166 posts categorized "Altered Arts"

Chalkboard Valentines


Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing a set of chalkboard valentines. I started this project with a set of wood veneer hearts and used Chalkboard Paint, a Stamper's Big Brush Pen and PITT®Artist Pens to add color. I added dimensional metallic accents with the NEW Texture Gems. These valentines are quick and easy to create and fun to personalize!

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A CHA Scrapbook by Mahe Zehra

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Hello everyone! It is with great sadness that I am writing this - my last blog post - as part of the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® mguest design team. It has been such an awesome three months! I have met some amazing artists and learnt so much from them. I have discovered the true potential of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products as I have tried to push their boundries as well as my own. It has been a great learning experience and I am so glad I got to do this!

Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to go to CHA - The Craft and Hobby Association mega show. The show is full of inspiration with arts and crafts manafacturers coming from all over theworld to showcase their products. There are also many workshops to learn from and the topics range from business to creating art to getting published in magazines.

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Christmas Star!

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Hi there everyone!  Today I'm sharing with you a mixed media piece that can be done in no time.  I made a bunch of these this year as Christmas gifts and I think I might keep on going to get a head start for next year ;)  Here are the steps and all the details you need to make this festive piece:

I started off with a piece of wood.  I sanded down the really rough edges and then used a generous amount of Gesso for my base.  I cut some paper, crumpled it all in my hand and adhered it to the wood block using some Gel Medium.  Then I added some Gelatos® to bring out the texture in the crumpled paper.

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Blog Hop day 4 with Rita

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Hey there crafty peeps! Rita Barakat here today and we are doing a blog Winter blog hop with DCWV!  This week Dec 8-12 both blogs will be sharing fun winter projects featuring products from both companies! Check in each day on both blogs for chances to win lots of fabulous prizes! Today is my turn and I created this fun winter canvas!     November 2014 030 copy-002100 I used DCWV's Winter in the Woods stack, two fun and festive layers were a perfect backdrop for my snowman scene! November 2014 001100

I used my White Stampers Brush to draw  an outline for my snowman. November 2014 004100

I filled the snowman with Gesso, used Chalkboard Paint for his hat and Glass Bead Glitter Gel for accents! I used Gel Medium to attach the signs and accessories! November 2014 032100 Fun and easy! Now I am going to mount it onto a 12x12 canvas!

Rita

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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 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop, Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

 

DCWV Blog Hop Day 3 - Mou

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Hey everyone Mou here today with a holiday decor project as part of the DCWV Blog Hop.

Hop with us for a chance to win our $50 prize pack and a prize from DCWV! Here’s how to enter: stop by our blog each day this week and leave a comment. One random winner will be announced on December 15th. The blog hop will close on December 12th at 11PM.

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For this project, you'll need

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Palette Knife

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mister

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® in the following colors: Blueberry, Boysenberry (Blue)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper’s Big Brush Pen: Cobalt Green # 156 (Blue)

DCWV Winter in the Woods Stack

DCWV Christmas Creations Stack

shadow box (mine is upcycled from packaging)

Here are the steps to make this project.

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Measure your box and attach two or three different patterned paper inside using gel medium.

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Lay a stencil and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife to mimic falling snow.

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Apply gesso to the inside and outside the shadowbox.

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Cut out snowman from patterned paper and coat it with glass bead glitter gel.

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Add some dimension to the snowman using Gelatos colors.

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Cut an ornament out of patterned paper and add dimension by shading with Stamper's Big Brush pen.

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Attach the pieces inside the shadowbox as shown.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and good luck for the hop :)

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Did you know? With Rita Barakat

    RitaBarakat4 Hey there creatives! Rita Barakat here! Did you know that you can use Glass Bead Glitter Gel on fabric? Well you can! OK , you can but don't wash it! LOL , this is strictly decorative!

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Create background & Water coloring

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Hello, everyone. Hee Sun Kim here. 

Today, I want to share with you how to create background with crayon and water coloring using watercolor pencils.

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Ombre Backgrounds with Rita Barakat

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Hey there creatives! Rita Barakat here! Lets talk backgrounds shall we? Ombre backgrounds...with texture! And I know you already have the tools! OK go grab them: Gesso, a stencil,  your favorite shades of the same color Gelatos®Colors (dark and light) and Whipped Spackle.

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Halloween Boo Journal Board

Happy Halloween my crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I have a super easy and fun project for you to make for either a decor piece OR as a page in your journal. Your choice.  Cool right?

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This project was very fun to make and, yes, a tiny bit on the messy side.

I started off with a Square Journal Board that I coated in Gesso and 3 chipboard letters - painted in Chalkboard Paint. When the Gesso was dry on the Journal Board I applied VERY heavy layers of Gelatos® (in the following colors: Gelatos® Double Scoop® Black Licorice, Red Cherry, Mango and also reg. size Metallic Grape, Metallic Blueberry, and Black Cherry) all over the board. Then I used a paintbrush to "paint" the Gelato® colors and allow it to move and drip.

I dried it at this point and then rubbed the Gelatos® in wherever I wanted directly with my fingers. I added tiny bits of Chalkboard Paint from what was left on my brush on the edges. And dried again. And then I added just a touch of Glass Bead Glitter Gel.

To do the "mummy gauze" effect, I used a piece of cheesecloth and a tiny bit of Chalkboard Paint mixed with a spritz of water. I smooshed the cheesecloth into the Chalkboard Paint/water mixture and it comes out in a grey/black/white color. Very cool! And then I dry it with my heat tool. (I'm very impatient.)

I adhered the cheesecloth to the Journal Board and the Chipboard letters to the cheesecloth. I then added some Glass Bead Glitter Gel to my letters. But...It needed more. EYES! However, I don't "do" googly eyes. So I had to make my own. ;) I used some pearls and then used a punch tool for pupils. And voila'! Eyes! I wanted them to look scary, but you can see that they had a mind of their own. 

Here are some close-ups for you:

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another angle...

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With the rings that come with either size of Journal Boards (the Square or mini)  it's easy to add them to your own personal Journal OR you can add twine, ribbon or any other embellishment to make them into fun, home decor. What will you make with your Journal Boards?

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Haunting!  

Supplies:
Chalkboard Paint
Gesso
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Gelatos® Double Scoop®: Red Cherry, Black Licorice, Mango. Gelatos®: Metallic Blueberry, Metallic Grape (Metallic Collection) and Black Cherry (Steampunk Collection)
Square Journal Board
Gelatos® Tool Set

Lisa Sig

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A Halloween Chandelier with Mou & October Take the Challenge winners

Hi everyone, Mou here with Halloween home decor tutorial for you.

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Do you ever shop in kid craft aisles? I do... some for my kids, especially my son who loves to paint things, but also for me. Don't always have a plan, but I pick up random things here and there. Such was the case of the Halloween chandelier.

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After sitting in a bin in my studio for at least a couple of years, it finally saw light of day. I found this chandelier at JoAnn. I altered it with the following supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: Gold Champagne, Iced Chai, Tangerine, Mango, Red Cherry, Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Metallic Mint

Others: punchinella, stencil, string

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Start by adding a coat of Gesso to the chandelier pieces. Be sure to coat both the front and the back as you'll see all the sides when it's assembled and displayed.

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Next, coat parts of the chandelier with chalkboard paint leaving out the candles and flames.

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It should look something like this.

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Color the candles with Gold Champagne and Iced Chai Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.

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Color the flames with Mango, Tangerine and Red Cherry Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.

Add some dimension to the chandelier structure by rubbing on  Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Gold Champagne and Metallic Mint Gelatos® colors. Blend the colors with your fingers.

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Lay a stencil over the chalkboard painted part of a chandelier piece and apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel with palette knife. Let dry thoroughly. Repeat on every surface of each chandelier piece.

When dry, lay a punchinella over some parts and color lightly with Iced Chai Gelatos® color.

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Assemble the pieces together and tie with string to display in a chosen spot.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and now, it's time to announce the winners of October 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou.

Drumrolls please...

1. Just finished this yesterday

http://pagesintime.blogspot.com/2014/10/happy-halloween.html

Posted by: Jean Marmo | 10/06/2014 at 07:18 AM

2. Blogger  Paper Therapy Ponderings  said... (on my blog)

here is the link to my project since typeset does not like me
http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/2014/10/halloween-mixed-media-frog.html
Barb Housner

6:06 PM

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Congrats Jean & Barb! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Jean & Barb, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [naoko@fabercastell.com] with September Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)

 

 

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