66 posts categorized "Metallics"

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

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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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Another Wearable Art necklace with Jen Matott

P1010802So last month I created a necklace with ComposiMold and the Mixed Media with Gelatos kit!  I loved it so much that I made another wearable art piece.  This time I used an UmWowStudio Hexagon Background die cut piece, canvas, and the Steampunk Gelatos® set.

Here are some step outs from my creation!

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Wish by Terri Burnette

Good morning everyone.  Today I want to share a mixed media project with you.  I wanted to make a little canvas to help me remember that wishes do come true.  So, on to the project.

Here is the final project:  

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I began with an 8 x 8 burlap canvas board.  I knew I wanted 3 areas to work on so I began with the backgrounds of each of the boards.  Using my Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen I swiped the ink over my stamp and stamped onto white tissue paper.  I continued until I had the design I wanted.  I love using my Stamper's Big Brush Pen to stamp.  The india ink is permanent and it is so easy!  Each of my 3 areas was stamped with a different background stamp.

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I have already decided that I would use 3 mini canvas' on the main 8 x 8 until I made the unfortunate discovery that I didn't have any mini canvas' in my stash!  So, I improvised.  I cut chipboard that I had so that I had several of the sizes I wanted to use and then glued them together.  I then adhered the stamped tissue paper to the chipboard stacks using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium.  I also gave the tops a coat as well.

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Once the Gel Medium was dry, I gave a light coat of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso to each board to lighten the patterns and give a base for the color to grab onto. I also applied Gesso to the wood elements I will add to the page later.

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At this point I decided to add a "frame" of Gesso around the area where the boards will be placed on the canvas.  

 

 

 

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Now, time for the color.  For the first coat I scribbled on Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint.  I used my finger to get the color distributed all over the board and sides.

 

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Next, I added Gelatos® Blueberry just along the edges and smoothed with my fingers.

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And last, Gelatos® Iced Chai for the edges to give them a little distressed look.  I love how the metallics in these colors catch the light too.

 

 

 

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I also added these same colors to the paper elements for the canvas.  Again, I used my fingers to move the color around.  I did not wipe my fingers between colors so I got a wonderful  mix of the colors without really trying!  These colors were also applied to the wood and chipboard elements.

 

 

 

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Now for a little fun.  I sliced off small pieces of the Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry using my palette knife.  I then added Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to each and mixed well with the palette knife.  Then I added it to the metal butterfly you see in the picture.  Simply drip the colors on and swirl with the palette knife.

 

 

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This is what the butterfly looked like after I applied my colored Glaze to it.  I also added a few beads in the center for a body.  This took some time to dry because I put it on really thick.  I left it on a small acrylic block overnight to dry.

 

 

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Once all the elements were dry I added them to the canvas.  I also added some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to the wood letters to give them some shine and was happy to see that it really brought out the colors and sparkle of the metallic colors.

 

 

 

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I hope you were inspired to keep Wishing today!  Stop by my blog to see more close up pics of the final canvas.

I wanted to take a moment to say a big Thank You to Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.  My time this summer on the Summer 2014 Design Team was truly a wish come true for me!  I know that their amazing products will continue to be my go to items for creating and continuing to make my wishes come true!

 

Supplies used: 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso, Glaze, and Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry and Iced Chai

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush pen Black #199

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Artist Pen Nougat #178

Other items used:  Damask stamp by Recollections, Quatrefoil Background stamp and Composer's Dream stamp by Stampabilities; metal feather by Paper Studio; metal butterfly by G45; Key and lock by Tim Holtz Ideology;  paper from Wallflower Stash by Tim Holtz; pearl stickers by Paper Studio; doily; vintage lace, Maya Road lace; Blue Fern Studios Doily Bunting; burlap canvas; chipboard by Grafix.

 
 

 

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First Day of School Layout by Tonya Gibbs AND Hazel and Ruby Blog Hop Winner

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 I’ve really enjoyed seeing those “First Day of school” photos on Facebook & Instagram. It is always fun to look back at them as the years go by.  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created of my Nieces,  Averie (3rd grade) and Addie (pre-k).  This photo was shared by my Sister-Inlaw in Instagram.   Thanks Ashley for letting me use this photo!

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"Today" Journal Page with Jen Matott

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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.

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Altered Tin by Zoey

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Hello Crafters!

Guess who is here today, me! Zoey!

Today I want to show you an Altered Tin! I had this Tin since years , maybe 6 years? And I never had the chance to play with it...untill today! 

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Beautiful Tag

Hi crafty friends it's Lisa with a fun tag for you today using just a few supplies for a WOW effect!

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Tags are really great to make as an alternative to a card or a canvas. Let's get started: 

I started with a large tag and just three colors of Gelatos® in Snow Cone, Metallic Melon, and Banana.

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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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