the gorgeous glittery colours from Shimmerz!

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My cardstock held up really well with all the water and paint I put on the teacup. It did warp a little, but I easily remedied that when I glued the file onto some white cardstock.

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I was so pleased with the way this turned out, I’ve never tried anything like this before and I was so surprised at how easy and effective the results were. Painting onto a cut file is definitely something you should try with your kits, and it’s also a nice and relaxing thing to do in the evenings when you’re watching your favourite TV show!

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Thanks for joining us today, we hope you’ve been inspired to try some mixed media on your projects!


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