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Old 05-11-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default MIX69 - Faux Tile 05/23/14

Challenge Title: Faux Tile
Hostess: Scrapacat (Ky)
Date: May 23, 2014
Keyword: MIX69


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!

Don't you love the look of clean tile floors? Love the patterns the grout makes, the way it instantly transforms the whole area? Don't love how hard it is to do? Heehee have I got a challenge for YOU!

This works best as a background technique, but you can also use it as a focal point or embellishment. First, pick 3 colors of paint, ink, watercolor, etc. Cover your whole paper with a bold stroke. You want a busy, energetic background. Let it dry.

Next, lay masking tape, washi tape, post-it tape, whatever you choose, over the page in a pattern.

Third, paint the whole thing with another accent color, white, or a neutral, even black works. You want contrast between your 3 colors and this coat because it becomes the 'grout.' Let it dry.

Finally, remove the tape and enjoy your beautiful work! Use it on your project! Did you learn something? Repeat the challenge with different colors and patterns. Experiment!

Here's the site that caught my eye for this challenge:

DIY Paint Project

Remember, for your project to truly qualify as mixed media, you need to use at least 2 different types of art media. You can click HERE for a list of supplies you could choose from. 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 (MIX69) 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 love up on it! Now have fun!

Here are some samples to get your muse excited:
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