Often imitated, never duplicated                     Mixed Media - artwork using more than one medium.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #5 - Ribbons, Twine, & Fibers

Welcome to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #5- Ribbons, Twine, and Fibers!! 

We are so happy to have May Arts Ribbon as our sponsor this month. The are generously offering our random winner 3 spools of fall inspired ribbons!!

May Arts Ribbon was founded in the early 1980’s in Riverside, Connecticut. The original products were high-end silk flowers imported from Taiwan, which were decorated using quality ribbons. The decorative ribbons proved so popular among customers that the business gradually evolved into a dedicated ribbon wholesaler. 

As a family-owned and operated business, May Arts began a long-standing tradition of quality, affordability and exceptional customer service. We are dedicated to carrying on this same tradition by offering high quality products at competitive prices. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer your questions or to assist you in placing your order. 

May Arts carries a wide selection of quality ribbons to choose from; such as grosgrain, silk, satin, burlap and a variety of prints and patterns. All inventory is held in stock, so we can ship orders out right away—typically the same day.

Guest Designer

We welcome our October Guest Designer, Yvonne Yam

Greetings from sunny Singapore! My name is Yvonne and I love to create art using found stuff! My style is quirky and colourful and I love playing with mediums. Check out my blog Do More With Less.

Yvonne made this gorgeous 6x6 canvas for our October Challenge.

Design Team Host

Our host design team member this month is Lalo!! See her project tutorial below that uses lots of May Arts goodness!!

A ribbony canvas

Hello Mixed Media Monthly Challenge peeps!  I’m so excited to be the feature for this month’s challenge and to show you some cool ways to incorporate ribbon into your projects.
The challenge for this month is ribbon and I used a bunch of different awesome May Arts Ribbon to add texture and interest to my piece.

To start I added glued to the tops of some “inkable” ribbon strips and adhered them to a canvas.
I wanted to add color and shine to my background and what better way to do this then with spray ink.  It really is important to use the right kind of ribbon for this step.  Here I used May Art’s ¾ inch canvas because it holds the ink and will not dull the colors.

To add texture and even more shine I tucked some May Art’s 3/8 inch metallic/velvet under the inked ribbon.

The last this I did was to embellish.  I used May Art’s netting ribbon to anchor my focal point.  Then using some of my favorite Burlap String to add the details.

So reach for your ribbon to add some texture and interest this month.  I can’t wait to see all the awesome mixed media ribbony goodness you all make!

Now for more inspiration from our Amazing Design Team


We don't have many rules, but ask that you do follow the ones we have! 
* Mention in your post how you used Ribbons, Twine or Fibers in your project
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog
*You can combine with as many other challenges as you want.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!


  1. fabulous DT inspirations! Looking forward to playing along with the new theme:)

  2. These are all awesome!!! Love!

  3. These projects are so cool! Great job, DT!

  4. So many pretty creations. Very happy to take part in my first challenge here. Sure was fun. :)

  5. Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #5 "Ribbons" offers artists an intriguing avenue for artistic exploration. 2Nordvpn Change Location Unlocking A World Of Possibilities This theme sparks creativity through the incorporation of ribbons, leading to innovative and visually captivating creations.


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