Hi everyone, Mou here with Halloween home decor tutorial for you.
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.
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
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.
Next, coat parts of the chandelier with chalkboard paint leaving out the candles and flames.
It should look something like this.
Color the candles with Gold Champagne and Iced Chai Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.
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.
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.
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.
1. Just finished this yesterday
here is the link to my project since typeset does not like me
Congrats Jean & Barb! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)
Jean & Barb, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [firstname.lastname@example.org] with September Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.
Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)
Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the tenth 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®.
This month, I have a theme challenge for you: Create any project about Halloween or Day of the Dead.
Here's my take. I used a journal board to make a seasonal décor. You don't always have to use a piece for its intended purpose.
Here's a list of supplies I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Lemon & Mango (Yellow set), Lavender (Red set), Margarita Mix, Raspberry, Snow Cone, Watermelon (Tropical set), Green Tea (Green set), Black Cherry (Steampunk set)
Others: stencil, paintbrush, ribbon
Here are the steps:
Coat a square journal board with Gesso. Let dry.
Pick the Gelatos that will work for your color scheme. I want to make mine colorful and not conventional Halloween colors, more like the fiesta of the Day of the Dead.
Rub the Gelatos colors in a cluster like above.
Use a mister from the tool set to dilute the colors. Use a brush to help the colors flow a little.
Add more water and allow the colors to drip. Add some more colors if you wish.
Once the colors dry, lay a stencil over the board and apply a thin coat of Whipped Spackle with a palette knife from the tool kit.
Remove and clean up the stencil right away.
Color the ribbons with Gelatos and wet them for the colors to spread. It's a fun way to get ribbons in any color you want to perfectly match your project. Tie the ribbons through the holes when they dry.
And here's a close up of my journal board.
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, 10/17 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One set of Paper Crafter Crayons in your choice of color.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 10/20 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
...where did the time go? Is it possible that these three months passed by already?
I can't believe it!!
Here I am again, Zoey , your Italian friend that you love so much (LOL).
Today I want to show you a home decor (or altered project?) that I made using of course my so beloved Gelatos®.
I started off by covering a styrofoam hand with Gel Medium and Tissue Paper.
This is my last work as a member of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Design Team.
Today, I'd like to share the way of making the moon and the night sky.
Hi everyone! Lisa with you this crafty Wednesday to share a little Mixed Media piece I made.
When I was making this I wanted to just use stuff from my stash, things I hadn't used, and create in a netutral color palette. Try to keep it fairly simple, but just go where the art lead me. Y'know?
1. Starting with the scrap of MDF (medium-density fibreboard) - which was already cut to 4 x 6" - I coated it with a thin layer of Gesso. Then apply pieces of patterned tissue paper using Gel Medium to adhere the tissure to the board. And apply another coat of Gel Medium on top. Allow to dry.
2. Once dried tear the overhanging pieces of tissue off.
4. Apply Custom Glaze with brayer for even coverage (or whatever YOU prefer). Then utilize the palette knife to lightly "draw" vertical and horizontal lines into the Glaze while still wet to create texture. Allow to dry.
5. Add melted Paper Crafter Crayons™ in Neutrals, Oranges, and a pop of Red.
6. Pull out your stash of embellishments and add them wherever you find it pleasing to the eye. Create your quote using letter stickers (covering with Gel Medium) and add additional color from the Paper Crafter Crayons™ where needed. And that's IT!
Thanks for joing me today!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:
Gelatos® Tool Set #770312
It is no secret that I love texture AND color! I can't get enough of bright, gorgeous color and patterns and textures. This project has both in large doses! I started this project while I was at the Faber-Castell headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio! I had it sitting on my desk just waiting for the final finishing touches to make it complete. Finally, I gave it more texture and some fun embellishments and I'm thrilled with the result!
More bubble wrap stamped in some Whipped Spackle after being put through a stencil. I just adore bubble wrap as a texture tool. The edge of the wood plaque was painted with Chalkboard Paint. I love the contrast between the colors and the black edge.
I love when I finally finish a project that I start months ago ...it's very satisfying and deserves a celebration!
Thanks for letting me share this piece of art!
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Prima Marketing window
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!
Each day we posted a new project on our blogs. Don't forget to check out the previous projects and 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.
Don’t forget to stop by the Unity Stamps blog for their post!
The blog hop will be open until Sunday, September 21st (11PM EST). Winners will be announced on the company’s blogs on Monday, September 22nd. Happy hopping!
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
Great tutorial and video, DeeDee! I really like how you made it look festive using neutral colours!
What a fabulous project Hee Sun!!! You have inspired me today, thank you so much!!! :)
Beautiful winter tags, are special...
They're beautiful. Great tutorial, I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing,
Congratulation, great Idea and beautiful work, love it!
What a beautiful piece Baerbel!!! I love the napkin transfer technique you showed us and your video was really nice to watch!! Wonderful and inspiring project!!! You rocked it girl!! :D