Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I'm sharing a little Mixed Media Mini Canvas that I made using just about everything that Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® has on the shelf. ;) It was fun using a little bit of everything. "Mixable Mediums + Matching Color Palettes = Mixed Media Made Simple." It's so VERY true!
I have a lot of photos to share so please bear with me! Let's get started:
I am so excited to part of the new Faber-Castell guest design team! This is my first project and I hope you enjoy playing along as much as I did while making this.
I love altered and upcycled art of all kinds and try to use as many recycled elements as I can in my art. My studio is full of found objects, old book pages, magazines and other treasures that have to be saved and incorporated into art projects.
Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the tenth 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®.
This month, I have a theme challenge for you: Create any project about Halloween or Day of the Dead.
Here's my take. I used a journal board to make a seasonal décor. You don't always have to use a piece for its intended purpose.
Here's a list of supplies I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Lemon & Mango (Yellow set), Lavender (Red set), Margarita Mix, Raspberry, Snow Cone, Watermelon (Tropical set), Green Tea (Green set), Black Cherry (Steampunk set)
Others: stencil, paintbrush, ribbon
Here are the steps:
Coat a square journal board with Gesso. Let dry.
Pick the Gelatos that will work for your color scheme. I want to make mine colorful and not conventional Halloween colors, more like the fiesta of the Day of the Dead.
Rub the Gelatos colors in a cluster like above.
Use a mister from the tool set to dilute the colors. Use a brush to help the colors flow a little.
Add more water and allow the colors to drip. Add some more colors if you wish.
Once the colors dry, lay a stencil over the board and apply a thin coat of Whipped Spackle with a palette knife from the tool kit.
Remove and clean up the stencil right away.
Color the ribbons with Gelatos and wet them for the colors to spread. It's a fun way to get ribbons in any color you want to perfectly match your project. Tie the ribbons through the holes when they dry.
And here's a close up of my journal board.
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, 10/17 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One set of Paper Crafter Crayons in your choice of color.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 10/20 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
Hi everyone! Lisa with you this crafty Wednesday to share a little Mixed Media piece I made.
When I was making this I wanted to just use stuff from my stash, things I hadn't used, and create in a netutral color palette. Try to keep it fairly simple, but just go where the art lead me. Y'know?
1. Starting with the scrap of MDF (medium-density fibreboard) - which was already cut to 4 x 6" - I coated it with a thin layer of Gesso. Then apply pieces of patterned tissue paper using Gel Medium to adhere the tissure to the board. And apply another coat of Gel Medium on top. Allow to dry.
2. Once dried tear the overhanging pieces of tissue off.
4. Apply Custom Glaze with brayer for even coverage (or whatever YOU prefer). Then utilize the palette knife to lightly "draw" vertical and horizontal lines into the Glaze while still wet to create texture. Allow to dry.
5. Add melted Paper Crafter Crayons™ in Neutrals, Oranges, and a pop of Red.
6. Pull out your stash of embellishments and add them wherever you find it pleasing to the eye. Create your quote using letter stickers (covering with Gel Medium) and add additional color from the Paper Crafter Crayons™ where needed. And that's IT!
Thanks for joing me today!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:
Gelatos® Tool Set #770312
Welcome to Day One of the Unity Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog Hop! We have a blog hop with Unity Stamps this week! We’ve always been really impressed by their stamps so we’re so excited to be hopping with them. Each day we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Come back, and leave a comment to be entered in our $50 product giveaway! For extra entries, leave a comment on our Facebook page HERE.
Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa with you today and I'm super excited to kick this week off with your first project here at the Design Memory Craft Blog. We've got a really awesome week planned for you, so I hope you'll be checking to see all of the DT's amazing work this week. :)
As you can see above I created something kind of interesting. It's a mixed media collage piece on a piece of wood using TONS of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products and the gorgeous Unity Stamp called Harmony Girl. She's stunning.
Here are a few of my steps to creating this piece:
3: Apply Chalkboard Paint to edges of wood panel and also allow paint to drip on random areas of surface.
5: Using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Stamper's Big Brush Pens, and the Deluxe Waterbrush color in the image.
6: Shaving bits of the Paper Crafter Crayons™ off using a craft knife place around image and melt to panel front using a craft iron.
7: Stamp the sentiment using Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black #199. Embellish with Washi Tape, sequins, and rub-ons. Use Glass Bead Glitter Gel on umbrella for added interest and texture. See close up below:
I love how easily this came together. (Don't let all the steps fool ya!) :)
Don’t forget to stop by the Unity Stamps blog for their post! The blog hop will be open until Sunday, September 21st (11PM EST). Happy hopping! :)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®
Gel Medium #770303
Chalkboard Paint #770316
Glass Bead Glitter Gel #770317
Stamper’s Big Brush Pens: Black #199, Nougat #178, Cold Grey III #232
Paper Crafter’s Crayons™: Red/Yellow Set #770520, Blue/Green Set #770521, Neutral Set #770522
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: 126 (Permanent Carmine), 187 (Burnt Ochre), 250 (Gold), 155 (Helio Turquoise), 156 (Cobalt Green), 176 (van Dyck Brown), 121 (Pale Geranium Lake) , 151 (Helioblue-Reddish), 117 (Light Cadmium Red).
Stamps: Unity Stamps Co. - Harmony Girl
Washi Tape – Unknown
Rubons: Christy Tomlinson – Doodle Art Stitches
Paper: My Mind’s Eye – Cut & Paste
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh – Clear 4 mm sequins
Wood Panel - Unknown
Hey everyone, Mou here with the winners of September 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou:
1. Chark said... (posted on my blog due to typepad issues)
Hi, Mou, fun challenge! I hope you don't mind, but it won't take my link over at the Design Memory Craft blog either. I submitted it twice on different days...hmmm...here's hoping! http://glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2014/09/were-off-to-see-wizard.html#comment-form
2. This was wonderful challenge, Mou. Usually I don't keep time limit for my creativity, sometimes I finish in an hour or sometimes half done project laying on my table for a week. Yes, but I do like to stick to my commitment for DT projects. :) I finished my project for this challenge in 25 mins. Kept it simple, even though I tempted to add 'some more'. It was inspiration from your video here. Link to my project:http://nagaonkarshilpa.blogspot.in/2014/09/30-minutes-project.html
Congrats to the winners! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)
Chark and Shilpa, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [email@example.com] with September Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.
Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)
Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I'm sharing a few techniques on a mini journal board that I had fun with. I had a big "oopsie" in making this project, but I worked with it and allowed it to guide me in a very cool direction. Make sure to scroll down for the video!
I hope that you enjoyed my video and laughed along with me. ;) I really enjoyed making this piece as I wasn't sure what exactly I was going to do when I started, but I love how it turned out.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® :
Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop (Microbial)
Paper (on tag) - Basic Grey (Highline)
Stamp - Technique Tuesday (Can Do)
Embossing Powder - Wow! (Passion Fruit Embossing Glitter)
Embossing Ink - Versamark
Seam Binding Ribbon
Hi Julia! I was looking for something fun, quick & easy using my Gelatos and this card is perfect! Thank you for sharing.
So Cute! Like how your ornament peeks through the heart window. Your Kitty is sweet too.
Loving these Texture products. Your canvas is perfect for the winter photo of your old neighborhood.
Thanks for sharing all the great tips on how to use the Gelatos with the stencils. Your card is so pretty.
Such a LOVELY card, Julia! Great step outs :) Wonderful tip about adding subtle highlights with the Stamper's Big White Pen!