Make It Mixed Media Challenge – May 2018 – Texture

by | May 7, 2018 | Monthly Challenge

Welcome to our first Make It Mixed Media Challenge! Get messy with us and create mixed media marvels – you could even win a prize! The prize winner will be chosen at random, to give players of all experience levels an equal chance. The Design Team will also choose our favourite Project of the Month.

This month’s theme is: TEXTURE

HOW TO PLAY:

  • Create a piece of work using the theme – your piece must be mixed media.
  • Use the comments below to submit your entry – add a photo of your work and in the comments tell us how you interpreted the theme (click the little camera icon to add your image).
  • If you have one, add a link to your project (e.g. if it’s on a blog or YouTube) – direct links only please as we don’t have time to search through.
  • This challenge is open to everyone – newbies and international entries are very welcome.
  • Challenge entries close midnight UK time on 31st May 2018

Winners will be announced here and in the Mixed Up Mag Mixer Group – so you might want to consider joining us there!

May Prize!

Our randomly selected winner will receive this awesome travel set of quality Winsor and Newton watercolours, PLUS a complimentary three month subscription to Mixed Up.

Design Team Inspiration!

By Aly Sheridan

By Aly Sheridan

A tag created using glossy paper and Brushos with an iridescent medium. I’ve ran texture paste through a small circle stencil and coloured with Brushos. Ive stamped and coloured the butterflies using Brushos and added the FLY sentiment to finish then adhered the whole thing onto a board tag.

Project link: simply-angelic-crafts.blogspot.com/2018/05/mixed-up-blog-challenge-texture.html

By Neil Walker

By Neil Walker

I love texture and often find myself running my hand over things when out just to feel the shape and textures. For this make I have gone overboard to create a rough, chunky texture on the cover of this large journal. I cut out a frame to fit the cover using foam board and attached it to the front with metal posts and wooden flowers. Inside the aperture I flooded it with gesso and added a selection of vintage watch backs and chunky beads. When dry (yes it took a long time!) I used texture sand and crackle glazes to add further texture before painting with browns and metallic paints. To bring in a different texture I used some bark on the left hand side.

Blog: neelzexpressionz.blogspot.co.uk

By Rizwana Farooq-Hassan

By Rizwana Farooq-Hassan

This month’s Challenge Theme is Texture, which is one of my favourites. I have created a small notebook with lots of textures on the cover. Using all kinds of texture from scrunched up decoupage paper, to paints and modelling paste gives it depth and interest. I have added embroidery wire, sequins and ribbons which also give the notebook a tactile feel. Hope you are inspired by my texture project and it encourages you to have a go!

Project link: cherish-designs.blogspot.co.uk

By Fiona Potter

By Fiona Potter

Something a little bit different from me on this Challenge. The project I’m sharing is a piece of jewellery made from bare copper and resin with oodles of textural elements. I made it from scratch, adding texture to the copper with a jeweller’s hammer and oxidisation. The focal area has German glass glitter and crushed Sodalight gemstones. The texture and images are all set into lots of lush resin.

Project link: fionapotterqd.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/under-sea-brooch.html

By Dot Leathbridge

By Dot Leathbridge

This canvas uses modeling paste through stencils and drywall tape for texture. The images are on tissue paper as you can stamp onto any textured background that way.

Project link: www.inkartdesigns.com

By Stephanie Eaton

By Stephanie Eaton

I tried out a new medium for this challenge…embossing powder. Needless to say I’m in love.

Project link: https://wp.me/p9wMkZ-tf

Some of our May Mixed Up Texture Projects!

All these projects and more are coming up in our May releases! We add new tutorials every week.

Love mixed media? Why not join us at Mixed Up for inspiration from designers across the globe!

Show us what YOU made!