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UnderstandBlue 01-30-2013 03:54 PM

MIX9 - Construction Zone (3/29/13)
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Challenge Title: Construction Zone
Hostess: understandblue aka Lydia
Keyword: MIX9

Yay - Fridays are twice as fun with Mix-Ability! :) Whether this is your first Mix-Ability challenge or your 9th, 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!

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!

My challenge today is to walk into a construction zone - using METAL. I want you to use some form of metal with acrylic paint or alcohol ink or another coloring medium, and if you want - sandpaper for distressed texture.

You can use these for your matte texture, or others:
  • Craft metal sheets OR
  • Tinfoil OR
  • Metal tape

I glued tinfoil to cardstock, embossed it, colored it with alcohol ink, added gesso and more alcohol ink and then lightly sanded it. Then I rubbed it with brown ink.

I can't wait to see what you do!

Muchas gracias to the lovely and talented Trudy Sjolander and Dina Kowal for the beautiful samples I've attached!


Please remember to put in the correct keyword 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! :)

Jeanne S 03-28-2013 09:57 PM

Here's mine:
MIX9 Picture Perfect by Jeanne S - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

and a closer look at the background:
MIX9 Picture Perfect - Closer Look at Background by Jeanne S - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

dini 03-28-2013 10:25 PM

This was such a fun one for me! Here are my cards:
MIX9 - Embossed Foiling (Aluminum) by dini - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
MIX9 - Embossed Foiling (Copper) by dini - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

.....and a video of my creative process, in case someone else wants to try this, too!

Biggan 03-28-2013 10:56 PM

Thanks Lydia for a fun challenge! Here´s mine;



Serenity_Stamper 03-28-2013 11:23 PM

Wow, great samples so far. I am a little behind and want to catch up on the others. I am going to have to put my thinking cap on for this one. I am super grateful for the challenges, the community, the samples, and the videos! Blessings, Lela

Brat Cards 03-28-2013 11:35 PM

Okay, that tutorial is just amazing. WOW!

One4Joy 03-28-2013 11:41 PM

ditto Brat's comment, Dina.....amazing tutorial...and your cards are beautiful!

Cook22 03-29-2013 01:18 AM

Hurrah for a Friday off! I do believe it's the first one since these challenges started.
I like the idea of adding gesso to foil - I think I'll go with that...for starters. A whole weekend to play should give me time to try Dina's twist too.

asweetjewel 03-29-2013 03:43 AM

Dina, that was an amazing and very inspiring tutorial, thank you so much! Cereal boxes for chipboard, duh! Then wrapped in foil...and, that is why you clever crafters are here, for people like me! THANK YOU gals for your samples, and Lydia for a super fun challenge; hoping I get to play!

donidoodle 03-29-2013 03:58 AM

Thanks for the great video,Dina! ...off to play with messy stuff!

true-2-you 03-29-2013 04:21 AM

AWESOME challenge Lydia! :)
Here are mine...
Enjoy the Journey ATC
Metal Butterfly ATC

Can't wait to see what everyone creates! :)

True :D

ohmypaper! 03-29-2013 04:32 AM

Wow! Thanks Dina, for the amazing video. Hmmmmm....I want to go out and buy some spray paint now!! Any color could be used, couldn't it? Thanks for the fun challenge, Lydia! I hope to play but life just doesn't seem to slow down! Eye Dr visit is on the list for today with eyes dilated...that will take a big chunk out of play time!!!

jmasse 03-29-2013 05:09 AM

Fun! I haven't gotten last week's challenge done but hey, twice the fun today! :)

Cook22 03-29-2013 05:49 AM

I guess it's back to the drawing board to make something suitable for my nephew, now this one has got out my system!!
MIX9 Long Vision

jdmommy 03-29-2013 06:38 AM

here's mine:


ohmypaper! 03-29-2013 08:13 AM

I created one! I put off some other projects because I just wanted to play at this but I don't have much time today so I just inked up some aluminum foil. Thanks, Lydia! Fun challenge!

Amazing Grace

Greywolf 03-29-2013 08:18 AM

I'm really going to have to think about this challenge, starting with carefully reading the instructions again. It seems like a lot of steps, but maybe some of them are just options. I'll watch what others are doing to see if something inspires me. I think I've got something on hand for the metal part.

Thanks Dina for the terrific video. I'll be back with something today ... or by next Friday. :D

BevMom 03-29-2013 08:29 AM

This was ridiculously fun today! :) Thanks, Lydie!

Foil Cross

Cook22 03-29-2013 08:51 AM

Construction zone, bomb site??
Fun, at least :D.
MIX9 Teen Grunge

resqbarbie 03-29-2013 09:21 AM

omg that video was awesome...(as I run downstairs to get some foil...)

jmasse 03-29-2013 09:25 AM

There are some awesome cards already in the gallery!! I had a fun morning playing with this challenge and I also combined it with last week's!! Lots of mess but very cool! Thanks for the great challenge Lydia! :)

Key to my Heart by jmasse - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Key to my Heart (close-up) by jmasse - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

hobbydujour 03-29-2013 11:57 AM

Creative challenge. Thanks for all the samples and the instructional video.


peeps321 03-29-2013 12:12 PM

Great challenge today Lydia!! Here's mine:

World's First BINGO Winner

BarbieP 03-29-2013 12:20 PM

What a fun technique, Lydia. Here is my card:

Rubbert Meets the Road by BarbieP - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

(it is supposed to say rubber meets the road - LOL. Got to go fix that)

ckbythesea 03-29-2013 01:20 PM

Such fun! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/barmy.gif
Here is my card:

MIX9 Rock Crown by ckbythesea - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

RJP111 03-29-2013 02:21 PM

Here is my card for today's challenge:
MIX9 Metal Butterfly by RJP111 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

summerthyme64 03-29-2013 02:31 PM

How fun was THAT~~~~

Here's my little creation~

MIX9 Happy Easter by summerthyme64 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Luv Flowers 03-29-2013 03:19 PM

Thanks for the challenge Lydia!! I was excited to find some acrylic paints that I hadn't even opened yet. Mix9, Construction Zone, Daisy... by Luv Flowers - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

cottagerca 03-29-2013 03:37 PM

thanks for the challenge

stampingwriter 03-29-2013 04:56 PM

Thanks for the challenge Lydia, and for the video Dina.
Here's my card: Embossed foil for MIX9, QFTD158 by stampingwriter - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

lacyquilter 03-29-2013 05:40 PM

Here's my card.

mamaxsix 03-29-2013 09:02 PM

Had to spread out my card making over the course of the day as I prepared for and attended our Good Friday service. Sing to the Lord

sue28 03-29-2013 09:40 PM

Great challenge this week, Lydia, here is my Construction Metal card -

MIX9 Metal Masculine Birthday by sue28 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

dini 03-29-2013 09:56 PM

True confessions: today I carefully wiped tomato paste off of a piece of foil so that I could use it on another project.

susie australia 03-30-2013 12:35 AM

Dina that tutorial was amazing. With any luck the easter bunny will visit tonight....chocolate AND foil.....does life get any better! I am still an onlooker to mixed media, every week I learn more and more. The cards this week are stunning ladies. TFS

jodylb 03-30-2013 12:12 PM

Wow, this was a great challenge! Thanks for the tutorial from Dina, too. Anyway, Here's what I created:

Metal Bouquet by jodylb - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Rachelrose 03-31-2013 10:50 AM

Awesome tutorial Dini! You never cease to amaze me!

I had to be very creative because I had no acrylic paint on hand and the nearest place to get any was in a store 45 minutes away, and alcohol inks and spray paint is not something I use. My first card was sort of a cheat, but then I figured out a way of getting ink on foil for the second. In any case, I am happy with both cards and had a lot of fun. And now I need to go shopping for some new supplies so I don't get caught out again! These challenges are way too much fun!

With All My Heart

Shine and Shine Again

gwendolyn46 04-01-2013 09:07 AM

Love everyone's projects! So much fun and such a variety of ideas!
Here are mine:
Keep Calm
Thanks Dad

Far North 04-01-2013 01:20 PM

Sounds like some of us are facing a few blips in getting this week's challenge in the gallery. So this is for For Rachaelrose and others looking for

Alternatives for coloring metal in addition to alcohol inks--
Jacquard-PearlEx Pad
Ranger-Alcohol inks & metallic additives; Color Wash; Archival; Big and Bossy;
Heat set: Posh Metallic Inkabilities;
Stewart Superior-India Ink Black; Memories Chalk
Sharpie Markers

As for my card MIX9 The softer side of metal by Far North - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers I made it Saturday morning and uploaded Saturday afternoon. Now it is Monday afternoon and it is still only in my personal gallery waiting for a moderator. I am sad--I hope folks will continue to look in the gallery later this week...please.

Rachelrose 04-01-2013 02:04 PM

Thanks for this, Janj! I did figure out a workaround that I thought was pretty creative - but it is really good to know my India Ink will work. Never thought of that, nor of trying my chalks. I have chalk ink but it's not Memories, it's Colorbox and Versamagic. I might play a little with those to see what happens. After all, I've got a worktable full of embossed tin foil scraps!

In the meantime, I've got acrylic paints on the way - I know there will be plenty of challenges where I'll want them.

I did see your card! In the Mix9 Gallery! It's lovely! I left you a comment!

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