86 posts categorized "Holidays"

Handmade Christmas Ornament and Video with Rachel Kleinman

Hello again! It's Rachel Kleinman back with another holiday inspired project. Last time I shared a Spooky Halloween Birdhouse, but now I'm already decorating for Christmas! Today I'm sharing a handmade tree ornament that uses a large variety of Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products!

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Water Coloring using Gelatos® with Mindy.

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Hi there everyone. It's GDT Mindy here.

I'm so very excited about being a guest designer for Faber-Castell.

Today I have a little water coloring project I made using Gelatos®. First, I'd like to say how in love I am with these little amazing sticks of color! You can seriously do anything with them.

I started off by stamping my image and then taking Acqua Dolce, Lavendar and Earl Grey Gelatos®. and mixed the colors up a little for my background.

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Take the Challenge with Mou, November 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the eleventh 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®.

November is here. I have Thanksgiving on my mind. Every year, I make a list of the things I'm thankful for about each person in my family. While we don't do elaborate Thanksgiving meals, we enjoy the week off together. I like to give everyone my list in the form of some small handmade gift. This month, your challenge is to do the same. Create any small gift for a person you are thankful for.

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 pillow box diecut.

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Rub Mango, Green Tea, pistachio and Metallic Mint Gelatos colors to the pillow box. Blend with wet brush.

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On a label diecut, stamp sentiment using Black Stamper's Big Brush pen.

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Draw a border to the diecut label with Scarlet Red Stamper's big Brush to make look like label stickers.

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Make a list of the reasons you are thankful for some. Fold and place that note inside the box and shut the box closed with adhesive.

Cut off a small bit of Blueberry Gelato color with palette knife from the Gelatos Mist Maker set and crush it down. Put the Gelato in the Drip Dropper filled halfway with water. Shake to mix. Drip on pillow box as shown.

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Color embossed diecut leaf with Mango, Red Cherry, and Iced Coffee Gelatos colors.

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Tie twine to the pillow box.

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Tuck in leaf and label under the twine.

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, 11/14 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge are: One Gelatos Mist Maker set.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 11/17 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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Halloween Boo Journal Board

Happy Halloween my crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I have a super easy and fun project for you to make for either a decor piece OR as a page in your journal. Your choice.  Cool right?

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This project was very fun to make and, yes, a tiny bit on the messy side.

I started off with a Square Journal Board that I coated in Gesso and 3 chipboard letters - painted in Chalkboard Paint. When the Gesso was dry on the Journal Board I applied VERY heavy layers of Gelatos® (in the following colors: Gelatos® Double Scoop® Black Licorice, Red Cherry, Mango and also reg. size Metallic Grape, Metallic Blueberry, and Black Cherry) all over the board. Then I used a paintbrush to "paint" the Gelato® colors and allow it to move and drip.

I dried it at this point and then rubbed the Gelatos® in wherever I wanted directly with my fingers. I added tiny bits of Chalkboard Paint from what was left on my brush on the edges. And dried again. And then I added just a touch of Glass Bead Glitter Gel.

To do the "mummy gauze" effect, I used a piece of cheesecloth and a tiny bit of Chalkboard Paint mixed with a spritz of water. I smooshed the cheesecloth into the Chalkboard Paint/water mixture and it comes out in a grey/black/white color. Very cool! And then I dry it with my heat tool. (I'm very impatient.)

I adhered the cheesecloth to the Journal Board and the Chipboard letters to the cheesecloth. I then added some Glass Bead Glitter Gel to my letters. But...It needed more. EYES! However, I don't "do" googly eyes. So I had to make my own. ;) I used some pearls and then used a punch tool for pupils. And voila'! Eyes! I wanted them to look scary, but you can see that they had a mind of their own. 

Here are some close-ups for you:

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another angle...

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With the rings that come with either size of Journal Boards (the Square or mini)  it's easy to add them to your own personal Journal OR you can add twine, ribbon or any other embellishment to make them into fun, home decor. What will you make with your Journal Boards?

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Haunting!  

Supplies:
Chalkboard Paint
Gesso
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Gelatos® Double Scoop®: Red Cherry, Black Licorice, Mango. Gelatos®: Metallic Blueberry, Metallic Grape (Metallic Collection) and Black Cherry (Steampunk Collection)
Square Journal Board
Gelatos® Tool Set

Lisa Sig

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Holiday Canvas Collage: I Could Have Danced All Night

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Hi everyone! It's Christina (seena) Young here with a pretty collage project that is simple to put together using matte medium. As October ends I'm thinking ahead to the holiday season. All the festivities inspired my canvas. Well, that and I stumbled upon a used bookshop going out of business and scored some wonderful sheet music for a song (ha ha). 

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Haunted Halloween Birdhouse and Video with Rachel (Comment here for Ustream)

Hello everyone! This is Rachel Kleinman here with my first ever post with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft! I am beyond excited to be a part of the Fall/Winter 2014 Guest Design Team and thank you for joining me for my first 'official' project :)

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A Halloween Chandelier with Mou & October Take the Challenge winners

Hi everyone, Mou here with Halloween home decor tutorial for you.

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Do you ever shop in kid craft aisles? I do... some for my kids, especially my son who loves to paint things, but also for me. Don't always have a plan, but I pick up random things here and there. Such was the case of the Halloween chandelier.

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After sitting in a bin in my studio for at least a couple of years, it finally saw light of day. I found this chandelier at JoAnn. I altered it with the following supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: Gold Champagne, Iced Chai, Tangerine, Mango, Red Cherry, Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Metallic Mint

Others: punchinella, stencil, string

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Start by adding a coat of Gesso to the chandelier pieces. Be sure to coat both the front and the back as you'll see all the sides when it's assembled and displayed.

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Next, coat parts of the chandelier with chalkboard paint leaving out the candles and flames.

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It should look something like this.

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Color the candles with Gold Champagne and Iced Chai Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.

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Color the flames with Mango, Tangerine and Red Cherry Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.

Add some dimension to the chandelier structure by rubbing on  Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Gold Champagne and Metallic Mint Gelatos® colors. Blend the colors with your fingers.

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Lay a stencil over the chalkboard painted part of a chandelier piece and apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel with palette knife. Let dry thoroughly. Repeat on every surface of each chandelier piece.

When dry, lay a punchinella over some parts and color lightly with Iced Chai Gelatos® color.

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Assemble the pieces together and tie with string to display in a chosen spot.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and now, it's time to announce the winners of October 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou.

Drumrolls please...

1. Just finished this yesterday

http://pagesintime.blogspot.com/2014/10/happy-halloween.html

Posted by: Jean Marmo | 10/06/2014 at 07:18 AM

2. Blogger  Paper Therapy Ponderings  said... (on my blog)

here is the link to my project since typeset does not like me
http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/2014/10/halloween-mixed-media-frog.html
Barb Housner

6:06 PM

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Congrats Jean & Barb! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Jean & Barb, 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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Mixed Media Halloween Art Video with Christina

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Hello everyone, it's Christina (seena) Young! I'm so excited to be here today sharing my first post as a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! Inspired by Halloween, I'm sharing a mixed media collage project featuring Chalk Board Paint and Gelatos®. I've created the Bride of Frankenstein, mwahahaaa (evil laugh)! The finished project is a 9x12 piece of art you can make a part of your Halloween decor. Here are a few photos:

Chalk Board Paint as the hair - so much fun to paint!

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Halloween mini book

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Hi,everyone!

This is my last work as a member of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Design Team.

Today, I'd like to share the way of making the moon and the night sky.

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Patriotic Layout by Tonya Gibbs

Patriotic Layout by Tonya Gibbs

We recently celebrated our Independence Day here in the USA.  I love to see everyone dressed in their red, white & blue to show their patriotism. My Sister In-law shared this photo of her and her beautiful daughter.  Since my niece is all dolled up like a pageant queen, I wanted my layout to resemble a parade float.   The colors needed to be rich and vibrant, but feminine and soft, so I turned to my stash of Gelatos®. Their creamy texture and rich pigments were just what I needed to make this layout pop!

When I use Gelatos® I'm often asked these two questions:

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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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