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Bible Journaling with Faber Castell

Hey Design Memory Crafters!! I'm Lindsay with seeLINDSAY and I'm going to show you how easy it is to use the Bible Journaling Kit from Faber-Castell®.  Bible Journaling with Faber Castell-1-5

Bible journaling is one of the easiest ways to personalize your favorite scriptures. This kit is also essential because it comes with everything you need plus a booklet to sketch a picture out before you decide to put it in your scriptures. 

The Bible Journaling Kit includes 2 Gelatos® and 2 Gelatos highlighters, 2 PITT® Artist pens in gold and black, an artist sketch book, different die cuts and several stencils. I also used some Texture Luxe to  smear metallic colors on the bottom of the page. 

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I began by mixing some additional colors of Gelatos I had on hand with the ones included in the Bible Journaling Kit to get a pallet that I loved. I just smeared some on the page towards the bottom and used my blending tool to make it smooth. Once that was the tones I wanted, I added my Texture Luxe with a palette knife and just wiped it across the page. I saved a small area so that I could use the included stencil with the Texture Luxe as well.

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I layed down my stencil, once the Texture Luxe was dry, at the top of my page and started tracing it with the black PITT marker. I then mixed up some Gelatos with some Gel Medium and blended it together with my Palette Knife. I just started spreading it evenly over my included stencil and didn't care if I made the flowers two-toned or how they ended up look altogether. I wanted a real rustic look on this piece of my bible. I then removed the stencil and allowed it all to dry.

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I then used the black and gold PITT Artist Pens that were included in the Bible Journaling Kit and added the phrase "I will go, I will do". Now when I open my scriptures I have a sentiment that is near and dear to my heart that I have always loved. I have always loved these words and I strive to go and do when He would have me do. 

 


Gelatos, Ice Layers , Stencils and Mediums!!

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I enjoy the versatility of Design Memory Craft Gelatos®. Their vibrant color glides smoothly onto many surfaces like paper, canvas, and wood. Today I'm going to use them on a paper mache heart that I picked up at my local craft store.

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I started by giving my heart a coating of Gesso to lightly texture the surface and get it ready to accept the Gelatos®.

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After letting the Gesso dry a bit, I used my Gelatos® Brights to basically scribble on color.

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Next, I used the brush that came included in the Gelatos® set to brush over the color with water, creating a paint like effect.

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I wanted the color to be even more vivid, so once the wet layer dried, I went over it again with more of the Gelatos®, but this time I left it dry and blended it with my fingers.

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To add more texture to my heart, I used Ice Layers - Bubbles and a darker Gelatos®.

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Using Black Cherry from the Steampunk Gelatos set and the Faith Mixed Media Paper Stencils pack, next I added a feather.

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To balance out the feather, I used the "Wander" stencil from Mixed Media Paper Stencils 304.

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At this point, I went back in with my Ice Layers and the Black Cherry Gelatos to create a bit more dimension.

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I sealed the heart with a coat of gel medium.

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Once that was dry, I used my Stampers Big White Pen to do a bit of mark making.

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I added a bit more visual interest with a texture stamp from my stash before calling it complete.

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Thank you for joining me as I shared my Art from the Heart.

xo, Belen

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Stamping with Iridescent Gelatos

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Iridescent Gelatos® shimmer and catch the light, so when using them with a stamp to create a pattern, it instantly gives your pattern that shimmer. The first impression you make is the brightest, since it has the most color on it but the softer, later impressions are wonderful too. In the photo above, I bet you can tell which ones were stamped first.

Carolyn Dube here with a video showing how I stamped with the Iridescent Gelatos and water.

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I chose a hand carved stamp to use. I could have added the color to the entire image, but I chose to just add it around the edges. Each time I do this, I get a slightly different look. How much Gelatos I add and how much water I use, all impact what the stamped image looks like.

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 Using a spray bottle, I misted it with water and stamped.  The more water that is added the more of a watercolor look you get when stamping.  As the water gets used up, the stamping changes.  Notice how each of the 3 impressions get lighter and drier.

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 Gelatos play nicely with each other so you can add more than one color to a stamp.  After the third stamping, it looked like all the color was off the stamp.  But no! It was the water that had run out.  When I misted it again generously, I was a able to get more impression.  These were softer than than the first ones and are ideal for a subtle background.
Stamping-gelatos-tutorial-carolyn-dube-2222222Thanks for stopping by for a bit of play today with stamps, Iridescent Gelatos, and water!


Negative Space Painting with Gelatos

Diana Trout here today with Negative Space Painting. If you're scratching your head right now, read on. NSP is easier to demonstrate than explain.

Finished Piece

The supplies I used for this piece

Canvas board 6" x 8"
Pastel Gelatos
Glaze
Metallic Gelatos
Texture Gems
Awl (or other tool for scratching)
Paint Brush 
Pottery Sponge (or cosmetic wedge)

Finished Piece

Begin by creating a patchy background. I'm using the lightest of the Pastel Gelatos because I was thinking of a Fire Opal. No need to make a pattern on the background. Fill the canvas (or page) with color. I spread the color out with a damp sponge. For the best results, fill in the entire canvas. I added marks by scratching through the Gelatos with an awl.

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You might use stencils as well. 

Finished Piece

You can see the scratches above. Let this dry and then put a couple of coats of Glaze over it. While Gelatos remain re-wettable, they do dry to the touch. Let the Glaze layer dry thoroughly.

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It's time to begin the negative space painting. I used the Metallic Gelatos. They are super shiny and fun! (See my video linked at the end of this post for a swatch test.) You can use any shape you'd like or draw anything at all: leaves, flowers, house. I started with the Metallic Mint Gelatos and then, since I wanted the pastel shapes to really POP! I used darker colored Gelatos, like the Gold Champagne and Iced Chai.  

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You can use various tools to spread the Metallic Gelatos around: a potter's sponge, paintbrush, the dense foam sponge and your fingers (just make sure to keep them clean). You'll have no problem retaining the pastel shapes since they've been preserved with the Glaze.

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A range of values and most importantly Dark and Light make your piece really sparkle. I used a PITT Artist Brush Pen to draw around around the circles. I didn't want a solid line so I followed the pen with a wet brush. PITT pens are permanent but if you catch them while they are wet, they will run. Yum

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Finally, I chose a Texture Gem in Pearl to create some more shiny light by creating dots all around each circle. 

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Negative Space painting is a different way to think and create. I hope you'll try this and see for yourself. Enjoy!