Art Journaling

Flowers and Flourishes

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Hi Beauties. Tiare here.  Today, I am playing in my mixed media journal.  I love putting together art journals.  I have tons of them for all kinds of reasons.   This one is filled with Design Memory Craft goodness.  Lots of playing with techniques here.  I decided I wanted to play with Gelatos® and try out a fun floral technique. Cute, right?  You should try it too.  Here's how.  

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First cover your background with Gesso.  Choose a fun background stamp, spritz with a little bit of water, color with various Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.  I used May Green 170 and Cobalt Turquoise 153. Stamp your image. 

 

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Color over using Gelatos® Colors Snowcone and Kiwi spread with finger or paint brush.  Be sure to spritz with a little bit of water or dip your paint brush in water first.  I really love how the Gelatos® and Big Brush Pens work together so well.

 

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Use Gelatos® Colors Banana to draw and color in flowers.  I added Gelatos® Colors Cinnamon to add a bit of shading and depth.   Use blender to blend colors. 

 

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Outline flowers, petals and stems using Stamper's Big Brush Black 188.

 

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Use Stamper's Big Brush Pen Black 188 to doodle in flourishes and to ink the edge of your page. 

 

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To finish it off, add splatters of Gelatos® Colors Licorice by flicking a wet brush across the top the Gelatos®.

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Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a weekly challenge: Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me (JAM) Challenge, which features weekly prompts, creative challenges and process videos. 

She also hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, as well. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com


Art Journaling with the Gelatos Color of the Week Banana

This week we are using the Gelatos® color of the week: Banana. It has a great tone to it that really sets it apart from other yellows.

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For this art journal page I used the Gelatos® Mist Maker to make my own Banana Gelatos mist! I took about 1/4" of the Banana Gelatos and placed it on a lid that I like to use for mixing because it's shallow, yet has a lip around it to keep liquids in.  I mashed the Gelatos down with my pallet knife and then added 2 drip droppers full of water to it and mashed it down some more to get rid of any lumps. Next I added two more droppers of water and then poured it into the spray bottle.
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I then sprayed it onto my piece of watercolor paper and blotted it with a paper towel which left a cool pattern on the page.  I then held my paper up and brought the spray mist closer to the paper to create concentrated dips onto the paper.
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Next,  I found a picture of our 4 year old Australian Labradoodle, Willow. I trimmed the photo a bit and then sewed around it with my sewing machine. 

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I then covered the background of the photo with gesso and allowed the gesso to "spill off the photo" visually.  
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Now, at this point I liked the texture that the sewing gave to the photo, but I decided that I wanted to see the color of the thread so I ended up printing out another copy of this photo, adding the gesso, and then stitching around the photo. I then adhered the photo to the page and then traced around the dog with a Stampers Big Brush Pen in Warm Grey IV #273, smudging it as I went. Next,  I used a black PITT® Artist Pen to draw sketch lines around her. I then added pops of color by coloring the tennis ball with a Stampers Big Brush Pen in Light Green #171 and using the Snow Cone Gelatos on the background as a contrasting color.
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The finishing touch was using a PITT Artist Pen with a brush tip to hand letter her name onto the page. Hand lettering on watercolor paper covered in gesso is a bit of a challenge since the paper is so absorbent and the gesso makes it bumpy, but it still has a nice look to it thanks to the brush tip on the pen.
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Supplies:

 

Erin Bassett - Faber Castell


Subtle Layers with Jamie Dougherty

Hello Everyone! Thank you for joining us on the Design Memory Craft blog. Today, I would like to share with you an art journal tutorial I have created, as part of a challenge I have begun called Gelatos30. Every day from September 4th through October 3rd,  I will be creating a new Art Journal page focusing on Gelatos®. Different techniques, different themes, just a way to encourage you to  get out the Gelatos and push them to their limits. (and myself)

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This page was my day 3 page, featuring Iced Current.  A somewhat simple page when all said and done, but the techniques make for a beautiful and rich layout.

Supplies used: Gelatos® Iced Current, Caramel, Cinnamon, and Blood Orange; PITT Artist Pen in Bronze.

I would love for you to join in the #Gelatos®30 challenge. To share your work and be entered into a chance for a Design Memory Craft prize pack, hosted by me, make sure to tag myself @jamielynn dougherty as well as use the #Gelatos®30 hashtag on your photos! I hope these posts will inspire you and encourage you to take a deeper look at your Gelatos. (You can share on Instagram or Facebook)

To get your creative gears moving, here is a video on Subtle Layers using Gelatos®

 

Gelatos Iced Current with Jamie Dougherty and Design Memory Craft from Jamie Dougherty on Vimeo.

 

Enjoy and Happy Creating,

Jamie


Rain Grows Flowers - Art Journal Page

Hello colorful creative souls! I am very much looking forward to a 3 day weekend of playtime in my studio. But before the weekend begins, I'm here to share a very quick art journal spread that celebrates our first 4 featured Gelatos® in the 52 Weeks of Color campaign: Lemon, Snow Cone, Margarita Mix, and Guava!

 

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This art journal page started off very neat and clean, but took a quick turn when some emotions got the best of me and I covered a lot of my pages with black Chalkboard Paint. I'm so thankful that art is a part of my life so I can use it as a stress reliever! So anyways, I started with a base of Gelatos® Snow Cone and Margarita Mix that I blended with a wet paintbrush...

 

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Next, I added some pattern with the Doodle Stencil Collection and Snow Cone Gelatos, followed by the Scandinavian Stencil Collection with Lemon Gelatos.

 

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And that's when my giant fan brush met my Chalkboard Paint and they decided to make friends with my art journal :) Once the Chalkboard Paint dried I used my fingers to add some Texture Luxe™ Pearl.

 

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I revisited this page a couple days later, when I was in a much better mood :) and decided to brighten it back up with some flowers. I outlined the flowers with Gesso and a brush. Once the Gesso dried I blended the petals with Guava Gelatos, the centers with Lemon Gelatos, and outlined with Snow Cone Gelatos. I also added some very loose details with my Paper Crafter Crayons™.

 

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Raise your words, not your voice.

It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

    - Rumi

 

SUPPLIES:

Gelatos Lemon, Snow Cone, Guava, Margarita Mix

Paper Crafter Crayons™ Red/Yellow

Chalkboard Paint

Texture Luxe Pearl

Black Brush Pen

Gesso

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Cement Texture Paste

Doodle Stencil Collection

Scandinavian Stencil Collection

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Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Guava

 

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Hi everyone, Mou Saha here today with an altered book art journal page tutorial using Faber-Castell ® Design Memory Craft® Gelatos®  Guava and Faber-Castell®  Design Memory Craft®  Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

Before we start, let me tell you two things:

  • This art journal is not a journal at all. It's an old hard cover book. I'll show you how to prep it into an art journal.
  • The illustration I used is actually a coloring page. That's a creative way to take your colored pages beyond the coloring book.

So, let's get started.

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Book pages are typically thinner than art journal pages. Adding a few coats of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Gesso makes it a bit stronger while priming the very porous book paper for your wet mediums. Use binder clips to hold your pages together while you apply gesso to your pages.

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Tear out a page from a coloring book. Here, I have used a page from my own printable coloring book, No Place Like Home. You can use any page you have.

Cut out the image with scissors.

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Attach the cut out illustration to the art journal with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Gel Medium.

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Rub Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Guava on the page and blend with a wet brush.

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With Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, color the illustration. Blend colors with a wet brush.

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Use Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK, B tip to journal.

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Here's a close up of my finished page.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and have fun with the Gelatos Guava!

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos  Guava

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

"No Place Like Home” Printable Coloring Book

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Let Your Dreams Bloom Art Journal Page with Jamie Dougherty

Hello everyone. I would like to share a video tutorial that features a few techniques using Gelatos® and Stamper's Big Brush Pens. The two mediums work very well together. The water solubility of the Gelatos® and the permanence of the India Ink in the Stamper's Big Brush Pens create the perfect balance between light and soft, and bold and graphic.

 

Supplies Used: Gelatos® Margarita Mix Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Black*199, Green Gold *268, and Walnut Brown*177) Gesso and the triangle stencil from the 101 Stencil Collection.

 

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The combination of these colors creates a mod and retro look all in one.

 

We welcome your comments! Let us know what you think of this really cool project. Make sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram. We would love to see how this video inspires you.

Hugs and Happy Creating!

Jamie

 


Art Journal Tutorial

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Hi fellow mixed media enthusiasts, Mou here today with an art journal tutorial for you using Gelatos® Snow Cone & Texture Luxe™ Gold! The soft blue of the Gelatos®  Snow Cone along with the rich gold of the Texture Luxe™  turned out to be a great color combination. Let me show you how I created my art journal page.

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Stencil Layering Techniques with Snow Cone

How much are you loving the new 52 Weeks of Color featuring Gelatos®?! I'm very excited that my first project with this campaign is all about the color Snow Cone! It just so happens that many years ago a single lone Gelatos® made its way into my life... and it was Snow Cone :) It's safe to say my life was changed after that!

 

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I always love combining my Snow Cones Gelatos® with bold pink colors like Passion Fruit. This art journal page features a lot of cool stencil layering techniques, and I share all these tips and tricks in the process video! It's fun to layer the same color (Snow Cone) on top of itself to get different tones and shading. The Passion Fruit mixed with Snow Cone also sometimes gave me a purple shade, but other times that bright pink color. It really is fun to Mix and Match and see what gorgeous outcome you get!

 

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The photo above shows the results of my favorite stencil layering technique. I laid down the flower pattern from Doodle Stencil Collection first, then the polka dots from Stencil 101 Collection on top. When the Texture Luxe™ Pearl is layered on top I'm left with the polka dot pattern only showing on the flower petals, which is just what I wanted! I also mixed Snow Cone Gelatos® with the Pearl Texture Luxe™ to get the ice-like color above.

 

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I finished off the page with the sentiment 'dream' from Stencils 301 Collection and a thick layer of Texture Luxe™ Copper.

 

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Be sure to watch the video for oodles of stencil techniques and layering your Snow Cone Gelatos®! Thanks so much for joining me today and thanks for watching!

 

SUPPLIES:

Gel Medium

Gesso

Gelatos® - Snow Cone, Passion Fruit

Stamper's Big Brush Pens - Light Blue, Cobalt Blue

Texture Luxe™ Paste Pearl

Texture Luxe™ Paste Copper

Stencil 101 Collection

Stencil 102 Collection

Stencil 301 Collection

Doodle Stencil Collection

Chalkboard Paint

Gelatos® Mist Maker Tool Kit

 

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Daydreaming in Snowcone

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Hi All. Tiare here with my first August post.  I've been mixing up my Design Memory Crafts products and simply having a ball with color.  This week I've been playing with Gelatos® Color Snowcone, the color of the week and mixing it up with a few fun items. Here's what I did.

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First, I created a colorful background using Stamper’s Big Brush Pens: Light Green 171, May Green 170, Permanent Green Olive 167 and Chromium Green Opaque 174 and a little bit of water. I used the Mixed Media Stencil 101 on top, along with Gelatos® Color Snowcone and Kiwi to create a cute pattern. 

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Next, I sketched in my "Daydreamer."

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Next, I made gorgeous shimmering hair by mixing Gelatos® Colors Snowcone with Texture Luxe™ Pearl and spread it using a palette knife. I was sure to NOT smooth it out so that the natural textures remained. 

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Lastly, I added a bit of color to the lips and eyelids using Gelatos® Colors Snowcone and  Kiwi.  I added details with a Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium Nib. It activated quickly. Next, I created shading with a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft paintbrush, found in the Gelatos Brights 15 Ct . set. I finished by rubbing the Gelatos® Color Snowcone over the hair.  The raised parts picked up the color and added visual interest. 

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Me HatTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a weekly challenge: Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me (JAM) Challenge, which features a weekly prompts, creative challenges and process videos. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com

 


Bloom Mini Mixed Media Art Journal with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, it's Erin Bassett here. This week the Design Team was challenged to use a combination of Design Memory Craft™  and Clear Scraps products.  Clear Scraps manufactures some beautiful artistic pieces for mixed media.  Check out their website for more information. I was really excited to use these products. This is what I came up with...a mini art journal. By allowing myself the creative freedom to combine elements into one project, I bloomed as an artist.

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Here's how I created the pages.

For the first page I covered the chipboard piece with Gesso and then layered  Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Dark Chrome Yellow #109 and Cadmium Yellow #107. To create the flower embellishment,  I took the chipboard piece and applied the Silver Texture Luxe over  a stencil from the 101 collection to create a pattern. Once that was dry,  I placed the stencil back on the chipboard and traced the pattern with a PITT® Artist Pen Cobalt Green #156 and then mounted it on top of a foil cupcake liner that I was smashed flat. 

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The  button on top was colored with the PITT® Artist Pen Cobalt Green #156.

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For the backside of that page I mounted layered cupcake liners and topped it with a clear button that I colored as well. 
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To add texture to this clear acrylic page, I used Silver Texture Luxe and a stencil from the 101 collection . I created the same design on both sides of the page being careful to line up the pattern . Once it was dry,  I marked and smudged the edges of the pattern with a PITT® Artist Pen.
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For this chipboard page I used the 3 x 12 Bloom where you are Planted stencil from Clear Scraps and traced over it with the Stamper's Big Brush White Pen and then shadowed it with the PITT® Artist Pen. I also used Copper and Pearl Texture Luxe with the stencil to create the flower. Once everything was dry,  I rubbed a Banana Gelatos® around the background.

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For the backside of the page, I added Gesso and then used both the small and the large dot dabber with the Snow Cone Gelatos® to create circles all over the page. I outlined the larger ones using a Black #199 PITT® Artist Pen. I again used the 3 x 12 Bloom where you are Planted stencil and Banana Gelatos® to create and color the flowers. The Black  Stamper's Big Brush Pen was used along with letter stamps to add the quote to this and the following pages.
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 I mounted a square of sticky backed canvas onto this clear page. I added Gesso to the canvas and then used a stencil from the Scandinavian collection and the Stamper's Big Brush pens in Dark Chrome Yellow #109 and Cadmium Yellow #107. I also scribbled a bit of color onto my craft mat and added a drop of water to it so I could brush it on around the design. Next I used the Texture Gems Ice Liner to trace around parts of the design. Lastly,  I sprinkled some glitter to add some sparkle. 
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The backside of the page also has canvas that was prepped with Gesso.  I used a wash of the Banana Gelatos® to color the background. While that dried I mixed together the Blueberry Gelatos® and Whipped Spackle Paste. Next, I applied it over a stencil from the Scandinavian collection. Once dried,  I added some doodles with a PITT® Artist Pen. The leaves and flag were rubbed with the Lime and Bubble Gum Gelatos® onto white cardstock.  Next I cut them out into the shapes I needed. I also made a wash with the Cobalt Green#156 Stamper's Big Brush pen and water and dipped some cotton lace into it to dye it blue.
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For the last page I added some Gesso and then used a Texture Card to add a pattern. Once it was dry,  I made a color wash with Cobalt Green#156 Stamper's Big Brush pen and water and applied it to the background. On a piece of white cardstock  I brushed a wash of Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Dark Chrome Yellow #109 and Cadmium Yellow #107. I used a stamp from the Gelatos Dolce 2 gift set to add another design element.  Once again,  I created the leaves by rubbing the Lime Gelatos® onto the paper and then cut it into the shape I needed. The veins were added with a May Green #170 Stamper's Big Brush Pen. Lastly, I  added a dot of the Pearl Texture Gems Liner to each of the flowers.
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I hope this inspires you to use a variety of mixed media products on your Clear Scraps art journal pages. 

Erin Bassett DT 2