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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Motif for a Mixed Media Challenge

Doesn't there seem to be a need for a crafty motivation today? Well, it's true with me, and so I've created a fun play on words to go along with a challenge over on the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability forum.

Yep, I'm hosting a challenge this week, and it's totally easy, totally fun and a way to align your MOTIF!

 Now all you need to do is look in your crafty supplies for something that repeats AND something you have or can create it larger as a single motif for your motivation!

For details on how to play along just hop on over to the Mix-Ability forum and click on MIX225: A Single MOTIFation!

The motif, or shape, that I planned on using was a filigree, and once I started digging, I ran across all these beautiful honeycomb supplies, so I decided to make something of it.

Today's supplies and instructions are a little bit different in style, but affiliate links are still used. Anytime I use a link that is part of my affiliate program with Amazon.com you will see "affiliate link" after the product name. This means that if you clicked on one of those links and ended up purchasing during that time you were on Amazon a few pennies are kicked back to me at no extra cost to you.

Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate 5X7 Inches (affiliate link)
The base paper is made with my Gelli Plate that I have had for a long time but hardly ever used, really I've been so busy that I just don't have time to actually play for fun and get to know my tools! I know you know what I'm talking about, right?

Americana Decor Stencils - Honeywire (12"x12") (affiliate link)

I had a DecoArt stencil that I bought during their $1-2 stencil sale last December, boy that was a deal!!!! I grabbed some of my Americana Acrylic paints and started having some fun making prints until I came up with one I liked.

Spicy Mustard Butterscotch Moon Yellow

Deep Burgundy

I wanted to add a stronger repeating pattern, and that's where the honeycomb embossing folder from Cuttlebug came through. I ran the monoprint through my machine and then rolled paint over it with my brayer.

Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Honeycomb, 5-Inch by 7-Inch (affiliate link)

I create a hexagon shape in my Silhouette cutting machine to use as a template on a piece of monoprint paper. Why? Because I thought I had recently purchased hexagon nesting dies, but either I was dreaming or I've misplaced them. ;)

WRMK Nesting Hexagon Cookie Cutter Die  (affiliate link)

The sentiment is from a new to me die cut set that was cut out of a monoprint page that was headed for the trash.

Echo Park Sentiment Word Die Set (affiliate link)

I needed more mixed mediums for the challenge, so I dusted off my water-soluble oil pastels

Crayola Portfolio Series Oil Pastels-24/Pkg  (affiliate link)
Other supplies I used are staples in my craft room, and I'm sure some of them are for you as well.

Mono Multi Liquid Glue (affiliate link)
Alvin 4-inch Pop-in Brayer (affiliate link)

Thank you for stopping by today, and an extra special thank you for getting all the way to the end of my post!

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