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!
Hi there everyone. It's GDT Mindy here.
I'm so very excited about being a guest designer for Faber-Castell.
Today I have a little water coloring project I made using Gelatos®. First, I'd like to say how in love I am with these little amazing sticks of color! You can seriously do anything with them.
I started off by stamping my image and then taking Acqua Dolce, Lavendar and Earl Grey Gelatos®. and mixed the colors up a little for my background.
Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you today and I'm sharing a card that I created for one of my other creative teams. Here's the thing, though, the entire piece is watercolored using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Even the black and white. Yep! So, it's an awesome piece to share here, too. :)
Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the eleventh 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®.
November is here. I have Thanksgiving on my mind. Every year, I make a list of the things I'm thankful for about each person in my family. While we don't do elaborate Thanksgiving meals, we enjoy the week off together. I like to give everyone my list in the form of some small handmade gift. This month, your challenge is to do the same. Create any small gift for a person you are thankful for.
Here's my take:
Here's a list of supplies I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural accents: Gesso
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Mango (Yellow set), Red Cherry (Red set), Green Tea, Pistachio (Green set), Blueberry (Blue set), Iced Coffee (Steampunk set), Metallic Mint (Metallic set)
Others: adhesive, cardstock, diecutting system, paintbrush, stamp, twine
Here are the steps:
Apply a coat of gesso to the pillow box diecut.
Rub Mango, Green Tea, pistachio and Metallic Mint Gelatos colors to the pillow box. Blend with wet brush.
On a label diecut, stamp sentiment using Black Stamper's Big Brush pen.
Draw a border to the diecut label with Scarlet Red Stamper's big Brush to make look like label stickers.
Make a list of the reasons you are thankful for some. Fold and place that note inside the box and shut the box closed with adhesive.
Cut off a small bit of Blueberry Gelato color with palette knife from the Gelatos Mist Maker set and crush it down. Put the Gelato in the Drip Dropper filled halfway with water. Shake to mix. Drip on pillow box as shown.
Color embossed diecut leaf with Mango, Red Cherry, and Iced Coffee Gelatos colors.
Tie twine to the pillow box.
Tuck in leaf and label under the twine.
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, 11/14 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One Gelatos Mist Maker set.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 11/17 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
Hello everyone! I'm Linsey and I'm thrilled to be sharing my very first guest design team project with you today! I had lots of fun creating this mixed media canvas board and it was so easy because all the different Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products mix and match so beautifully together! Here's what I did--
How quickly time flies , its a first day of November !! We are almost at the end of 2014.
Let's begin this month with 'Art Journal Page- Soar'
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft has Mini Journal Boards which are perfect for painting, texturing, layring, misting, embellishing. And I love to do all that in my journal.
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?
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:
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?
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
Hi everyone! It's Christina (seena) Young here with a pretty collage project that is simple to put together using matte medium. As October ends I'm thinking ahead to the holiday season. All the festivities inspired my canvas. Well, that and I stumbled upon a used bookshop going out of business and scored some wonderful sheet music for a song (ha ha).
Wow, sometime I feel it's impossible to create such art, but you made my day, I enjoy reading your blog. Sometime it's make easy to keep uptoday the website by using CMS website development service and upload the images without any hassle. Once again thnx for sharing it.
Thanks for taking time and sharing online. It's really helpful for them who missed the class.
beautiful - I loves leaves also
Gorgeous Olga! What way fantastic to use the leaves!! thank for sharing :)
Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colours you have used and the contrast of the ribbon works very well. Very helpful tutorial! Thank you so much for using some of my rubber stamps on your beautiful card! :-)
Olga, your cards are so gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial.... I wanted to know how you create those beautiful leaves....I would love to try this....your work is so pretty and inspiring! Lisa