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Take the Challenge with Mou, July 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the seventh Take the Challenge of 2015.

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®.
 
In July, let's take a color challenge. Create anything you like using mainly the color GREEN. Here's my art journal page.
 
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On this project, I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools: Gesso, Gel MediumWhipped Spackle
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 201 collection: Keys
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Buttercream (YELLOW set), Green Tea, Lime (GREEN set), Metallic Mint, Metallic Blueberry (METALLIC set)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen: WARM GREY IV (NEUTRAL set)
Others: Sizzix Die Globe; die-cutting system; art journal, old book paper, stickers
 
And here are the steps.
 
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With Gel Medium, attach some old book paper, stickers and diecut to your journal page.
 
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Apply a coat of Gesso. Ink up a script stamp with Warm Grey IV Stamper's Big Brush pen. Stamp randomly on the background to create a layer.
 
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Use Gelatos colors to add some green color to the background.
 
Add shadows with more Gelatos colors as well as Stamper's Big Brush pens.
 
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Lay the house key stencil from the Stencils 201 set and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Lift stencil and let the medium dry.
 
Cut out words from old book paper and attach with Gel Medium.
 
This time, you'll have an extra week to work on this challenge... that's right! It's summer and it's busy. So you get three weeks instead of two to work on this challenge.
 
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 Sunday, 7/26 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
 
The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stencils 101 Collection.
 
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 7/27 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
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Fourth of July Wall Hanging Decor with Textural Accents

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As we approach America's birthday in a few days, I wanted a little something to decorate my wall for the occasion. In my stash, I had a 4 x 6" burlap canvas that I totally messed up so why not re-purpose it to create this project.

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Mini Book Cover

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Hi everyone! It's Mieko with my final guest post on Faber-Castell ®Design Memory Craft® Guest Design team. Today, I would like to share a mini-book cover I made using Gelatos®, Big Brush Pens and other Design Memory Craft products.

 

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Art Journaling with Irit Landgraf

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Hi! Irit here with my last project as part of the guest design team. It's been great and I thank Design Memory Craft for this opportunity! After making many scrapbook layouts I decided to play in my art journal.

I started with priming my page with gesso. This is a critical step for the techniques I will be using later and for easily blending the Gelatos®. Once my gesso was completely dry I added some stamping using an alpha stamp set and Stamper's Big Brush Pens.

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Art Journaling Week 3 with Tiffany

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with Week 3 of our Art Journaling Month & this week we're featuring Embellishing techniques! For my video tutorial I'll be sharing various techniques using the Stamper's Big White Pen, PITT Artist Pens, and Paper Crafter Crayons™! I've also chosen to add some washi tape accents!

I hope you learned some new tricks and techniques! Last week was pretty intense with all those Gel Medium transfers & Stampendous Stamping Techniques, so this week I went back to my mood board to refocus. I highly recommend creating your own Mood Board! I like to use Pic Monkey.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Tiff

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Art Journaling Month Week 3 with Rita

 

 

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Hey artsy peeps, Rita Barakat here on week 3 of Art Journaling Month! I started this page with glaze in the top  right hand corner, with the Chevron stencil.  Remember my inspiration picture?

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When I saw this store front I thought it would be fun to recreate it!

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I recreated the shapes and did lots of coloring with Stampers Big Brush Pens!

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Once I had everything colored in it was time to add some accents of my own and I reached for these stamps from Stampendous.

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A perfect touch! I also added some dots with the White Stampers Big Brush Pen and I used Texture Gems ™ for the small accent lines and tiny dots. All that's left is some journaling! Make sure you check back next week to see the book in it's entirety!

Supplies:
Stencils 101
Square Journal Boards
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Texture Gems ™ 
Stamper’s Big Brush Pens - black, white, cold grey, light blue, violet, light green

Blessings!

 

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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

 

 

 

 

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Art Journaling Week 3 with Jen

Art Journaling Banner 3Welcome back to another week of sharing our journals with you!  We are embellishing this week. I started to go through my hundreds of photos from my trip to Italy in 2011.  I picked some of my favorites. Those that have a story to tell or that represent my trip best.  Adding color, textures, and words was next.

JenMatottJOurnal - 1 (2)I drew some on the Chalk Board Painted circle with a Stamper's Big White Pen, Metallic PITT Artist Pen in Silver, and an Art Grip White Colored Pencil.  I added a title "Italy" with the Stamper's Big White Pen.

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Then, I used another Stampendous stamp and a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Chrome Yellow to stamp some text.

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I used our new Texture Gems™ in Gold to embellish a bit and create some sparkle to my title area. They look like little gold gems and stay puffy when dry!

On to my next page in my journal book...  I used the Paper Crafter Crayons™ in an assortment of colors from all three color sets to shade the bricks in.  I layered colors for a fun look.

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Then, I used our Chalk Board Paint to splatter on the page with our stipple brush from the Gelatos Tool Set.  

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I added a photo and some word strips using the Gel Medium as an adhesive and top coat (to the word stickers only).

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I also added the title puffy stickers with Gel Medium too.  I wanted to ensure they would on fall off later!  This stuff holds it's ground!

Next up, is another page using Gelatos® colors from the Pastels set. I used my finger to blend the colors over the collaged background.

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Adding some Texture Luxe in Gold with a sponge applicator through a stencil (101 Collection)  creates the perfect embellished background for a page about Italy!

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It picks up just the right amount of texture and leaves a very metallic shimmer to the page!

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I did brush a light coat of Gel Medium over it in order to write smoothly with an Essential  PITT Artist Pen in small tip.

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The last page I'm going to share with you, shows how I used the Metallic Gelatos® Colors wet over a Gel Medium stenciled background.

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I was inspired by the colors and textures of Tuscany, Italy when I visited there and hope you enjoy my art that captures some of the beauty I saw on my trip.  Be sure to join me next Tuesday as I share my finished pages with you. Check back throughout this week to see how  Tiffany, Rita and Lisa are working on their art journals. 

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Art Journaling Week 3 with Mou and winners of Take the Challenge

Hi everyone, Mou here today as we continue into week 3 of our art journaling journey.  

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So let's recap here... we have chosen a journal and an inspiration piece and created the foundations in our journals. My journal is about seeing beauty beyond landmarks and exotic vacations. It's about paying attention to the beauty in little insignificant things that are often ignored. I took this challenge so if any of you out there feels like they can't art journal because they didn't take a vacation to an intriguing place, I can show you that you can create on the go as well as right where you are. So, while we go on wonderful trips to Italy with Jen, to Florida with Tiffany and to Colorado with Lisa, this time I invite you to take a walk with me in my neighborhood and explore my backyard. Here's to beauty in humble things!

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This is my sea glass collection sitting on my window sill. Love how time can polish off the sharp edges of a piece of broken glass. They are no longer clear and bright. But the smoothed out uneven pieces of colored glasses glow in the sunlight. Every morning, I see them when I make breakfast. I sketched the stack with pencil and colored them with various shades of Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. To create an impression of a soft shimmering morning sun through the window, I applied Glass Bead Glitter Gel through a stencil with palette knife. For journaling I used PITT Artist pen BLACK Superfine and the calligraphy pen from Journaling PITT Artist Pens set for the title.

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While my Whipped Spackle was still wet after stamping into it, I wrote on it with a pencil.

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After stenciling and multi-colored stamping, I still felt that my page looked boring. So I colored the backdrop with some Lemon Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color and blended it with a Deluxe Waterbrush. Love this Waterbrush as it makes watercoloring so easy on the go, whether on a trip or just local strolling and quick sketching.

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Here are my real leaves. The background is Chalkboard paint and then I painted a frame around it with Gesso and journaled with the Magenta pen from PITT Artist Pens Writing Set: RED/YELLOW. An it wrote beautifully even on a glazed surface! The title is written with the Stamper's Big White pen, another favorite of mine.

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The eggs are colored with Metallic Mint Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color and the shadowing is with PITT Pastel Pencils NEUTRALS. Now, because I'm working on a book where facing pages touch each other when closed, I don't want the pastel pencil to rub off. So I sealed it with Glaze.

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Here the background is Chalkboard paint and the leaves are colored with Stamper's Big Brush pens Chrome Yellow # 109 and Scarlet Red # 118. They are also the Stamper's Big Brush pens I used to stamp the background. Yep, you can stamp on Chalkboard paint with Stamper's Big Brush pens... I just realized that while playing!

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You can use your PITT Pastel Pencils not only for coloring and shadowing, you can use it as chalk! They go on beautifully on a surface painted with Chalkboard paint. Again, seal it off before you close the book.

Be sure to join me next Monday as I share my finished pages with you. Check back throughout this week to see how Jen, Tiffany, Rita and Lisa are working on their art journals. From what I have seen so far, I know I'll come back every day for more!

And now time to announce the winners of Take the Challenge with Mou, June 2015!

1. Here's my project:  http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2015/06/welcome-your-majesty-friends-with-flair.html

So much fun using your products on my project!!! < 3 J

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Posted by: Janis in ID | 06/05/2015 at 04:55 AM

2. here's my project http://creationsforastar.blogspot.com/2015/06/using-whats-on-my-desk.html  and my inspiration is located within Thanks so very much, I love working in my art journal!

Posted by: Diana Fernandez | 06/05/2015 at 12:05 PM

Congrats Janis in ID and Diana! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Ladies, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [naoko@fabercastell.com] with June Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)

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Watercoloring Video Tutorial

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Tutorial on Watercoloring with the new Gelatos® Design Colors - Bali & Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils! I recently designed the following card for Ellen Hutson & everyone was asking for a tutorial, so I aim to please!

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Here's the video tutorial:

I hope you enjoyed that video tutorial! I adore this stamp set and these new colors & I know you will too!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

Other Products:

  • Essentials by Ellen Stamp Set (Bohemian Garden by Julie)
  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140#
  • MISTI Stamping Tool
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Art Journaling Week 2 with Tiffany and blog hop with Stampendous

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We started this journey last Monday and encouraged readers to join the designers every week for a month to create their own art journals. I hope you have your journal and inspiration piece picked out.

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Video Tutorial showing you how I created the foundation for my Art Journal Boards. You'll learn different ways to use Gesso, Gel Medium, and Whipped Spackle including Photo Transfers! You'll also see the various ways Stampendous Stamps lend AWESOME texture to those Art Journal pages.

I loved the versatility and quality of Stampendous Stamps, both the Cling & Clear stamps! Here are some of my favorites:NK Studio Marks Cling Rubber Stamps & Discover Today Perfectly Clear Stamps

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 Once my art journal's foundation was dry, I went at hand-painted various titles with Chalkboard Paint & then added some color with PITT Pastel Pencils. This is similar to my Art Journal Cover's title!

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 Thanks so much for stopping by! Stop by next week to see how I jazz it up a wee bit more!

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