Do you have a child who just loves art? Young children love to make messes and create with wild abandon. I often sit with my kids and enjoy watching them just discover what the colors will do. My son doesn't worry about what his work looks like too much. This day he was just having a great time creating colors and adding water! Sometimes I have to remember to be more like that and not worry too much about placement, color choice and just play!
I took this fun printed paper by Studio Calico and scribbled all over it with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Color Pencils.
I wanted to mimic the fun scribbling in my son's artwork.
I know far too many women who have been affected by this horrible disease. So with my card today I wanted to show my support for all of my friends who have battled breast cancer -- no matter what stage they're in - early stages, remission, even cancer free.
Here's how I made the card:
Hi everyone, Mou here with a simple art journal page for you.
To make this journal spread, I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen: Magenta
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pen: Black
Others: old book, paint brush, diecut stencil
And now, the steps to make the page:
Coat the pages with Gesso.
Apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife through diecut stencil. Let dry.
Rub Gelatos® at the top of the page, mist with water and let the colors drip down. Repeat on the left page.
Outline the stenciled words with black pen.
Write some more with Stamper's Big Brush pen on the left page to finish.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and work in your own art journal. And I'd love to see what you are creating. Please leave links to your art journal pages in the comments section :)
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!
Today, I'm happy to be posting with my project using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products and Unity Stamps!
I used this adorable set of stamps from Unity Stamps. This one is called Grace Girl. She is such a sweet autumn lady. I knew I wanted to use autumn colors so I chose to create a canvas board with the Steampunk Set of Gelatos®.
I started by applying vintage dictionary paper and sheet music with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium. Once dry, I added the Gelatos® and added Gelato sprays with the Gelatos Mist Maker Kit to create a mixed media effect.
I used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black and brown to stamp the image over the colors.
I used a stencil to create leaf shapes using an Essential PITT Artist Pen in black.
Thanks to Unity for the adorable stamps!
Each day we posted a new project on our blogs. Don't forget to check out the previous projects and 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.
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). Winners will be announced on the company’s blogs on Monday, September 22nd. Happy hopping!
Prima Marketing flower & leaves
aMuse twine and mini clothespin
Hello Blogosphere! Welcome to Day 4 of the Unity Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog Hop! It's Tiffany here and I thought I'd show you a timeless Faux Leather Technique with Gelatos and how I used that super cute Boots, Class and Sass Itty Bitty stamp set from Unity!
You'll need the following supplies for this tutorial:
1. For a Faux Leather look, color an A2 card base with various earth-toned gelatos (cinnamon, iced chai, butterscotch).
2. Blend with a wet paintbrush.
3. Spray with water and ball it up to create wrinkles. The water makes the paper more pliable!
4. Flatten the balled up paper, allow to dry, and then apply some chocolate Gelatos with a foam wedge onto the wrinkles! EASY peasy!
Stitching adds that extra fabric charm to your Faux Leather panel! I had so much fun designing with Unity Stamp Co. & hope you enjoyed this short Faux Leather Tutorial!
Thanks for hopping by,
Others: Cardstock, patterned paper scraps, adhesive, sewing machine, acrylic block for stamping
Now, let me walk you through the steps.
Attach patterned paper scraps to card using Gel medium.
Apply a very light coat of Gesso over the patterned papers to tone the colors down a bit.
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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] with September Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.
Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)
Hi everyone, today I wanted to share with you a masculine baby layout of my nephew, Gage. This photo was taken a month before his 2nd birthday. I watched him play in the floor forever with these little cars. In true "BOY" fashion, you could hear him making "VROOOOOOOOM" noises as he swung them around on the carpet. SO STINK'N CUT!
WOW!!! Dear Shilpa, it's amazing!!! Thank you very much for sharing this beauty!!! :)
FABULOUS chandelier Mou!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to Jean & Barb :)
Totally shared my link in the wrong place!
It's gorgeous! Fantastic use of the colours, and texture!
Charm, got yours :)