Friday, August 09, 2013

Mixed Media Challenge - Any Way the Wind Blows

It's my turn again to host the Mix-Ability mixed media challenge at Splitcoaststampers!

For my first challenge, we experimented with ways of moving color with water...

This time we're moving color with AIR. There are a variety of ways to make this happen: airbrush, atomizer or spritzer tool, air can, blow-pens, blowing through a straw, bubbles, spray paint. In the video below, I'll demonstrate a few ideas to get you started. I really hope you'll join us!

This is one of the samples I made in the video - the background panel is actually colored with bubbles! A little dish soap and dye ink in a small amount of water is all you need for the technique. I used some of my own stamp designs for the card (Beachcomber, Blessed, Crochet Doily, Gravel Texture) and French Ledger, which I never put away. The Chevrons stencil was purchased from Eclectic Paperie (they have all the new CHA releases - run there!), and the button is from Craftpon.

Here's the video - check it out, then come play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. this is just beautiful! I love the bg you have created and that main image is precious. thank you for inspiring with your gorgeous artwork! :)

    have a great weekend!

  2. Your creativity astounds me! Thanks for sharing how to do those amazing backgrounds!!

  3. What a great tutorial Dina, you are so creative and I love what you can do with just so little supplies.