{New Feature} Monthly Mixed Maniacs Hybrid Challenge (*Updated with New Prize Amount)

Welcome to a new Monthly Challenge from the Creative Team at Studio Tangie. I am the host, Julie Ann. It is the Mixed Maniacs Hybrid Challenge where you can win an awesome, generous, fantastic $15.00, no -wait, Tangie just upped it to $25.00 Gift Certificate to Studio Tangie for playing along!

What is the challenge? It is a mixed media challenge involving hybrid design. First, you probably know hybrid is digital + physical products. Second, “Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed_media

Each month I will give you a challenge THEME that requires you to:

  • use digital
  • use physical product
  • focus on a mixed media technique which includes collage, vintage items, paint, fabric, assemblage, etc.
  • use Studio Tangie product

That’s it! Mixed media is a lot of fun, allowing you to think outside your box, and create awesome 3-d items. 

April’s inspiration is from the fabulous book Mixed Mania: Recipes for Delicious Mixed-Media Creations by Debbi Crane and Cheryl Prater.

I loved one of the “Main Courses” from the book, Debbi’s Reliquary Girls – on pages 45 to 51. These are assemblage dolls that hold “odds and ends” in the center. Debbi used the back of a 6″ canvas as her niche to hold the odds and ends for her reliquary dolls. I chose to use a small square frame instead. Here is my version of a Reliquary Girl, her name is Anaëlle

How To
1. First, I started with the frame and added the sticker. I used Stickles Glitter Glue on the outside of the frame to add some sparkle. (I bought the frame at the Dollar Section in Michael’s).
2.  I cut a strip of fabric. I used a needle and thread to make a long running-stitch along one edge. I pulled it to gather and create the skirt. I attached it to the frame at the “waist”. I added a yellow trim and tied a bow as a belt.
3. I printed the head, arms, and legs from Tangie’s AMUSEing Art Dolls Collection. I fussy-cut them out, and then backed them with black cardstock. I then glued them with my favorite adhesive, Fabri-Tac to the frame. 
4. I added the paint palette, button, and brad as finishing touches.
So here is Your Challenge:
  • Theme:  Create a Reliquary Figure – Male or Female? Will you honor someone? What features to highlight? Will you create a fantasy character? How will you express their story through color, texture, and symbolism?
  •  Use physical products such as fabric, wire, scrapbooking paper or embellishments
  •  Technique: There will be a center feature such as a niche or frame holding object(s). You can achieve this by using a frame like I did, or a box, or a backwards canvas, etc.
  • Use Studio Tangie product in any way that you wish. You can use her Art Dolls, or any papers or embellishments, print them out and make sure to properly credit what it is, and where it is used.  
Upload to the Scrapbookgraphics gallery, and then link in the comment section for today’s blog post to be entered for the random drawing for the lavish gift certificate of $15.00{ $25.00 } to Studio Tangie by April 25th. Winner will be announced by April 30th.
Any questions, please leave a comment and I will answer in the comments. xoxo

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