Make It Mixed Media June Challenge – Bold Colour
Welcome to our 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: BOLD COLOUR
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.
Winners will be announced here and in the Mixed Up Mag Mixer Group – so you might want to consider joining us there!
Design Team Inspiration!
By Neil Walker
Now, I’m not known for my bold colours, so this was a little out of my comfort zone. I chose to create a rainbow of A5 sketchbooks to add to my library. Each book cover has been painted on both sides, stamped with my Artistic Stamper background stamps and finished with a selection of Laser cut Embellishments.
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For more of Neil’s work, visit his blog: neelzexpressionz.blogspot.co.uk
By Aly Sheridan
I created a background with Brushos and used a butterfly stencil with Oxides and a spray lid for the circles. I BOLDLY sprayed a focal point of red Brusho, then I stamped a dragonfly and a sentiment onto tissue paper and mod podged that onto the piece to finish. Hope you like!
By Rizwana Farooq-Hassan
I have created a heart tag using Distress Crayons. I picked three colours for the base (Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed) applied them to the tag and blended the colours together. Then using a stencil I rubbed some of the colour off with a damp baby wipe. For my focal image I stamped the dragonfly twice (Aall and Create). I coloured the wings with the Picked Raspberry Distress Crayon and added Mermaid Lagoon to its body. I adhered one dragonfly to the tag with some cotton thread underneath it, then glued the second one on top, keeping its wings free.
By Dot Leathbridge
This card shows how you can mix your inks quite easily to create a bright and bold background. I’ve used Distress Inks, Oxides and Archivals. I stayed with just 2 colours so that they stand out even more and used the brightest colours I had – Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry. A bold background is a great way to make vintage, or black and white, images pop. Also using black and white can bring out the bold colours more.
By Marianne Allitt
Loved making this rainbow of colours canvas. After adding layers of old broken embellishments, I painted black all over and then brushed white gently over the top. I had fun adding all the bold colours all around it!
By Stephanie Eaton
I was inspired by a mermaid I bought at a local craft store. She was originally very washed out and pale, with light hair. I repainted her with bold violet, peacock blue and a vibrant rose color. I used Plaid paints and glitter paints. I also painted some natural shells and real starfish to match. An addition of some paper flowers and some buttons for bubbles resulted in my interpretation of The Birth of Venus by Botticelli. The Birth of a Mermaid… I hope you enjoy her as much as I enjoyed reviving her in a new piece.
Project link: https://wp.me/p9wMkZ-uV
By Jennifer Gallagher
For this months challenge, I have created a humorous paper flag. When I think bold colours, I immediately think of primary colour combinations. This fun piece features stamping and stenciling along with acrylics, watercolours, and paint pens all in those bright and bold colors. The thing I love about paper flags is they can be hung on a bulletin board, in a locker, or anywhere you want to add a little colour.
A peek at some Mixed Up projects appearing in June!
by Lynn Good
by Erica Evans
by Carol Fox
All these projects and more are coming up in our June releases! We add new tutorials every week so why not join us at Mixed Up for inspiration from designers across the globe?!
Show us what YOU made!