Black and White by Zoey

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Hello everyone!

Zoey's here to show you another project I created! I worked on my A5 Journal Book , I never tried a Layout on this page size so I wanted to give it a try.

To start my page, I draw the feathers with Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK (#770075) - I love how these brush pens write on watercolor paper, they are so smooth! 

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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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Show Your Statehood Love!

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a photo tutorial for ya! I've made 5 of these for each state my husband and I have moved to! Here's what you'll need for this tutorial:

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1. Add a coat of Gel Medium with a foam brush to adhere wrapping paper.

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2. Apply Wrapping Paper burnishing out all the air bubbles with a spatula. Allow to dry.

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3. Add a thin coat of Gesso. Allow to dry.

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4. Adhere a state cut-out or mask (I used the state face font and my Sizzix eClips to cut this LA mask) using repositionable adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Dots Repositional Refillable) & trace outline of state. You can also freehand this part ;)

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5. Paint entire State area with Chalkboard Paint. I like to outline the state and get the little details with a small angular brush first. Dry

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6. Once dry, you can add PITT Pastel Pencil, Whipped Spackle, and/or White Stamper's Artist Pen accents. Try coloring dried Whipped Spackle with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens!

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So, here are some things I LOVE about our Chalkboard Paint that you may not find in others... It's a medium block matte color, so it looks almost like deep slate when it's dry! It also has more grit and texture to it lending to a truer chalkboard finish. It's VERY opaque, so a little goes a long way! You don't need any special finish to color it once it's dry!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,

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Take the Challenge with Mou, September 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the ninth Take The Challenge of 2014! 
 
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®.
 
Once school is back in session, life gets really busy around here because of the school routine and various extracurricular activities. So, crafting time is premium. That's where this month's creative challenge comes in. In the past, I have done product challenges, theme challenges, inspiration challenges, etc. -- this month, my challenge for you is a time challenge. Create any project in 30 minutes or less.
 
Here's my take:
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In my project, I used - 

Here are close-ups:
 
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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, 9/12 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
 
The prizes for this challenge are: One tub of Gel medium each.
 
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 9/15 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
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{collaged heart}

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Hi everyone! It's Smitha again sharing another wall art idea. This time its an easy collaged heart piece. I gathered my supplies, a 12 by 12 inch canvas, Gel Medium, Gesso, some old dictionary pages and Gelatos.

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Oh so sweet!

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Good morning everyone!  Terri here.  Today I thought I would share something that I made as a gift for a friend.  It is a mixed media canvas with a photo as the main centerpiece.  And of course, there are tons of Design Memory Craft goodness involved!

Here is the final project.

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Out of Limitations Comes Creativity

Hello Everyone! 

It's Limor Webber here today with a super fun and easy as pie Mixed Media Card tutorial for you all.

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I think sometimes we have this missconseption that Mixed Media should take a long time and that it has to be quite involved.  That is not the case at all! Come join me today as I take you through this fun tutorial using Just a few different products from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft.

Here is a better close up of the card.

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Thank  you for stopping by! For more projects with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Products be sure to check out my website at www.limorwebber.com

Thank You!

Limor Webber

 

 

 

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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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Mixed Media Ustream Class

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We hope you learned a bunch of tips and techniques with our Ustream class!

Comment below on your favorite technique you learned last night to enter in our giveaway.  This contest will close on Wednesday, August 27th.  

 

Mark your calendars!  Our next Ustream class will be on September 23rd at 9PM EST.  The fabulous Limor Webber will be teaching it so don't miss it!

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Altering Embellishments with Glaze!

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a Photo Tutorial! Lately, I've been using my Glaze like CRAZY! I love mixing Glaze & Gelatos® to create a fun shiny coating on everything from cork to embellishments.

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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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