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Unread 12-29-2016, 07:50 AM   #1
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Challenge Title: What's in your Cabinet?
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Have you ever been making something and you're just not sure of what tool to use? You look around your stamping room for that certain something that will aid in your creative process. For today's challenge I want you to check your bathroom cabinet or linen closet....you're on the hunt for cotton balls! If you're like me you've had that background that turned out too dark or too boring. Today we're going to use a cotton ball as your tool to improve that. It will tone down that too bright, ugly background or add some texture to a plain one.

Challenge: Pour a bit of gesso or acrylic paint (or you could try reinker....experiment!) on a craft surface and then take a cotton ball or a bundle of 2 or 3 and dip it in the paint. Plop it on the craft sheet first to make sure you haven't gotten too much on your cotton balls...then gently dab it on your background. I did it randomly all over (I found it best not to rub or circle). For my backgrounds I didn't have as much luck with gesso but found that acrylic paint, especially some I had with a bit of shimmer turned out the best.

Remember to use at least two or more different mediums on your project. See this post for some ideas. Also make sure to put MIX205 in the keyword section.

This is the last MIX challenge for 2016.....Here's to a creative 2017! If you're a mixed media novice glad you joined in this year! Happy New Year my friends!!

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Grins - my cotton wool balls are already in my craft room. I'm a bit pressed for time but will look through my spare backgrounds box and see if there's something that could use a quick fix! But, have to say I loved your unadulterated background in the first photo!!!
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MIX205 Saved by the Cotton

One background piece used up and one stamped scrap totally redeemed and rejuvenated by your challenge, a double win. Thanks, Polly. It feels like ages since I've had time to just play...
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What fun, Polly! And your fairy sample is beautiful. I hope to play this weekend...
just gotta get through one more work day.
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Waiting, waiting, waiting....Pol I got a bit carried away with all the cotton wool colouring and my cardstock is taking forever to dry. I dare not use a heat gun, it might explode LOL. I will be back in a few hours with a finished card...hopefully. Great challenge, I will never buy a stippling brush again!!
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So sorry Pol, I don't know where the time has gone!! I loved the challenge, you are a genius!

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Hmmm, I think I'll try using cotton balls for stenciling.
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