Hey there Arsty peeps Rita Barakat here! I am doing a little spotlight on Steampunk Gelatos®Colors. If you are ever stuck for ideas sometimes limiting your color palette can be a great way to challenge yourself! Especially if the colors are outside of your comfort zone! That's what I did here on this art journal page. By repeating layers of complementary colors you can get a lot of depth in your work and challenging your self is always a great way to grow!
Hi everyone, Mou here with Halloween home decor tutorial for you.
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.
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
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.
Next, coat parts of the chandelier with chalkboard paint leaving out the candles and flames.
It should look something like this.
Color the candles with Gold Champagne and Iced Chai Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.
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.
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.
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.
1. Just finished this yesterday
here is the link to my project since typeset does not like me
Congrats Jean & Barb! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)
Jean & Barb, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [firstname.lastname@example.org] with September Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.
Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)
Hi everyone! I have a visual journal page that I created using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents Gel Medium and Glass Bead Glitter Gel! I used materials from the August Scrapbooking From The Inside Out "Liberation" kit along with the Textural Accents.
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®.
This month's challenge is to create something you don't usually create. It could be style, colors, theme, products, anything you don't create often.
For me, it's Steampunk. I like the look but don't try doing it myself. Here's my take:
In my project, I used -
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso
Others: stencil, dress pattern, deli paper, paper towel, stamp
Here are some close-ups of my page:
Instead of doing a photo tutorial, I did a video this month to show you the techniques. I hope you enjoy!
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, 7/18 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One set of Metallic PITT Artist pens 3 ct in your choice of classic or color
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 7/21 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a fun Video Tutorial! I hope all of our American friends enjoyed their 4th of July weekends! We had a huge neighborhood BBQ and had a blast! This card screams summer, so I hope you enjoy the following tutorial because it's time to use those new Gelatos® Steam Punk!
Up Close & Personal:
So, go get those Gelatos and make your own night sky creation!
Thanks for stopping by,
As the summer sun begins to rise and the temps heat up, what better way to beat the heat than crafting! Join us all this week for a special collaboration with Penny Black. We're sharing fun projects here on our blog using Penny Black stamps AND you'll find projects from the Penny Black designers on their blog featuring our Paper Crafter Crayons and Double Scoop Gelatos. We want you to join in the fun, too, so don't miss the giveaway details at the end of this post.
Hi everyone, Mou here with my project for the hop:
To make this card, you'll need:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso
Others: Cardstock, book page, tissue, pencil, paint brush, adhesive, scissors
And now let me walk you through the steps:
Ink up a sunflower stamp with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp on cardstock. Cut the flower out. Also stamp the sentiment and cut it out with scissors.
Fold cardstock to make 5.5" x 4.25" card. On the card front, collage various pieces of scrap papers and tissue with Gel Medium. Let dry.
Apply a moderate coat of Gesso to tone down the different papers.
Rub Gelatos and blend them with very little water.
Color the cut out sunflower with watercolor pencils and Stamper's Big Brush pens.
Blend the colors with Glaze.
Add some circles with the Gold Metallic pen. Attach flower and sentiment to finish the card.
Here's a close-up of details
Are you ready to win a full set of Paper Crafter Crayons and three stamps from Penny Black? Simply leave a comment each day this week here and on the Penny Black blog to be entered to win. And for a bonus entry, be sure to "like" our Facebook page and the Penny Black Facebook page and leave a comment there, too! (Giveaway closes Sunday, June 15th at 11:59 PM PST.)
Thanks for stopping by :)
Calling all doodlers! Hey this is Rita Barakat and if you are still loving the chalkboard craze like me here are a few fun & easy ideas to try! If you didn't know the White PITT Artist pen works great on the chalkboard painted surface! If you are just trying it out you can do this on paper like I did and if you love it mount it on something else later with gel medium!
Now doodle away! Make a statement and grab your Metallic PITT® Artist Pens & PITT® Pastel Pencils - they all look great on the chalkboard paint! Here is my design!
I ended up mounting mine onto a piece of chipboard, punched some holes and hung it up! I told this was fun and easy! I am thinking this would be fun for a party, on the back of everyones chair? The could decorate it themselves and it would be a fun keepsake! What would you do?
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. In addition to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® team she designs for DCWV and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.
Oh yeah so by now you have seen that Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® carries Chalk Board paint in the Textural Accents collection! Let me tell what I love about it! 1. No odor! It doesn't have an offensive smell smell like some paints do. 2. Good coverage! I did not have to prime the shiny surface, the paint grabbed on! 3. It's fun!!! I love Chalk Board paint! I think I may have gone Chalk Board Paint Crazy! Things to remember...
Hi! Jeanne Streiff here today!
I love the look of metallics on a neutral background. This look is very easy to achieve with Mix & Match products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! I found this old picture of my family and I thought it would be fun to do a single picture 8" x 8" vintage scrapbook page.
The little one is me... so I guess I'm a little vintage myself.
It looks like your flowers are having a party! Great techniques, beautiful colors. I love the way you play. I haven't started an art journal yet. Maybe I should give it a try.
What a great technique! Will be trying this on my next mess making funtime!
Wow! I would love to be Faber Castell Designer! I love Gelatos, Pitt & Big Brush Pens. I use them in my art journaling constantly. Unfortunately, I do not have a blog, yet. Congratulations to the winner in advance. How lucky he/she will be!
Fantastic-ready to give this a try.