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Wearable Crafts Week with Rita

Wearable crafts week

 

Hey there Crafty Peeps Rita Barakat here today. In my travels I have met a lot of ladies that have  interesting jewelry. I especially love the ones that people make themselves. I thought it would be fun to make a little bracelet and right now natural accents are still very popular.So I thought I would take a stab at it and make my own! This is how it turned out! 

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Metallic Canvas with Jen Matott

Hello everyone!! I have a little canvas project to share today.  I created this with a burlap covered canvas board.

 I added lots of fun Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and miscellaneous pieces from my stash.   I wanted a gorgeous art decor with lots of circles and arrows.

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Who doesn't love Leftovers!

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Hello Everyone!

It's Limor Webber here with a quick, fun and super simple project!

I know my children hate left overs however I love them! no I am not talking about food! I am talking about the left over paint, mediums etc that you have left over on your table after you have completed your project.

I hate throwing out good paint so I have started a project called "operation save the paint"  

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Inspirational Mixed Media Tag

Hi! It's Limor Webber here with Day 6 of our hop with Graphic 45.

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This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway!

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites:
Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

I love to give tags to friends and family and I love having little reminders that inspire me in my studio so the paper from Graphic 45 was perfect! Check out the process.

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Cut white cardstock in 3 different sizes to fit on top of each other.

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using the G45 Stamp Set I used the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen to stamp all over the larger piece of white cardstock.

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Cut a mat for the middle white cardstock from the typography paper line.

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Repeat step using Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp set for the middle piece and top piece, choose your favorite stamps from the set.

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place all cards on top of each other using 3D foam and with a stencil and whipped spackle apply some texture in random spots on top of the tag as shown.

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Fussy cut your favorite image/saying

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Apply some gelatos on the top of the tag using the Steam Punk Collection and spray with water as shown below to allow them to run and become a watercolor effect.

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Last but not least, use a Pitt Artist pen to create faux stitch lines around the tag for some interest.

 

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Last step is to assemble card including some metal findings from Graphic 45.

 

Materials Used:

G45 - Cling Stamps, Ornate Metal Label Holder, Typography Collection Journey #4500772, Old Curiosity Collection Parlour Wall 4500429

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft - Whipped Spackle, Stencils 101 Collection , Steampunk Gelatos, Stamper's Big Brush Pen, Essential Pitt Artist Pens 

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Graphic 45 blog hop day 4 with Rita

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Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here and I am so excited that we are hopping this week with Graphic 45! I had the pleasure of working with Gilded Lily a little chipboard box and look at those claw pedestals!  But I digress, today is day four so if you missed anything be sure to hop back starting on Mondays post to check out all the inspiration! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-
Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45  

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I started off my box with a little Whipped Spackle and Mixed Media Stencils. The beauty of these stencil is I was able to cut off the edge so I could fit it in the space and still lay it flat.

RitaBarakat3G45 I used the Pastel set of Gelatos® Colors, Guava, Elderberry and Aqua Dolce to match the colors in these papers. When the Whipped Spackle is dry you can draw right on top with the Gelatos® Colors and spread the color with a wet paint brush. I cut out the girls and layered them with the cards to add that feminine touch on this project!

RitaBarakat4G45 The inside was painted with a little Gesso then I took the Guava and flicked a little color right into the box! I glued the claws into place - they have little brads but I didn't want to put holes in the box. Added a little pearls and accented some of the areas with clear Texture Gems ™ ( I know it's hard to see, it dries clear and raised.) I hope you are enjoying this hop so far!

Blessings!
Rita Barakat
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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® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 3 with Jen

Hi artsy friends, Jen here on Day 3 of our Graphic 45 blog hop!

This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! 

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-

Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

For this project, I used Graphic 45's ATC Box in Kraft and created a little steampunk art box. 

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The lid is covered with paper from the Topography line in Journey.   I loved the dictionary text on this paper with the slightly aged appearance!  Right up my alley!

JenMatottGraphic45 - 23The butterfly was layered on the lid but it's actually a Gel Medium skin transfer!  Here's how you do it:

1. Coat your toner-based image (photocopy, laser print or magazine image) with a generous even layer of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.  Brush in one direction.  Allow to dry completely. Then, layer on another generous layer going the opposite direction.  Repeat for the 3rd layer and allow to dry completely. 

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Once completely dry, you are going to spray water onto the back of the paper.  Allow to saturate and then slowly use your finger to rub the pulp off.

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I tried to get as much pulp off as a could but it does leave a dull haze when dry so I added a layer of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Glaze to the image side.  Once dry, it gives it a nice soft sheen and hides the pulp fibers!

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Using the Steampunk Gelatos colors, I colored on of the tags that comes in the box.  I used it as a layering piece.

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I layered the tag, over one end of the ribbon on the lid, then the cut out frame from the Gilded Lily Ephemera card pack and then the butterfly.  I cut a question mark from the Journey paper and layered the metal keyhole on top.  The keyhole was colored with Iced Coffee to match the Claw Feet.

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I used a Mixed Media Stencil in brick from the 10 ct. 101 Mixed Media Stencil pack 
and some Whipped Spackle through the brick stencil.  I did this to all 3 sides.

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Adding Steampunk Gelatos® Colors with lots of water created this drip effect.

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Finally, I colored the inside of the lid with the same Steampunk set and stamped using a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in black and the Topography 1 stamp set. 

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Inside the box is a pillow of velvet fabric and a nest with metal wings to complete the Steampunk feel.

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Hope you enjoyed today's project and be sure to stop by tomorrow for more inspiration.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool set, Stencils 10ct 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Steampunk

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Black

Graphic 45

Item # 4500845 ATC Book Box Kraft

Item # 4500070 Typography 12 x 12 paper Journey

Item # K0283 Cling stamp set Typography 1

Item # 4501027  Claw Feet

Item #4500840  Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes

Item #4501140 Gilded Lily Ephemera Cards

Other:

Prima Marketing nest and metal disk

Tim Holtz metal wings

velvet fabric

Ribbon

 

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Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 2 with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here on Day 2 of our blog hop with Graphic 45!

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This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! 

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-

Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

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For today's hop project, I decorated an ATC Book Box with various Design Memory Craft products and Graphic 45 embellishments. I have to say the two sets of products work together like peanut butter and jelly! I had SO MUCH FUN. Let me walk you through the steps.

Start by painting the ATC Book Box and the tags with Chalkboard Paint.

Once dry, color the surfaces with Gelatos® colors from the Metallic and Steampunk set. Blend the colors dry with the blending tools from Gelatos Tool set. To add some extra shin, apply a coat of Glaze. Let dry.

Apply Whipped Spackle through stencil on the tags as shown.

When dry, add some more colors with Gelatos® colors and Stamper's Big Brush pen, blending with a wet brush.

Ink up the selected stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens and stamp randomly around the box and tags.

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Next, cut out images from the Inscribe patterned paper and attach to the box and tags with Gel Medium. Also add selected words cut out of old book paper.

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Punch a hole on the top of the ATC Book Box and insert the Lion Head Door Knocker. Screw it in place with the provided hardware to create a handle for your box.

Once the tags are thoroughly dry, put them together with the binder ring. Best part is that it can be an ongoing project as you can add more tags as you go!

Hope you enjoyed today's project and be sure to stop by tomorrow for more inspiration.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Chalkboard Paint, Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool set, Stencils 10ct 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Metallic, Steampunk

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Black, Red set

Graphic 45

Item # 4500845 ATC Book Box Kraft

Item #  4501028  Antique Brass Lion Head Door Knockers     

Item # 4500070 Typography 12 x 12 paper Inscribe

Item # K0283 Cling stamp set Typography 2

Others: Crop-a-dile, old book paper

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Ann Corbiere-Scott's Bloom Art Journal page featuring Aquarelle water color pencils

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Hi, Ann Corbiere-Scott here and I am over the moon to be a little part of the most amazing company, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! I am thrilled to share some Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencil artsy fun with you!  I love art journaling, I have oodles of them!  I find them a excellent way to try out new techniques and products, coupled with a positive message is absolutely perfection to me! 

Here we go! I am madly in love with the mini Mixed Media journal, so I took a page from mine and jumped right in!

1. I adhered a vintage book paper page onto the mixed media journal page with Gel Medium.

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2. I painted a thin layer of Chalkboard paint over the book paper, I wanted to be able to slightly see the words through the paint. 

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3. On another sheet of book paper, I loosely drew some organic flowers and leaves with Art GRIP Aquarelle water color pencils (I used 168 for the leaves and 117,121,111, 107, 152, 125, 162, and 156 for flowers). With a wet brush, activate the watercolor to create loose, flowy flower and leaf shapes.

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4. With an XS PITT® Artist Pen, randomly scribble draw flower and leaf outlines around painted shapes.

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5. Cut out and adhere in a frame like shape, with Gel Medium, taking a moment to layer and tuck pieces under others for lots of visual interest and depth. ( here's a trick I use-before I adhere it all down, I play with placement of all of the bits and pieces. Once I have a layout I really like, I take a photo with my cell phone, then I have a visual reminder to work from when adhering!)

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6. Lastly, I wrote the word bloom with a pencil onto the open chalkboard space. Next, I traced over the pencil lines with the silver (251) pencil. To add depth to your handwritten letters, widen the down strokes. Fill in the open down stroke spaces with the silver pencil. Go over the outer lines of each letter with a Silver (251) PITT artist pen 1,5 and add a few coordinating colored enamel dots for a bit more dimension.

Supplies used

  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (green 168 for leaves,red/ orange 117, red 121, orange 111, yellow 107,blue 152, purple 125, green 162, teal 156, silver 251 for lettering)
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Gel Medium
  • PITT® Artist Pen(s) XS black 199 and silver 251
  • mini Mixed Media Journal
  • vintage book paper 
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles enamel dots
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Fourth of July Wall Hanging Decor with Textural Accents

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As we approach America's birthday in a few days, I wanted a little something to decorate my wall for the occasion. In my stash, I had a 4 x 6" burlap canvas that I totally messed up so why not re-purpose it to create this project.

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Mixed Media Mannequin


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Mixed media and altered projects and It's Julia Stainton here today with a project  that combines vintage style with mixed media techniques to create an altered art piece.

For me, there's nothing quite as fun as adding layers of paint, pigment, gesso and paper together along with all kinds of bits and pieces. I've had this project on my project to do list for quite some time and I'm so excited to have finally gotten around to making it.

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