I’m excited to be back sharing another layout for the Vicki Boutin design team using her fabulous mixed media products and the gorgeous ‘All the Good Things’ collection! On this layout, I wanted to have a play with the beautiful VB acrylic paints, and I experimented with different techniques for applying it to my cardstock!
Because I wanted to add lots of mixed media to my background, I started off with a sheet of the mixed media cardstock from the VB Foundations Paper Pad. This cardstock is fantastic for mixed media layouts! I then started adding layers of paint to the cardstock, using various techniques. Here are the steps that I used…
1. I watered down the pink paint a little and then applied it to the cardstock using some plastic packaging to ‘smoosh’ it on;
2. Next I watered down the yellow paint and dripped it onto the page;
3. I applied the red paint over the top of the other colours using a VB stencil and the blending sponge;
4. I splattered the pink and the red paint onto the background using a small paint brush;
5. I stamped a flower in three places on the background using black ink.
I had so much fun creating this background, and I love how it turned out!
I added some layers underneath my photo using the ‘Pretty Words’ patterned paper, as well as a couple of the frames from the Die-Cut Frames pack. This adds some nice interest and a pop of colour behind the photo.
To create my title, I combined one of the beautiful gold glitter foam words with the lovely chipboard alphabet Thickers. I added some foam tape underneath the word ‘happy’ to lift it up and give it some extra dimension. I love the wow factor that the gold glitter Thickers add to the page!
I embellished the layout with some of the Die-Cut Icons from the collection and I finished it off with a few black enamel dots.
Thanks so much for joining me today! If you’d like to see how I created this page, you can check out my process video over on my YouTube channel…
Here’s a complete list of all of the products that I used to create this page…
Color Pop Acrylic Paint – Set 1
Stencils – All the Good Things
Stamps & Dies – Set 1
Vicki Boutin Thickers – Alpha/B&W Chipboard
Vicki Boutin Thickers – Phrase/Glitter Foam
Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts – Icons
Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts – Frames
Self-Adhesive Finishing Embellishments
Double-sided Patterned Paper – Pretty Words