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Show Your Statehood Love!

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a photo tutorial for ya! I've made 5 of these for each state my husband and I have moved to! Here's what you'll need for this tutorial:

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1. Add a coat of Gel Medium with a foam brush to adhere wrapping paper.

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2. Apply Wrapping Paper burnishing out all the air bubbles with a spatula. Allow to dry.

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3. Add a thin coat of Gesso. Allow to dry.

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4. Adhere a state cut-out or mask (I used the state face font and my Sizzix eClips to cut this LA mask) using repositionable adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Dots Repositional Refillable) & trace outline of state. You can also freehand this part ;)

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5. Paint entire State area with Chalkboard Paint. I like to outline the state and get the little details with a small angular brush first. Dry

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6. Once dry, you can add PITT Pastel Pencil, Whipped Spackle, and/or White Stamper's Artist Pen accents. Try coloring dried Whipped Spackle with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens!

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So, here are some things I LOVE about our Chalkboard Paint that you may not find in others... It's a medium block matte color, so it looks almost like deep slate when it's dry! It also has more grit and texture to it lending to a truer chalkboard finish. It's VERY opaque, so a little goes a long way! You don't need any special finish to color it once it's dry!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,

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Take the Challenge with Mou, September 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the ninth 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®.
 
Once school is back in session, life gets really busy around here because of the school routine and various extracurricular activities. So, crafting time is premium. That's where this month's creative challenge comes in. In the past, I have done product challenges, theme challenges, inspiration challenges, etc. -- this month, my challenge for you is a time challenge. Create any project in 30 minutes or less.
 
Here's my take:
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In my project, I used - 

Here are close-ups:
 
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Instead of doing a photo tutorial, I did a video this month to show you the techniques. I hope you enjoy!
 
  
 
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, 9/12 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
 
The prizes for this challenge are: One tub of Gel medium each.
 
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 9/15 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
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Oh so sweet!

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Good morning everyone!  Terri here.  Today I thought I would share something that I made as a gift for a friend.  It is a mixed media canvas with a photo as the main centerpiece.  And of course, there are tons of Design Memory Craft goodness involved!

Here is the final project.

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Blog Hop With Hazel & Ruby: Canvas Creation with Lisa

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Hi there crafty friends!! It's Lisa here and this week we'll be pairing with the fabulous Hazel and Ruby! Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win our giveaways!

Here's my super fun canvas for today!

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Blog Hop with Hazel & Ruby: Todays project with Rita Barakat

 

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Hey there peeps! Rita Barakat here on day 5 of the Hazel and Ruby 
blog hop! Make sure you are checking both blogs for lots of inspiration and the  Facebook page 
for more oppertunties to win! 

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Blog Hop With Hazel & Ruby: Today's project with Tiffany

 

 

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here and this week we'll be pairing with the fabulous Hazel and Ruby! Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win our giveaways!


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Blog Hop with Hazel & Ruby - Day 1 with Jen

This week we'll be pairing with the fabulous Hazel and Ruby! Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win our giveaways!

I'm the first one to share my project!  I was so excited to get my box of goodies! The Hazel & Ruby Broadside Alpha Stencil-Masks are so much fun!  They are reuseable and are easy to use.  I created this sign for my classroom.  I will be framing it and using it for my gallery wall.  I have a wall that I hang kid's creations that they gift me with from home!  They love seeing their work on the wall and I keep them all in a binder when it's time to switch it up with new work.

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Here's how I made this fun creation:

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Full Bloom Chalkboard by Tonya Gibbs

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Hi everyone,  I'm super excited to bring  you today's project. I've created this Chalkboard Art that would make an awesome gift for someone.   This project is one of those that started out being one thing and ended up being something totally different.  I started out wanting to make watercolor card gift sets to share with friends. But when I finished the Art Panel it was just too beautiful to turn into a card. It needed to be displayed on a wall!

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Let Your Dreams Take Flight

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Hello everyone.  Terri here.  I have a fun mixed media canvas project for you today.  There are lots of pictures so you might want to grab a cup of tea!

Let me show you what we are making today.

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Coloring Cork with Gelatos AND Freebie Friday!

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a photo tutorial for ya! Lately, I've been all about adhesive cork from DCWV & decided to try my hand at creating a card with it!

Materials:

  • Gelatos® (bubblegum, mango, metallic mint, gold champagne, black licorice)
  • Glaze
  • Die-cuts/dies/stencils (Sizzix Chevron Alterations Die by Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn Thanks Scripty Die, Studio Calico Sunbrust Mask)
  • Paint Brush/Foam Brush
  • Collapsible Water Cup
  • Stamper's Artist Pen in White
  • DCWV Adhesive Cork Sheets
  • 12" x 12" Cork Tile
  • White Cardstock
  • Washi Tape

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1. Die-cut cork.

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2. Color cork pieces with Gelatos of choice.

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3. Blend with Glaze. This will also help seal the color into the cork without adding water while adding a nice shine to the finished piece!

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4. Color a large piece of cork with Gelatos using an ombre/gradient effect. Blend with damp foam brush! There's no need to add Glaze to this as the water will set the Gelatos color into the cork.

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5. You can apply the same ideas to a large piece of cork tile! Use the Stamper's Artist Pen in White to trace a design, then color with Gelatos of choice!

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6. Just like with the smaller die-cut pieces, blend the Gelatos color with Glaze to seal the color in! 

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Once dry, you can hang it on your office wall using some double-sided tape & you're ready to hang small reminders & mementos!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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It's also Freebie Friday today!  Our giveaway this week is 5 sticks of our Double Scoop® Gelatos®, the Glass Bead Glitter Gell, Glaze and Gel Medium (total MSRP $50).  

Use the giveaway widget to enter!  This giveaway will close on Sunday, August 3rd at 11PM ESt.  

*This giveaway is open to US and international residents.

 

 

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MIX & MATCH

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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