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UnderstandBlue 01-27-2013 04:46 AM

What is the Mix-Ability Challenge?
 
Welcome to the Mix-Ability Challenge! Our challenge is every Friday, beginning February 1, and we'd love for you to join us.

Our goal is to make mixed media simple and approachable, and to let you experiment using things you already have.


Here are our guiding principles.

This is a mixed media challenge, with the goal of teaching people how simple Mixed Media can be, and how you can get a range of looks with Mixed Media - Clean & Simple, Vintage, Modern, Abstract, Grunge and much more.

A "medium" can be any of the following:

  • Pencils - wax, oil, watercolor, graphite/charcoal, chalk/pastel
  • Pastels - chalk, oil
  • Markers - watercolor, pigment, water-based, acrylic
  • Pens - ink, glitter
  • Pigments - Gelatos, watercolor crayons, metallic rubons
  • Paints - watercolor, acrylic, oil, poster, tempera
  • Inks - dye, chalk, distress, reinkers, pigment, hybrid
  • Powders - mica, pigment, chalk
  • Sprays & airbrushing
  • Dimensionals - embossing paste, gesso, fabric, found items, papers (collage, piecing) & ephemera, foils
  • Heated elements - encaustic wax, embossing

And a "mix" can be any two or more of these items or others.



We will post a stash shopping list for each challenge ahead of time, so that you know what you'll be working with each week.


See you soon!


UnderstandBlue 01-27-2013 04:53 AM

And say hello to our awesome challenge hostesses:

Biggan - Birgit Edblom
tiffguam - Tiffany Johnson
dini - Dina Kowal
Scrapacat Kyra Sanders
dizzymommie - Janelle Stollfus
JeanneS - Jeanne Streiff
UnderstandBlue Lydia Fiedler
SweetMissDaisy Anna Wight

UnderstandBlue 01-27-2013 05:28 AM

Shopping list for MIX1 Challenge - February 1
 
For the February 1st challenge, you will need one of the following:
  • Matte Gesso OR
  • Chalk Ink OR
  • Acrylic paint OR
  • Matte pigment ink OR
  • Chalks/pastels
And you will need one of the following:


  • Embossing powder OR
  • Dimensional glaze like Crystal Effects or Glossy Accents OR
  • Glitter OR
  • Decorative foils OR
  • Metallic embellishments OR
  • Glaze pens

~Fee~ 01-27-2013 05:59 AM

Ohhh..... sounds wonderful!!!

And what a great team! *woot*

I always love trying something new.... can't wait for the challenges to begin!!! :) :) :)

superjen 01-27-2013 07:05 AM

Two weeks ago, in a fit of delusion about having more time than I do and needing another hobby, I *almost* signed up for a mixed media class. Sanity returned and I didn't but obviously the universe is telling me I NEED to do this. I also happen to need to go to the craft store today so will pick up the necessary items for the first challenge.

UnderstandBlue 01-27-2013 07:16 AM

Gotta love those messages from the universe! ;)

One4Joy 01-27-2013 08:28 AM

so glad I 'read' the header...I am so in for these new challenges...a chance to stretch my brain...thanks to all who are journeying forward with the mix!!!!

Kathleen Lammie 01-27-2013 09:31 AM

Fantastic!!! I love learning and trying new techniques! Thank you Lydia and design team, I am looking forward to this!

girlgeek101 01-27-2013 09:49 AM

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Can't wait!

dizzymommie 01-27-2013 11:19 AM

I can't wait to get started! It's going to be so much fun!

tarheelstamper 01-27-2013 11:29 AM

A challenge right down my alley!

tiffguam 01-27-2013 03:15 PM

I cannot wait to get started! Mixed-media gets all the mojo flowin'!

KelliJo 01-27-2013 03:40 PM

YAY!!!! I have TONS of the above mentioned and NO KNOWLEDGE of what to do with it, I just knew I HAD to have it!!!!!

Misstreez 01-27-2013 03:44 PM

Let the fun begin!

KelliJo 01-27-2013 03:46 PM

oops

hbrown 01-27-2013 03:46 PM

Hmmmm interesting! I'm looking forward to learning how to create mixed media projects!

BTW - I have most of the items listed for the first challenge. Wheeeeeeeee!

summerthyme64 01-27-2013 03:54 PM

That sounds like Fun!

giogio 01-27-2013 04:06 PM

Yay!!! I have few of the materials needed, but I will play along! I want to learn :)

dawnmercedes 01-27-2013 05:00 PM

I have a bottle of gesso just waiting to be used!!

Schofield27 01-27-2013 05:04 PM

Yippee! This is going to be amazing!!

cerridwen3301 01-27-2013 05:12 PM

i was talking to someone not too long ago about wishing for a mixed media challenge on here! looking forward to it!

dini 01-27-2013 05:18 PM

Heheeeee!!
http://rlv.zcache.com/wishes_granted...9envb3_400.jpg

tygerpaws11 01-27-2013 05:29 PM

OMG!!! Is it Friday yet?!

Jeanne S 01-27-2013 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KelliJo (Post 19968181)
YAY!!!! I have TONS of the above mentioned and NO KNOWLEDGE of what to do with it, I just knew I HAD to have it!!!!!

That means you have no excuses!

tygerpaws11 01-27-2013 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KelliJo (Post 19968181)
YAY!!!! I have TONS of the above mentioned and NO KNOWLEDGE of what to do with it, I just knew I HAD to have it!!!!!

That's me too, KJ!!! :rolleyes:

KelliJo 01-27-2013 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tygerpaws11 (Post 19968428)
That's me too, KJ!!! :rolleyes:

YAY!!!!! We will March TALL towards these challenges Michelle!!!!! ;)

KelliJo 01-27-2013 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeanne S (Post 19968421)
That means you have no excuses!

NO 'Scuses Lucy!~ ;)

KelliJo 01-27-2013 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KelliJo (Post 19968202)
oops

What the??? I didn't post this???? :confused:

BluDragon 01-27-2013 07:23 PM

Awesome idea =)

Shadow's Mom 01-28-2013 03:41 AM

Be still my beating heart! Seriously...mixed media? This totally rocks! I am one happy girl thanks to you fabulous folks!

jmasse 01-28-2013 11:38 AM

Super excited about this new challenge!! I've been dabbling . . . THIS will be fun!!

jmasse 01-28-2013 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnderstandBlue (Post 19967138)
For the February 1st challenge, you will need one of the following:
  • Matte Gesso OR
  • Chalk Ink OR
  • Acrylic paint OR
  • Matte pigment ink OR
  • Chalks/pastels
And you will need one of the following:

  • Embossing powder OR
  • Dimensional glaze like Crystal Effects or Glossy Accents OR
  • Glitter OR
  • Decorative foils OR
  • Metallic embellishments OR
  • Glaze pens



So, Gelatos would be a matte pigment "ink" right?

UnderstandBlue 01-28-2013 02:43 PM

Since this is my challenge - I say yes! :) Anything with a matte finish is just ducky by me!

I hoard my gelatos! :)

KelliJo 01-28-2013 07:04 PM

What are Gelatos???

ckbythesea 01-28-2013 08:29 PM

I just saw this . . . And I am SO excited! I can hardly wait until Friday (well I always say that on Mondays, lol)!

ckbythesea 01-28-2013 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KelliJo (Post 19968181)
YAY!!!! I have TONS of the above mentioned and NO KNOWLEDGE of what to do with it, I just knew I HAD to have it!!!!!

Right there with you! :rolleyes:

UnderstandBlue 01-29-2013 04:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KelliJo (Post 19970787)
What are Gelatos???

They are dreamy little crayons from Faber-Castell - we did a rundown on them here: Splitcoaststampers - Product Focus

hbrown 01-29-2013 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KelliJo (Post 19970787)
What are Gelatos???

Ooooohhhhh I love my Gelatos! I just played with them again this weekend. They are awesome little sticks - looks like colored Chapstick tubes - of rich creamy color. You scribble them on your paper, get your finger wet, and rub, baby, rub! Makes for awesome blended/rubbed/watercolored backgrounds!


Or you can rub them directly on your stamp, mist it with water, and stamp on your cardstock. You get an artsy watercolor-y stamped image.


Oh yeah, I love my gelatos!

Ksnurse 01-29-2013 11:22 AM

Oooh, so glad I was trolling the forum today...I've always wondered what other ways there were to do mixed media...I've just seen it in grunge version and that isn't me at all. so looking forward to this...I've got enough supplies to start with...good thing since I already went to Michaels 2 times last week...teehee...

Lynn in St. Louis 01-29-2013 12:42 PM

This looks like fun, and a great way for me to start using some of the supplies just sitting around waiting for some mix-media inspiration!


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