72 posts categorized "Metallics"

Magic Of The Season Mixed Media Cards

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 Hello friends! Linsey here and today I'm sharing 2 super easy holiday cards that I made with Gelatos® Colors and some textural accents from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. 2 cards in less than 30 minutes--nice!

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Blog Hop Day 5 - Tiffany

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany with a stained glass ornament and matching card to share with you for the DCWV and Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog Hop!

Hop with us for a chance to win our $50 prize pack and a prize from DCWV! Here’s how to enter: stop by our blog each day this week and leave a comment. One random winner will be announced on December 15th. The blog hop will close on December 12th at 11PM.

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For this tutorial you'll need the following products:

Glass Bulbs

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Glaze

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Gelatos Double-Scoop® Cherry, Green Tea, and Champagne

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Gelatos Tool Set (dropper, Spatula, paintbrush)

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush 3 Ct Red, 3 Ct Green

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Collapsible Cup

Green Cardstock, Tag, Corrugated Paper, Metallic Snowflake Card: DCWV

Stamps: Lawn Fawn

Ribbon: May Arts

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1. Using the spatula, cut 1/4" of Gelatos Double-Scoop® of each color (gold champagne, red cherry, green tea) into small separate containers & mash into a paste with a drop of water. 

2. Mix in 2 tablespoons or so of Glaze until all the Gelatos® color is blended. 

3. Pour into Glass Bulb.

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4. Swirl tinted glaze to coat inside of Glass Bulb & then invert Glass Bulb to allow excess to drain.

5. Set aside to dry.

6. Once dry, add a sentiment or artwork using the Chalkboard Paint and a thin detail brush. Dry.

7. Doodle "holly" onto green DCWV cardstock with a Stamper's Big Brush Pen, cut, and adhere to glass bulb with embellishments (mini bells, twine).

 

For the card:

1. Add strips of washi tape & then adhere strip of corrugate paper onto the metallic snowflake A2 card base.

2. Stamp sentiment & images onto the tag with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens. 

3. Add ribbons & embellishements.

4. Adhere finised tag to card with foam squares.

VIOLA! It's ready for its recipient!

I hope you enjoyed these 2 tutorials! For more variations of this ornament, try using Gel Medium or Glass Bead Glitter Gel!

Thanks for stopping by :)

 

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"She" Mixed Media Canvas

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Hi friends! Linsey here. I hope you had a great weekend! I had a fun one and even completed this mixed media art canvas, which will be a birthday gift for one of my very talented and inspiring friends. I love doing mixed media art canvases with little or no premeditation because it allows me to just create and see what comes of it. I find this artistic process very freeing, especially with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products!  I hope you enjoy it as well! And here we go! "She"....

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Mixed Media Ornament Card - With Video

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Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you today with a super, super fun project for you to end your weekend and a VIDEO, too. Woohoo!

I hope that you'll enjoy watching the video I put together for all of you. It was a real "joy" (get it?) to make this one...especially since my Internet, cable, TV, phone...pretty much everything was down all day. Yikes!

  

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:
Gesso
Gel Medium
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Whipped Spackle
Collapsible Water Cup
Palette Knife
GRIP Triangular Sharpener

Gelatos® in the following colors:
Acqua Dolce
Blueberry
Coconut
Cotton Candy
Metallic Blueberry
Metallic Mint
Sno Cone

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in the following colors:
151 - Helioblue Reddish
153 - Cobalt Turquoise
156 - Cobalt Green
251 - Silver

Stamper's Big Brush Pens in the following colors:
Black 199
Cobalt Green 156
Cobalt Turquoise 153
Cold Grey III 232
Light Cobalt Turquoise 154
White 101

All Other Products:
Stamp: Chevron (Jamie Doughtery Designs)
Stencil: Mini Random Stars (The Crafter's Workshop - Jenni Bowlin)
Sequins: Lawn Fawn
Dies: Joy (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Circle Dies (My Favorite Things)
Rub-ons: Luxe (Pink Paislee)
Paper: MFT, Neenah & Core'Dinations
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

I hope that you enjoyed the card and video today! Thanks for watching!

Lisa Sig

 

 

 

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Holiday Art Journal Video: All is Calm

Hi everyone! Today was our first day of snow. Flakes have been falling since since last night and the world is covered in a blanket of white. Well, my world anyway! Out come the boots, mitts and holiday decorations! 

The holiday season is the inspiration for my art journal video today. Design Memory Craft® 'Mix and Match' makes it so easy to mix mediums and choose colors. Can you guess what Christmas carol my quote is from?

Here is the finished page: 

All is Calm watermark

And here is the art journal video!

 

Here are the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products that I used:

Earl Grey Gelatos® , Silver Ice Gelatos® Double Scoop® 

Matte Medium

Gesso

Stampers Big Brush Pens

Stamper's Big Brush Pen Raw Umber (180)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen indanthrene Blue (247)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen Warm Grey (III 272)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen Black (199)

Essential PITT Artist Pens (Black)

Stamper's Big White Pen

I hope you are inspired to create some holiday themed pages of your own! 

Happy Holidays,

Christina

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Dia de los Muertos Inspired page with Jen Matott

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As much as I love dressing up for Halloween, I love dressing up to educate my students in my art classes!  I went as a Day of the Dead Mexican Sugar Skull last Halloween.  I painted my face and created a headband of blossoms to celebrate not only our Halloween holiday but also the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos.  I love the meaning behind their celebration... to honor those that have passed before us.  To remember and celebrate our loved one's lives.  A couple days of dancing, eating, singing, parades, and family sounds like a great way to remember our heritage.  While I am not Mexican, I can appreciate a holiday that celebrates the life of others even while they have died.  Keeping their memory and accomplishments alive is part of the remembering!

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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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Subway Selfie Layout by Jen Matott

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 I love a good selfie once in awhile but I hate the silly faces people make.  I just had to take one when I was in the subway in New York City a couple years ago for an Art Education Association Conference.  The NAEA conference travels around each year to a different city.  That year, it was only 5 hours from me!  I had to go!  So, some fellow art teachers and I traveled there and stayed for 4 days.  We attended workshops by day (I even presented one on Visual Journaling) and explored the museums, landmarks, and shops by evening!

Riding the subway after a fun night out on the town led to some silly selfies.  Each of us took our own selfies making that signature "duck face" just to be funny.  So, this page is about that memory! 

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Feeling Blue Art Journal Page

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I have an art journal page to share with you today!  I used lots of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft mediums and Gelatos® colors. Unfortunately, I was so into making this page, I forgot to take too many in progress photos!  

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Texture Art with Jen

P1020392It is no secret that I love texture AND color!  I can't get enough of bright, gorgeous color and patterns and textures.  This project has both in large doses!   I started this project while I was at the Faber-Castell headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio!  I had it sitting on my desk just waiting for the final finishing touches to make it complete.  Finally, I gave it more texture and some fun embellishments and I'm thrilled with the result!

P1020399I used my favorite colored Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Double Scoop Gelatos® in Snow Cone, Mango, Lemon, Metallic Mint, and Margarita! 

P1020396I added Whipped Spackle through a stencil and also splattered and stamped with bubble wrap using some Chalkboard Paint.

P1020394This gorgeous butterfly is from UmWowStudios and used WOW Embossing powder on it!  I layered more chipboard to create a fun finishing touch.

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P1020397More bubble wrap stamped in some Whipped Spackle after being put through a stencil.  I just adore bubble wrap as a texture tool.  The edge of the wood plaque was painted with Chalkboard Paint.  I love the contrast between the colors and the black edge.

I love when I finally finish a project that I start months ago ...it's very satisfying and deserves a celebration!

Thanks for letting me share this piece of art!

Jen

Materials List:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Double Scoop Gelatos® in Snow Cone, Mango, Lemon, Metallic Mint, and Margarita Mix

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint

Wood plaque

Stencils

UmWowStudios chipboard:  DIY Printer's Block, Distressed Harlequin Background, Butterfly

WOW Embossing Powders

aMuse doily

Prima Marketing window

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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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