January 12 : Mixed Media

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  1. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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    MOC Day 12 | Mixed Media


    Hello and welcome to Day 12, we are going to have some fun doing mixed media play! Some of you might be totally new to Mixed Media so here is a simple definition for you on what mixed media is.

    mixed media
    pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
    1. A technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, that are combined in a single composition.

    For example many Mixed Media Scrapbook Artists like to make their layouts more 'organic' by using different 'materials' on their layouts to create a more artsy layout or Journaling/photo less page. Materials like different Paints, inks, stamping, ink splatters, gesso, crayon, thread, torn papers, recycled mail.... the list could go on and on what you can use with your mixed media layout.

    BUT for today's challenge we are concentrating on our background design being your whole design.

    Today's Challenge is to use mixed media ONLY to design your own background. You must start with a plain white cardstock and add a minimum of 5 paint strokes, paint or ink spatters, pencil or ink markings, crayon markings, stampings or gesso to create a mixed media background. Your page can be photoless OR have one photo. The challenge here is to create your own background not take one paint splatter from a designer and say that is your design.​




    Here is my layout as an example

    WildflowerDay12..600.jpg

    What Lisa said about her layout.
    MOC12_MixedMedia_BetterTomorrow.jpg
    No 3D elements - check (gosh that took a lot of restraint :giggle)
    More than 5 mixed media items:
    -6 different paints/paint splatters
    -1 artsy bits numbers
    -2 word arts
    -2 doodles



    And a layout from eyeore

    ArtWeb.jpg

    lcpereyra has an example where she used the allowed Minimum amount of
    embossing, she used a glitter style on her title. And this small amount is
    fine with me.
    moc12mixedmediaweb.jpg

    To Recap your challenge:

    1. Create a mixed media background with a plain white cardstock and 5 or more mixed media elements, Paints, ink, stampings, gesso, pencil or crayon. Embossing is also part of Mix Media but please only use a small amount of that technique on your layout.
    2. Your page can contain ONE photo or be photo less
    3. You cannot have ANY other types of elements on your page
    4. You may add journaling if you wish

    This is going to be a challenge I know for those that cannot imagine not putting any 3d elements on their page, but it is a challenge to push you outside of your comfort levels, and you might find you love creating your own backgrounds to then put your 3d elements on top of. If this really bothers you, Please then save your layout with the layers editable so you can go back after MOC 10 is completed to add what you wish to your layout. My hope is to push those outside of their comfort levels and experiment with something new. Have Fun!


    Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places:
    1. Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site).
    2. Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean.
    3. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish.
    Your page must contain Lilypad product (pages with photos and font only do not count). If you use product from other stores, your pages must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers).
     
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  2. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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    questions answered area

    do Doodles count? YES if they are a pencil or pen markings they count as part of your 5+ items to create your background.

    ink border count? YES if the whole border is done with ink then it counts as one of your items towards your at least 5+ items to create your background.

    NO other Papers are allowed to be used on your layout. NO blending them into paint. Just the actual paints are allowed.

    can brushes work as a ‘stamp’ YES all I ask is if you re-color your brush let me know like any credits so I know what I am looking for. And like a stamp there is NO shadow.
     
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  3. scribler

    scribler Blanket? Check! Slippers? Check! Sweater? Che

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    I love Mixed Media challenges. Although this will be a challenge for me because I love paper blending. lol Can't wait to get started.
     
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  4. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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    Excited to see what you create! I love mixed media too because we are free to do what we want….. except in challenges :giggle
     
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  5. LoveItScrapIt

    LoveItScrapIt I'm a poet, and everyone knows it!

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    The cardstock, can it be white grungy there's one in the kit it's white with a white paint stroke on it.... like this Screenshot 2022-01-12 071805.png
     
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  6. Rachel Jefferies

    Rachel Jefferies Designer

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  7. StefanieS

    StefanieS Think it over, think it under

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    Here is mine with credits in the gallery.
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  8. littlekiwi

    littlekiwi I charge by the hour for anything before noon

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    I like Mixed Media but even this is a challenge for me….off to look at my paints!
     
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  9. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    i hope by not overthinking this, i managed a kind of clean and simple mixed media page (i like seeing the white space in all the examples above! not how i think of mixed media really at all!)
    (ETA: if i need to take the inky border off, let me know)
    [​IMG]
     
  10. LoveItScrapIt

    LoveItScrapIt I'm a poet, and everyone knows it!

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    Credits in the gallery but here are the pieces I used to create my background.
    painty bit 02
    painty bit 03 x2
    girl b
    mm 04b
    blendable 01
    mm 02
    wa 01a
    mm 10
    mm 13
    mm 15
    paint 02
    mm 07
    plus 1 photo and solid #15 from the kit
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    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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    Excited to see what you create! Look for those fun pencil or pen markings too! Oh and fun stamps!
     
  12. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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    Ink border is good, inks are allowed.
     
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  13. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Thank you Barbara for hosting :) Here is mine! I had fun playing with a Dublin street photo of mine!

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  14. littlekiwi

    littlekiwi I charge by the hour for anything before noon

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    @Sokee, would doodles count, I'm thinking more of the mixed media look ones obviously
     
  15. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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    YES!! Doodles are considered pencil/pen markings
     
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    AJK I plead the 5th ...

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    YUP! Me toooooooo!!!!!!
     
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    chigirl Candy Corn junkie

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    tw1717 Pretty in Pink

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    Credits: I used 7 different paint and ink from:
    A. Pennington - Dear 21
    S Basic & R Jeffries - Trust the Journey - Patient

    Another favorite of Baby Koda - 1 month old - March 2021
     
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