160 posts categorized "Altered Arts"

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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Mixed media Seasonal Tags with Rita

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Hey there artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here and I love fall! So of course I had to gather my supplies to make some Mixed Media Seasonal tags!

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Think with your hands

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...where did the time go? Is it possible that these three months passed by already?
I can't believe it!!

Here I am again, Zoey , your Italian friend that you love so much (LOL). 
Today I want to show you a home decor (or altered project?) that I made using of course my so beloved Gelatos®.

I started off by covering a styrofoam hand with Gel Medium and Tissue Paper.

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Texture Art with Jen

P1020392It is no secret that I love texture AND color!  I can't get enough of bright, gorgeous color and patterns and textures.  This project has both in large doses!   I started this project while I was at the Faber-Castell headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio!  I had it sitting on my desk just waiting for the final finishing touches to make it complete.  Finally, I gave it more texture and some fun embellishments and I'm thrilled with the result!

P1020399I used my favorite colored Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Double Scoop Gelatos® in Snow Cone, Mango, Lemon, Metallic Mint, and Margarita! 

P1020396I added Whipped Spackle through a stencil and also splattered and stamped with bubble wrap using some Chalkboard Paint.

P1020394This gorgeous butterfly is from UmWowStudios and used WOW Embossing powder on it!  I layered more chipboard to create a fun finishing touch.

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P1020397More bubble wrap stamped in some Whipped Spackle after being put through a stencil.  I just adore bubble wrap as a texture tool.  The edge of the wood plaque was painted with Chalkboard Paint.  I love the contrast between the colors and the black edge.

I love when I finally finish a project that I start months ago ...it's very satisfying and deserves a celebration!

Thanks for letting me share this piece of art!

Jen

Materials List:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Double Scoop Gelatos® in Snow Cone, Mango, Lemon, Metallic Mint, and Margarita Mix

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint

Wood plaque

Stencils

UmWowStudios chipboard:  DIY Printer's Block, Distressed Harlequin Background, Butterfly

WOW Embossing Powders

aMuse doily

Prima Marketing window

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Blog Hop with Unity Stamps! Day 5 with Jen

We have a blog hop with Unity Stamps this week! We’ve always been really impressed by their stamps so we’re so excited to be hopping with them!

Today, I'm happy to be posting with my project using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products and Unity Stamps!

P1020417I used this adorable set of stamps from Unity Stamps.  This one is called Grace Girl.  She is such a sweet autumn lady.  I knew I wanted to use autumn colors so I chose to create a canvas board with the Steampunk Set of Gelatos®.

P1020408I started by applying vintage dictionary paper and sheet music with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.  Once dry, I added the Gelatos® and added Gelato sprays with the Gelatos Mist Maker Kit to create a mixed media effect.
P1020414I used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black and brown to stamp the image over the colors. 

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P1020420I used a stencil to create leaf shapes using an Essential PITT Artist Pen in black.

P1020419Finally, I added a doily with the sentiment stamped on there and some embellishments.  This is going right on my mantel as part of my autumn decor! 

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Thanks to Unity for the adorable stamps! 
Each day we posted a new project on our blogs. Don't forget to check out the previous projects and come back, and leave a comment to be entered in our $50 product giveaway! For extra entries, leave a comment on our Facebook page here.
Don’t forget to stop by the Unity Stamps blog for their post!
The blog hop will be open until Sunday, September 21st (11PM EST). Winners will be announced on the company’s blogs on Monday, September 22nd. Happy hopping!

Material list:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® in Steampunk colors

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Double Scoop Gelatos® in Lemon

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium

Gelatos Mist Maker Kit

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black and brown

Faber-Castell Essential PITT Artist Pens in black

Prima Marketing flower & leaves

aMuse twine and mini clothespin

Beacon Adhesive

Recollections Doily

Canvas board

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Mixed Media Mini Journal Board with VIDEO

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Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I'm sharing a few techniques on a mini journal board that I had fun with. I had a big "oopsie" in making this project, but I worked with it and allowed it to guide me in a very cool direction. Make sure to scroll down for the video! 

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I hope that you enjoyed my video and laughed along with me. ;) I really enjoyed making this piece as I wasn't sure what exactly I was going to do when I started, but I love how it turned out.

Supplies Used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® :

Gelatos® - Iced Chai, Iced Coffee (Steampunk Collection), Butterscotch (Neutrals Collection),
Mango (Yellow Set) Gold Champagne (Gold/Silver set), Blood Orange (50's Diner Designer Set),

Gesso
Gel Medium
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Paper Crafter Crayon™ in Brown
Mini Journal Boards
Gelatos® Mist Maker Set­

Other Supplies:

Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop (Microbial)
Paper (on tag) - Basic Grey (Highline)
Stamp - Technique Tuesday (Can Do)
Embossing Powder - Wow! (Passion Fruit Embossing Glitter)
Embossing Ink - Versamark
Staples
Twine
Seam Binding Ribbon

 

Lisa Sig

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Cherish DIY Embroidery Hoop

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Hi everyone! Margie Higuchi here with my last post for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Design Team - Summer 2014! Just want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® (shout out to sweet Naoko Ohno!!) for letting me play with their products on their stage - THANK YOU!! What an honor and privilege to be working with my amazing and talented team members during this term! LOVE you guys!

OK...now let's get to some FUN~!! I am using an embroidery hoop to create this sweet and simple home decor piece. With a combination of textual accents and Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® colors, you can re-create to your own design!

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MIX & MATCH

MIX & MATCH from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors & mediums will work beautifully together.

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