Gelatos & Gesso Background Technique
My First Guest Design Post for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Making Masks with Rita Barakat

Feb 2014 013 (2)100 Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here! Today I have a tutorial for this mask - use it for dressing up or decoration! ( Your choice but my Baby Girl says it's for dressing up!) You are going to need a plain mask- mine is some type of clay. Your Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products, don't forget gesso, paint brushes, water, glitter, some beads, wet adhesive, a pencil (unless you like to wing it), paper towels (depending on how messy you get) and bling.   

rbarakat2 I had you grab your gesso because if your mask is slick or soaks up water you need to coat it first. Mine had a coating on the clay so I could skip this step. To test it, simply take a wet paint brush across the surface~ if it soaks in right away or beads up too much you had better coat it. Then draw your design!rbarakat3 Once you are happy with your design go over the lines with your PITT® Artist Pens. rbarakat4 Grab your Gelatos®Colors. I used Snow Cone, Lime, Margarita Mix, Lavender, Raspberry, Grape and Blueberry. I added color- literally just scribbled randomly over the surface (yes, you can do this!)rbarakat5 Get a wet paint brush and blend the colors together. *I blend each color separately rinsing the brush in between, then I go back and blend the colors together so there are no divisions between colors. rbarakat6 A fine tip glue pen comes in handy to add bling and beads. Then I added sparkle Mod Podge over the entire surface. Feb 2014 015100 Here are some more pictures of the finished project!Feb 2014 014100 siggyb So what do think?


 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. 



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TracyM #6773


LOVE your mask Rita - THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and creative inspiration :)


yep, it's gorgeou! love the colors and thanks for the tut!

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