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Canvas Corps Blog Hop Day 3 - Tiffany

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Hi everyone and welcome to day one of the Blog Hop with Canvas Corp! To win Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's $50 prize, comment below each day this week.  One random winner will be selected on April 20th.  

Hey Blogosphere, it's Tiffany for Day 3 of our Blog Hop with Canvas Corp and today I'm showcasing the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® product line with an 8 x 10 Stretched Natural Canvas. I definitely went out of my comfort zone to create on such a large-to-me surface, but I had fun! What matches more perfectly with a Cityscape Canvas than the Manhattan Gelatos®? Nothing, right? Oh, I usually create Video Tutorials, but decided to make a Photo Tutorial for you:

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1. Create a Cityscape Mask from cardstock & then dab Gel Medium through the Brick Background Stencil (Stencils 10ct 201 Collection) using a foam brush. Allow to dry.

2. Color background with the Gelatos® Designer Colors - Manhattan

3. Blend with a wet brush & then dab away the excess color with a towel to reveal the Gel Medium resist.

4. Trace Cityscape Mask outline using an Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil (black).

 

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5. Paint Cityscape with Chalk Board Paint medium.

6. Paint windows with Gesso medium. Allow to dry.

 

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7. Dab Texture Luxe™ Gold through Key & Fleur Di Lis Stencils (Stencils 10ct 201 Collection) using a foam dauber. Dab a little throughout the canvas to add more texture as well. Allow to dry.

8. Paint "home" with Chalk Board Paint medium onto the key with a fine paintbrush.

9. Splatter Chalk Board Paint medium across finished canvas & add some to the upper-left corner. Spray with a mini-mister (Essentials Tool Set) of water to all drips.  Allow to dry & then add embellishments!

Close-ups:

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I hope you enjoyed this photo tutorial & much as I enjoyed working with the Canvas Corps 8 x 10 Stretched Natural Canvas!

Thanks for hopping by,

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Come on Spring! Tag by Jen Matott

Does it feel like Spring might never come to anyone else? It has snowed in Central New York for a month with 3-4 feet on the ground (actually up to my windows) and the air so cold it hurts to breathe when you step outside!  I am so ready for a warm up!  So to brighten my cold, dreary, winter day, I made a spring tag with some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® media and UmWow Studio lovelies. 

 I needed some gorgeous color so after priming the chip with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso, I added a rainbow of Gelatos® colors to the tag.  Gorgeous!

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Textured Coffee Card with Video

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 Hi everyone! It's Laurel Beard here today with my first post as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer! ACK! I am over the moon excited about guesting here! There are no words to explain my joy! If you know me at all, you know I love Gelatos® and coffee! So, I thought for my first project as a Guest Design Team member, I would create a funny coffee card full of texture using various products from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® line. All the products are "Mix & Match", which means they are designed to work together!!!!! Actually, their tagline is "mix mediums with matching color palettes to creative with confidence." And it's true. Today's cards features: Gelatos®, Stamper's Big Brush Pens and Whipped Spackle. All the exact supplies I used are listed at the end of this post.

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Hi,everyone! I'm Mieko Sejima. This is my first post as a 2015 Guest Design Team Member. I'm so honored to be chosen as a new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guset Design Team and so excited to be able to share some of my creativity with you here.

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Silver Texture Luxe™ Wintery Willow Rd Canvas Tutorial

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Hello! I am so excited to be on the Guest Design Team again. I hope to inspire you to take out those Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® products and come play with us! Today I am featuring a couple of their newest releases from CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) Mega Trade Show last month :) These are perfect additions to your Design Memory Craft® supplies!

I had a work in progress canvas that I didn't like it so I re-purposed it for today's project. Just use two coats of Chalkboard Paint and it goes away! LOL! The image below is only one coat - dry between coats :)

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You Are Awesome & the winners of Take the Challenge with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here with you today and here's a canvas for all who are awesome :) 

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To make this canvas, I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents:Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold (coming soon)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®:  Mango, Tangerine (YELLOW set), Bubble Gum, Red Cherry (RED set)   

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: SCARLET RED 118, MAGENTA 133, WARM GREY IV 273

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots (coming soon)

Others: Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Set 4 Dies - Fresh Blossoms Alphabet ,  die-cutting system; cardstock, canvas panel, stamp

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Die-cut the letters using your die-cutting system from kraft cardstock. Spell out your sentiment and attach with gel medium. Seal the letters in place with another coat of gel medium.

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Color the canvas around the letters with your favorite shades of Gelatos colors.

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Blend colors with the blending chisel from the Gelatos Tool set. 

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Add some shadowing with Stamper's Big Brush pen.

Ink a background stamp with Magenta Stampers Big Brush pen and randomly stamp around the page. Apply some Gold Texture Luxe with palette knife through the dots stencil.

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Here are some close-ups of my canvas.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and be awesome :)

And now, the winners of  February 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. Hello Mou, been looking mini album inspire when I got into this site. And got interest of sharing my project. This is my first challenge entry after being out of the scene for 2 years.

2. Hi Mou, I posted my link yesterday but don't see it here. I'm going to try again. Hope it is not too late. http://www.rubycraft.blogspot.com/2015/02/coffee-time.html

Posted by: Ruby C | 02/14/2015 at 08:29 AM

Congrats Katherine & Ruby! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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

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May Arts hop - Day 2

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons.


Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!

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Today, I have a canvas I made for the lovey-dovey day!  I wanted tons of texture because the ribbon I was sent was full of possibilities in adding texture to any project!

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This canvas emerged from many layers of materials.  I started with applying papers with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.  Once it was dry, I added thicker materials like canvas strips, textured papers, and May Arts Burlap, May Arts Open Weave, and May Arts multi- sized pearl strands.

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I applied the Gel Medium really thick and added some glass beads in while adhering the ribbon.

Love canvas03Once the Gel Medium dries, the beads are held on firmly and the Gel is clear!  So there is a textured base now but adding more is always better!

Love canvas02So, I used one of Faber-Castell's new Texture Luxe in both Gold and Silver through the new Mixed Media Stencils.  I used a palette knife to apply them very thickly.  It took awhile for the Luxe to dry but after leaving to go workout, I came back to add more color!
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For this project, I wanted a Valentine's theme so reds, metallic pinks, and metallic browns (from the Steampunk set) were the color scheme of choice! The Gelatos® colors are vibrant and mix with water to create fun drips and puddles of color to make my project pop!

Love canvas06For this project, I used Gelatos® colors in Cherry Red, Metallic Melon, Bubble Gum, Iced Chai, and Iced Coffee.  Starting with the pinks and working to the darker colors, I watered them down on my craft mat and used a brush to drip or brush them on.

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Love canvas16Finally, I used some Luxe to color my Prima resin angel.  It dried really fast on this little gem.  I layered this over the ribbon, some gold leaves, and a feather.

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Love canvas13The heart was stamped with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black on a script stamp. Some Gelatos® color in Metallic Melon added a bit of sparkle and shine.

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I added a love phrase sticker (from Cosmo Cricket) and wrapped the pearls around the canvas to finish it off beautifully! 
Love canvas12This was a fun project to create! 

Now HOP on over to The May Arts Blog!

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Texture Luxe in Gold and Silver ***coming soon***

Mixed Media Stencils *** Coming Soon***

Stamper's Big Brush Pen (black)

Textural Accents Gel Medium


Other Products Used:

May Arts 2.5 Inch Open Weave Burlap Net

May Arts 3/8" multi-size Beaded strand

May Arts 2.5 Inch Burlap/wired ribbon in Natural

Glass beads

Chipboard heart

Script Stamp

Prima Marketing resin angel

Cosmo Cricket Phrase Stickers

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textured paper, dress pattern paper, and book paper.

 

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Love Life Mini Canvas

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Hi everyone! Lisa here with a fun little mini canvas for you today. These kinds of projects come together so easy and are such a pleasure to make. Perfect for any occasion. And once you get the hang of making these backgrounds you'll want to make TONS!

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Miniature Heart Garland with DeeDee Catron

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Hi everyone! DeeDee here today.. for my REAL last post. I can't believe I made that mistake, thinking the last post I did for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft was my last. That's okay though! I get to show you one more fun technique that's a favorite of mine! Today I turned the technique into this cute miniature heart garland.

We're going to go through this tutorial in video format, so please join me to see just how I created this garland: 

 

 

Great watercolor effect, no? And I just love how you can use the Big Brush Pens, dry them, and then keep adding color on top, like the Gelatos! 

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Faber Castell / Design Memory Craft supplies:
Gelatos® Double Scoop® - Guava (#770250)
Gelatos® Double Scoop®  - Bubble Gum (#770251)
Gelatos® Double Scoop®  - Red Cherry (#770252)
Gelatos® Double Scoop® - Metallic Melon (#770267)
Stamper's Big Brush Pen COLD GREY III (#770011)

Other supplies:
VLVS! Music Sheet Background Stamp
Assorted ephemera, tags, sewing machine, thread, watercolor paper


Thanks again a MILLION times over for having me here as a guest on your blog! ♥ I've thoroughly enjoyed inspiring you and hope to see you around. 

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Take the Challenge with Mou, January 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here wishing you a very happy new year and welcoming you to the first Take The Challenge of 2015!

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®.
 
January: the first month of the year! A time of making new resolutions, fresh starts, starting again. It's the time of new beginnings. Your challenge this month is to create anything to celebrate new beginnings. 
 
Here's my take:
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Here's a list of supplies I used:
Here are the steps:
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Apply a coat of gesso to the unfinished wooden frame.
 
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Rub Gelatos colors on the frame and blend with Glaze.
 
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Lay stencil on frame and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife.
 
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Color the frame insert with Chalkboard paint. When dry, write your message on the chalkboard and put it back in the frame.
 
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, 1/16 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One Chalkboard Paint tub & one Mini Journal Board.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 1/19 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
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