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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Plaque

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 This is Rachel here, and today, I would like to share with you some inspiration all about decorating for the holidays! To begin,  I used the Strawberry Gelatos®  to create a festive plaque that I can keep on display through New Years.

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I started by covering the entire plaque with Strawberry Gelatos® then incorporating a few Mixed Media Stencils in a lot of different ways. I used a ghosting technique to take color away, I used Silver Ice Gelatos® to add color through a stencil, and finally I used Texture Luxe™ Pearl Paste through the triangle stencil to add dimension. Each of these techniques are shared in my process video to give you a better idea of what I did!

For the finishing pop on the background I painted on a generous amount of Glass Bead Glitter Gel (my favorite!) and spread on a mix of Strawberry Gelatos® with Glaze medium.

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As much as I loved creating the background, the letters are really the star! I traced the Stencil 301 letters onto watercolor paper, fussy cut them out, then gave each one a coat of Gold Champagne Gelatos®, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, and Ice Texture Gems™. Each letter has so much sparkle and dimension! I love the combination of the Glass Bead Glitter Gel with the Texture Gems™ on top.

 

Please watch the process video to get a clearer idea of each step used to create this plaque! Thanks for watching!

 

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I hope you all have a festive start to your holiday season :)

 

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SUPPLIES:

Gelatos®: Strawberry, Gold Champagne, Silver Ice

Mixed Media Stencils: 101 Collection, 102 Collection, 301 Collection

Texture Luxe™ Paste Pearl

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Gesso

Gel Medium

Glaze

Texture Gems™ Ice

Texture Gems™ Gold


Happy Fall With Raspberry Gelatos and Jamie Dougherty

Hello everyone and Happy Friday. I have a fun mixed media project for you that will get you into the mood for Fall. This project would be perfect for place-cards on Thanksgiving, personal card fronts, or journal inserts. The warm fall leaves as they turn , hold such rich and enchanting colors. Our Raspberry Gelatos is the perfect accent color. The bold purple color blends nicely with the yellows, oranges, and reds that Mother Nature provides us.

(For the best results, press your leaves in a book for a few days prior to beginning)

Take a look at my video below to see how I created this colorful fall piece. Also a couple of quick techniques to try out with your Gelatos and leaves as well.

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Supplies Used:

Gelatos® Rasberry, PITT Artist Pen Ruby Metallic 290*, PITT Artist Big Brush pen Green Gold 268**, Glaze, paint brush, watercolor paper 5x7"

 

 

 

We would love to see your inspired creations. Please share with us on Facebook and Instagram, your beautiful Design Memory Craft work.

 

Hugs and Blessing

Jamie Dougherty

www.jamiedoughertydesigns.com

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BOO! Halloween Card

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Hello spooky artists! This is Rachel again and I'm here to share this quick Halloween card. Halloween is only 10 days away! I hope your house is decorated and your candy bowls are full :)

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I started with a card base that I had very lightly Gesso'd, and blended Silver Ice and Metallic Icing Gelatos® throughout the background. The Design Memory Craft Gesso is great to make cardstock sturdier and more water resistant, as well as giving the Gelatos® a non-porous surface to blend. 

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Next,  I mixed the Cinnamon Gelatos® Color of the Week with some Design Memory Craft Glaze medium. I added a very thick and somewhat messy large strip of the Glaze across the card. When the Glaze dried it left an almost velvety look and feel to my card. It is such an easy way to make a big impact on a card!

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I really wanted this card to be all about the metallic colors that match so perfectly with Cinnamon Gelatos®. So obviously Gold Texture Luxe™ through a Mixed Media 102 Stencil was the next best choice! Have I mentioned already how much I love this stuff?! Because I love Gold Texture Luxe™. A lot.

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Now it's time to add the details to finish the card. I die cut a circle frame from some Halloween patterned paper to anchor my creepy boy bat stamped image. The stamp is colored with Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and topped with some Glass Bead Glitter Gel. For the sentiment I used Mixed Media 301 Stencils with Black Licorice Gelatos® to spell the word "BOO!".

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Thanks for stopping in! I hope you use this weekend to finish off your fun autumn and Halloween cards!

 

SUPPLIES:

Gelatos® - Cinnamon, Silver, Metallic Icing, Black Licorice

ArtGRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Texture Luxe™ Gold

Mixed Media Stencil Collection - 101, 102, 301

Textural Accents - Gesso, Glaze, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Gel Medium

 

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October Leaves - Art Journal Video

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Hello! Rachel here sharing an art journal page that honors the beautiful month of October! The Gelatos® Color of the Week is the gorgeous Cinnamon, such a perfect autumn shade. 

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I combined the Cinnamon Gelatos® with Metallic Blueberry, Boysenberry, and Snow Cone Gelatos, I just love the true blue shades with pretty browns. The art journal includes tracings of oak leaves from my backyard that I painted with Boysenberry Gelatos and traced with the gorgeous Gold Texture Gems™. I also used Gesso through a Mixed Media 101 stencil, then painted highlights on each polka dot with Cinnamon Gelatos.

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I used my Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen to very loosely trace my leaves on parchment paper. Then I painted the 'leaves' with Gesso before adhering to the journal with Gel Medium.

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The quote was added with the alphabet Mixed Media Stencil 301 using Black Licorice Gelatos.

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I also have a complete process video for this art journal spread! You can watch here or Click Here to view!

 

SUPPLIES:

Gelatos®: Cinnamon, Boysenberry, Metallic Blueberry, Snow Cone, and Black Licorice

Texture Gems™ Gold

Gesso

Gel Medium

Glaze

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Mixed Media Stencil Collection 101, 102, and 301

Asphalt Texture Paste

Whipped Spackle

 

 

 

 

 


DIY Fall Earrings

Cinnamon Gelatos - Fall Earrings - Erin Bassett

These fall earrings were really fun to make and I love how they turned out. Often times larger earrings are heavy, but because I chose to create them with paper-mache,  they are really light, easy to wear, and feature a great fall Gelatos® color: Cinnamon!

 

To begin, I used my Scan N Cut to cut out this shape using a thin piece of chipboard. They are 1.75" x 1.60" in size.  Of course if you don't have a die-cutting machine you can just create a pattern and cut out two of them.
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Next, I took a lot of layers of ripped up tissue paper and adhered it to the shape with Gel Medium. I allowed it to dry between layers and just continued to build it up to the thickness I wanted.
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Since I wanted both sides to have that fun texture and thickness, I devised a clever way to allow them to dry by bending paperclips and hanging it off of one of my tool baskets.
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Next, I mixed up some of the Gelatos Color of the Week, Cinnamon, and a little bit of Glaze and applied it to the earring bases. I allowed it to dry and then repeated that process until it was the desired look I wanted.
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After they had thoroughly dried overnight, I took just a tiny bit of the Gold Texture Luxe and applied it to the earrings. Oh how I love Texture Luxe!
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I applied it with a damp (not dripping wet) finger to the earrings so that it really just transferred onto the high points of the folds of texture. I also applied it along the edge as well.

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I added a few beads and fishhook earrings and voilà, they are ready to wear!

 
 
Supplies: Thin Chipboard, Tissue Paper, Palette Knife, Glaze, Gel Medium, Cinnamon Gelatos, Gold Texture Luxe, Beads, Jump Rings, Fishhook Earrings

ERIN

 

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Red Ruby Slippers

 

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Hi Everyone, Mou Saha here today from Color Happy Creations!

School's back in session and conversations have already started about the first school dance. There's also tons of discussion and texting going on about Halloween plans and costumes. With any such occasion comes shopping and we all know how much girls love shopping for shoes! During every such shopping expedition, we come across pretty shoes that we can't even walk in, let alone dance in them but we always share a few good laughs over our inabilities. This time we saw a tiny little pair of red shoes that could be part of a Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz costume. While we didn't buy that pair, I decided to create my own cute version of it using my crafting supplies. Let me show you how I created my pair of red ruby slippers.

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For the red ruby slippers, I chose Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Iced Currant. The deep rich red hue of the pigment along with its metallic sheen was just perfect for this project.

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To cut  my slippers,  I used a die but if you search the internet, you can easily find a slipper template that would work just as well. Here's one I found.

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Here are my die-cut slipper parts colored with Gelatos® Iced Currant.

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And the remaining pieces colored with Gelatos® Caramel.

 

 

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Whether you are using the die cuts or cutting your pieces following a template, fold along the crease lines. Assemble the toes and backs on the small sole using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.

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Assemble the heels and attach them to the bigger sole. These will be the bases of the slippers. Attach the top sole to the bottom sole with Gel Medium. You can refer to this assembly instruction pdf too.

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Once the slippers are assembled, add another coat or two of Gelatos® Iced Currant and blend with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Glaze for a glossy finish. Let dry thoroughly.

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Add pretty touches to your ruby slippers with doodling using the Magenta Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pen from Writing Set: RED/YELLOW.

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Die-cut or punch out a couple of bows or tie them out of ribbon. Color with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Gold. When dry, attach to the slippers to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. Did you know that you could also color plain cloth shoes with Gelatos? Yes, you can! So, whether you want to create a tiny pair like I did or jazz up a real pair, click your heels and have some FUN!

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens Writing Set: RED/YELLOW

Sizzix Bigz L Die - Ballroom Slippers

Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Bow-Tied

Others: cardstock, paint brush, diecutter, scissors

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Stitched Heart Necklace with Red Cherry Gelatos

Hey friends!  Adrianne Surian here with you today to share another fun-sized mixed media project.  You may have noticed that I have a passion for jewelry and wearable art. It's a great way to bring your pieces with you as a fantastic accessory and express yourself everywhere you go!

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Today I'm using a rustic iron pendant base, and the Gelatos® color of the week, Red Cherry, alongside some of my favorite Design· Memory· Craft® products to create this stitched heart necklace.

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You all know that mixed media extends beyond the page to a wide variety of materials, and this pendant uses Whipped Spackle to turn a jewelry-quality, lead-free iron pendant into a tiny canvas.  

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With this vibrant color of the week, a hopeful heart seemed like the perfect mixed media project!  Because the iron is naturally dark, I mixed Red Cherry Gelatos with Whipped Spackle to create an opaque red base. To start, simply cut off some of the Gelatos stick (I used about 1/4") with your palette knife, crush it, and mix it well with an acorn-sized dab of Whipped Spackle.

Use the palette knife to spread a generous layer of the Red Cherry Whipped Spackle over the top of the pendant - I went for a mostly-smooth, semi-even coat of Whipped Spackle (you can see it in the photo below).  I waited about 5 minutes and then used a small rubber stamp to add my initial to the pendant.  You could stamp an entire word into it if you wish (like love, hope, art, heart - whatever inspires you).  Clean any holes in the pendant that may have gotten Whipped Spackle (you can use a toothpick for this step), and then set the pendant aside and allow the Whipped Spackle to dry before continuing.  

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When the Whipped Spackle is dry, there will be some naturally textured areas around the edges of the pendant, near the holes, and near the stamped area.  I brushed a light coat of Silver Texture Luxe™ over a few areas to add shine and to break up the solid red.  

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I continued to add complementary colors in very small areas by applying Gelatos directly to the pendant.  I used a hint of Iced Currant and Mango ®®with the Cherry Red.

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Finally - jewelry and wearable art should be sealed!  Gelatos are water-based and easy to blend, which is a fantastic quality when you're at your art table!  But to be sure your favorite sweater or blouse doesn't end up with a little delicious color where it doesn't belong, add a generous coat of glaze over the whole piece to seal the Gelatos colors.  

Be sure to once again clear any holes of remaining glaze, and set the piece aside to dry fully before continuing.  

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When your pendant base is dry, add wire "stitching" through the center holes.  Attach a pair of 10mm or larger jump rings to the top of the pendant, and string a necklace chain through the rings.  I prefer a 20" chain to rest at a low neckline, but you can adjust your chain length shorter or even longer to suit your personal style!  

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The final piece is a tiny but bold statement necklace that is sure to be noticed - especially when paired with a solid top.  Your art will get plenty of attention around your neck, which is always a great way to introduce yourself as an artist at events or parties!   Thanks for joining me to check out today's mixed media jewelry and I'll see you all again soon!

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Adrianne Surian

Supplies Used:

Gelatos: Red Cherry, Iced Currant, Mango

Whipped Spackle

Texture Luxe: Silver

Glaze

Palette Knife

Blending Wedge (or your favorite brush)

Rustic Iron Pendant Base

1/8 inch "A" Rubber Stamp

20 Gauge Silver Plated Copper Wire

2 - 10mm Jump Rings

20" 2mm Cable Chain

Wire Cutters

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Autumn Leaves

This week's Gelatos® color of the week is Red Cherry.  I chose a project with an Autumn theme which works perfectly with this bright, fun color.

Autumn Leaves - by Erin Bassett

I started by decoupaging a canvas panel with a music sheet and Gel Medium. Next, I applied Red Cherry and Blood Orange Gelatos to it and used Gel Medium to move it around my background. I ended up layering up a few layers this way so that the colors would become intense.

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Next I added a layer of Glaze. I love how glossy the glaze makes the paper! I used a rubber stamp to make an impression in it while it was still wet.  It's a really neat technique.  I ended up covering it but I at least wanted to show you another fun way to use the Glaze.
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For the leaves, I used my die-cut machine to cut a leaf shape out of black cardstock .  You can also draw the leaf and cut it out of cardstock if you don't have a die-cut machine. Next, I  mixed together some Whipped Spackle and Gold Texture Luxe™. Mixing these creates a different color and texture while retaining it's metallic shine.  After they were mixed, I added some Gold Champagne Gelatos to half of it. The gold  really bumped up the metallic look and darkened it as well. I used a pencil to etch some vein lines before the mixture dried.

I did the same technique using Whipped Spackle, Copper Texture Luxe, and Iced Chai Gelatos to it for the other leaf.
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The bookplate I used was originally silver, and I wanted it to be copper, so I used a dab of the copper Texture Luxe and added a couple of drops of water to it and then applied it.  After it dried, I rubbed ink from the Walnut Brown #177 Stamper's Big Brush Pen into the recessed areas.
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Next I used a small piece of black cardstock and covered the front side of it with 3 layers of Chalk Board Paint . Once it was  dry, I wrote the word Autumn on  it with the Stamper's Big Brush pen in white. I applied some Walnut Brown ink around the edge of the canvas as well to create a frame.
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After everything was dry,  I wrapped some string and beads around the right edge to finish it off.

Autumn Leaves - closeupThis project made me really look forward to the upcoming fall season.

Enjoy,

 

Erin

Supplies:

  • 5" x 7" Canvas Panel
  • Gelatos®: Red Cherry, Blood Orange, Gold Champagne, Iced Coffee
  • Glaze
  • Gel Medium
  • Chalk Board Paint
  • Texture Luxe: Gold, Copper
  • Stamper's Big Brush: Walnut Brown #177
  • Whipped Spackle
  • Sheet Music
  • Rubber Stamp
  • Black Cardstock
  • Pallet Knife
  • String and thread
  • Beads
  • Bookplate
  • Stamper's Big Brush Pen White

 

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Paper Bead Bracelets with Guava Gelatos

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Hello friends!  Adrianne Surian here with you today to share a jewelry project inspired by the Gelatos® color of the week, Guava, and Art GRIP®Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.  You can make your own beads out of paper and string them alongside crystals and pearls for an organic look in a delicious color scheme!

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Paper beads have been around a long time, but today's post will show you how to give them beautiful, dimensional color before making and using them in simple stacking bracelets.

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By using Gelatos® color over an Art GRIP®Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil base, you can create beautiful boutique-worthy beads.  They're easy to make, so this project is well-suited to beginner artists and crafters!  (You can refer to the list at the end of this post for the exact colors and tools used in this project.)

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Begin with a 12x12 sheet of white paper or light cardstock (ideal paper weight less than 65#).  Sketch lightly in an allover pattern with Art GRIP®Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, and blend them with a wet paintbrush.  As you can see in the photo above, this does not need to be a carefully blended step.  To create your watercolor base, just choose 3-4 colors and apply them randomly to the page.  A few white areas are fine, but try to blend colors to fill the paper as much as possible.  

Allow your paper to dry, then use a paper trimmer to cut it into long, skinny triangular strips.  On one side of the sheet of paper, measure 1/2 inch from the edge.  Place your sheet so that you can cut the paper on a slight diagonal, from the half inch mark on the bottom edge of the paper tapering off at the top corner of the top edge of the paper.  Then, trim from the bottom corner of the paper up to the top, ending at the half inch point.  

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From one sheet of paper you can cut 48 triangular strips that are 12 inches long, and 1/2 inch wide at the widest point.  Each strip will be colored slightly different- and the narrow strips will hide any errors or messy areas of your watercolor background!

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Next is the fun part!  Using a toothpick or similarly small dowel, place the wide side of the strip along the toothpick and begin winding it around.  As the strip narrows, you will create an oval-shaped bead.  When you reach the point of the triangular strip, secure it down with a dot of glaze.  Take care to use just the least amount of glaze as you can in this step; this is a temporary hold before adding a permanent coat later.  

You may notice that all the lovely water coloring you did in the previous step is now quite subtle!  As you wrap the beads, it's the edges of the paper strips that will show the most.  This is where the color of the week is important!

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Once you have created several beads (the exact number will vary depending on how many bracelets you wish to make, and what pattern you will use to create them) place them on a paper towel or similar disposable surface.  

Prepare a Gelatos® mist in a misting bottle by cutting off approximately 1/4 inch of the Gelatos® stick and putting it in a mixing cup with 2-3 ounces of warm water.  Mix it thoroughly until the Gelatos® are dissolved.  Then add the liquid Gelatos® to a misting bottle, and generously spray the beads. 

The mist will help to color the edges of the paper beads, and give them an overall Guava color to tie them together as a coordinated set.  The subtle layers of color between the watercolor base and Gelatos® mist make each bead slightly different while giving your beads richer color.

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Allow the beads to dry, then apply a generous coat of glaze to each bead.  The glaze will make the beads more durable and will also seal in the color of the Gelatos® mist.

When the glaze has dried, combine the beads with other crystals, pearls, and spacers on .7mm clear stretch cord.  String 7.5 inches of beads onto a 10-inch length of cord, and tie the ends together with a square knot (you may know it as a double knot).

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You can create as many bracelets as you like to stack together!  When making more than one, stacked bracelets look their best when each is slightly different.  As you can see above, both bracelets feature beautiful paper beads, but are offset with different colors and textures for variety.

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Thanks for joining me today to check out this beginner friendly jewelry project layering Gelatos® color of the week, Guava, over warm shades of Art GRIP®Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.  I've enjoyed sharing it with you and I will see you again soon!

Adrianne Surian®®®

Supplies used:

Gelatos® color of the week, Guava

Art GRIP®Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils #123, #126 (Red set) and #105, #115 (Yellow set)

Palette Knife

Misting Bottle

Glaze 

Paintbrush

Mixing Cup

12x12 Sheet 40# White Paper

Paper Trimmer

Toothpicks

.7mm Clear Stretch Jewelry Cord

4mm Light Pink Faceted Glass Crystal Beads

4mm White Glass Pearls

6mm Silver Ball Beads

3mm Silver Square Spacer Beads

 


Lemon Yellow + Glittering Gray Bracelet

Hello friends!  I've got a bright and vibrant project to share with you today that combines Gelatos® color of the week, Lemon with elements that sparkle and shine in shades of gray and silver.  This glittering bracelet project keeps your art close to you as a one-of-a-kind accessory!

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The wooden clasp is the star piece of this chunky 5-strand bracelet that features crystal glass beads and has an organic feel with dyed yellow stone beads to complement the wood element.  

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Let me share with you how I got the look.  Here's what you'll need (see below for a list of products and colors used in this design):

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You'll be able to use your Paper Crafter Crayons in combination with stencils (or freehand a design) and give the wood rich color with Gelatos® color of the week, Lemon! The mixture of cool crystals , earthy wood and stone beads as well as silver spacers make this bracelet a beautiful piece to complement your summer attire! Beginner as well as advanced jewelry makers will love to make this simply-styled bracelet.  

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Begin by creating your design or pattern on the wood clasp using Paper Crafter Crayons.  Simple silver dots are featured here, but there are so many stencils to choose from!

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Next, add pigment to the wood by applying Gelatos® color directly to it.  Spread the color evenly over the entire piece by using a small amount of water - the Deluxe Water Brush is a perfect companion for the heavy color used here.  

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Because Gelatos® are easily blended with water, you'll need to seal your design with a generous coat of Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft Glaze.

Finally, string beads in various patterns in shades of silver and gray along with a few yellow accents onto 12-inch strands of .8mm stretch bead cord.  When you have strung 6.5 inches of beads onto each of the 5 strands, feed the cord through each of the holes.  Thread a crimp bead onto the cord inside the channel on the underside of the clasp, and use a pair of crimp pliers to secure it.  The crimp bead acts as a stopper so that the cords stay in place!  Repeat the process for the other half of the clasp, and trim away the excess cord with scissors.  

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All that's left is to wear your new piece out and enjoy saying, "Thanks, I made it myself!"

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Thanks for joining me today to get inspiration for using Design· Memory· Craft® products on even the smallest of canvases.  Enjoy your art anywhere you go! 

Supplies used:

Gelatos®: Lemon (Brights Set)

Paper Craft Crayons: Silver (Neutral Set)

Texture Gems™ 3ct. Metallics: Silver

Glaze Textural Accents

101 Stencil Collection (6.5"x6.5"): Polka Dots

Deluxe Water Brush

Other Supplies Used:

5-Hole Wooden Clasp

.8mm Stretch Bead Cord

Yellow Howlite Beads: Moroccan Rings, Puff Flower, and 6mm Rondelles

Dark Gray Crystal Glass Beads: 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm

Clear Crystal Glass Beads: 4mm, 8mm, and 10 mm

Silver Spacer Beads: 4mm and 6mm

2mm Crimp Beads

Crimp Pliers

Scissors