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UnderstandBlue 01-30-2013 02:54 PM

MIX1 - Yin Yang
 
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Challenge Title: Yin Yang
Hostess: understandblue aka Lydia
Keyword: MIX1

Hello and welcome to the first 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!

My challenge today is simple! I want you to use two different mediums with a different finish on your card - one medium needs to be shiny, and one needs to be matte.


You can use these for your matte texture, or others:

  • Matte Gesso OR
  • Chalk Ink OR
  • Acrylic paint OR
  • Matte pigment ink OR
  • Chalks/pastels
And here are some examples of shiny mediums:

  • Embossing powder OR
  • Dimensional glaze like Crystal Effects or Glossy Accents OR
  • Glitter OR
  • Decorative foils OR
  • Metallic embellishments OR
  • Glaze pens
I made a video for you with the project I made for this challenge, and it is close captioned, if you are hearing impaired. Many thanks to a community member who suggested that! Just hover over the bottom edge of the video and toggle the CC button on/off for captions.

Also, it's cedar season here in Texas so my voice is terrible! I'm sorry! My videos will be less growly in February :)


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hYwooswFdwo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

VIEW THE GALLERY FOR THIS CHALLENGE HERE

Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos. Then come back to this thread and paste a link to the card in your gallery so we can all ooh and ahhh! :)

StampingQueenJAR 01-31-2013 08:04 PM

Sounds so fun! I will definitely be trying this later~!

Jeanne S 01-31-2013 08:06 PM

Here's my sample:
Let's Do Launch by Jeanne S - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

dini 01-31-2013 08:11 PM

Sooooooooo excited!!

I have 2 samples to share:

MIX1 - Glossy Roses by dini - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

MIX1 - CREATE!!! by dini - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

hskelly 01-31-2013 08:22 PM

Great video Lydia! Gonna try this!

Biggan 01-31-2013 08:37 PM

Thanks Lydia for a fun challenge!! Here´s mine;

Yin Yang

Thanks!
Birgit

hskelly 01-31-2013 09:24 PM

Here is my Yin Yang Wildflower Garden . It's blue for Lydia!

Cook22 01-31-2013 10:20 PM

Oh, I'm glad of the early post! I'm going to gesso up some paper ready for when I get home :D.

SweetnSassyStamps 02-01-2013 02:53 AM

Yay! It's finally here! :) Here's my yin yang entry...

Skips a Beat MIX1 by sweetnsassystamps - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Misstreez 02-01-2013 04:03 AM

I went a little crazy, tee hee!

Yin Yang Love Nest

Hey, if you've got it use it, right?

hbrown 02-01-2013 05:42 AM

Totally awesome, Lydia!!! I love the cc on the video - thank you!!!!

Now to plan what I will create....hmmmm.....

VibrantIce 02-01-2013 05:56 AM

Sound like fun. Too many ideas!!! It's unfortunate that shine, particularly on a flat surface, can be difficult to capture well in a photograph. Get some bright light bouncing off your work everyone! Anyone have some good "shiny" photography tips?

pattyb 02-01-2013 06:11 AM

Gee I feel sick, perhaps I need to go home and inhale some ink to feel better.

UnderstandBlue 02-01-2013 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by pattyb (Post 19978395)
Gee I feel sick, perhaps I need to go home and inhale some ink to feel better.

I JUST heard on the news that it's the only cure!

tygerpaws11 02-01-2013 06:44 AM

Uh....
 
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Ok, so I saw mix the 2, so I did, literally :rolleyes: ... Black gesso + chunky glitter covered with metallic gelato. Epic fail???

Biggan 02-01-2013 06:47 AM

I had to do one more card after work :) So fun!

Hearts

TFL!
Birgit

superjen 02-01-2013 06:47 AM

I am actually sick. Nothing serious, just lingering and today seemed like a good day to take it easy. I plan to shuttle my chickens to school and then loaf on the couch, watching last night's DVR-ed shows and study up on this thread. Then I shall play.

hbrown 02-01-2013 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by tygerpaws11 (Post 19978489)
Ok, so I saw mix the 2, so I did, literally :rolleyes: ... Black gesso + chunky glitter covered with metallic gelato. Epic fail???

Nope - I looked and said COOL BACKGROUND! Add a dragonfly or a mermaid and you've got yourself a neat looking card!

superjen 02-01-2013 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by tygerpaws11 (Post 19978489)
Ok, so I saw mix the 2, so I did, literally :rolleyes: ... Black gesso + chunky glitter covered with metallic gelato. Epic fail???

Hard to tell but from the photo, I see some interesting texture and shine.

Lynn in St. Louis 02-01-2013 06:51 AM

No way...this is really cool!
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Originally Posted by tygerpaws11 (Post 19978489)
Ok, so I saw mix the 2, so I did, literally :rolleyes: ... Black gesso + chunky glitter covered with metallic gelato. Epic fail???


tygerpaws11 02-01-2013 06:56 AM

Love you all!!! Thanks!!! Love that sea-theme... Off to find a stamp :)

Shadow's Mom 02-01-2013 07:09 AM

This was a blast, Lydia! Thanks so much for your fabulous video!

Here's my MIX1 Creativity Takes Courage

true-2-you 02-01-2013 07:40 AM

Had fun with this one Lydia! Awesome video!
Here is my Butterfly Yin Yang ATC .
Hugs,
True :D

starbucks_stamper 02-01-2013 07:44 AM

So fun and took a break from cleaning to play along :)
Here is mine: MIX1 - Just a Note by starbucks_stamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Angelnorth 02-01-2013 07:44 AM

It's ages since I played a Splitcoast challenge - thanks for tempting me back out to play Lydia and team! Here's mine

Mixed media goes CAS

I suspect people are uneccessarily scared by the term "mixed media" when in fact they quite often do it without even thinking about it! Great to have a challenge that means it gets a bit of conscious thought :)

tiffguam 02-01-2013 09:08 AM

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Here's my sample!!! Thanks for making me excited about stamping again :)

Heart-filled Thanks

Shadow's Mom 02-01-2013 09:14 AM

Well, I think the title is self explanatory LOL!

Oh that Lydia...she's created a monster!

jmasse 02-01-2013 10:01 AM

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To quote a friend "SQUEEEEEEeeeee!" :) So much fun to everyone's entries and hear all the fun everyone is having! Since it's Friday it's a great day for me to play along (we only do school 4 days)!

I went a bit overboard I think - ha! I'm trying to get a good pic of the whole thing but here's a little peek of my new "art journal" - really just a little blank recycled notebook I had (about 5x8").

Thanks for the fun new challenges guys! Lydia your video is SUPER! :p

Here it is! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=24926

tygerpaws11 02-01-2013 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by tiffguam (Post 19978834)
Here's my sample!!! Thanks for making me excited about stamping again :)

Heart-filled Thanks

Sure, rub it in that you have the new gelatos! ;)

BevMom 02-01-2013 11:32 AM

I played! :)

Fannie Mixes It Up

BluDragon 02-01-2013 11:34 AM

It's a bit hard to see the glossy look on the rose but its there =) Also some gold embossed music notes and chalk ink and a bit of pastel.

Friendship

Ksnurse 02-01-2013 11:48 AM

how fun this was....I had a bottle of gesso I bought at a class and then was to intimidated to use it....so glad to have some instructions...this was a blast...and thankfully for the craft sheet I splurged on, my desk doesn't look like it was blasted....teehee...:

MIX1-Congratulations by Ksnurse - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

cerridwen3301 02-01-2013 12:38 PM

what an AWESOME kick off! LOVED it! i went way overboard with my entries but really once everything is out might as well keep going right??? for my matte i used acrylic paints and for my shiny i used Luminarte Primary Elements - one art journal page and 2 cards...

Let it go...

bee mine

my heart

Inkin One 02-01-2013 01:32 PM

Lydia, do these have to be cards or can I use a canvas/board or other substrate?

fairsinger 02-01-2013 01:34 PM

Lydia, thanks for the awesome video! I've never used gesso and was quite intimidated to try it, but your video has me itching to buy some! I hope to play with this challenge over the weekend (with or without gesso). Thanks for this opportunity to try something new!

UnderstandBlue 02-01-2013 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Inkin One (Post 19979336)
Lydia, do these have to be cards or can I use a canvas/board or other substrate?

No - the sky is the limit! Use whatever you'd like! :)

Ksnurse 02-01-2013 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by tygerpaws11 (Post 19978489)
Ok, so I saw mix the 2, so I did, literally :rolleyes: ... Black gesso + chunky glitter covered with metallic gelato. Epic fail???

COOL!!! it looks like the ceiling of Alabaster Caverns in western Ok. when they use different colored flashlights!!!

Inkin One 02-01-2013 02:13 PM

AWESOME!! Thanks..I will get something up this weekend for sure!

tygerpaws11 02-01-2013 02:38 PM

Ok, here's my first tag... I'm making a book of the techniques to reference the next time I don't think I can... Mix1 Tag - Yin & Yang by tygerpaws11 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Stampin'NPA 02-01-2013 02:58 PM

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this new challenge!!!!!! (Can you tell?! Haha!)

I created a tag!

Floral Metal Tag by Stampin'NPA - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


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