130 posts categorized "Altered Arts"

DIY - chalkboard paint makeover with Rita!

Feb 2014 100100   Chalkboard Paint! Do you have it? Hi there, Rita Barakat here! Do me a favor,  take a have look around your house. Chances are there something there that you can make a whole lot cuter ;) with chalkboard paint! So go get it and lets do a DIY -chalkboard paint

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Chalkboard tag with Gelatos® drips and drops!


Hi Everyone!  Krista with you today showing you a few fun things you can do with Chalboard paint and Gelatos®.  Check out the video slide-show tutorial below to see how I created the above tag.  I discovered that dried gelatos really 'pop' off the chalkboard paint creating a really nice contrast of colours!


I hope you enjoy the video!  This quick little tag can be used on a card, in an art journal, on a gift etc...It's fun to play around with the drips! 

Thanks for watching, have a great day! 

Krista :)


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft:

Textural Accents:  Gesso, Chalkboard Paint, Gelatos®:  Margarita Mix, Watermelon, Snowcone, Lavender, Stampers Big White Pen (#770013)

Other:  Plain tags, Unity Stamp (Quiet Voice), 3D Pop Dots, water spritzer, watercolour paper, heat tool

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Altered Spring Flowers Handbag by Jeanne

Spring Flower Handbag Jeanne_Streiff

Hi everyone! Jeanne Streiff here today with an background technique using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafters Crayons . I'll also show you how to use Gelatos® and a  Stamper’s Big Brush Pen to decorate flower die cuts to make them look more realistic. These techniques  can be used for scrapbooks, cards and art journals too!

 Here is a video I made showing you how to make my pretty handbag.


Spring Flower Handbag supplies Jeanne_Streiff

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft supplies:

  Gelatos®  (Butter Cream, Mango, Blood Orange, Green Tea, Coconut)

 Paper Crafters Crayons RedYellow

 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Scarlet Red

Palette Knife ( Gelatos®  Tool Set )

 Other supplies:

  Z Becky Brown Handbag & white purse insert (White Knight)

 Sizzix dies (659242 Camellia, 656064 Flowers, Branches & Leaves)

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Inspired by Candy!

March 2014 023100 Hey artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here and I am super excited to share this post with you!  I love working on different size projects, the bigger the better - this one is 16x20 canvas!  Inspired by candy!

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Making Masks with Rita Barakat

Feb 2014 013 (2)100 Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here! Today I have a tutorial for this mask - use it for dressing up or decoration! ( Your choice but my Baby Girl says it's for dressing up!) You are going to need a plain mask- mine is some type of clay. Your Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products, don't forget gesso, paint brushes, water, glitter, some beads, wet adhesive, a pencil (unless you like to wing it), paper towels (depending on how messy you get) and bling.   

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Take the Challenge with Mou, March 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the third 'Take the Challenge' of 2014! 

If you are new to this blog, let me fill you in about Take the Challenge. Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. We will pick TWO winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
We are in the last month of the first quarter of 2014...already! I'm already starting to re-evaluate some of the things that I planned for this year -- what to keep, what to set aside for now, what to drop, etc. And one core theme that's guiding my thought process significantly is satisfaction -- that of doing a job well, living up to my own expectations, meeting standards, etc. and above all feeling fulfilled in what I do, how I do it, who I do it with and for, and why I do it. When those pieces fit, I stay motivated, curious, and creative. I find that the greatest everyday motivator for me is loving what I do and wanting to do more of it. So, my motto is "Do what you love, love what you do." 
What's your motto? Show us any project that captures the essence of your motto.

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Video Tutorial by Guest Designer Nadia



Hello everyone! Its Nadia Cannizzo here with you today. I am SOOOO excited to be here with you all today and share my first project as a Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Guest Designer!!

So after I received some fantastic products to play with in my GDT pack, I got so excited that I created this project and my video that same night LOL Excited much Nadia??

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Altered Storage Bucket

Tool Bucket with Gelatos Jeanne_Streiff

Hi! Jeanne Streiff here today with my very first post!

I love little buckets and baskets for storing art supplies. I found these cute $1 buckets (I believe from Target) a while back and had them set aside to alter. When I saw the new Chalk Board Paint from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them! Chalk Board PaintGesso , Whipped Spackle and Gelatos® what a great combination!

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Textural Accents Mixed Media - Do Small Things...


Hi! It's Lisa here with you this Saturday and I can't believe it, but it's my last post as a member of the Design Memory Craft Guest Design Team.  Yes, they ARE dragging me kicking and screaming out the door. ;) I have loved being on this team with my WHOLE heart. Beautiful people and amazing products. I have been so very lucky. It's been such a privilege to serve on this team alongside so many talented and wonderful designers. Thank you all for inspiring me. :)

 My card and video today is a way of saying Thank You. And I hope you all enjoy it.


All supplies are listed in length at the end of the video.  I appreciate all of your comments and support over the past 10 months! ♥



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Mixed media banner

©Rita Barakat, All Rights Reserved 2013

Hey there sweet peeps Rita Barakat here! How goes your week? Well I am super excited to share  my finished banner for the Banners of Hope project "Never Lose Hope" with you today!I had lots of fun playing with all the different mediums, Gelatos, PITT Artist Pens, Pearl Pens, Gesso, Modeling paste... I even added a few surprise elements like a banner made from the glitter stack paper by DCWV, a handmade ribbon flower and a couple of flower gems. The tiny flowers in her hair are Heidi Swapp bling. This is is being donated to the Banners of Hope project which will be on display at CHA, then at  Charity Wings Art Center in San Diego,then in a traveling show to various children, veteran & senior hospitals. I think they will like it, I was happy how it turned out.

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