Our keyword for the gallery for this challenge is MM1INF14, please read the keyword post that is a sticky in this forum. Our Mixed Media Gallery is here!
Welcome to my Mixed Media Challenge.
Mixed Media is often described as using 2 or more mediums on a project. Those mediums can be anything, ink, paint, embossing (dry or heat), gels, gesso, modeling paste, metallic, papers, and different embellishments. Welcome to Mixed Media.
For this challenge you will need some sort of white glue, at least 3 colors of acrylic paint and some chipboard (like the back of a tablet or a cereal box). We are going to make abstract tiles, circles, or anything else you want to attach to a project. I used Elmer’s white school glue but the YouTube video I watched showing how to do this used Aileen’s white tacky glue. So I am thinking any white runny type of glue would work. You will also need a nonstick craft mat or some wax paper to work on. Craft sticks that look like popsicles sticks work well for the base coat. You will also need toothpicks or a tweezers with a pointed end.
Cut the chipboard into squares or circles or whatever shape you want to work with in your final project. I used a 3 x 3 square for the first tile I made. The second group I cut circles and did a tag, a washer, and a couple of frames.
I used a white background (yes you need to add white paint for the white to actually be white when you are done) and two colors of pink. I used Liquitex Basics but I would imagine that any acrylic paint would work. You mix a larger amount for the background color and smaller amounts for the accent colors. I used a stamp block the first time which was not a good idea since now my stamp block is discolored from the glue. The second time I used a paint pallet with a larger part for the background and smaller amounts for the accents. The second group I used white for the background and silver and blue for the swirls. You need to cut the chipboard to whatever final shape you want before applying the glue and paint because the chipboard with the glue and paint will not cut with a punch when it is dry.
You take the background color and slather it on your chipboard going out to the edges. A craft mat or a piece of waxed paper will work well to lay it on. After you get a goodly amount of base on lay it down and take a toothpick or tweezers and drizzle the colors onto the background. After you have both colors drizzled onto the background take a clean toothpick or tweezers end and swirl through the colors making a pretty combined pattern. When it looks good to you put it aside to dry. It will take a good 24 hours to dry. I found that the chipboard dried much faster than the entire cardstock tag I used.
When your pieces are dry make a finished project and post it using MM1INF14 as the keyword. You do not need stamping on your finished project but certainly can make a project that includes stamping.
I made a blog post with pictures I took along the way so if you would like to see those instructions with the pictures go HERE
Thank you for reading and thank you in advance to those who try this out. I tried really hard to find something that almost anyone would have already to use in a mixed media challenge and this seemed the most appropriate.
The finished projects are in the Inktoberfest Gallery using the keyword MM1INF14Pink CardBlue CardBlue Tag