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!



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



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



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Cool 4th of July Monogram Art


Home Décor with Gelatos

Hello Loves.  So glad to be here with you as part of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Team.  Very grateful for this opportunity to create and share with you.  

It’s summer and many of us are all gearing up for a fun and festive 4th of July.  One of my favorite things for the holidays and seasons is to create something fun to hang on our door.  I love seeing what my neighbors do and have to join the fun with my own little handmade creation.  This time I decided on our last name initial.  How cool is that!  It’s quick and easy.  Here’s how you too can make your own!

Gather your supplies


Cover letter with Gesso.  


Use washi tape to create section lines, to allow for painting straight lines.

Use Gelatos® Boysenberry to cover top right, activate with water, spread using finger or paint brush.  I used my finger. Add Gelatos® Double Scoop®  Red Cherry to create red strips and use Gelatos® Iced Coffee to smudge in various spots to create an aged look. 

Stripes added

Punch out stars and cover with Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  Allow to dry and then adhere using Gel Medium.  Set aside to dry. 


Use Gelatos® Boysenberry and Gelatos® Double Scoop®  Red Cherry to color string.  Color on and rub in with fingers. This step is messy, have baby wipes handy for cleaning hands. 

Use Mixed Media Stencils, Scandinavian to create bird and color using Gelatos® Boysenberry, Metallic Grape and Snow cone.  Cut out bird.  Outline using a Black Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen, or here I used the Polychromos black pencil.

String and bird

Wrap string around top right and tie bow. 

Use Gel Medium to adhere bird bottom left.

  Bird and string added

Use Mixed Media Stencils, Scandinavian to add flower by spreading  Texture Luxe™  in Gold over stencil to create sparkle and dimension.  Adhere string from bird beak to flower using Gel Medium. 

Finish off by adding dots using Texture Gems™ in gold. 

Protect by covering with Glaze or Gel Medium.


Close up 1

Close up 2


Supplies Used: 

•Gelatos® Double Scoop® Red Cherry (also available in original size)

•Gelatos® Colors Boysenberry, Iced Coffee, Metallic Grape, Snow Cone


•Gel Medium

•Glass Bead Glitter Gel

•Mixed Media Stencils, Scandinavian

•Texture Luxe™

•Texture Gems™

Thank you so much! 


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X'mas wreath by Chitose


Hello! Did you spend wonderful Christmas?

Today, I will be showing you by X'mas wreath.

1.I put Whipped Spackle on the wreath with a writing brush.


2.The chipboard of the title applies gesso and traces it next in Texture Luxe™ Silver.

This is beautiful color.


3.I drew a stitch with an artist pen.

It is easy to write this pen very much.


4.I described heart in a Gelatos®.

This color is the Iced Currant. It's very shining.


5.I used the Texture Gems in Pearl.


Products Used

Texture Luxe™ Silver (#770323)

Whipped Spackle (#770318)

GelatosⓇ Colors 15ct-Metallics (#770170)

Texture Gems™ 3ct Metallics (#770700)

Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK (#770075)

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Happy 2016 Card Using Texture - with Lisa

Hi everyone! It's Lisa back on the blog to share a cool card to bring the New Year in style using all kinds of the Textural Accents in fun ways that you may not have thought of before. Let me show you the card and then we'll get started!


Fun, isn't it? I think it is and I RARELY compliment my own work. ;)

Here is how this card was made:

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JOY Christmas Tag Using Gelatos

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Merry Christmas~!! I am honored to be here today to share my Christmas tag with you. Hope you are enjoying your time with family and friends! I choose the JOY sentiment because it is the wish I like to extend to all of you during this holiday season :)

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Snowy Woods New Year's Card

New Year's Card
Who didn't get a chance to send out Christmas cards this year? Me either. But we still have time to send greetings to our loved ones by sending out New Year Greeting Cards! And this simple technique for creating the look of birch trees in a snowy woods is the perfect project to create unique, homemade cards. Of course, if you miss the New Year mailing deadline, these note cards would also work for Winter stationery. Maybe even Holiday Thank You cards?

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Gift Wrapping with Paper Crafter Crayons™ and Clover Mini Iron with Mou & December Take the Challenge Winners


Hello bloggers, Mou here today with another gift wrapping idea using the Clover Mini Iron along with Paper Crafter Crayons™!

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Texture Gems Decorated Poinsettia - with Lisa

Hi everyone! It's Lisa here on the blog to share a really special project with you. I have a 3-D Felt Poinsettia on Gessoboard accented with Texture Gems™ . This project DOES take a while to create, I won't lie to you, but it is soooo worth the effort.



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