Mixing isn’t about using the same techniques all the time and playing safe. Go all out, try new things. Getting stuck in the ‘rules of mixing’ mindset is only going to hold you back and stem the creativity. They are important, but remember – they are only guidelines. Try different plugin combinations, do things in a different order and see what happens.
But don’t overproduce, know when to stop – IF IT SOUNDS GOOD – IT IS GOOD, TRUST YOUR EARS!