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Unread 02-14-2013, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default MIX4 - Water you doing?! (2/22/13)

Challenge Title: Water You Doing?!
Hostess: dini (Dina K)
Keyword: MIX4


Ready for a new Mix-Ability challenge?!! We hope you're having fun with these! 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!

This week your challenge is to use water with water-based or water-soluble mediums on your project to make color MOVE!
The simple principle is this: water breaks down the pigments in water-soluble mediums and causes them to lift and move.

There are soooooo many ways you can do this, but here are a few ideas:

1) make a washed background by brushing heavy cardstock or watercolor paper with water then adding color with a brush or other tool
2) color up your cardstock or watercolor paper with water-soluble inks or pigments, then spritz with water and let the colors bleed and run
3) ink up a stamp with water-soluble ink or pigment, then mist it with water before stamping the image to cardstock
4) load up one area of your cardstock or watercolor panel with water, add pigment, then tip the panel to let the color run and drip

Some water-soluble mediums you might already have at home:
--watercolor paints (these come in tubes, pencil form, blocks, cakes, pots...)
--dye inks/reinkers, Distress inks/reinkers, Versamagic chalk inks
--acrylic paint
--watercolor or water-soluble markers (such as Tombow, Marvy, etc)
--water-soluble crayons (Neocolor, Gelatos)

Here's a video with 5 different effects using the ideas above. Make sure you use heavy cardstock or watercolor paper that won't buckle when it gets wet!

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!

Please remember to put in the correct keyword (MIX4) 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!
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If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint,
then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
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