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Take the Challenge with Mou, March 2014

Mix & Match With Metallics


Hi! Jeanne Streiff here today!

I love the look of metallics on a neutral background. This look is very easy to achieve with Mix & Match products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! I found this old picture of my family and I thought it would be fun to do a single picture 8" x 8" vintage scrapbook page.

The little one is me... so I guess I'm a little vintage myself. 

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 I  started by painting Gesso onto white cardstock. This gives a nice base layer and lets the colors stay on the page instead of soaking into the paper.

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I misted with water (Misting Bottle (Mist Maker Set) and then added Squid Ink Gelatos®, Earl Grey Gelatos®, and Gold Champagne Gelatos®. After I had the Gelatos® color on the way I wanted them,  I misted with water again and tilted my paper and let the colors run together and drip. Dry with a heat tool.

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 Spread Whipped Spackle over a stencil with a spatula (from the Mist Maker Set). Lift off stencil and dry with a heat tool.

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 Add more color (I smudged with my finger) using Butterscotch Gelatos® and Boysenberry Gelatos®.

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 Rub Silver Ice Gelatos® through a second stencil (I used my finger) for a metallic pop.

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 Next I used Metallic PITT® Artist Pen Gold & Silver  to add a little more metallic accent to the raised areas of Whipped Spackle. After I added color I smudged with my finger to soften.

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 To create my border I inked up the stamp from Mix & Match Gelatos® & Stamp Set Green with a Gold Metallic PITT® Artist Pen and stamped repeatedly along the edge. For my accent I wrapped twine around my hand a few times and then tied in a knot.

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 I finished my page with a wee bit of journaling with a PITT® Artist Pen (Black S) and added a few pearls on the side of the picture.


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products:

Squid Ink Gelatos®, Earl Grey Gelatos®, Butterscotch Gelatos®, Boysenberry Gelatos®, Silver Ice Gelatos®, Gold Champagne Gelatos®, Mix & Match Gelatos® & Stamp Set Green

 Metallic PITT® Artist Pens Gold & Silver

PITT® Artist Pen (Black S)

Whipped Spackle


Misting Bottle, Spatula (Mist Maker Set)

other products:

stencils (Crafter's Home)

heat tool (or blow dryer in a pinch)

Jute twine


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This is a knockout page!! I love the touch of nonmetallic color. Can't wait to play with the Whipped Spackle.


Really cool colours - love the greys and gold at the beginning, and the spackle looks amazing. Fabulous layout!
Alison x

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