106 posts categorized "Metallics"

Happy Father's Day!

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Hi everyone! It's Lisa here with you and I just wanted to start out today's blog post by wishing all of our gentlemen crafter's a very Happy Father's Day (whether you are a dad to kids or fur children or a pet rock...ha!) . This post is dedicated to all of you, and to those of you who support us crazy  dedicated crafters in our daily  shenanigans  struggles. :) My dad certainly knows that sentence is true about ME! 

Let me show you how I put today's Dad's Day card together:

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Art Journaling Week 3 with Jen

Art Journaling Banner 3Welcome back to another week of sharing our journals with you!  We are embellishing this week. I started to go through my hundreds of photos from my trip to Italy in 2011.  I picked some of my favorites. Those that have a story to tell or that represent my trip best.  Adding color, textures, and words was next.

JenMatottJOurnal - 1 (2)I drew some on the Chalk Board Painted circle with a Stamper's Big White Pen, Metallic PITT Artist Pen in Silver, and an Art Grip White Colored Pencil.  I added a title "Italy" with the Stamper's Big White Pen.

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Then, I used another Stampendous stamp and a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Chrome Yellow to stamp some text.

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I used our new Texture Gems™ in Gold to embellish a bit and create some sparkle to my title area. They look like little gold gems and stay puffy when dry!

On to my next page in my journal book...  I used the Paper Crafter Crayons™ in an assortment of colors from all three color sets to shade the bricks in.  I layered colors for a fun look.

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Then, I used our Chalk Board Paint to splatter on the page with our stipple brush from the Gelatos Tool Set.  

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I added a photo and some word strips using the Gel Medium as an adhesive and top coat (to the word stickers only).

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I also added the title puffy stickers with Gel Medium too.  I wanted to ensure they would on fall off later!  This stuff holds it's ground!

Next up, is another page using Gelatos® colors from the Pastels set. I used my finger to blend the colors over the collaged background.

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Adding some Texture Luxe in Gold with a sponge applicator through a stencil (101 Collection)  creates the perfect embellished background for a page about Italy!

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It picks up just the right amount of texture and leaves a very metallic shimmer to the page!

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I did brush a light coat of Gel Medium over it in order to write smoothly with an Essential  PITT Artist Pen in small tip.

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The last page I'm going to share with you, shows how I used the Metallic Gelatos® Colors wet over a Gel Medium stenciled background.

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I was inspired by the colors and textures of Tuscany, Italy when I visited there and hope you enjoy my art that captures some of the beauty I saw on my trip.  Be sure to join me next Tuesday as I share my finished pages with you. Check back throughout this week to see how  Tiffany, Rita and Lisa are working on their art journals. 

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Art Journaling Week 2 with Jen and blog hop with Stampendous

Art Journaling Banner 2We started this journey last Monday and encouraged readers to join the designers every week for a month to create their own art journals. I hope you have your journal and inspiration piece picked out.

JenMatottJOurnal - 1Last week, I showed you how I prepped my pages with some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium and papers.  This week, I'm building the bases of all my pages with more of our Textural Accents to create an additional layer on the pages.

JenMatottJOurnal - 8Here, I'm using Gel Medium through one of our new Mixed Media Stencils. I will be adding more color and using it as a resist in next week's post.

JenMatottJOurnal - 9The Gel Medium will be milky until fully dry and then it turns clear!  It's like magic!  It stays somewhat textured and raised.

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I also used the Gel Medium for adhering a Mixed Media Stencil onto the page itself.  I just adhered it down and coated over it to ensure good, even coverage.

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Another page in which I 'm adding more Gel Medium to adhere papers.  I used Chalk Board Paint over it to create a center of interest to my journal page.

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Using one of the Mixed Media Stencils, I created a scribbled frame using a PITT Pastel Pencil in white.

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Some Gelatos® colors in the Pastel set were added and smudged.  I also dripped some wet Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color - Gold Champagne down the top of the page.  Once dry, it gives a beautiful shimmer to the page.

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Stampendous was so very generous and sent us loads of stamp sets!  My favorites were the ones below from NK Studio called Kaffee Klatsch  and Wired.  I  adored the textures and shapes for my page here.

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I inked up the stamp with a Stamper's Big Brush pen in Black and stamped some of the smaller doily prints and the barbed circle. Once dry, the ink is permanent as it is India Ink!

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That's it for this week's progress on my journal pages.  I hope you will continue on with us in your own journal and create bases for the pages.  Join me next week as I layer more and add more embellishment to my journal pages!

 

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Be Strong Tag Using Texture Gems - With Lisa

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Hi everyone! Lisa with you today to share a few fun ideas using the Texture Gems™ (and a few other awesome products) on a black tag.

Let me show you how I did this:

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Blog Hop with Waffle Flower Crafts:Day 5 with Lisa

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We're so excited to be hopping with Waffle Flower™ Crafts this week! Here's some information about this wonderful company via their website: 

"Waffle Flower™ started in April 2014 to explore possibilities in product designs. like to think of ourselves as a tool company. We hope our stamps and dies will help make crafting fun and approachable for everyone! 

Fun, Inspiring, Versatile and Easy to use; all of our products were designed with our FIVE code in mind. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best crafting experience by using high quality photopolymer for our stamps, safe metal for our dies; all made in USA."

Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you on this last day of the hop. I hope you've been enjoying it as much as *I* have. Soooo much inspiration from everyone! Both teams have been really creative.

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Blog Hop with Waffle Flower Crafts: Day 3 with Jen

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Hello friends!  We're so excited to be hopping with Waffle Flowers this week! Here's some information about this wonderful company via their website:

"Waffle Flower started in April 2014 to explore possibilities in product designs. like to think of ourselves as a tool company. We hope our stamps and dies will help make crafting fun and approachable for everyone!

Fun, Inspiring, Versatile and Easy to use; all of our products were designed with our FIVE code in mind. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best crafting experience by using high quality photopolymer for our stamps, safe metal for our dies; all made in USA."

I want to share a little project I did with Wallflower products.  I got the cutest dies and stamps!

 

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For this project I used the Waffleflower  Surface Tag Die Starter Kit & Starry Night Stamp Set 

It's near the end of the school year and I wanted to create a little gift box for my son's teacher!  This kraft pillow box was perfect!

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Blog Hop with Waffle Flower Crafts: Day 2 & Tiffany

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We're so excited to be hopping with Waffle Flowers this week! Here's some information about this wonderful company via their website: 

"Waffle Flower started in April 2014 to explore possibilities in product designs. like to think of ourselves as a tool company. We hope our stamps and dies will help make crafting fun and approachable for everyone! 

Fun, Inspiring, Versatile and Easy to use; all of our products were designed with our FIVE code in mind. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best crafting experience by using high quality photopolymer for our stamps, safe metal for our dies; all made in USA."

It's Tiffany here today & for my card, I used the NEW Gelatos® Design Colors - Bali & some stamping with the Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Cold Grey I (Stamper's Big Brush Pens 3ct: Subtle Tones):

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My background was created with Glaze through a Mixed Media Stencil (Stencils 10ct 101 Collection) with Gelatos® Designer Colors - Bali. The little details on the cacti were created with the Texture Gems™ Silver:

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We hope you can find time to create and make something today! To enter our $50 product giveaway, leave a comment here each day throughout the blog hop (May 12-14). Here's how you can enter the Waffle Flower's giveaway: 

• Use #WaffleFlowerCrafts on their social media sites (http://waffleflower.com/blog)
• Link to their Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2540006@N24/
• Playing in our bi-weekly challenge: http://bit.ly/WFChallenge 

*The blog hop will close at 11:55 on Thursday, May 14th. *

Thanks for hopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

Waffle Flower Crafts (Potted Stamp Set)

Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140#

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Creating with Texture Cards - with Lisa

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Hi! Lisa with you today and I'm sharing a tag I made. I really wanted to show how to take the guess work out of using our new Texture Cards. They're very easy to use and simple to store on the handy expandable ring. This is how they are packaged:

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Stay Strong and Shine Layout with Jen Matott

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Hi artsy friends!  I am sharing a scrapbook layout with you that I used some of my favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products! I used Inside Out Journaling's April Kit for the papers and embellishments as well.

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Star Marquee Light

 

Hi! Dana Tatar here sharing a star marquee light that I altered to add a little glamor to my craft space. I used one of my favorite color combinations, gold and blue, for this project. I had a lot of fun adding dimensional stars to this piece with the NEW Gold Texture Luxe™!

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