138 posts categorized "Decor"

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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Christmas Star!

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Hi there everyone!  Today I'm sharing with you a mixed media piece that can be done in no time.  I made a bunch of these this year as Christmas gifts and I think I might keep on going to get a head start for next year ;)  Here are the steps and all the details you need to make this festive piece:

I started off with a piece of wood.  I sanded down the really rough edges and then used a generous amount of Gesso for my base.  I cut some paper, crumpled it all in my hand and adhered it to the wood block using some Gel Medium.  Then I added some Gelatos® to bring out the texture in the crumpled paper.

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Melt Ornaments by Hee Sun Kim

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Hello, everyone. Hee Sun Kim here.

Today, I want to share with you how to create melt ornaments using UTEE and Gelatos.

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A Christmas Angel

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Hi Everyone!

Mahe here again with a Christmas themed project using the amazing Faber-Castell 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

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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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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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