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Friday, November 22, 2013

Mix-Ability Challenge - Flock of Feathers

Today I'm hosting the Mix-Ability Challenge. 
Come on over and take the MIX 43 Challenge to use two different types of mixed media for your feathers on your project. 

I created two different feathers in a cut file for this project, just because I'm that crazy about my Inspiration Cutter. Once I had them cut out, I put some paint down on them and started adding the mixed media layers.
With a white ink pad, I stamped the Dream Text background stamp from Stampendous onto the painted feathers. I also stamped with some bubble wrap with the last layer using a dry plastic bristle brush and white gesso to make the barbs of the feather.

I stamped Wander Lost from Stampendous onto Kraft cardstock and surrounded it with a feather stamp I created with craft foam sheet. It is so easy to cut and glue to cardboard for your one-of-a-kind stamp.

And I stamped it in the corner of the background paper, too.

Here's the little guy I created.

To do this you draw your shape with a blunt pencil, a sharp one would just jab into the foam and frustrate you, then use good precision scissors to cut out the shape. I used Tombow Two-Way glue (green bottle) to glue down on a scrap of cardboard.

I'm glad you stopped in today and I hope you'll come join us in the Mix-Ability Forum at any time for any of our challenges!

Stamps: Wander Lost, Dream Text (Stampendous!)
Paper: Balsa, Kraft (Neenah and Wausau), handmade paper
Ink: Colonial White (CTMH), Acrylic Paints, Onyx Black (Versafine, Tsukineko)
Accessories: Pazzles Inspiration Cutter, Feather file, bubble wrap, dry plastic bristle brush

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