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dini 02-14-2013 02:46 AM

MIX4 - Water you doing?! (2/22/13)
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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!

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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!</object>

Biggan 02-21-2013 09:17 PM

Thanks Dina for a great video and challenge! Here´s mine;



One4Joy 02-21-2013 09:29 PM

Thank you so much for your very helpful video, Dina! I can't wait to play in the MIX4...my challenge is being patient enough for the papers to dry.

And I love your 'designer' paper left over from being drip bases!

gabalot 02-21-2013 09:44 PM

Wonderful seaside/shore scene card! Your watercoloring is very nice and the video was a good review of various ways to use water. Thanks. Love your challenge title, too. Hee! Hope to participate this week. :)

Cook22 02-21-2013 10:06 PM

This is going to be fun. I love my watercolours :D, and should play with them more.

tiffguam 02-21-2013 10:11 PM

Dina, your video was AWESOME!!! You have me looking at my supplies in a whole new light :) I also love that you use your splatter/run-off sheets for future projects!! GENIUS!

fairsinger 02-21-2013 10:54 PM

I love working with water on my projects, and now I have several more techniques to try, thanks to your great video! I hope to play with the challenge this week. Thanks so much for the video!

Shadow's Mom 02-22-2013 02:29 AM

Love your video, Dina...great tips and ideas! Thank you!

I must be psychic *grin*...used this technique for my background yesterday shown here, but I will be back with another one today. I sponged ink onto a piece of wet water color paper and then dripped water onto to it to make the inks move even more.

tygerpaws11 02-22-2013 03:05 AM

Oh, I'm SO using the snow we got last night as an excuse to stay home and play today with ALL those FUN FUN FUN techniques!

hobbydujour 02-22-2013 03:48 AM

Fun challenge, Dini. I have a busy day, starting early, so I did an OLD, tried-and-true technique. I hope to experiment at a later date using your well done video. Thanks!


UnderstandBlue 02-22-2013 04:21 AM

You are amazing!!!

Here's my sample. MIX4 Spritzed Heart by UnderstandBlue - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

n5stamper 02-22-2013 04:25 AM

Here is my SILLY COWBOY.

jdmommy 02-22-2013 05:08 AM

Here's mine:

All Pooped Out!

lisahenke 02-22-2013 05:08 AM

oooo! I've been stalking these challenges....think I am going to actually dive in and play today. Thanks for the video :)

asweetjewel 02-22-2013 05:24 AM

great video, Dina,
thank you! the gallery is gorgeous, hoping I can play today!

Inkin One 02-22-2013 06:05 AM

ohh Dini..great video and awesome challenge! I also LOVE the idea of recycling the card stock .
I saw once where this artist saved the paper towels she cleaned her brushes on( from acrylic paint) and later used them as a background in MM canvas..I thought that was cool..I usually just use old rags for my brushes though..LOL cheaper than paper towels..HA!
Hopefully I will get to play today..it is ugly and rainy here on the coast..perfect day to play in a challenge!

Shadow's Mom 02-22-2013 06:46 AM

Here's one for the challenge today. I used my gelatos, water and my fingers to push the color around.

MIX4 A Grateful Heart

true-2-you 02-22-2013 07:27 AM

I just love this technique!
Thanks for the fun challenge Dini!
Here's my Mix-Ability Heart ATC - Triple Play!

True :)

allamericanstampers 02-22-2013 07:36 AM

Wow!!! I love the scene technique - but the whole video is wonderful. Thanks for putting this together. Can't wait to try it out this weekend. :)

daisynook 02-22-2013 09:22 AM

Thanks for such a fun challenge. The videos are a great place to start! This is my first mixability challenge and I'm well and truly hooked! Now to go back and try the previous ones :D
Here's my first attempt: Live the life you've imagined by daisynook - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tiffguam 02-22-2013 09:22 AM

Here's mine ! I also have a video tutorial to accompany my card!

Luv Flowers 02-22-2013 10:34 AM

Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial Dini!!! You did a great job. It was a lot of fun today. :>) Mix4, Echoes of Kindness... by Luv Flowers - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

peeps321 02-22-2013 10:45 AM

I enjoyed your video Dina! Great tips!

Little Ones

LittleSeaOtter 02-22-2013 11:22 AM

Here's mine:

Watering the Flowers

Thanks so much for such a fun challenge!

lisahenke 02-22-2013 11:47 AM

I had so much fun today!!! Thanks to the video AND my day off work due to icy roads I was successful!!!
I made two cards with the one sheet of watercolor fun I made.

Grateful Buttefly

and Check it Out Hexagons

Thanks for the challenge. I'll be playing more in the future for sure! Hugs!

Cook22 02-22-2013 01:02 PM

Here's mine - or the first one of several, I hope! Hoping tomorrows IC will work for me to have another play.
Mix 4 Water Sloth

Greywolf 02-22-2013 05:35 PM

You're pushing me, Dina. You're realllly pushing me! :p

After looking at the beautiful cards in the gallery and reading how they achieved their results, and after watching the video tutorials twice,... I finally worked up my courage to make a card for this challenge. I'm pleased with the results. So thanks for the "push" Dina.

Mixed media filler

sue28 02-22-2013 05:45 PM

Fun challenge, Dini, my card -

WT415 MIX4 Water Stamped Birch Tree by sue28 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Ksnurse 02-22-2013 06:54 PM

great video Dina....I hope to do some more so I can try more of the tech....this was messy but fun....

MIX4, QFTD153, wild sky hello by Ksnurse - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Julie Gearinger 02-22-2013 11:25 PM

Love this technique- tried it with some bright primary colors and the over-stamping makes it a bit difficult to see the "runs" but they are there :-)

MIX4 Water Blossoms by Julie Gearinger - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Thanks again Dina for the challenge and wonderful technique video!

sue28 02-23-2013 01:58 AM

Had to have a go at another technique, Dini -

MIX4 QFTD153 Watercolour Wash For Carole by sue28 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tygerpaws11 02-23-2013 05:30 AM

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Here is my watercoloring art journal fun times. I had WAY TOO MUCH fun doing this, and I am SO seeing my supplies differently! THANK YOU, DINA!!!!
Watercoloring with Everything

mollymoo951 02-23-2013 06:29 AM

GREAT VIDEO! Thank you! :D

Westies 02-23-2013 06:55 AM

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Awesome video! My dear stampy friend Lisa Henke turned me on to these challenges! :) Here's mine:
Follow your bliss by Westies - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

justwritedesigns 02-23-2013 09:00 AM

Fun challenge and super video, Dina! Here's my Green Leaves . I went a little different direction but used waterbased inks. Thanks so much for looking!

jmasse 02-23-2013 11:56 AM

Awesome challenge and video Dina! It was so great to hear your voice!! :) I'll give this a try hopefully soon!!

Vickie Y 02-23-2013 11:57 AM

Thanks for the fun challenge and great video.

Here's my card:

Blues Mix vky by Vickie Y - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


mamaxsix 02-23-2013 12:47 PM

Oh My Word!!! I am loving these challenges and can't wait to play again. Here's my panel which will probably be page one in my yet to be established art journal, or maybe I'll frame it....anyway, here it is! Who Am I?

SmilynStef 02-23-2013 02:32 PM

I had fun painting with Spectrum Noir Re-inker and Glimmer Mist on heavy water color paper:

Rose of Love

Stamper K 02-23-2013 02:37 PM

Here's my Thinking of You card. I'm a total newbie to mixed media and I've been lurking around for a couple of days checking it all out. You've all done such a wonderful job of sharing tips and tricks in your videos and samples. Thank you for inspiring me to try something new. Well, ok, watercolour isn't really new to me but I haven't done it in a looooong time, so this seemed like a great challenge for my first jump into mixed media. I used my Distress Markers and a water brush to create the background.

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