Mixed Media Monday with Orange Gearle, Audrey and Jessica

Hey Hip Kit Club friends! We love our mixed media mondays as they are the perfect chance to get messy and relieve some stress! Are you into mixed media? Have you checked out the beautiful color add ons that you can purchase? You should consider! All those different media are so much fun! Try them out.

Here’s what Jessica, Orange and Audrey have created for your inspiration today:

Jessica:

Guys, I had no single idea how absolutely amazing the distress oxides are. I am not much of a stamper, despite wanting to change that. So I only have two distress inks and thought that they were quite nice, but I never really cared about adding more to my stash as it would get pricy. I thought the same about the oxides. But when Hip Kit Club included some oxides in the November kit for the first time, I was absolutely amazed. And then Kimberly did it again! Including a gorgeous pink and orange. So I used all those colors for this layout:

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All I did was smudging the distress oxides in the colors that you see onto a non-sticking craft mat, added water and then pressed my white cardstock onto the mat. I waited until it was dry and then stamped into the colored areas using the fashionista stamp from the January color kit.

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I only used the distress oxides for stamping and only used pink for the pink areas, blue for the blue areas and so on. This creates more depth and interest for the eye, making the overall look more interesting.

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Because this get-together with my girls was because of celebrating my birthday, the theme I was going for was colorful, fun, playful and well, birthday-ish. That’s why I added this little confetti pocket using a mixture of the January hip kits confetti from Studio Calico and some more from my own stash.

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Party Llama to the rescue! This little fella has some string wrapped around it. Not to strangle it, but to hold my tassle-bow banner that I created bwlow:

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I also used some mist for the fabric stars right there! I love stars. And hearts. And confetti. And tassle bows. And llamas. And all the mixed media that gets me to be creative!

I hope you have enjoyed my post for today. Check out what the other talented girls created.

xox,

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Orange Gearle:

Hi friends! When I saw the Dena Wakley LEMON acrylic paint in the color kit I knew exactly which story and photo to document with the February Color Kit! Here is what I came up with:

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I grabbed just about everything I could that was yellow, black or grey and got busy with this grid designed page. I printed one color photo, and two black and white images of the same photo. Then, I used my palette knife to spread the paint on one of the grid spaces opposite my color photo. Next, I watered the paint down a bit so that I could use my paint brush to splatter a bit of it around the page. The Bazzil Marshmallow card stock from the February Card Stock kit was a perfect backdrop for the paint.

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For extra fun I added some machine stitching throughout my layout — on the background as a frame and on some of the layers. I used two cards from the February PL kit — one for the title and the other as layers behind photos.

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I really had fun working with this color scheme and getting messy a bit this week!  I made a video of my process if that’s something that suits your fancy!

Thanks for checking out my post, and next up is Audrey!

XO o.g.

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Audrey:

Hey there!  I am in LOVE with the colors in the February Color Kit.  I have to admit that I played around with them for a while before I decided how to use them on this page:

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I stamped some of the pistachio Distress Oxide ink on a craft mat and blended it with some of the lemon yellow acrylic paint from Dena Wakely.  It made this incredible chartreuse color that I then spread through the leafy stencil in the kit.

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I then cleaned my stencil and went back over JUST with the Distress Oxide and got some beautiful leaf shapes.  Finally, I used some packaging to smear on some of the Dylusions spray ink in Peony Pink.

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The rest of the page was just some simple layering of some gorgeous bits from the Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, and PL Kits…..stickers, wood veneer, brads, die cuts, and more!

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Hope you love this kit and be sure to try and mix around with blending the colors of the media in the Color Kit!

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