Hi Hip Kit fans! Natsuko Suzuki here to share a mixed media layout using the 2023 April Hip Kits. Here is my layout.



I started with punching out circles from the Paper full of colorful circles.  I put them aside to work on my background. To stamp some circles, I used both sides of a paper cup and black ink. The circles don’t have to be perfect, so I stamped them several times, Then I added water to my brush and swiped the surface of the black ink pad and splattered on the background. After the circles had dried, I stamped over them with the Measuring Tape Stamp and permanent ink. The Fabric Die Cuts were perfect to add around the stamped measuring tapes.



Next, I used a sponge and several colors of Catherin Pooler ink from former kits and smudged the ink on the background with it. I added a bit of water to the circles so they will look like watercolors. These inks are super easy to use as they are water soluble, and I love the beautiful colors.  I let the paint dry and adhered the punched-out circles after crumpling them. It creates dimension and interest than adhering them flat. I avoided to apply glue in the center because I decided to add French knots in the center of each circle with matching embroidery thread. I also didn’t add glue on the edges of the circles because it will make them flat. I matted the photo and inked the edges of the paper and adhered it to the layout with 3-D foam.



For tiny embellishments, I used the Puffy Shaped Stickers and Puffy Enamel Dots from the April Embellishment Kit.





I love combining big and small alphas for long titles. The bigger one is the Chipboard Alpha Stickers and the small one is the Mini Puffy Alphabet Stickers.





I hope this inspires you in some way and thank you so much for stopping by! I will post a reel in my Instagram so you can see the process.

Natsuko Suzuki xxx


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