I fell head over heals for the Mini Journal Boards when I started playing with them. I keep a large Art Journal but as I am a cardmaker at heart I sometimes have trouble planning such a large surface. These Journaling Boards are just the perfect small format for me and I can add my own pages too since they are bound with rings. Here's the process of making the page and I added a video at the end for you to watch if you'd like. Let's get started!
Hey there creatives, Rita Barakat here with an easy way to add depth and texture to your mixed media projects! This tag was created on vellum paper.
I wrote a little quote on my sketch book - I am always writing down ideas for use at a later time! The vellum is great because I can see the lettering underneath and trace it. (this is also a good way to practice writing!- you can always print it out from your computer but I digress... )
It's hard to tell but there is Whipped Spackle and Texture Luxe Textural Accents on the tag. I used my finger to wipe some onto various areas. The Whipped Spackle is very matte and the Texture Luxe has very high sheen with the pearl like shimmer so they look great together!
I used a PITT Art GRIP® Color Pencils but you can use your PITT® Artist Pens, or whatever you like to trace the letters.
I added three Gelatos® Colors: : Iced Coffee, Iced Chai and Snow Cone onto the tag.
I used a baby wipe to blend the Gelatos® Colors -remember you must always blend in Gelatos® Colors, you can't just draw with them, you have to blend that color.
I used a very wet paint brush to flick some splashes of Gelatos® Colors. I traced the writing but I didn't like the way it came out I decided to cover it with Gesso and try it again. (Gesso is your friend!)
Once it dries you can redo your lettering. Here is a close up...
Can you see all that texture? What will you be playing with today?
Blessings! Rita Barakat Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers
Hi, Ann here and I so excited to share my next step by step project. I am having an absolute blast guest designing for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. I love to make art, I make it every day! It makes my heart sing! It fills my soul! It stretches my creative muscle! Art journaling is such a perfect outlet! Art journaling is all about expression and experimentation. You can't do it wrong-every page is a learning and growing experience. Make lots of art, like everything the more you practice, the better and better it gets. Trust the process.
As you will see, I love mixing lots of artsy mediums with the beautiful rich colors of Gelatos. Mixed Media at it's finest! I hope you are inspired to get out your favorite Faber-Castell art supplies and make some art today! Here we go!
Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you and it's my turn on the blog to share my craft for our Wearable Crafts Week. Have you been enjoying the projects so far? So fun, right?
I have a super awesome tote bag to share with you today. I currently live in California and bags like these are an absolute necessity! We have a plastic bag ban, so you NEED a nice roomy bag like this to take shopping with you. And customizing it just makes it so much more personal. Who wants a bag that looks like everyone else's? Not this gal!!
I love that this bag already had the gold accents on it. It made it so fun to run with that idea.
Are these pins not the cutest things ever?? Pins are one of the most versatile crafts you can make to spruce up any outfit (and we're not talking about your Grandmother's pins!).
We were walking in the street the other day, and we saw the cutest flats in a store window with twine flower embellishments. It was literally calling our name...until we saw the price tag. The other con that came with the flats was how the embellishment could get dirty in a few wears. Who wants to be walking around with worn out embellishments? Our solution was to create these removable pins that you can stick onto your existing flats. And we're happy to say that it looks just as good as the ones we saw in the store:)
Hi! It's Jen Matott here and I have an adorable wearable art clutch purse to share with you today! I love getting dressed up and going out on the town and having your handmade accessories creates "Wow" factor in style! This week the New York State Fair is opening which means the end of summer and beginning of Fall. I entered Fine Art works and crafts into the competition and won 7 awards! They have an art reception to see the work before the general public does. So, I went with a couple of my friends and wanted to wear something fabulous as an exhibiting artist! This little purse was perfect!
The clutch purse was a sort of canvas like material and has a leopard print inside lining. It needed more color!
Hey there Crafty Peeps Rita Barakat here today. In my travels I have met a lot of ladies that have interesting jewelry. I especially love the ones that people make themselves. I thought it would be fun to make a little bracelet and right now natural accents are still very popular.So I thought I would take a stab at it and make my own! This is how it turned out!
Wow! I didn't know that one could use Faber-Castell Gelatos on fabric. What a beautiful craft idea for adults and children. I think I'll use this idea for our annual reunion as a project take-home for the children. It would make a nice take-home remembrance!
So funny - I am just the opposite - I can't do as well on a card!! Your mini journal board do look fun though Maya so might have to try. Love your sentiment and your page turned out great. Thanks bunches for the super tutorial too!. j.