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A Christmas Angel

Hi Everyone!

Mahe here again with a Christmas themed project using the amazing Design Memory Craft line.

I absolutely adore this time of year. The carols in the air, the winter winds and hot cocoa! What could be better?

I love spending time in my studio with my craft supplies to create Christmas decor and gifts too!

Here is the angel that sits atop my tree!

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Blog Hop Day 5 - Tiffany

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany with a stained glass ornament and matching card to share with you for the DCWV and Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog Hop!

Hop with us for a chance to win our $50 prize pack and a prize from DCWV! Here’s how to enter: stop by our blog each day this week and leave a comment. One random winner will be announced on December 15th. The blog hop will close on December 12th at 11PM.

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For this tutorial you'll need the following products:

Glass Bulbs

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Glaze

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Gelatos Double-Scoop® Cherry, Green Tea, and Champagne

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Gelatos Tool Set (dropper, Spatula, paintbrush)

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush 3 Ct Red, 3 Ct Green

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Collapsible Cup

Green Cardstock, Tag, Corrugated Paper, Metallic Snowflake Card: DCWV

Stamps: Lawn Fawn

Ribbon: May Arts

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1. Using the spatula, cut 1/4" of Gelatos Double-Scoop® of each color (gold champagne, red cherry, green tea) into small separate containers & mash into a paste with a drop of water. 

2. Mix in 2 tablespoons or so of Glaze until all the Gelatos® color is blended. 

3. Pour into Glass Bulb.

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4. Swirl tinted glaze to coat inside of Glass Bulb & then invert Glass Bulb to allow excess to drain.

5. Set aside to dry.

6. Once dry, add a sentiment or artwork using the Chalkboard Paint and a thin detail brush. Dry.

7. Doodle "holly" onto green DCWV cardstock with a Stamper's Big Brush Pen, cut, and adhere to glass bulb with embellishments (mini bells, twine).

 

For the card:

1. Add strips of washi tape & then adhere strip of corrugate paper onto the metallic snowflake A2 card base.

2. Stamp sentiment & images onto the tag with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens. 

3. Add ribbons & embellishements.

4. Adhere finised tag to card with foam squares.

VIOLA! It's ready for its recipient!

I hope you enjoyed these 2 tutorials! For more variations of this ornament, try using Gel Medium or Glass Bead Glitter Gel!

Thanks for stopping by :)

 

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Blog Hop day 4 with Rita

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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!     November 2014 030 copy-002100 I used DCWV's Winter in the Woods stack, two fun and festive layers were a perfect backdrop for my snowman scene! November 2014 001100 I used my White Stampers Brush to draw  an outline for my snowman. November 2014 004100 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! November 2014 032100 Fun and easy! Now I am going to mount it onto a 12x12 canvas!

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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

 

DCWV Blog Hop Day 3 - Mou

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Hey everyone Mou here today with a holiday decor project as part of the DCWV Blog Hop.

Hop with us for a chance to win our $50 prize pack and a prize from DCWV! Here’s how to enter: stop by our blog each day this week and leave a comment. One random winner will be announced on December 15th. The blog hop will close on December 12th at 11PM.

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For this project, you'll need

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Palette Knife

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mister

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® in the following colors: Blueberry, Boysenberry (Blue)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper’s Big Brush Pen: Cobalt Green # 156 (Blue)

DCWV Winter in the Woods Stack

DCWV Christmas Creations Stack

shadow box (mine is upcycled from packaging)

Here are the steps to make this project.

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Measure your box and attach two or three different patterned paper inside using gel medium.

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Lay a stencil and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife to mimic falling snow.

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Apply gesso to the inside and outside the shadowbox.

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Cut out snowman from patterned paper and coat it with glass bead glitter gel.

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Add some dimension to the snowman using Gelatos colors.

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Cut an ornament out of patterned paper and add dimension by shading with Stamper's Big Brush pen.

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Attach the pieces inside the shadowbox as shown.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and good luck for the hop :)

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Noel Mixed Media Canvas

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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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Take the Challenge with Mou, December 2014

Cyber Monday eBlast

Before we start off with today's post, we'd like to interrupt with a short commercial for our Cyber Monday special.  If you're lookout for gifts or just looking to stock up, this is your chance! To buy all of our aquarelles for 50% off, enter the promo code FREEGRIP at checkout. 

Happy shopping!

 

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the twelfth and final 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®.

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.

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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

  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Big Brush pens: Black, Scarlet Red, Chrome Yellow

  • Others: paintbrush, stamp, fabric, canvas, punchinella, palette knife

Here are the steps:

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Use Gel Medium to attach tissue to canvas.

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Cut a design from fabric and attach to canvas with gel medium.

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Coat parts of the canvas with gesso.

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With palette knife, apply Whipped Spackle through punchinella.

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Color around the image with Gelatos colors.

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Apply a coat of Glass Bead Glitter Gel all over the canvas. Let dry thoroughly.

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Add colors around the butterfly or the image you chose with Stamper's Big Brush pens.

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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.

The prizes for this challenge are: One Glass Bead Glitter Gel tub & one Mini Journal Board.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 12/15 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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Create background & Water coloring

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Hello, everyone. Hee Sun Kim here. 

Today, I want to share with you how to create background with crayon and water coloring using watercolor pencils.

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Halloween Boo Journal Board

Happy Halloween my crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I have a super easy and fun project for you to make for either a decor piece OR as a page in your journal. Your choice.  Cool right?

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This project was very fun to make and, yes, a tiny bit on the messy side.

I started off with a Square Journal Board that I coated in Gesso and 3 chipboard letters - painted in Chalkboard Paint. When the Gesso was dry on the Journal Board I applied VERY heavy layers of Gelatos® (in the following colors: Gelatos® Double Scoop® Black Licorice, Red Cherry, Mango and also reg. size Metallic Grape, Metallic Blueberry, and Black Cherry) all over the board. Then I used a paintbrush to "paint" the Gelato® colors and allow it to move and drip.

I dried it at this point and then rubbed the Gelatos® in wherever I wanted directly with my fingers. I added tiny bits of Chalkboard Paint from what was left on my brush on the edges. And dried again. And then I added just a touch of Glass Bead Glitter Gel.

To do the "mummy gauze" effect, I used a piece of cheesecloth and a tiny bit of Chalkboard Paint mixed with a spritz of water. I smooshed the cheesecloth into the Chalkboard Paint/water mixture and it comes out in a grey/black/white color. Very cool! And then I dry it with my heat tool. (I'm very impatient.)

I adhered the cheesecloth to the Journal Board and the Chipboard letters to the cheesecloth. I then added some Glass Bead Glitter Gel to my letters. But...It needed more. EYES! However, I don't "do" googly eyes. So I had to make my own. ;) I used some pearls and then used a punch tool for pupils. And voila'! Eyes! I wanted them to look scary, but you can see that they had a mind of their own. 

Here are some close-ups for you:

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another angle...

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With the rings that come with either size of Journal Boards (the Square or mini)  it's easy to add them to your own personal Journal OR you can add twine, ribbon or any other embellishment to make them into fun, home decor. What will you make with your Journal Boards?

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Haunting!  

Supplies:
Chalkboard Paint
Gesso
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Gelatos® Double Scoop®: Red Cherry, Black Licorice, Mango. Gelatos®: Metallic Blueberry, Metallic Grape (Metallic Collection) and Black Cherry (Steampunk Collection)
Square Journal Board
Gelatos® Tool Set

Lisa Sig

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Haunted Halloween Birdhouse and Video with Rachel (Comment here for Ustream)

Hello everyone! This is Rachel Kleinman here with my first ever post with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft! I am beyond excited to be a part of the Fall/Winter 2014 Guest Design Team and thank you for joining me for my first 'official' project :)

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A Halloween Chandelier with Mou & October Take the Challenge winners

Hi everyone, Mou here with Halloween home decor tutorial for you.

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Do you ever shop in kid craft aisles? I do... some for my kids, especially my son who loves to paint things, but also for me. Don't always have a plan, but I pick up random things here and there. Such was the case of the Halloween chandelier.

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After sitting in a bin in my studio for at least a couple of years, it finally saw light of day. I found this chandelier at JoAnn. I altered it with the following supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: Gold Champagne, Iced Chai, Tangerine, Mango, Red Cherry, Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Metallic Mint

Others: punchinella, stencil, string

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Start by adding a coat of Gesso to the chandelier pieces. Be sure to coat both the front and the back as you'll see all the sides when it's assembled and displayed.

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Next, coat parts of the chandelier with chalkboard paint leaving out the candles and flames.

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It should look something like this.

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Color the candles with Gold Champagne and Iced Chai Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.

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Color the flames with Mango, Tangerine and Red Cherry Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.

Add some dimension to the chandelier structure by rubbing on  Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Gold Champagne and Metallic Mint Gelatos® colors. Blend the colors with your fingers.

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Lay a stencil over the chalkboard painted part of a chandelier piece and apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel with palette knife. Let dry thoroughly. Repeat on every surface of each chandelier piece.

When dry, lay a punchinella over some parts and color lightly with Iced Chai Gelatos® color.

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Assemble the pieces together and tie with string to display in a chosen spot.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and now, it's time to announce the winners of October 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou.

Drumrolls please...

1. Just finished this yesterday

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Posted by: Jean Marmo | 10/06/2014 at 07:18 AM

2. Blogger  Paper Therapy Ponderings  said... (on my blog)

here is the link to my project since typeset does not like me
http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/2014/10/halloween-mixed-media-frog.html
Barb Housner

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Congrats Jean & Barb! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Jean & Barb, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [naoko@fabercastell.com] with September Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)

 

 

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