Designer Take: Monika’s Artist Palette

I am loving all of the mixed media magic happening with your October kits and scrapbooking stashes! Keep those entries to our October Technique Challenge coming! If you are still sitting on the fence about whether or not to give mixed media a try, I have a fantastic tutorial for you today from creative team member Monika. Her simple and gorgeous technique will have you feeling like an artist in no time:

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Monika created the beautiful background you see here with mist, masks and a brush.

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1. Arrange your masks (in this case Monika used chipboard leaves, but you could use punched cardstock or a pre-made mask).

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2. When you are happy with the arrangement, dip your brush into your mist and generously paint over several of the leaves.

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3. Rinse your brush and repeat with another color, allowing the mist colors to overlap like watercolors.

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tut64. Once dry, add the rest of your layout elements.

Thank you for the tutorial, Monika! If you’d like to give this challenge a go, you still have a week to play. See the original challenge post here for all the details. Have a great day! Tessa

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