Hello my crafty friends! Linsey here today sharing my last guest designer post for this incredible company Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. I've enjoyed my time with you all so very much and thank you for the amazing experience! Now, on to my project! I was inspired by a children's construction paper craft I saw on the internet 2 years ago and decided this was the perfect occasion to finally try it myself. My translation is this 9x11 mixed media canvas panel that definitely cured my early winter blues!
I really loved creating this one and here's how it came together. I started by laying down 6 shades of Gelatos® on watercolor paper then spritzed with water and blended with my fingers. This will be the bird.
Hi Everyone! It's Limor Webber here with a quick project share ;).
Can you guess the only medium that I used to create this canvas board?
If you said Gelatos® then you are correct!
I used nothing but Gelatos to create this piece as I wanted to challenge myself. I find myself always trying to add more instead of using the mediums I have so I set out to create this piece just with Gelatos.
Hello, everyone. Hee Sun Kim here.
A new year has begun.
[Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.] - Brad Paisley -
Happy New Year!
Today, I want to share with you how to create texture.
Hi everyone! It's Christina with you once again. The new year is almost upon us, can you believe it? It's such a busy time of year, I hope you've found some time just for yourself. Perhaps to create an art journal page, a scrapbook layout, tag or other artistic endeavor.
I'm sharing with you a canvas I made for my sister. She adores Alice in Wonderland and I thought it might be fun to turn her into Alice. We exchanged gifts a few days ago and I can tell you, she loved it!
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.
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! I used DCWV's Winter in the Woods stack, two fun and festive layers were a perfect backdrop for my snowman scene!
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! Fun and easy! Now I am going to mount it onto a 12x12 canvas!
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
Hi everyone! It's Lisa here with you today and I have a cool mixed media canvas to share with you that would be perfect as a gift for your neighbor, friend, or co-worker. I really hope that you like it. I took a LOT of photos, so let's get started!
1. This is a 8 x 10" pre-gessoed canvas that was turned on the long side. A piece of patterned paper was cut to size (the edges were torn just a little) and adhered to the canvas using Gel Medium.
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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®.
December is the season of gift giving. The challenge this month is to create any small handmade gift using your mixed media stash.
Here's my take.
Here's a list of supplies I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Whipped Spackle
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Steampunk set
Others: paintbrush, stamp, fabric, canvas, punchinella, palette knife
Here are the steps:
Use Gel Medium to attach tissue to canvas.
Cut a design from fabric and attach to canvas with gel medium.
Coat parts of the canvas with gesso.
With palette knife, apply Whipped Spackle through punchinella.
Color around the image with Gelatos colors.
Apply a coat of Glass Bead Glitter Gel all over the canvas. Let dry thoroughly.
Add colors around the butterfly or the image you chose with Stamper's Big Brush pens.
Embellish with stamp. Cut a label shape from fabric and write a favorite word on it to finish.
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, 12/12 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 12/15 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
Hi friends! Linsey here. I hope you had a great weekend! I had a fun one and even completed this mixed media art canvas, which will be a birthday gift for one of my very talented and inspiring friends. I love doing mixed media art canvases with little or no premeditation because it allows me to just create and see what comes of it. I find this artistic process very freeing, especially with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products! I hope you enjoy it as well! And here we go! "She"....
Beautiful journal page, Mindy
Congrats to EVERYONE!!!!
Congratulations everyone! It's going to be a fantastic ride! Thank you so so much for this opportunity! Really looking forward to this! <3
Wonderful, love all the layers and colors. I can see it was a labor of love.
This is gorgeous! I love how you explained your project and added in a lot of humor along the way!
Love the way you created all the papers and the layered hearts Shilpa. Thanks for sharing a tutorial on it.