There's a new Mix-Ability Challenge posted in the challenge forum at SplitCoastStampers! The challenge is being hosted by Tiffany Johnson, and it's about Faith, Easter, or Spring (Mix63). In addition to the theme, we are to use our favorite go-to mixed media technique.
For my card I went with what I call the "squishy watercolor technique". I press various colors of Distress Ink on my craft sheet, mist the ink with water, place a piece of watercolor paper (or die cut) face down into the ink and squish it around a little. The squishing is what causes the nice blend of colors. Once the ink is dry, I add another layer of color by again placing the paper or die cut face down into the color. The second time, I don't do as much squishing around.
Using two dies from the Sizzix Egg framelits set, I die cut two eggs from watercolor paper and proceeded with the squishy watercolor technique. Once all the colors were dry, I stamped the die cuts using the Script Cover-a-Card stamp from Impression Obsession. Because the eggs were rather "busy", I decided to keep the rest of the card clean and simple. I added a couple of faux stitching lines to ground the eggs, and stamped that cute *old* A Muse sentiment in black ink. Some string and a cute heart button embellish the eggs.
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: Script Cover-a-Card (Impression Obsession); Sentiment (A Muse)
Dies: Sizzix Egg Framelits
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Distress Inks
Paper: Fabriano 100% Cotton Cold Press Watercolor paper
Other: Niji Waterbrush, string, button