Hey artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here and I am super excited to share this post with you! I love working on different size projects, the bigger the better - this one is 16x20 canvas! Inspired by candy!
I started with a little inspiration...Yay Easter candy! Yum! I used these colorful new stacks of canvas and burlap from DCWV some stencils, Whipped Spackle and Gelatos®Colors. I used different stencils and Whipped Spackle on each of the letters I hand cut. (Tip- if you have large chipboard letters have use them as stencils! Even if you only use the negative of the letters.) When you remove the stencil be sure that you lift straight up so you don't smear the shapes. Set aside to dry. After all the letters were done it was time to work on the background. I made this piece for a beautiful little girl I know named Journey. I always start by drawing over my pencil lines with a black PITT® Artist Pen or Stampers Big brush - depending on where the lines are and how thick I want them to be. I draw in the spaces with Gelatos®Colors then add water on a paint brush to blend. I used Gelatos on the edges of the piece then blended and pushed the color into the center. I added the letters on with Gel medium and outlined with a small black PITT® Artist Pen.
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. In addition to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® team she designs for DCWV and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.
I keep looking at your tag because there is so much too see. Wonderful and creative use of products, beautiful shimmer and fun texture. That is a pretty interesting stamp too. I don't have any glitter gems yet but they do look like they would be fun to experiment with.
Dear Jen, Our son is an astrophysicist. I will absolutely love making something like this for him. I am not nearly as talented as you are, so there will be a few (many) changes, but I know it will make him smile. Thank you. Dee
Hi Tricia - giveaway for the Party Banner UStream has already closed. But, if you join us for the Ustream on May 27th there will be another opportunity. Please stay tuned on THAT date for the details on the giveaway and the UStream. You can also find everything on the Design Memory Craft Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Design-Memory-Craft/163326060375030?v=wall
Lisa, your tag is awesome! I love, love, love the beautiful colors and textures you chose, as well as the way you put them together. I opened an email today from Faber-Castell about the Ustream Class on Wed., May 27, 2015. I watched the DIY All Occasion Party Banner and made a comment to be entered in the giveaway. The demonstrator (I couldn't find her name anywhere) said that if we comment on the blog we have a chance at winning the grand prize. I couldn't find a link to your blog anywhere on the Ustream page. I went to Faber-Castell website and couldn't find anywhere to write a comment. I went through the Ustream video several times to find out how to get to the page where I was to leave a comment. FINALLY, I discovered that Faber-Castell has a blog. I've looked throughout this blog and couldn't find a place to leave a comment about joining you for the Ustream class on May 27th. When I browsed through the site, the sections are not dated so I had to keep searching. At last I settled on writing to you here on your texture tag demo. Where should I leave a comment to register for the grand prize? Thank you!