142 posts categorized "Altered Arts"

Beachy Glass Bead Glitter Gel Glass Jar

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Hi, everyone! Margie Higuchi here with a beach themed project, using the Glass Bead Glitter Gel. I used the white mini glass jar from my 4th of July Gel & Gelatos Glass Jar project and kicked it up a notch.

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4th of July Gel & Gelatos Glass Jars

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Hi, folks! Margie Higuchi here with a 4th of July themed project of coloring these stinkin' cute mini glass jars! We have a new Goodwill Store open in our shopping mall so when I checked it out...well, who could resist?! LOL!!

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Altered Frame by Zoey E.


Hello everyone! Well, where do I begin from!? I am thrilled to show you the project I made with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft®  ! I am beyond happy and proud to be part of this talented group and sometimes I still have to pinch myself to see if this is for real! 
For my first post I've worked with the Steampunk Gelatos®  - I couldn't wait to get my hands on this set! So...here we go! 

I found a lonely photo frame in my stash and I decided to alter it , I first covered it with some tissue paper and with Gel Medium I glued it to the photo frame. When everything was dried, I toned down the tissue paper with Gesso

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The wind-bell decoration


Hi everyone!  Madoka here.  I would like to share  my first work as Guest Designer.

This is called "Furin" in Japan.

It's a wind-bell which is hung under the eaves and makes a sound when receiving a wind. It is made of glass or metal so that it makes cooler-feeling sound.

Japanese enjoy the sound and go through a sticky hot summer.

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Chalkboard Birthday Tin

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Hi everyone! Margie Higuchi here. Today, I’d like to show how I repurposed a mint tin by using many wonderful Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products! I love how the colors and mediums mix and match to make it SO EASY to create!

First we need to prep the tin by sanding the surface and then applying Gesso. I put two coats on with dry time in between coats.

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A Going Away Canvas

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Hi, Margie Higuchi here! I am sharing a special canvas project, using a combination of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelato® sticks and Textural Accent products. 

Summer brings weddings, graduations and Father's Day but also moving days like my crafting friend, Chris. In her honor, I created this {IL Scrapper} Canvas for her new craft room in New Jersey! We belong to an online group based in Illinois and have been IL Scrappers members for 10 years!

If you are like me, I am sure there's a TON of letter stickers in your stash? No? How about spelling and listing out words with left overs!

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Be Happy Mini Canvas with Video


Hi everyone! It's Lisa back with you and so excited with my first post as a member of the Design Team. Wow!! I'm so incredibly honored and proud to be part of this team.

So! I have a little mini-canvas that I made for my first post. It's really light-hearted and fun. I used almost ALL of the Textural Accents. And I hope that it will inspire you to try them out, too! Check out my video below (it's a little lengthy, but I'm wordy...what can I say?):



Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed it and found some inspiration from it!



Design Memory Craft® : Lemon, Watermelon, Red Cherry, Bubble Gum Gelatos®
PITT Artist Stamper’s Big Brush Pens: Cold Grey III, Magenta 133**, Black 199***
Textural Accents: Chalkboard Paint, Gel Medium, Gesso, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Whipped Spackle
Gelatos® Tool Set
Collapsible Water Cup

Other Supplies:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ - 3D Foam Squares Black, Regular and Small
Technique Tuesday – Be Happy (stamp)
Stampers Anonymous – Worn Text (alphabet)
Basic Grey – paper
Lawn Fawn – Silver Sparkle, hemp twine
Papertrey Ink – Dies (Sketched Stars, Tipped Tops)
Adhesive Cork – QuicKutz
Adhesive Wood Veneer – ARC Crafts
Glitter Paper – Core’Dinations
Wood Tag – Found
Canvas – From big box arts & crafts store

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Take the Challenge with Mou June 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here  and welcome to the sixth 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 from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

This month's challenge is about mixing and matching your mediums. Mix &Match is the motto of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. The products from this brand can be used together just as beautifully as they can be used individually. So, your challenge is to create a project of your choice by mixing and matching at least TWO different mediums. It could be Gesso and Gelatos, or Glaze and ArtGRIP Aquarelle Watercolor pencils, for example. If you want to mix and match more than two mediums, go right ahead and have fun!

Here's my take:


In my project, I mixed and matched four different types of Textural Accents - Gesso, gel Medium, Chalkboard Paint, and Whipped Spackle with two different coloring mediums: Gelatos and Stamper's Big Brush pens. Here's the list of supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Guava (RED set)Mango (YELLOW set)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Black 199 Scarlet Red 118, Deep Scarlet Red 219 & Magenta 133 (3 ct RED set)Light Blue 154

Others: wood plaque, scrap patterned papers, diecuts (by Sizzix), bubble wrap, paintbrush

Here are some close-up shots of the finished project:



Instead of doing a photo tutorial, I did a video this month to show you the techniques. I hope you can follow along despite my accent :)


Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to the challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 6/13 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge are: One set of Color Pencils in your choice of color.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 6/16 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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Calling all doodlers!

Feb 2014 018100 Calling all doodlers! Hey this is Rita Barakat and if you are still loving the chalkboard craze like me here are a few fun  & easy ideas to try! If you didn't know the White PITT Artist pen works great on the chalkboard painted surface!  If you are just trying it out you can do this on paper like I did and if you love it mount it on something else later with gel medium!

Feb 2014 019100 Now doodle away! Make a statement and grab your Metallic PITT® Artist Pens & PITT® Pastel Pencils - they all look great on the chalkboard paint! Here is my design!

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I ended up mounting mine onto a piece of chipboard, punched some holes and hung it up! I told this was fun and easy! I am thinking this would be fun for a party, on the back of everyones chair? The could decorate it  themselves and it would be a fun keepsake! What would you do?



 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. In addition to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® team she designs for DCWV and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. 


Watercolor Journal Cover


Hi again!  Its Krista here for my final post as guest designer for Faber Castell Design Memory Craft!  Today I've got a fun watercolour journal cover project to share.  I've used Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, some Gelatos® and Glaze to create this Journal cover.  


Supplies Used:

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft:  Mixed Media Journal, Gelatos® Flesh, Red Cherry, Art GRIP Aquarelles BLUE (#770113), Art GRIP Aquarelles RED (#770110), Textural Accents - Glaze, Pitt Artist Pen #199, paintbrush.

Unity Stamp (enjoy.explore.believe), Glamour Dust Glitter, Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

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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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