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Unread 05-12-2013, 12:54 AM   #1
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Default MIX20 - ACK!! Black?? (6/14/13)

Challenge Title: ACK!! Black??
Hostess: dini (Dina K)
Keyword: MIX20

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 I want to challenge you to use black to shade a stamped image. I usually use grey or brown to shade, so the deeper contrast of black is a little scary for me, but let's be brave together. Here are 3 options for working this challenge out. I've made a little video to show each technique, too, using the same stamp image each time.

1. Color your image using only black ink, paint, pencil or other medium. Vary pressure or amount of water to create variation in your shading.


2. Color your image using a base color, then add shading using a black pencil.


3. Create a background, then stamp a line image over it and fill in the outline with black to create a silhouette.

Here's how I used these techniques, plus a few more tips and tricks to try!

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 (MIX20) 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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