Dream in Color- Mixed Media
Hello, Irit here! I am this black and white kind of a person. I don't like grey areas in my life and this makes me a bit of "colorless" (unless I craft). But I love to dream in color and this wall sigh that I made for my new post is all about colors.
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos are just perfect to make a rainbow of colors and this is my way to make it.
1. Get a good water color cardstock. The good thick cardstock is a must thing for this technique. I used the very old and delicious Prima printable cardstock. So I gathered all 7 rainbow Gelato colors: red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, blue and violet. Then I divided this cardstock to halves and added a thick layer over the middle line as shown.
Then I misted the paints with water and let it dry. If the colors are too pale add more paint over the middle line and repeat this step. Let it dry and iron it if you feel that the piece is too wavy.
2. Then I decided to melt some Paper Crafters Crayons over my painted cardstock and as all Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products are made to MIX AND MATCH if was very easy. I picked all rainbow colors from Red/Yellow and Green/Blue Crayons sets and just melted them over the same color using a heat gun.
3. Now to the letters. I used a very old Heidi Swapp foam letters and as those letters were covered with glossy paper. So I just peeled the paper and left it with some white thin paper coverage. Now I used Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens to color the letters. I wanted this rich saturated look and some other shades of the same Gelato colors and as Dream word has only 5 letters I dropped two colors and left with five only. I colored each letter at least twice to get this saturated shade and used Scarlet Red, Orange Glaze, Chrome Green and Cobalt Blue Stamper's Big Brush Pens.
As I don't have Violet Big Brush Pen I used Pitt Artist Purple pen and it was just the same color coverage, but a bit more work.
4. Make some embellishments with the same rainbow colors. My button stash was just perfect for this as I bought a lot of them and never used but one or two single buttons here and there. Then I added some more buttons over a few letters and as I wanted the colors to be the main issue of this project I decided to stop. The backing was made with a second half of my cardstock and as you can see the colors are reversed (can't be other way with this technique)
See you next time with more colorful inspiration!
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft
Cherry Red, Lavender
Cotton Candy, Blueberry
Stamper's Big Brush Pens
Pitt Artist Pens
Paper Crafters Crayons
Buttons: Dress it Up
Letters: Heidi Swapp
Irit Shalom My name is Irit Shalom and I am an Israeli designer and scrapbooker. In my real life I am a working dentist, but I love to create in my spare time. Right now I design for 7-8 American, British and Australian stamp, chipboard and tools companies and I was print and web published in Israel, UK and USA. .
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