Hey there, friends!  Missy here, and I’m very excited to be sharing my first layout for the Design Team here with you today 🙂  I love using mixed media products on my layouts, and so I started this project off with some of the Lightweight Mixed Media Sheets and a few of the Gina K.™ Designs Premium Dye Inks. So join me today for my first project …Happy Girl Mixed Media Layout Tutorial (and a video too!)

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Happy Girl Mixed Media Layout Tutorial

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Happy Girl Mixed Media Layout Instructions:

I took a few of the colored ink pads and stamped them down onto some plastic packaging.  I spritzed it with water and then flipped the plastic over and smudged it down onto the Mixed Media Sheet.  The colors blended together so nicely and I got a really fun watercolor and artsy effect.  Once it dried, I punched a few different sized circles from it.  Those Mixed Media Sheets are soft enough to rip and tear yet sturdy enough to go through a punch!

I did a little bit of inking with more plastic packaging on the background before deciding where I wanted the circles to go.  I was so excited to add the Deco Foil™ to my layout!  Once everything was dry, I used a sunburst stencil and used a palette knife to smudge some of the Deco Foil™ Transfer Gel over it.  Once it dried, I chose some of the Gina K.™ Designs Fancy Foils to lay over it.  I ran it through my Laminator and got a gorgeous shine on the sunbursts!
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Look at that pretty shine!  Photos don’t do it justice, really.  It’s beautiful in person 🙂  I used a few 3×4 cards as layers under my photo as well as some tissue paper and fun foam for dimension.  I also added a few stickers and sequins.
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To add even more detail and texture, I machine stitched through several of the circles using a light blue thread.  I also added a few flair buttons to echo the circle theme.
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I really love how these ink colors blended together.  Another fun fact about the Mixed Media Sheets is they don’t warp like regular paper.  I added quite a bit of water to it, and it dried without any buckling.  I used a few stickers from my stash to create my simple title.
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Here’s another close-up of the details.  I can’t say enough how much I love these colors!  They look awesome up against the bright colors of the foils.
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I love that you can create whatever shape you want with the iCraft Mixed Media Liquid Adhesive.  I applied it to a stamp here and then ran the foil over it.  Such a cool and abstract look!
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I hope this inspires you to give these fun foils and mixed media products a chance.  They really are fun and very versatile to use!

I’ve put together a video for you to watch the process of how to create this layout. Enjoy!

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