There's a new Mix-Ability Challenge posted in the challenge forum at SplitCoastStampers! The challenge is called April Showers (Mix64), and it's hosted by me! The challenge calls for you to Mist, Splash, Spray, or Squirt your project ... create puddles if you dare!
For my card, I started by pressing various colors of Distress Ink to an acrylic block. I then misted the ink on the block with water and pressed the block to my watercolor paper. The ink moved and blended on the paper under the block. When I lifted the block from the paper, nice puddles of color formed. This created a colorful background for me to embellish.
Next, I stamped the bird and postage mark images on the colored panel using black StazOn ink. I then sprayed water into my hand and dripped and flicked the water onto the colored panel. Using a paper towel, I blotted up the water. This lifted some of the color, and created some lighter color spots. I used a white PITT artist pen to doodle on the panel, creating areas of dots and stripes.
The feathers and the leaf behind the paper flower were die cut from watercolor paper that had been inked with various Distress Ink colors. I added white doodles to the feathers as well, using the same white PITT artist pen. I adhered the feathers and leaf die cut to my colored panel, tucked in a wood veneer feather, some pearl stamen and eyelash trim, created some faux stitching lines around the edges with a tracing wheel, and finally adhered a pretty paper flower to the colored panel. I adhered the embellished panel with foam adhesive to a card I created using watercolor paper.
The idea behind the Mix-Ability Challenge is to make mixed media simple and approachable, and to let you experiment using things you already have. Each Friday a new challenge is hosted, but there is no time limit, so you can participate whenever you'd like on each challenge. Join us, won't you!?
Stamps: Stampington & Company, Inkadinkado
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Distress Inks; White PITT Artist Pen
Dies: Feathers (Impression Obsession), Zinnia leaf (Sizzix)
Paper: Fabriano 100% Cotton Cold Press Watercolor paper
Other: Paper flower, wood veneer feather, pearl stamens, white eyelash trim, tracing wheel