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SCS Community Manager Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Austin, TX
MIX41 - No Paper Allowed!
Challenge Title: No Paper Allowed!
Hostess: Understandblue aka Lydia
Hello and welcome to another Mix-Ability challenge here on Splitcoast! 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!
If you want to start these challenges in the pages of an art journal, instead of a card, or on scrapbook pages, or on 3D items - please know - ANYTHING is welcome! We want you to learn and enjoy!
First of all, I'm waiting for the Mix-Ability Challenge to be older than me! 41 was a while ago
My challenge today is sort of a challenge to myself - it's something I struggle with because I love paper so, so much and find it so easy to create something fun with.
So I decided that my challenge would be a no paper allowed card!
Here are the rules.
You can use a single layer of paper for your cardstock, and that's it.
You must have a multi-layer card (at least one additional layer besides the base) and none of the other layers can be paper.
Here are some of the things that are allowable second layers:
Metal or foil.
Gels, like bead gels or other textured mediums.
Acrylic Paint or something that has a heavy body to it.
For my sample, I chose a few. I painted my card base with acrylic paint. Then I took two chipboard squares and I painted them with Ten Seconds Studio two step Ver-Day paints to give them an aged metal look.
I used copper foil tape to accent the metallic theme.
I rubbed my background with Inkagold for a little more metal.
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni SCS Gallery Moderator Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Tickle a Teapotter Coordinator
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
MIX41 Be a Paper-Free Butterfly
I LOVE this sort of challenge. I still have burlap, acetate and wood veneer on my desk!! But I can't make another card till I can at least see my cutting mat again . Thanks, Lydia.
Here is mine ! It is simple, because I was afraid I would ruin it, if I tried to do something else! I thought about coloring on the foil. Anyway, I have had this package of foil for probably 10 years! Never opened it, and it really went thru with the die beautifully!
I thought I would try to sneak this in as the only paper I used was the fish.. On second thought I guess I could have tried to paint he fish right on the BG as they were painted anyway... The mediums used are Modeling clay, acrylic paint and I stamped the little ships and colored with watercolor pencils.