169 posts categorized "Altered Arts"

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

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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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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!

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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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