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Mixed Media Challenge #32

Welcome to Mixed Media Challenge #32! The very first mixed media challenge of 2017. Can you believe it? 2017. It HAS to be better than 2016.  And we’re starting it off right with this amazing challenge from the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog.

The challenge this month is to create a project using a stencil!  (The above graphic MUST be used in your own blog post.)

The January Sponsor for the Mixed Media Challenge #32 is Mary Beth Shaw of StencilGirl Products.  Mary Beth is offering the lucky random winner a $25 gift certificate to the StencilGirl Store. How awesome is that?

The Mixed Media Challenge Blog is also welcoming a brand new Design Team Member  — LYNNE FORSYTHE !! She is an amazing mixed media artist who currently designs for CanvasCorp Brands, UmWow Studios, and Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession. We are so lucky to have her as part of the team. Welcome, Lynne!

Okay, so here is what I created with my stencils for the Mixed Media Challenge #32 – Put a Stencil On It.

It’s a 6″ x 6″ piece of watercolor paper mounted on canvas. There’s quite a bit of subtle layering going on that can’t be seen unless you were to examine it in person — and I like that. The nuances, the surprises, the small things you can’t see on a computer screen. These things make me happy.

I imagine you might wonder why I chose such a deep brown on the edges when the center is to vibrant? I thought the interior needed grounding. Like a pulse that oftentimes gets out of control. The brown serves as a ground to that vibrancy. The batik look and feel of this particular stencil works well with a mix of bright, fluid colors.

I hope you’ll join us for the first challenge of this New Year and challenge #32…WOW!

Here are some simple guidelines to follow: 

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs. (If you’re here? That’s a start!)
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

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Holiday Mixed Media Project

Hi everyone! Running late today due to computer glitches, but I have a Holiday Mixed Media Project up over on the CLASSroom blog for Ellen Hutson and my #TexturalTuesdays series today. I hope you’ll find some time to check it out.

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This project today is featuring a ton of Ranger products so, naturally, it also includes products by Tim Holtz. I used Tim’s new collage mediums, as well. Please check out the post to see what I liked and what I thought was so-so. I use so many different type of collage mediums I was really was looking forward to trying these out! Have any of you used them? What do you think? I’d love to know.

This type of panel is a 4″ x 6″ flat back canvas that come pre-primed so they are perfect for makeing small wall hangings and gifts. I love to work on these since they ARE flat and no priming is necessary. Hole punching is also a breeze if you have a heavy duty hole puncher (which I do).

They hold up to heat and most standard “abuse” fairly well. ;) Make sure to check out the Holiday Mixed Media Project post to see the full tutorial and additional photos for all information on how this is created. They are easily adjusted to your own style and creative needs.

I hope that you all have an amazing week and an amazing Thanksgiving!

Listed below are all of the supplies that I utilized with my affiliate link through Ellen Hutson, if you are interested. Thank you for your support! ♥

 

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – October

Can you believe it’s already October? Time flies. The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for October is using inspiration from the Mood Board below. It’s so perfect for October and for Fall.

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The sponsor for the month is the fabulous Stampotique and they are providing a wonderful gift certificate of $30.00 to the randomly chosen winner. 

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And we are thrilled to welcome Guest Designer Julie Steed this month to play along with our challenge this month, too! (She’s amazing.)

Being the kitty lover that I am, I used the cute (but scary) Stampotique Kitty Squad to create my square canvas panel below. Love these creepy, cute kitties.

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It’s cute, huh? Here’s how I made it:

Prime a 6 x 6″ canvas panel using black gesso. Add texture with Neon acrylic paints and bubble wrap, mesh, string and whatever else you have lying around. No kidding! Each layer should be dried prior to adding a new color. Paint different colored circles using whatever circular items you may have. I first use a pencil, then the paint. Wink of Stella in Black is added to the inside of each circle. So shimmery!

Wood veneer stars are coated with black gesso, dried, and small amounts of glue are added to the top. Before the glue is dry, Rock Candy Distress Glitter is added to the top of each star. Then each star is adhered to the canvas.

Believe it or not I actually Copic colored each of the kitties from the stamp set. Yes, I did. It took a while. I probably should have watercolored them, but I really wanted a type of vibrancy  that I *thought* would be easier to achieve with Copic markers. HA!! I was wrong. Took me forever. I have no clue what I’m doing. I’m just glad I didn’t ruin it.

Did I also mention that I also dislike fussy cutting? Aaaaand I did that, too. *sigh*

The last step is to add a little greenery for my kitties. This is done with a little corrugate cardboard and more neon paint. It’s adhered with modeling paste.

Here’s a slightly different view:

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The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for October is SO FUN!! And the team has created so many awesome pieces to be inspired by — as always. Make sure that you stop by and say “hi” to everyone. 

Most challenge blogs have rules, as do we, but they’re so easy-peasy! Check ’em out below:

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs. (If you’re here? That’s a start!)
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – Rustic

Hello there and welcome to the 1st of the September aaaaaaand the day where we at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog get to share a new challenge with you! This month it’s all about getting RUSTIC!! Wooohooo!

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This month the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog is proud to be sponsored this month by Canvas Corp Brands.  They are offering our random winner a $25 certificate!! How awesome!!

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Our amazing guest designer for the month is Lynne Forsythe.  Check out her blog HERE.

I love making rustic projects! Canvas Corp Brands sent us so many wonderful products and it was difficult deciding where to begin. So, I decided to start with a background and build from there on my pre-gessoed canvas. Using the burlap and canvas pieces for simple flower accents. The sprays for the background. Twine for the word.  This 8″ x 10″ canvas came together quite quickly once I began. I hope you like it.

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The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog is a great way to jump start your creativity. Use the prompt and challenge yourself each month. Here are the rules:

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following the rules of the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs.
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post.
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

You have until 11:55 pm EST on September 30th to enter!

I can’t wait to see what you all create!!

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Felt Flower

Hey there! It’s another #texturaltuesday over on the CLASSroom blog for Ellen Hutson, LLC and I’ve made a super cool Felt Flower on a canvas that I hope that you’ll check out. The link is right HERE <—.

Today’s project is a feature that all the Ellen Hutson designers are doing this week and that is to work with felt in their projects. It was really fun! I always love making felt flowers and the canvas that I made for today is certainly no exception. 

Here is a look at the canvas with the felt flower.

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The die for my flower is from Memory Box (it is the Plush Ranunculus) and the felt is from Taylored Expressions (the assorted yellow -orange). 

Making projects like this is so much fun! I was able to get super painty with the background.  And, though I got carried away with the sequins, I really like how this turned out. The big, bold felt flower really makes this small canvas so happy.

The full tutorial and *tons* of photos for how I made this canvas is over on the CLASSroom blog , so please head over there for more information or if you’d like to just see how I made the canvas.

As usual, all of my supplies are listed below.  If you have any questions on the products, please send me an e-mail or comment below. Thank you!!

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