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Challenge Title: SMASH IT Hostess: MARILYNN Keyword: MIX134
Gallery for today's challenge: MIX134
I know that when it comes to mixed media, there are all sorts of excuses why not to try it. Now if one of your excuses is ...
"It is TOO expensive to buy mixed media products!"
Well, you won't be able to use that excuse. for today's challenge.
My challenge for you is to do a project using smashed flower technique. (also called pounded flower technique.)
It was a Technique lovers challenge a long time ago. TLC279
Here is a video I made showing some of the flowers I smashed.
I can already hear some more excuses forming...
"I don't have flowers?" AND
"I don't have an embossing machine like a cuttlebug?"
Don't have flowers? Well then, smash anything organic. Grass, leaves etc...
Don't have an embossing machine? Well then try this variation.
Remember for your project to be mixed media you need to have at least 2 different art media on your project. Counting the smashed flowers as one of your mediums, you need to add at least one more. That could be as easy as stamping a sentiment with ink.
See, no excuses not to try mixed media today.
Remember to use the correct keyword MIX134 when uploading your project.
Copying and pasting the keyword is suggested to avoid typos. I'm excited to see all your smashing creations!!
Oh my goodness, I love this technique! Every available surface is covered in "smashed" card fronts. I'm waiting for things to dry while we have dinner, and then I'm going to see what I can make. Thanks for the prompt!
I made 2 yesterday, one with 2 little rose buds, and one with marigolds. I love roses, but the marigolds turned out the best. The dark seeds that were pressed are wonderful with the orange/yellow. I would like to keep the bits and pieces that stayed on the papers, is there something I can use to spray on them to keep them on the paper. I look off the large pieces. I tried a piece of parchment paper, but it wasn't clear enough. I was hoping there was a spay fixative I could use. Thanks so much for a great new to me method.
Here's a beautiful card from a first-time uploader - Stephanie. I've been helping her learn to navigate SCS. She joined two years ago and finally uploaded her first card for this challenge. I know you will all welcome her. She did a beautiful card! Thanks and hugs!