December is fast approaching! and before we know it, Christmas will be here! With that in mind, I went to town with altering this old iPad cover that I had stowed in my stash of alterables that I've been hoarding :) This cover was altered to hold wish cards for this Christmas and New Year. It can also be used to store advise cards or even to just store away the pretty things you will receive this festive season.
Here's my altered cover and a guide on how I made it look the way it does.
It's Linda here! I know, I know, it's only JUST October and I'm already talking about Christmas but trust me, it'll be here before we know it! If every other year is anything to go by, I'll be freaking out around December 20th because I have ZERO cards made so I thought I'd get started early :)
Today I thought I'd show you some cards that demonstrate how well Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products (specifically Gelatos ®) can work for simpler crafting projects. For those of you who aren't 'into' mixed media or canvasses, altered items etc, today's post is for you :)
Greetings! Margie here to share my first guest design team project with you! I had a hatpin needing color and function so why not create a charm for a bracelet?
I used a number of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products to “Mix & Match” different colors and mediums. To color my silver hatpin, I scraped a little of Metallic Grape Gelatos® with the Palette Knife from the Gelatos Tool Set into a disposable bowl. Then added about a tablespoon of Gesso and blended to a beautiful color. Brush the tinted Gesso onto the hatpin - I used two layers with dry time in between.
Hi all, Jill here with a fun home décor project. To begin I started with a wooden bird purchased at my local craft store.
It's that time of year that all mothers love... a day to celebrate us (aka Mother's Day)! We work hard but it has lots of rewards when we see our children being kind, doing creative things and showing independence. All the things we try to teach them in order to be productive citizens. I was thrilled when I got this kit to create alongside my kids.
What's Creativity for Kids? Creativity for Kids is our sister brand, specializing in activity products for children. We thought we'd pair up with them for Mother's Day because our products marry perfectly well with each other.
We tore into the package and the kids had ideas right away! There are so many pieces included in this set that you could make lots of projects with it!
Our first project was making spinning "helicopters"... my oldest was set on this task. He started picking out pieces and beads. I got my Crop-a-Dile out and punched holes in the wood pieces easily. We threaded them on sticks and pipecleaners. They were super happy with this!
Now onto coloring the pieces. We used Gelatos because they are very kid friendly and fun! Then we also drew on them with PITT Journaling pens! This was about all they could sit and do... then they were off to something else! Well, at least we completed a couple projects with the kit.
Here are some of our finished projects. I tried to get them to hold them up for me but they were too busy playing another game. It was tons of fun to create with this kit and I know we will save the rest of the pieces for a rainy day this summer and create more art!
To win this Classic Wood Craft kit and a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft prize pack (Blue Gelatos pack, and Journaling PITT Artist Pens), leave a comment here about what you'd make with this kit and who you would share it with.The winner will be announced on May 10th.
2013 is all about the artisan look, natural materials, and the search for the genuinely handmade. While organizing my accessories I realized that a box for my numerous bracelets was highly needed...This Jewelry Box was once just an unfinished wood piece found at a craft store. I loved its earthy and rough style since the moment I saw it. It was the perfect piece to decorate and turn it into a unique item.
I LOVE how you did the background!
Thanks for sparking my creative juices for a "2013 in Review" journal page.
~ Terry ~
My word is breathe, because I sometimes forget. lol
Quick! They've gone by way too fast!