146 posts categorized "Altered Arts"

Altered Tin by Zoey


Hello Crafters!

Guess who is here today, me! Zoey!

Today I want to show you an Altered Tin! I had this Tin since years , maybe 6 years? And I never had the chance to play with it...untill today! 

I separated carefully the lid from the base and then I applied a small coat of Gesso.


When the Gesso was dried, I covered the tin with tissue paper with Gel Medium..and I let it dry.

While it was dring I cut few pieces of patterned paper to cover the inside of my tin.  

I also stamped my sweet little girl - I absolute love stamping with Stamper's Big Brush Pen because they are indian ink, so this mean they are totally waterproof! To stamp my image I used Stamper's Big Brush Pen BLACK


I stamped my image over two patterned paper to add some interest to the little girl. After I glued the two pieces together, I went over the image with a bit of Gel Medium. I did this because I wanted to make my surface pourous since I then added some more shadows with different Stamper's Big Brush Pen. To color the body of the girl I used  Stamper's Big Brush Pens 3ct: SUBTLE TONES  meanwhile for the dress I used Stamper's Big Brush 3 ct BLUE


I glued the patterned paper to the inside of the tin, and to add some shadows I added some Stamper's Big Brush Pens 3ct: NEUTRAL  and to add some lights I blended in a bit of Gold Champagne Gelatos®.


I colored with Gold Champagne Gelatos® a big paper rose. To do this, I just applied the dry Gold Champagne Gelatos® and with the waterbrush pen I helped the color blending in with the paper. I did the same thing with the small roses and I used  Metallic Mint Gelatos® , Iced Chai Gelatos® and Butterscotch Gelatos® .


While the roses were drying, I grabbed a piece of chipboard and I added some color to it. I used Iced Chai Gelatos®  and Chocolate Gelatos® , again I let the colors blend together with the waterbrush pen.


With a punch I punched out few butterflies from the same collection of patterned paper, to give them a bit of "girly" mood (since the paper is pretty dark and masculine) I added the  Glass Bead Glitter Gel.... if you haven't try it yet, you definitely have to give it a try! This medium is fab, it dries perfectly clear leaving some sparkles and a great texture. And well, I am not a glitter lover....so believe me, it is not too sparkly...but is nicely subtle! I also added the Glass Bead Glitter Gell on the girl wings!


The last thing I did, was to color a piece of crinkle ribbon. To color it, I spread a bit of  Metallic Mint Gelatos® , Metallic Blueberry Gelatos® and Butterscotch Gelatos® over my kraft sheet, spritzed a bit of water and I just let the ribbon sink in all the yummi color. 

Then all was left to do was gluing everything together!

This was my first alterde tin and I had so much fun doing it! I hope it will give you some inspiration for your next alteration! 

I leave you with some photo of the final project!

Wishing you a creative and happy day, thanks for stopping by!

Ciao, Zoey







Supplies :

  • Gesso (#770302)
  • Gel Medium (#77303)
  • Stamper's Big Brush Pen BLACK (#770012)
  • Stamper's Big Brush Pens 3ct: SUBTLE TONES (#770055)
  • Stamper's Big Brush 3 ct BLUE (#770053)
  • Stamper's Big Brush Pens 3ct: NEUTRAL (#770054)
  • Gold Champagne Gelatos®
  • Metallic Mint Gelatos® 
  • Iced Chai Gelatos® 
  • Butterscotch Gelatos® 
  • Chocolate Gelatos® 
  • Metallic Blueberry Gelatos®

Other Supplies : 

  • Glitz 6'' Paper Pack - Vintage Blue
  • Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Peacock Feather
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Glass and textural accents!

July 2014 017100 Hey there crafty peeps Rita Barakat here! Did you know that you can use Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts Gel Medium, Gesso and Glaze on glass? You can! I used them and steampunk Gelatos®Colors  to transform this oil bottle! To adhere paper and drawings use Gel Medium, to add color paint a layer of Gesso first. To seal your work cover it with Glaze. You can also make a clear paint by mixing Gelatos®Colors with Glaze. July 2014 022100 July 2014 023100 Here is the finished project! SO fun adding all the texture and layers. July 2014 024100 July 2014 025100 What will you create next?

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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. She designs for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® team, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.


Bird Watcher's Journal


Hi there!  Katie from KBStamps here sharing a super fun tutorial with you today.  I am going to share how I made this mixed media journal for bird watching.  

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Beachy Glass Bead Glitter Gel Glass Jar

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Hi, everyone! Margie Higuchi here with a beach themed project, using the Glass Bead Glitter Gel. I used the white mini glass jar from my 4th of July Gel & Gelatos Glass Jar project and kicked it up a notch.

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4th of July Gel & Gelatos Glass Jars

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Hi, folks! Margie Higuchi here with a 4th of July themed project of coloring these stinkin' cute mini glass jars! We have a new Goodwill Store open in our shopping mall so when I checked it out...well, who could resist?! LOL!!

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Altered Frame by Zoey E.


Hello everyone! Well, where do I begin from!? I am thrilled to show you the project I made with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft®  ! I am beyond happy and proud to be part of this talented group and sometimes I still have to pinch myself to see if this is for real! 
For my first post I've worked with the Steampunk Gelatos®  - I couldn't wait to get my hands on this set! So...here we go! 

I found a lonely photo frame in my stash and I decided to alter it , I first covered it with some tissue paper and with Gel Medium I glued it to the photo frame. When everything was dried, I toned down the tissue paper with Gesso

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The wind-bell decoration


Hi everyone!  Madoka here.  I would like to share  my first work as Guest Designer.

This is called "Furin" in Japan.

It's a wind-bell which is hung under the eaves and makes a sound when receiving a wind. It is made of glass or metal so that it makes cooler-feeling sound.

Japanese enjoy the sound and go through a sticky hot summer.

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Chalkboard Birthday Tin

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Hi everyone! Margie Higuchi here. Today, I’d like to show how I repurposed a mint tin by using many wonderful Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products! I love how the colors and mediums mix and match to make it SO EASY to create!

First we need to prep the tin by sanding the surface and then applying Gesso. I put two coats on with dry time in between coats.

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An Altered Birdhouse

Teresa - altered birdhouse

Hello lovely people! It's Teresa here with my first post for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft as a Summer 2014 Guest Design Team Member.

I'm bringing you a little project today that uses some of the awesome Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft mediums available, as well as my new favourite colouring tool Gelatos®.

Here's my altered birdhouse.

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A Going Away Canvas

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Hi, Margie Higuchi here! I am sharing a special canvas project, using a combination of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelato® sticks and Textural Accent products. 

Summer brings weddings, graduations and Father's Day but also moving days like my crafting friend, Chris. In her honor, I created this {IL Scrapper} Canvas for her new craft room in New Jersey! We belong to an online group based in Illinois and have been IL Scrappers members for 10 years!

If you are like me, I am sure there's a TON of letter stickers in your stash? No? How about spelling and listing out words with left overs!

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