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Blog Hop with Unity Stamps! Day 3 with Rita Barakat

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 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.

RitaBarakat.com2 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.

RitaBarakat.com3 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.

RitaBarakat.com4 Bonus picture, so you can really see the Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  

RitaBarakat.com1 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!

Blessings!
Rita

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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

 

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Blog Hop With Unity Stamps - Day One With Lisa (And the Take the Challenge Winners)

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Welcome to Day One of the Unity Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog Hop! 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.  Each day we’ll post a new project on our blogs. 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.

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Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa with you today and I'm super excited to kick this week off with your first project here at the Design Memory Craft Blog. We've got a really awesome week planned for you, so I hope you'll be checking to see all of the DT's amazing work this week. :)

As you can see above I created something kind of interesting. It's a mixed media collage piece on a piece of wood using TONS of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products and the gorgeous Unity Stamp called Harmony Girl. She's stunning.

Here are a few of my steps to creating this piece:

1:  Cover the wood piece with selected pieces of paper, creating your layout. Then cover the wood with Gel Medium and the paper with Gel Medium. Allow to dry.

 

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2:  Create a mixture of Gesso and Chalkboard Paint and apply to surface of panel in random areas creating a look that is appealing and less "white".

 

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3: Apply Chalkboard Paint to edges of wood panel and also allow paint to drip on random areas of surface.

 

4: Stamp image onto tissue paper using Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black #199, cut out and apply to panel with Gel Medium.

 

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5:  Using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Stamper's Big Brush Pens, and the Deluxe Waterbrush color in the image.

 

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6: Shaving bits of the Paper Crafter Crayons™ off using a craft knife place around image and melt to panel front using a craft iron.

 

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7: Stamp the sentiment using Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black #199. Embellish with Washi Tape, sequins, and rub-ons. Use Glass Bead Glitter Gel on umbrella for added interest and texture. See close up below:

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I love how easily this came together. (Don't let all the steps fool ya!) :)

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). Happy hopping! :)

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®
Gel Medium #770303
Gesso #770302
Chalkboard Paint #770316
Glass Bead Glitter Gel #770317
Stamper’s Big Brush Pens: Black #199, Nougat #178, Cold Grey III #232
Paper Crafter’s Crayons™: Red/Yellow Set #770520, Blue/Green Set #770521, Neutral Set #770522
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: 126 (Permanent Carmine), 187 (Burnt Ochre), 250 (Gold), 155 (Helio Turquoise), 156 (Cobalt Green), 176 (van Dyck Brown), 121 (Pale Geranium Lake) , 151 (Helioblue-Reddish), 117 (Light Cadmium Red).

Other Supplies:

Stamps: Unity Stamps Co. - Harmony Girl
Washi Tape – Unknown
Rubons: Christy Tomlinson – Doodle Art Stitches
Paper: My Mind’s Eye – Cut & Paste
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh – Clear 4 mm sequins
Wood Panel - Unknown

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Hey everyone, Mou here with the winners of September 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou:

1. Chark  said... (posted on my blog due to typepad issues)

Hi, Mou, fun challenge! I hope you don't mind, but it won't take my link over at the Design Memory Craft blog either. I submitted it twice on different days...hmmm...here's hoping! http://glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2014/09/were-off-to-see-wizard.html#comment-form

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2. This was wonderful challenge, Mou. Usually I don't keep time limit for my creativity, sometimes I finish in an hour or sometimes half done project laying on my table for a week. Yes, but I do like to stick to my commitment for DT projects. :) I finished my project for this challenge in 25 mins. Kept it simple, even though I tempted to add 'some more'. It was inspiration from your video here. Link to my project:http://nagaonkarshilpa.blogspot.in/2014/09/30-minutes-project.html

Posted by: shilpa | 09/10/2014 at 03:23 AM

Congrats to the winners! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Chark and Shilpa, 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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Textural Accents with Rita Barakat

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Hello artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here with a mixed media project for ya! Since I got the Glass Bead Glitter gel I knew I wanted to make an angel! So grab your supplies and lets get to it! RitaBarakat2a First of all, I always draw my picture then go from there. If you don't draw that's OK, use a stamp or cut an image out from a magazine. I ended up using many Gelatos®Colors and Gelatos® Double Scoops®. The background needs color, this canvas was already covered with Gesso, if your canvas isn't you should do that first. If you are using an image from a magazine use Gel Medium to attach it to the page. RitaBarakat3a Blend the colors with your fingers or a sponge. I left the wing white on purpose. RitaBarakat4a Use stencils or masks (I used The Crafters Workshop 461 -Rosetta) - I drew on top with Gelatos®Colors and spread the color around with a sponge. I did several layers with the same stencil. RitaBarakat5a
I added tissue paper with Gel Medium, don't worry if it gets on top of the tissue paper. RitaBarakat6a  For small details I go to my Mixed Media Aquarelles, several colors then blend with a wet paint brush. RitaBarakat7a For skin and hair, I use Gelatos®Colors. I also decided to lighten up the tissue paper print with a light painted layer of Gesso. RitaBarakat8a
I use PITT® Artist Pens for details. I had this very cool webbed fabric I added to the wing with Gel Medium, then of course the final touch - Glass Bead Glitter Gel. Not all over, but on the top, on the heart and a little on the bottom side. RitaBarakat9a Here are some close ups... RitaBarakat10a
I hope this inspires you to go create something!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Rita

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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.
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Mixed Media Mini Journal Board with VIDEO

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Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I'm sharing a few techniques on a mini journal board that I had fun with. I had a big "oopsie" in making this project, but I worked with it and allowed it to guide me in a very cool direction. Make sure to scroll down for the video! 

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I hope that you enjoyed my video and laughed along with me. ;) I really enjoyed making this piece as I wasn't sure what exactly I was going to do when I started, but I love how it turned out.

Supplies Used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® :

Gelatos® - Iced Chai, Iced Coffee (Steampunk Collection), Butterscotch (Neutrals Collection),
Mango (Yellow Set) Gold Champagne (Gold/Silver set), Blood Orange (50's Diner Designer Set),

Gesso
Gel Medium
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Paper Crafter Crayon™ in Brown
Mini Journal Boards
Gelatos® Mist Maker Set­

Other Supplies:

Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop (Microbial)
Paper (on tag) - Basic Grey (Highline)
Stamp - Technique Tuesday (Can Do)
Embossing Powder - Wow! (Passion Fruit Embossing Glitter)
Embossing Ink - Versamark
Staples
Twine
Seam Binding Ribbon

 

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Cherish DIY Embroidery Hoop

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Hi everyone! Margie Higuchi here with my last post for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Design Team - Summer 2014! Just want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® (shout out to sweet Naoko Ohno!!) for letting me play with their products on their stage - THANK YOU!! What an honor and privilege to be working with my amazing and talented team members during this term! LOVE you guys!

OK...now let's get to some FUN~!! I am using an embroidery hoop to create this sweet and simple home decor piece. With a combination of textual accents and Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® colors, you can re-create to your own design!

Continue reading "Cherish DIY Embroidery Hoop" »

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Wish by Terri Burnette

Good morning everyone.  Today I want to share a mixed media project with you.  I wanted to make a little canvas to help me remember that wishes do come true.  So, on to the project.

Here is the final project:  

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I began with an 8 x 8 burlap canvas board.  I knew I wanted 3 areas to work on so I began with the backgrounds of each of the boards.  Using my Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen I swiped the ink over my stamp and stamped onto white tissue paper.  I continued until I had the design I wanted.  I love using my Stamper's Big Brush Pen to stamp.  The india ink is permanent and it is so easy!  Each of my 3 areas was stamped with a different background stamp.

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I have already decided that I would use 3 mini canvas' on the main 8 x 8 until I made the unfortunate discovery that I didn't have any mini canvas' in my stash!  So, I improvised.  I cut chipboard that I had so that I had several of the sizes I wanted to use and then glued them together.  I then adhered the stamped tissue paper to the chipboard stacks using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium.  I also gave the tops a coat as well.

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Once the Gel Medium was dry, I gave a light coat of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso to each board to lighten the patterns and give a base for the color to grab onto. I also applied Gesso to the wood elements I will add to the page later.

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At this point I decided to add a "frame" of Gesso around the area where the boards will be placed on the canvas.  

 

 

 

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Now, time for the color.  For the first coat I scribbled on Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint.  I used my finger to get the color distributed all over the board and sides.

 

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Next, I added Gelatos® Blueberry just along the edges and smoothed with my fingers.

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And last, Gelatos® Iced Chai for the edges to give them a little distressed look.  I love how the metallics in these colors catch the light too.

 

 

 

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I also added these same colors to the paper elements for the canvas.  Again, I used my fingers to move the color around.  I did not wipe my fingers between colors so I got a wonderful  mix of the colors without really trying!  These colors were also applied to the wood and chipboard elements.

 

 

 

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Now for a little fun.  I sliced off small pieces of the Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry using my palette knife.  I then added Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to each and mixed well with the palette knife.  Then I added it to the metal butterfly you see in the picture.  Simply drip the colors on and swirl with the palette knife.

 

 

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This is what the butterfly looked like after I applied my colored Glaze to it.  I also added a few beads in the center for a body.  This took some time to dry because I put it on really thick.  I left it on a small acrylic block overnight to dry.

 

 

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Once all the elements were dry I added them to the canvas.  I also added some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to the wood letters to give them some shine and was happy to see that it really brought out the colors and sparkle of the metallic colors.

 

 

 

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I hope you were inspired to keep Wishing today!  Stop by my blog to see more close up pics of the final canvas.

I wanted to take a moment to say a big Thank You to Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.  My time this summer on the Summer 2014 Design Team was truly a wish come true for me!  I know that their amazing products will continue to be my go to items for creating and continuing to make my wishes come true!

 

Supplies used: 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso, Glaze, and Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry and Iced Chai

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush pen Black #199

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Artist Pen Nougat #178

Other items used:  Damask stamp by Recollections, Quatrefoil Background stamp and Composer's Dream stamp by Stampabilities; metal feather by Paper Studio; metal butterfly by G45; Key and lock by Tim Holtz Ideology;  paper from Wallflower Stash by Tim Holtz; pearl stickers by Paper Studio; doily; vintage lace, Maya Road lace; Blue Fern Studios Doily Bunting; burlap canvas; chipboard by Grafix.

 
 

 

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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.

Continue reading "Oh so sweet!" »

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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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Continue reading "Blog Hop With Hazel & Ruby: Canvas Creation with Lisa" »

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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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