Favorite Techniques Week

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here and today I’m back with a really fun layout idea. As you may know, this week is all about favorite techniques. I’m the kind of crafter that loves trying out new things and constantly experimenting with different ideas so it wasn’t easy for me to decide on something specific as I love so many different things.


To make the decision easier, I started thinking about my favorite products. Right now my go-to craft supplies are watercolors and die, so I decided to combine those two and create a mixed media layout. I really like repetition on my projects that’s why I’m obsessed with dies. I can cut as many images as I was without any limitations.


To get started I took a piece of foundations media paper by Vicki Boutin since I was planning to use watercolors. To add some interest on my background before I added embellishments, I used some of my Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers to scribble some color and blend it around with water.


I set background aside to dry and I started working on my die-cut embellishments. I used an old Maggie Holmes die set, which is still one of my all-time favorites, to cut out a bunch of floral and leaf images. Then I used the same Mermaid Markers I added on background with the addition of a couple extra colors to paint in all the die-cut pieces.


The ability to customize die-cuts and have turn them into any color you want is another reason I love using them.

To assemble my page, I decided to use my Mermaid Markers some more and I doodled some leaves on top of my watercolor background. This will give the impression of depth without adding a lot of bulk to the page.


Other than the die-cut pieces, I also used some of Vicki Boutin’s gorgeous watercolor stickers from the Field Notes collection.

Before I placed my photo, I used a dark gray Mermaid Marker to add some splatters around the page and give it more character.


I really hope you enjoyed this layout and you got inspired to create something using your favorite techniques. Until next time, happy crafting!


PRODUCT LIST: 320741 MERMAID MARKERS – SHIPWRECKED, 320742 MERMAID MARKERS – SUN-BLEACHED, 376369 MERMAID MARKERS, 343917 FOUNDATIONS MEDIA PAPER, 346539 Mixed Media Watercolor Stickers, 329901 Maggie Holmes Confetti Dies