91 posts categorized "Metallics"

Art Journal with Jen Matott


I'm in a "Art Journal Swap" that trades journals and each person does a page in it following a theme that is set by the owner of the book.  It's fun to see what others have done in the book prior to you getting it but it's equally fun to create a page to pass on!

This book's owner left the theme up to each artist.  I just chose to create something mixed media with texture and color!  I wanted to keep my theme about art and creation.

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Steampunk Birthday


Hi everyone! It's Lisa here with you and I'm sharing a watercolor type of card made with the Gelatos® Steampunk colors. The way that I created it leaves the colors looking much softer than you'd expect, though. The paper itself has a resist embedded into it, which is very cool. Let me show you how:

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Take a Risk Tag by Lisa


Happy weekend crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you and I have a cool tag to share today.  I love repurposing things I get in the mail to make tags and cards, or pieces of a canvas. Today's repurposed bit turned into a tag. Lots of texture and oh-so-pretty!

Let me show you how I created it!

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Stay Brave | Mixed Media Card with Lisa


Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you sharing a card that I think is really awesome! (Yes, I'm biased, of course.) I am over the moon with how it turned out. So fun creating the pieces and putting it all together. Let me show you how!

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Silver Texture Luxe™ Wintery Willow Rd Canvas Tutorial

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Hello! I am so excited to be on the Guest Design Team again. I hope to inspire you to take out those Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® products and come play with us! Today I am featuring a couple of their newest releases from CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) Mega Trade Show last month :) These are perfect additions to your Design Memory Craft® supplies!

I had a work in progress canvas that I didn't like it so I re-purposed it for today's project. Just use two coats of Chalkboard Paint and it goes away! LOL! The image below is only one coat - dry between coats :)

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2015 Desk Calendar

Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing a 2015 desk calendar that I created with some of my favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products. I'm especially excited to show how I used the NEW Gold Texture Gems! Texture Gems are liners that are great for embellishing and are sold in a 3-count set of Gold, Silver and Pearl, and as a single count Texture Gem in Ice, which is a clear liner. If you missed the CHA Updates you're going to want to go back and read up on all the fantastic new releases!

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May Arts Blog Hop Day 5 with Rita and Lisa


We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons. 

Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. 
Good luck!

Hi everyone it's Rita AND Lisa here with you today with two FABULOUS projects to show you today.

First off it's Lisa's turn to share her project!


Hi crafty friends! It's been quite an exciting week here on the blog with all of the beautiful projects featuring May Arts. Isn't my canvas fun with those little roses creating that heart? As usual, I try not to make it difficult. Let me show you how:

1. Coat the burlap canvas in Gesso. Not completely. Being sure to leave some of the burlap showing through.

2, 3. Using May Arts Rose Trim and a large die-cut heart, peel the paper backing from the trim (it's adhesive!) and apply to heart. 

4. Once complete, spritz trim with water. Then using sponge "pounce" Gold Texture Luxe into surface of Rose Trim.


5.  Once Texture Luxe has been smooshed into the rose it should be air dried.  The Texture Luxe dries quickly so this shouldn't be an issue (for you impatient crafters like me).

6. Add Gelato® colors to the background. Gold, Cotton Candy, and Bubble Gum were initially used, but I found them too bright. So I toned them down with some Metallic Melon and even some Red Cherry.

7. Rub and blend the Gelatos® in with your fingers, paintbrush, or baby wipe to blend.

8. Place stencil over background and use either sponge or palette knife with Gold Texture Luxe to create background image.

LisaAdametz-RoseHeart-39. I liked the look of the Red Cherry Gelato® so much in contrast to the May Arts Aqua ribbon (which I had wrapped around one side along with a piece of May Arts Jute) that I also added more of the Red Cherry to the heart and misted it to make it more red.

10. Sticker letters were added to spell out my quote: "To thine own self be true".  I picked this quote for Valentine's Day because I think you need to love yourself first before you can love anyone else. ♥

11. The quote was coated with Gel Medium to give it staying power.

12. Using a piece of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesive Sheets, portions of "stickiness" were applied to the background and lifted off. Then Fab Foil was applied to the sticky part and rubbed with a bone folder (according to directions.) Once lifted the shimmery part is left behind. Very cool!

LisaAdametz-RoseHeart-4I hope you liked this project as much as I did. Aren't those little roses cute? And adding the Texture Luxe is so perfect to make them really shabby chic.

Here are the products that I used today:

From Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:

Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Gelatos® Mist Maker Set

Stencil Pack 101, Texture Luxe Gold

Gelatos®: Cotton Candy (Blue Set), Bubble Gum, Red Cherry (Red Set), Metallic Melon (Metallics Set), Gelato® Double Scoop® Gold Champagne

Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Cobalt Green #156 (3-Ct Blue Pack), Black #199

May Arts Ribbon # A487-58-17 5/8" x 5 M 100% Nylon

May Arts Ribbon #HA-78-04 7/8" x 30 Y 100% Polyester

May Arts Ribbon #SM-10 400Y/Roll 100% Jute

Other Products Used: Die-cut Heart, Wow! Fab Foil, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesive Sheets, Letter Stickers.

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Feb 2015 004100-001 Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here and today Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is hopping with May Arts! Today I am sharing how you can add  beautiful May Arts ribbons to your art and mixed media projects! And if you leave a comment you could win some fabulous products!

Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!


Feb 2015 005100 If you are like me and are sew challenged a little scor-tape does a tremendous job keeping beautiful ribbon scrunched up and in place! Feb 2015 017100-001 I used the same tape directly on my little canvas(watercolor paper) to add these pretty little flower ribbon, then I slid it in the pouch (Deflecto). For the artwork I used various Gelatos®Colors, PITT® Artist Pens, Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Gesso, the new Texture Gems. Blessings!


April 2014 132100siggyb 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. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®,The Crafters Workshop, DCWV, Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers


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May Arts hop - Day 2

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons.

Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!


Today, I have a canvas I made for the lovey-dovey day!  I wanted tons of texture because the ribbon I was sent was full of possibilities in adding texture to any project!

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This canvas emerged from many layers of materials.  I started with applying papers with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.  Once it was dry, I added thicker materials like canvas strips, textured papers, and May Arts Burlap, May Arts Open Weave, and May Arts multi- sized pearl strands.

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I applied the Gel Medium really thick and added some glass beads in while adhering the ribbon.

Love canvas03Once the Gel Medium dries, the beads are held on firmly and the Gel is clear!  So there is a textured base now but adding more is always better!

Love canvas02So, I used one of Faber-Castell's new Texture Luxe in both Gold and Silver through the new Mixed Media Stencils.  I used a palette knife to apply them very thickly.  It took awhile for the Luxe to dry but after leaving to go workout, I came back to add more color!
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For this project, I wanted a Valentine's theme so reds, metallic pinks, and metallic browns (from the Steampunk set) were the color scheme of choice! The Gelatos® colors are vibrant and mix with water to create fun drips and puddles of color to make my project pop!

Love canvas06For this project, I used Gelatos® colors in Cherry Red, Metallic Melon, Bubble Gum, Iced Chai, and Iced Coffee.  Starting with the pinks and working to the darker colors, I watered them down on my craft mat and used a brush to drip or brush them on.

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Love canvas16Finally, I used some Luxe to color my Prima resin angel.  It dried really fast on this little gem.  I layered this over the ribbon, some gold leaves, and a feather.

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Love canvas13The heart was stamped with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black on a script stamp. Some Gelatos® color in Metallic Melon added a bit of sparkle and shine.

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I added a love phrase sticker (from Cosmo Cricket) and wrapped the pearls around the canvas to finish it off beautifully! 
Love canvas12This was a fun project to create! 

Now HOP on over to The May Arts Blog!

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Texture Luxe in Gold and Silver ***coming soon***

Mixed Media Stencils *** Coming Soon***

Stamper's Big Brush Pen (black)

Textural Accents Gel Medium

Other Products Used:

May Arts 2.5 Inch Open Weave Burlap Net

May Arts 3/8" multi-size Beaded strand

May Arts 2.5 Inch Burlap/wired ribbon in Natural

Glass beads

Chipboard heart

Script Stamp

Prima Marketing resin angel

Cosmo Cricket Phrase Stickers


textured paper, dress pattern paper, and book paper.


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New Texture Luxe with Jen Matott


Hi crafty friends!  I am here to share a project that I made using the new Texture Lux and our new Texture Stencils!  I love this stuff!

The Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe in gold is gorgeous!  Actually, ALL three colors are gorgeous but I used Gold on this board.   Using the Gelatos® Steampunk color set was used first through the new Texture Stencils.  I used the hexagons and dots for this page. Using a dauber, I put the color through the stencil. 

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Love Life Mini Canvas


Hi everyone! Lisa here with a fun little mini canvas for you today. These kinds of projects come together so easy and are such a pleasure to make. Perfect for any occasion. And once you get the hang of making these backgrounds you'll want to make TONS!

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