Hello everyone, it's Christina (seena) Young! I'm so excited to be here today sharing my first post as a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! Inspired by Halloween, I'm sharing a mixed media collage project featuring Chalk Board Paint and Gelatos®. I've created the Bride of Frankenstein, mwahahaaa (evil laugh)! The finished project is a 9x12 piece of art you can make a part of your Halloween decor. Here are a few photos:
Chalk Board Paint as the hair - so much fun to paint!
We have a blog hop with Unity Stamps this week! We’ve always been really impressed by their stamps so we’re so excited to be hopping with them!
Today, I'm happy to be posting with my project using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products and Unity Stamps!
I used this adorable set of stamps from Unity Stamps. This one is called Grace Girl. She is such a sweet autumn lady. I knew I wanted to use autumn colors so I chose to create a canvas board with the Steampunk Set of Gelatos®.
I started by applying vintage dictionary paper and sheet music with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium. Once dry, I added the Gelatos® and added Gelato sprays with the Gelatos Mist Maker Kit to create a mixed media effect.
I used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black and brown to stamp the image over the colors.
I used a stencil to create leaf shapes using an Essential PITT Artist Pen in black.
Thanks to Unity for the adorable stamps!
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Prima Marketing flower & leaves
aMuse twine and mini clothespin
Welcome to Day three of the Unity Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog Hop! Rita Barakat here and I thought I'd show you a fun way to use the same stamp three different ways! Each day we’ll post a new project on our blogs so come back and leave a comment to be entered in our $50 product giveaway! For extra entries, leave a comment on our Facebook page HERE.
I received this sweet girl stamp called "Every breath", I love that stand alone she can easily become a work of art by using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and a little water.
Here she is again, now with the added sentiment and sparkly stars thanks some Glass Bead Glitter Gel and a star stencil (TCW). I used a little foam tape to pop up the sentiment but worked it right into the design. I also layered her dress - stamping it twice, cutting it out and using foam tape. I used Gelatos®Colors and a very small paint brush for this piece.
Bonus picture, so you can really see the Glass Bead Glitter Gel.
And for the minimalist, a simple mat frame will do. I colored this one with Gelatos®Colors and PITT® Artist Pens and added a digital sentiment. I hope that gives you some ideas for using these products!
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
Hello artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here with a mixed media project for ya! Since I got the Glass Bead Glitter gel I knew I wanted to make an angel! So grab your supplies and lets get to it! First of all, I always draw my picture then go from there. If you don't draw that's OK, use a stamp or cut an image out from a magazine. I ended up using many Gelatos®Colors and Gelatos® Double Scoops®. The background needs color, this canvas was already covered with Gesso, if your canvas isn't you should do that first. If you are using an image from a magazine use Gel Medium to attach it to the page. Blend the colors with your fingers or a sponge. I left the wing white on purpose. Use stencils or masks (I used The Crafters Workshop 461 -Rosetta) - I drew on top with Gelatos®Colors and spread the color around with a sponge. I did several layers with the same stencil.
I added tissue paper with Gel Medium, don't worry if it gets on top of the tissue paper. For small details I go to my Mixed Media Aquarelles, several colors then blend with a wet paint brush. For skin and hair, I use Gelatos®Colors. I also decided to lighten up the tissue paper print with a light painted layer of Gesso.
I use PITT® Artist Pens for details. I had this very cool webbed fabric I added to the wing with Gel Medium, then of course the final touch - Glass Bead Glitter Gel. Not all over, but on the top, on the heart and a little on the bottom side. Here are some close ups...
I hope this inspires you to go create something!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
So last month I created a necklace with ComposiMold and the Mixed Media with Gelatos kit! I loved it so much that I made another wearable art piece. This time I used an UmWowStudio Hexagon Background die cut piece, canvas, and the Steampunk Gelatos® set.
Here are some step outs from my creation!
Good morning everyone. Today I want to share a mixed media project with you. I wanted to make a little canvas to help me remember that wishes do come true. So, on to the project.
Here is the final project:
I began with an 8 x 8 burlap canvas board. I knew I wanted 3 areas to work on so I began with the backgrounds of each of the boards. Using my Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen I swiped the ink over my stamp and stamped onto white tissue paper. I continued until I had the design I wanted. I love using my Stamper's Big Brush Pen to stamp. The india ink is permanent and it is so easy! Each of my 3 areas was stamped with a different background stamp.
I have already decided that I would use 3 mini canvas' on the main 8 x 8 until I made the unfortunate discovery that I didn't have any mini canvas' in my stash! So, I improvised. I cut chipboard that I had so that I had several of the sizes I wanted to use and then glued them together. I then adhered the stamped tissue paper to the chipboard stacks using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium. I also gave the tops a coat as well.
Once the Gel Medium was dry, I gave a light coat of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso to each board to lighten the patterns and give a base for the color to grab onto. I also applied Gesso to the wood elements I will add to the page later.
At this point I decided to add a "frame" of Gesso around the area where the boards will be placed on the canvas.
Now, time for the color. For the first coat I scribbled on Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint. I used my finger to get the color distributed all over the board and sides.
And last, Gelatos® Iced Chai for the edges to give them a little distressed look. I love how the metallics in these colors catch the light too.
I also added these same colors to the paper elements for the canvas. Again, I used my fingers to move the color around. I did not wipe my fingers between colors so I got a wonderful mix of the colors without really trying! These colors were also applied to the wood and chipboard elements.
Now for a little fun. I sliced off small pieces of the Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry using my palette knife. I then added Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to each and mixed well with the palette knife. Then I added it to the metal butterfly you see in the picture. Simply drip the colors on and swirl with the palette knife.
This is what the butterfly looked like after I applied my colored Glaze to it. I also added a few beads in the center for a body. This took some time to dry because I put it on really thick. I left it on a small acrylic block overnight to dry.
Once all the elements were dry I added them to the canvas. I also added some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to the wood letters to give them some shine and was happy to see that it really brought out the colors and sparkle of the metallic colors.
I hope you were inspired to keep Wishing today! Stop by my blog to see more close up pics of the final canvas.
I wanted to take a moment to say a big Thank You to Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. My time this summer on the Summer 2014 Design Team was truly a wish come true for me! I know that their amazing products will continue to be my go to items for creating and continuing to make my wishes come true!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso, Glaze, and Gel Medium
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry and Iced Chai
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush pen Black #199
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Artist Pen Nougat #178
Other items used: Damask stamp by Recollections, Quatrefoil Background stamp and Composer's Dream stamp by Stampabilities; metal feather by Paper Studio; metal butterfly by G45; Key and lock by Tim Holtz Ideology; paper from Wallflower Stash by Tim Holtz; pearl stickers by Paper Studio; doily; vintage lace, Maya Road lace; Blue Fern Studios Doily Bunting; burlap canvas; chipboard by Grafix.
Really enjoyed Jen's Mixed Media Pumpkin U-Stream tonight. I've never tried my gelatos on fabric before, but I'll definitely be making some of these pumpkins. The Steampunk colors that she used are great. I hope this is the right place to leave the comment.
Loved the U-stream tutorial tonight - cant wait to try to make a pumpkin myself! Love this birdhouse too!
Cute fabric pumpkin tonight!
The little pumpkin was cute tonight. I hope that this is the place to leave a comment as it is not too clear as to what section.
I have a birdhouse I want to redo. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks Jen for the u stream class. Love the little pumpkin and can't wait to see the bigger one.
Your canvas is beautiful, shilpa! i adore those colors and all the great texture you included! can't wait to see more!