Monday, October 14, 2013

Mixed Media Monday - October Nesting Components Layout

Hi Paper Wings fans! Dana here today with an extra dose of inspiration to help start off your week. I'm having a blast working with the October Halloween Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit! Once again, I've used the cardboard piece that helps to protect the kit contents during mailing, as the base for my layout.

I added a lot of fun color and texture to the background of my layout. I used the Triangle Border Clear Stamp Set, Lindy's Stamp Gang Jack-O-Lantern Embossing Powder, molding paste, Tattered Angels Black Magic Glimmer Mist and a Raspberry Gelato to create the design on the base of my page.

Complete the following steps to create this colorful background:

Step One: Using the Triangle Border Clear Stamp Set and Jet Black Archival Ink (or similar waterproof ink), stamp a triangle pattern across and down the cardboard. Note: I used Archival Ink because I wanted the background to be waterproof and permanent as I knew I would add several other wet mediums on top of the design.

Step Two: Using a favorite stencil, I chose a triangle design to coordinate with the stamp set, and some molding paste, randomly apply molding paste over the stencil onto the background of the layout. While the molding paste is still wet, sprinkle with Lindy's Stamp Gang Jack-O-Lantern Embossing Powder, shake off the excess powder and set with a heat gun. The shimmer of the Lind'y Stamp Gang Embossing Powders is fantastic! Note: Adding embossing powder over the molding paste creates a more dimensional design versus using embossing powder alone. The molding paste also helps the embossing powder stick to the page.

Step Three: Scribble a Raspberry Gelato onto a craft sheet, spritz with water, blend the color with your finger and then press the layout into the pool of color. Note: You may have to press the layout into the Gelato color several times to get adequate coverage and saturation.

Step Four: To apply small splatters of black ink to the background, remove the spray nozzle from a bottle of mist and fling the nozzle tube at the background.

The embellishments included in the kit are spooktacular! The wooden shapes and Clip Art Sheets (Yes, there's 2 included in the kit!) are my favorites.

I distressed and layered several of the 7 Gypsies Journal Pages under the Clip Art photo. The bright yellow sentiment was also cut from a Clip Art Sheet. The wooden bird looks right at home perched at the top of the photo!

I added this spooky wooden cat to my flower cluster. These wooden embellishments aren't just eye candy, but a great way to help secure ribbon to the page!

Here's a photo of the complete October Halloween Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit:

This kit contains:
Lindy's Stamp Gang Orange Two-Toned Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Worn Book Cover
Two-Ring Binder with Brads
Metal Buckles (3)
Ribbon (2) - Black Sheer Organza and Black/White Chevron
Clip Art Sheets (2)
Wooden Shapes (3 - Cat style will vary)
Paper Wings Productions Triangle Border Cling Stamp Set
7 Gypsies Wicked Journal Pages
7 Gypsies Wicked Ephemera
Tim Holtz Apothecary Remnant Rubs

This kit would retail for over $42, our price is $32!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can purchase this kit from the Paper Wings Productions Store while supplies last. There is also a very limited edition Day of the Dead Kit!


  1. Dana your layout is beautiful!!! Love how you created the background!!!

  2. Wonderful layout, Dana. You are right, the elements from the October Kit are awesome, and I want to create something wonderful with them. Thanks for sharing your creativity with this GREAT layout!

  3. Super cute, I just love the background and that fabulous photo from the October Kit!

  4. This is so cool Dana! I love the way you used the stamp to create the background and the pops are orange are so striking against the black.

  5. Such a great layout Dana, spooktacular

  6. It's a great work I think. To remove background from the image I use mostly Photoshop clipping path

  7. Added this spooky wooden feline to my bloom group. These wooden embellishments aren't simply gorgeous sight, however an extraordinary approach to encourage secure strip to the page!

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  8. You made an article that is interesting.
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  9. Lovely ideas and I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article and I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.

  10. Though all the tricks are good but the Colour Card Trick was amazing for kids. I will look for your next article. Thanks for sharing your article. Clipping Path Online

  11. Amazing post with lots of informative and useful and amazing content. Well written and done!! Thanks for sharing keep posting.
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