Hi Hip Kit Friends!

Amanda here for Mixed Media Monday, & boy-oh-boy do I have a fun December 2020 Color Kit layout to share with you all! If you’re familiar with my creating, you’ll already know how much I absolutely LOVE Shimmerz Paints! No surprises that I was over the moon excited to see one of my all time favorite Inklingz in the December Color Kit – Oakie Bear Blue! Oh.my.heart! Don’t even get me started on my obsession with intensely pigmented blue paints!  Needless to say, Inklingz Oakie Bear Blue takes center stage in today’s painty post. Here’s what I created…


“SO Happy”


Whoa!!! SO very happy, indeed! From that darling photo to those painty hues and those brightly colored stripes – this layout is all kinds of happy! As well as the beautiful December 2020 Color Kit paints, I have also featured the December 2020 Main Scrapbook and Embellishment Kit. So much gorgeousness! Let’s take a closer look…



Those torn and distressed paper trims at the top of my page are errrrything!  Both patterns are from the Keeping Cozy: My Happy Place paper & clearly I had difficulty choosing a favorite! Not only do they act as an anchor to balance out all the color at the base of my page, but the contrast between spots and stripes really creates a visual point of interest. Spots and stripes for the win! Yay!



I framed my sweet photo with one of the fabulous Keeping Cozy Chipboard Stickers, then layered it onto another Chipboard Sticker, and a bed of black and white Floral Ephemera die cuts from the Embellishment Kit. So simple and yet, such effective and lovely layers of interest!



But it’s that mixed media layer that I just can’t stop looking at! It was sooooooo much fun to create! I started by masking off the cardstock with some old washi tape from my stash at the 6 inch mark. I then added lots, and lots, of water below the masked area before using a dropper to apply the Inklingz Oakie Bear Blue color. I allowed the paint to swirl into the water pools and react, and then dried it all off with a heat gun.



I then used a round tip paint brush to apply the Shimmerz Christmas Cheer gold paint around the blue areas. Once applied, I held the cardstock up vertically & sprayed the paint with lots of water to encourage more of that drippy paint appearance. I dried this off, and repeated the same application  process  for the Inklingz Naughty or Nice color. LOVE it!



I added a few  paint splatters by flicking my paint brush over my mixed media background, and once all my paint was dry I removed the washi tape to reveal that perfectly straight edge.



I created a mixed font title with the Keeping Cozy Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers & Puffy Word Stickers from the Embellishment Kit. I also scattered some sweet black stars from the  Let’s Celebrate Clear Stickers, as well as sprinkled some of the Main Kit Keeping Cozy: Enamel Dots. For a finished look, I added a few hearts, and some colored cotton thread from my sewing supplies.



So very striking and SO happy! I really hope that my playful, mixed media layout has inspired you to get a lil paint today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Arty Days, Amanda xo







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