173 posts categorized "Altered Arts"

Star Marquee Light

 

Hi! Dana Tatar here sharing a star marquee light that I altered to add a little glamor to my craft space. I used one of my favorite color combinations, gold and blue, for this project. I had a lot of fun adding dimensional stars to this piece with the NEW Gold Texture Luxe Metallic Paste!

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Canvas Corp Blog Hop Day 5- Jen

Hi everyone and welcome to day five of the blog hop with Canvas Corp! To win Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®'s $50 prize, comment below each day this week.  One random winner will be selected on April 20th. 

Hi everyone!  Jen here to share with you a project that creates with Canvas Corp bag and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.   FrontofbagI started with a hexagon stencil from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencil 101 Collection and used Gelatos® Colors Brights set to create areas of shape and color.

GelatosonbagColor inside the stencil and then blend with finger.  I rub in a circlular direction to create a mixed effect.

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I used the same stencil to dab Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint over to create some black areas.  Once dry, I added Art GRIP® Color Pencil in white over the chalkboard painted shapes as well as PITT® Artist Pen in Black around some of the Gelatos® shapes.

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Here's a view of the back of the bag... I just added some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint through the hexagon stencil and drew with the ArtGrip colored pencil in white.

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On the front of the bag, I colored with the Gelatos® Colors in Snow Cone from the Brights set.  I tipped the bag up ( I suggest putting a piece of cardboard inside the bag to create a flat, solid surface to paint on) and sprayed water to create drips down the surface.  Some text was stamped using a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black over some areas.

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Next, I added Texture Luxe™ in Gold to some chipboard shapes from UmWowStudio using a foam dabber in the Gelatos Tool Set.

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Using that same hexagon stencil, I added some of the Texture Luxe™ in Gold through using a palette knife.  Allow to dry completely.

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Draw a shape (I created a bee shape) with a PITT® Artist Pen and use as a guide to backstitch using colored floss.

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Be sure to hop along with our lovely Design Team all of this week to see what we've made with the Canvas Corp. products and check out THEIR blog to see what they've done with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products this week, too!   I hope you enjoyed my project!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencil 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors Brights set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ in Gold

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Color Pencil in white

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT® Artist Pen in Black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

 

Other materials:

Canvas Corp Canvas Shoulder bag

text stamp (unknown)

colored craft floss DMC

UmWowStudio Hexagon Confetti Chip

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New Stencils on Mixed Media Journal Board with Jen Matott

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If you've seen our new packaging for the Mixed Media Stencils 101 Collection, you might recognize this piece.  I did the artwork for that package!  I used lots of media on this one! 

Using a Mixed Media Square Journal board, I applied some lace and fabric tape to create a background texture.

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Come on Spring! Tag by Jen Matott

Does it feel like Spring might never come to anyone else? It has snowed in Central New York for a month with 3-4 feet on the ground (actually up to my windows) and the air so cold it hurts to breathe when you step outside!  I am so ready for a warm up!  So to brighten my cold, dreary, winter day, I made a spring tag with some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® media and UmWow Studio lovelies. 

 I needed some gorgeous color so after priming the chip with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso, I added a rainbow of Gelatos® colors to the tag.  Gorgeous!

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Take a Risk Tag by Lisa

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Happy weekend crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you and I have a cool tag to share today.  I love repurposing things I get in the mail to make tags and cards, or pieces of a canvas. Today's repurposed bit turned into a tag. Lots of texture and oh-so-pretty!

Let me show you how I created it!

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May Arts hop - Day 2

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons.


Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!

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Today, I have a canvas I made for the lovey-dovey day!  I wanted tons of texture because the ribbon I was sent was full of possibilities in adding texture to any project!

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This canvas emerged from many layers of materials.  I started with applying papers with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.  Once it was dry, I added thicker materials like canvas strips, textured papers, and May Arts Burlap, May Arts Open Weave, and May Arts multi- sized pearl strands.

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I applied the Gel Medium really thick and added some glass beads in while adhering the ribbon.

Love canvas03Once the Gel Medium dries, the beads are held on firmly and the Gel is clear!  So there is a textured base now but adding more is always better!

Love canvas02So, I used one of Faber-Castell's new Texture Luxe in both Gold and Silver through the new Mixed Media Stencils.  I used a palette knife to apply them very thickly.  It took awhile for the Luxe to dry but after leaving to go workout, I came back to add more color!
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For this project, I wanted a Valentine's theme so reds, metallic pinks, and metallic browns (from the Steampunk set) were the color scheme of choice! The Gelatos® colors are vibrant and mix with water to create fun drips and puddles of color to make my project pop!

Love canvas06For this project, I used Gelatos® colors in Cherry Red, Metallic Melon, Bubble Gum, Iced Chai, and Iced Coffee.  Starting with the pinks and working to the darker colors, I watered them down on my craft mat and used a brush to drip or brush them on.

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Love canvas16Finally, I used some Luxe to color my Prima resin angel.  It dried really fast on this little gem.  I layered this over the ribbon, some gold leaves, and a feather.

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Love canvas13The heart was stamped with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black on a script stamp. Some Gelatos® color in Metallic Melon added a bit of sparkle and shine.

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I added a love phrase sticker (from Cosmo Cricket) and wrapped the pearls around the canvas to finish it off beautifully! 
Love canvas12This was a fun project to create! 

Now HOP on over to The May Arts Blog!

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Texture Luxe in Gold and Silver ***coming soon***

Mixed Media Stencils *** Coming Soon***

Stamper's Big Brush Pen (black)

Textural Accents Gel Medium


Other Products Used:

May Arts 2.5 Inch Open Weave Burlap Net

May Arts 3/8" multi-size Beaded strand

May Arts 2.5 Inch Burlap/wired ribbon in Natural

Glass beads

Chipboard heart

Script Stamp

Prima Marketing resin angel

Cosmo Cricket Phrase Stickers

canvas

textured paper, dress pattern paper, and book paper.

 

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New Texture Luxe with Jen Matott

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Hi crafty friends!  I am here to share a project that I made using the new Texture Lux and our new Texture Stencils!  I love this stuff!

The Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe in gold is gorgeous!  Actually, ALL three colors are gorgeous but I used Gold on this board.   Using the Gelatos® Steampunk color set was used first through the new Texture Stencils.  I used the hexagons and dots for this page. Using a dauber, I put the color through the stencil. 

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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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