02-14-2013, 02:46 AM
Splitcoast Artist in Residence
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
Mix-Ability Challenge Hostess
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bakersfield, CA
MIX4 - Water you doing?! (2/22/13)
Challenge Title: Water You Doing?!
Hostess: dini (Dina K)
VIEW THE GALLERY FOR THIS CHALLENGE HERE
Ready for a new Mix-Ability challenge?!! We hope you're having fun with these! Our goal is to make mixed media, easy, approachable and FUN! We want to convince you that no matter what your style is - you can DO it!
This week your challenge is to use water with water-based or water-soluble mediums on your project to make color MOVE! 1) make a washed background by brushing heavy cardstock or watercolor paper with water then adding color with a brush or other tool
The simple principle is this: water breaks down the pigments in water-soluble mediums and causes them to lift and move.
There are soooooo many ways you can do this, but here are a few ideas:
2) color up your cardstock or watercolor paper with water-soluble inks or pigments, then spritz with water and let the colors bleed and run
3) ink up a stamp with water-soluble ink or pigment, then mist it with water before stamping the image to cardstock
4) load up one area of your cardstock or watercolor panel with water, add pigment, then tip the panel to let the color run and drip
Some water-soluble mediums you might already have at home:
--watercolor paints (these come in tubes, pencil form, blocks, cakes, pots...)
--dye inks/reinkers, Distress inks/reinkers, Versamagic chalk inks
--watercolor or water-soluble markers (such as Tombow, Marvy, etc)
--water-soluble crayons (Neocolor, Gelatos)
Here's a video with 5 different effects using the ideas above. Make sure you use heavy cardstock or watercolor paper that won't buckle when it gets wet!
Last edited by dini; 02-20-2013 at 11:56 AM..