Saturday, August 10, 2013

NEW Design Team Call- Mixed Media University

Yes, you read the title right.....Smeared Ink is having a Design Team Call!!!

Mixed Media University Design Team Call
Smeared and Smudged Forum/Smeared Ink Stamps

Do you have a different way of looking at things when it comes to rubber stamping? Do you LOVE working with different and unusual mediums in your stamped artwork? Do you have the urge to share your ideas with others? Smeared Ink is looking for design team members for our first ever Mixed Media University Design Team on our Smeared and Smudged Forum

We are looking for 4-5 team members who are not afraid to think outside of the box and express themselves in interesting ways through their projects, who enjoy using all types of mixed media in their projects, who aren't afraid to try new things, and who have the capability of producing video tutorials for our Mixed Media University group on our forum. The Mixed Media University Design Team will be separate from our Smeared Ink Design Team, but will receive many of the same benefits and all of the same recognition and support.

Mixed Media University Design Team member art tutorials will be featured in the Smeared and Smudged Forum Mixed Media University group. We are looking for artists who have great personalities, who can relay their ideas and techniques well through video tutorials, and who have a genuine interest in teaching, sharing, and mentoring others. We are looking for individuals with vibrant personalities and various stamping styles. No prior DT experience is necessary to apply.

Here's What You Need To Know

Requirements for Mixed Media University Design Team Members:

*You must have an active blog related to rubber stamping/paper arts or mixed media arts where you can talk about and link to your Design Team tutorials.

*You must be or become a member of the Smeared and Smudged Forum on Ning.

*You must be able to film and upload quality videos of your projects.

*DT members are required to produce a minimum of 1 instructional step-by-step video tutorial per month that features a project using various mixed media techniques. Each project can feature a different technique or a combination of techniques. Each tutorial must use at least 1 Smeared Ink stamp image, and can use any other stamp images or supplies. They must be posted EXCLUSIVELY on the S&S Forum in the Mixed Media University group. You may link to your tutorial on your blog, however you may not post your tutorial anywhere else on the internet or use it for any other purpose. 

*DT members will be assigned different due dates during the month for their tutorial, and members must adhere to their assigned due dates.

* You must actively participate in The Vent group on the Smeared and Smudged forum. A minimum requirement is two posts per week.

* You must promote the Smeared and Smudged Forum/ Smeared Ink Stamps through your blog by adding your Mixed Media University Design Team Badge, and whenever you see an opportunity.

*Prior Experience not required

*International Applicants welcome.

Benefits of Mixed Media University Design Team:

* Your tutorials will be showcased on the Smeared and Smudged Blog, Smeared and Smudged Forum, Smeared and Smudged Facebook Page, and Smeared Ink Facebook Page.

*Your blog will be linked in all Mixed Media University DT badges and in all above-mentioned feature links.

*You will receive free access to all of our Smeared Ink digital stamps and a discount on Smeared Ink rubber stamps.

*You will receive exclusive DT Member discounts on non-stamp products, including Graphic 45, Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz, Ranger, and any others that we choose to offer.

* You get to network with other wicked awesome stampers who share the same love for out-of-the-norm stamping.

*You get to share your ideas and mentor other stampers in their artistic journey.

* You get to sport a really cool Mixed Media University Design Team badge on your blog.

*You will have the opportunity to play along on the Design Team Throwdown blog as part of the Smeared Ink team if you choose to do so. 

To apply, please follow these steps:

Step 1:
Please create one short (1 to 2 minutes) instructional video. It can be a video about ANYTHING, i.e. how to change a light bulb, how to cook mac and cheese, how to wash your face, how to clean your stamps, etc. We will be looking at your personality, how you relate instructions and step-by-steps to an online "audience", and your video quality.

Upload the video to the hosting site of your choice (i.e. YouTube, Photobucket, etc) and name it "Smeared and Smudged Mixed Media University DT App- Your Name"

Create a post on your blog that links to or embeds your app video so we can view it!

Step 2:
Email the following information to with the subject line: Mixed Media University Design Team Call

Blog URL (home page):
Blog post URL that contains your embedded/linked application video:
Attach the Following to your email:
Pictures of three card, scrapbook page, or other paper art  -AND-  one altered item that best represent your style of stamping with mixed media. These two projects must use rubber or digital stamps somewhere on the project. (No all digital projects, please)

Please answer the following questions in your email:
What do you think you can bring to the Mixed Media University Design Team? We want to know what makes you tick!

If you could choose one word to describe yourself, what would it be?

What is your favorite mixed media technique or supply and why?

If you were to be chosen for the MMU team, what are three mixed media techniques or ideas that you'd be interested in sharing in a tutorial?

Do you feel you can meet all the requirements listed above, including the deadline requirements?

Please list past and present Design Team experience. (Experience not necessary to apply)

Deadline for Submissions is Monday September 23, 2013
Winners will be contacted by Monday, September 30, 2013.
DT term will run for 12 months starting October 1, 2013

For questions please contact us at
Good Luck!

Terra & Tori
owners, Smeared and Smudged Forum/Smeared Ink Stamps

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