An Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Lunar & Tea Stain Dyes

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Hi everyone, Mou here today with an art journaling video tutorial using Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Lunar & Tea Stain Dyes and a coloring page.

Here's the supply list for this project:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft -

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And here's the video tutorial:

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Happy Art Journal Page

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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   Time to mix it up in our art journals and make a bit of happy.  This is a fun, easy way to add color and create a wonderful, mixed media art journal page.  

Grab your Gelatos® Iridescents and let's pop a bit of color with a happy page and a flower using Gelatos® Blue Moon.  Just watch this quick video to learn how....

 

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Tada!

Now it's your turn.  Please share if you this inspires you. I'd love to see what you make.  Just tag me on Instram @iamclassygirl or Facebook at Tiare Smith Designs.  

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Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com


Making Mini-Books with Color Fizz™

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Hello Lovelies! It's Laura Bray and today I want to show you a project to use all the background papers you've been creating using Color Fizz™.  Wait! You don't have any backgrounds papers using Color Fizz™? That's terrible! You should probably start out by watching this video I made in my studio of me playing with this versatile, new product.

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An Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Blue Moon & Color Fizz

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a video tutorial for you today! I'll show you how I created the above art journal page using Color Fizz and Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Blue Moon.

Color Fizz are effervescent pigment tablets that are activated with hot water and creates a unique coloring experience. Two sets of Color Fizz - Champagne Brights and Primary Pop were released at Creativation 2017. Here's an introductory video in case you are curious:

Here's a complete list of supplies I used to make this page:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft -

Color Fizz Primary Pop

Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS - Blue Moon, Nebula

Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

Gel Medium

Collapsible Water Cup

Gelatos Tool Set - Drip Dropper

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Watercolor paper, hot water, paper towel

And here's the video:

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! Be sure to share your creations with Color Fizz with us too.

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Artsy Bullet Journal Page

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Hi Loves, Tiare here.   Planning is all the rage and I am surely an avid planner and list maker.  However, as an artist I prefer to add my own little artsy touches to pages.  I especially like adding art to my lists or bullet journal pages.  The touch of color and beauty just makes the task a lot happier and more beautiful. 

Grab your Gelatos® Highlighters and let's make a "pretty" list.  Check out my quick video to see how: 

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Easy, peasy, pretty!

Now it's your turn.  EnJOY!

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Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com


 


Highlight Something Personal! Poetic Jewelry Box

Hey friends! Adrianne Surian here with you today, and I'm excited to share a project using the new Gelatos® Colors  Highlighters  They are a perfect solution to highlight  all of your bright ideas.  I'm using mine on this poetic jewelry box combining the Classic Robert Frost poem "The Road Not Taken" and a sassy spring selfie.

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The highlighter Gelatos  Colors are awesome for journaling and for planner pages, but don't forget that pages aren't limited only to books when it comes to mixed media!  Paper can be applied to so many surfaces to give you a truly personal and unique piece.

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I picked up this little chest of drawers on a whim while shopping, and I knew it was a perfect item to that I could personalize.  After all, my ego isn't so big that I could put my face on just anything!  But this little chest of drawers tucked away in my bedroom is a great way to remind myself that self-confidence is always in style.  

 

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The techniques used on this project  are simply  decoupage and stenciling, in addition to a little bit of minor hardware installation (for the knobs).  I trimmed my paper to match the size of the  shelves and the face of the three drawers, and I used Glaze to decoupage the image and text onto the front surface.  You don't have to print an image here!  You can use plain white paper, wrapping paper, napkins, or anything you like!  When you're decoupaging, it is easier to adhere thinner papers rather than card stock or photo paper, so I wouldn't try anything too heavy.  

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To keep the front face all as one image, I closed the drawers to begin working . I used the Ice Layers floral stencil  in addition to the mixed media stencils that are included in the Gelatos Highlighter set.  I also added in the brick and herringbone mixed media stencils from the 101 stencil collection to give the piece a little variety.  

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You may need to sand the edges of your drawers or the openings if you have any papers that don't line up exactly.  Even if not, it's likely you'll want to cover the bare wood edges.  I used a small amount of black acrylic paint along the bottom base, and then around each of the edges to give it a more industrial look.  Depending what look you're going for, you may want something softer and less bold.  But that's the great thing about art - you can make it your own!  Follow your own instinct to create something meaningful to you. 

Finally, I used a drill to drill a small hole in each of the drawers.  You can use a Dremel tool or any power drill for this.  The hole only needs to be as large as the screw on the knobs you select.  Installing the knobs puts the final touch on your jewelry box!  


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As a child of the 80's, I cannot love this project enough, and the poem inspires me every day.  It's a piece of art that adds inspiration to my morning routine! The size is perfect for jewelry pieces, lip balm, hair ties, nail polish - all those small items that need organization.  If you're inspired by this project, leave a comment!  I'd love to know what kind of piece you'd like to turn into a work of art!

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An Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Comet

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Hello there, a very Happy April to you all!

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Today I want to share with you an art journal page that was inspired by a fortune cookie using Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Comet.

Let's start with the supply list.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Comet, Blue Moon, Nebula, Satellite, Black Hole

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stencils 101 10 ct Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools: Gel Medium, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool Set

Other: mixed media paper, found papers, lace, thread, sewing machine, foam stamp, die-cuts, paint brushes

Let's get started.

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Rub Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Comet, Nebula, Satellite and Blue Moon on mixed media paper or your own art journal.

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Blend with water. Wet a foam stamp with water and color it with Gelatos colors Nebula and Satellite. Stamp a few times on the page.

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Sew a piece of lace at the top of the page.

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With Gel Medium attach pieces of found papers all around the page.

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Place stencil on page and trace the shapes with PITT Artist pen. Repeat in at least two other areas of the page.

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Attach some die-cuts and more found papers to the page with Gel Medium.

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Rub some Black Hole Gelatos on a palette or craft mat. Dilute a bit with water to create your own "ink". Use the ink to brush letter the prompt, which in this case is a fortune from a fortune cookie.

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With a palette knife apply some Whipped Spackle to add texture to the page. Let dry.

And there you have it, the finished art journal page!

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Painted Wooden Spoon Set

Hey friends! Adrianne Surian here with you today to share a fun makeover for plain wooden utensils.  Gelatos® can turn just about any item into a work of art, and this week we are featuring Iridescent Comet as the color of the week!  The bright green is a cheerful color for your spring and summer art projects, and today I'm showing you how to add a bit of art to your kitchen, or make a gift for housewarmings, hostesses, Mother's Day, and more!

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When adding art mediums to food utensils, it's important to note that anything painted should be kept to handles and outer surfaces only, as food safety standards are quite strict.  Seal your art with several coats of glaze to help it last, and always hand-wash painted pieces.  

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Today I'm using green and blue hues from the Gelatos Iridescents collection, and using decoupage, gel tinting and stencil techniques.

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Begin by first cutting a small piece of office paper to wrap around the top of the handle.  The exact dimensions will vary by your spoon or spatula length, but limit the embellishment to the top 1/4 of the handle.  Use Glaze to decoupage the paper onto the wood handle, giving you a bright white background to start with.  (Note: you can also use a few thin coats of Gesso on wood and bamboo for the same effect, but I find that the combination of paper and Glaze dries faster, and helps to better preserve my supplies.)

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Allow the Glaze to dry, then cut a small amount of Comet Gelatos off the the sick with a palette knife.  Add a bit of Gel Medium, and mix the color in thoroughly to tint it. Spread the tinted Gel Medium onto the decoupaged area however you like; I added a thin coat in some areas, and a thicker coat in others.  

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Allow that to dry, and apply Ice Layers stencils where you like to add bubbles!  I used a combination of blue and blue-green iridescent colors: Blue Moon, Satellite, and Nebula, mixed with Gel Medium.  

The Ice Layers stencils are self adhesive, so you want to be sure your background layer is completely dry before applying them, but once you do, you can get gorgeous, thick coats of Gel designs with sharp, clean edges.  These thick stencils will require extra time to dry before you continue - I typically leave them overnight!  But a few hours is sufficient.  Finally, finish off the set with a couple coats of Glaze to seal your design well and to help prevent it from chipping away when used.  

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I hope you enjoyed today's project, and that you're inspired to give something in your home a makeover with Gelatos!  Leave a comment if you do!

Adrianne Surian

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Intro to ICE LAYERS Video + Art Journal

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Design Memory Craft® has released SO many great new products this spring... one of the fun additions to textural accents are Ice Layers! Rachel Kleinman here to share an art journal page that showcases the brand new Ice Layers and the Color of the Week... Comet Iridescent Gelatos®!

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The Ice Layers are a very inventive version of your classic stencil. They are like a clear and adhesive background texture that you can cut apart to get whatever design you desire. 

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Today, I used the Bubbles Ice Layers with Comet, Blue Moon, Nebula, and Satellite Iridescent Gelatos® to create a simple art journal page. I created a dimensional background before applying the Ice Layers. Then when I add the Comet Iridescent Gelatos® it helps everything stand apart!

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Last but not least, I have a quick process video for you. I share some of my Ice Layers projects before they hit the market along with a short tutorial to make the page shown here!

 

 

SUPPLIES:

Iridescents Gelatos®: Comet, Nebula, Blue Moon, Satellite

Ice Layers Bubbles

Whipped Spackle

Texture Cards

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Texture Luxe™ Pearl

Stencils 101

Stencils 301

 

 


NEW Color Fizz™

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There are SO many amazing Design Memory Crafts products that have just recently been released, including the very bright and fun Color Fizz™ watercolor tablets! Hello, my name is Rachel Kleinman and I am addicted to bright colors! 

The very best way to see this wonderful product in action is by video, so I've put together a quick 2 minute demonstration which you can view here... enjoy!

But seeing some still photos of how these pigmented fizzing dissolving tablets work is cool too.

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To get the best fizzing action you will need to use hot water. I just microwaved some water (be careful because yes it's HOT!) and used a spray bottle and a paintbrush to drop the hot water onto the tablets.

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As the tablet dissolves it also pops out little spots of color so you get a cool speckled look along with the saturated pigment.


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So fizzy... and yes it makes a very satisfying fizz sound so you know it's working ;)

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Once my watercolor paper dries I'll be using these beautiful papers as a base for tags, ATCs, index cards, and especially for stamped images. Thanks for joining us and I sure hope you give the Color Fizz™ tablets a try!

 

SUPPLIES:

Color Fizz™ - Champagne Bright

Color Fizz™ - Pop

Collapsible Water Cup