Post 2 of our holiday $5 gift series! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the next post!
Hi everyone, Mou here with today's tutorial.
I believe that adding your loving handmade touches to a simple gift makes it priceless.
As a public school Art teacher, I am always trying to include my passion for mixed media in my classroom. My students love to see what I do as an artist and I incorporate some of the techniques in my classroom too. Often, my kids bring me little pieces of art from home. I don't want to just say "thanks" and file them away. I have 4 clipboards that hang on one of my classroom studio walls and it just needed a finishing touch. To complete my art gallery wall, I bought some chipboard letters that are approximately 10"tall. I altered them to hang above the clipboards.
December is fast approaching! and before we know it, Christmas will be here! With that in mind, I went to town with altering this old iPad cover that I had stowed in my stash of alterables that I've been hoarding :) This cover was altered to hold wish cards for this Christmas and New Year. It can also be used to store advise cards or even to just store away the pretty things you will receive this festive season.
Here's my altered cover and a guide on how I made it look the way it does.
Rita Barakat Rita channels her boundless energy into her family (she has 5 kids!), directing a youth choir & drama team, and her eclectic paper crafting projects. She is on the design teams for Clear Scrap and Ta Da Creative Studios.
Here's the video tutorial for you:
What did you think? It's pretty easy to add color and dimension with Gelatos, right? Here are some project close-ups:
Happy (almost) Halloween! Lisa here with you today with a super easy and fun little door hanger to invite (or scare) your friends and family away this Halloween.
Making a project like this couldn't be easier. It seriously took me 30 minutes to make. I think that's pretty darned good - especially for a slow crafter like ME! ;)
I'm here with a mixed media canvas today, that shows you how well Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos ® and Stamper's Big Brush ® pens work together!
I saw this pin on Pinterest and loved the quote so much I decided to use it in my project.
Here's a video showing you just how I pulled this piece together.
I hope you like what I made, and it inspires you to create something of your own, based around a favourite quote!
Linda Trace I live in Melbourne, Australia. I've been crafting for a about four years but Ive always even interested in different kinds of craft!
I recently discovered mixed media crafts and I gotta say, I'm totally in love.
I am so very honoured and excited to be a part of the Design Memory Craft Guest Design team!!
Hello everyone. It's Leonie here today from the Guest Design Team.
I've been busy making an Off The Page item, which is something a little different for me. I'm mostly a scrap pages kind of girl. But, I had this idea for a little Halloween Treat Banner. The more I thought about it, the more detailed it became in my mind. So I gave it a go and was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easily it all came together. Complete with sweet treats for the kids.
I've used Paper Crafter Crayons as a resist with Gelatos® in a really simple and quick technique. I hope you like it and I think this technique could be just as easily used on cards or scrapbooking layouts.
Here's a video of the process I went through to create this off the page item. I think I'm getting the hang of these videos, I'm finding them quite fun to put together. Learning something new each time, I hope you enjoy watching them. Let me know what you think.
I'm really not too sure the lollipops will last til Halloween though!! My kids have already been eyeing them off! Asking who they are for and why have I got lollipops on my scrapbooking?!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy a little creative, you time, today.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Products
Gelatos® Colors - Green Tea, Lime, Margarita Mix, Squid ink, Black Licorice, Tangerine, Grape
Paper Crafter Crayons™ RedYellow & BlueGreen set
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Warm Grey IV 273***
The Crafters Workshop Stencil, Kaisercraft Stamp set and flowers, Websters Pages Papers
and trims, Maya Road twine, Gauze, Shipping tags
Leonie Neal- Dawson My name is Leonie Neal-Dawson. Together my husband and I have four children and we live in Geelong, Australia. I enjoy playing and experimenting with lots of different mediums to create colourful, eye-catching backgrounds on my scrapbook layouts. When I'm not mothering or creating, I work as a Registered Nurse and if there is any time left after that it's usually reserved for either exercise or sleeping!
I LOVE how you did the background!
Thanks for sparking my creative juices for a "2013 in Review" journal page.
~ Terry ~
My word is breathe, because I sometimes forget. lol
Quick! They've gone by way too fast!