Stamper's Big Brush

Gelatos and Texture Play

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No matter how bumpy, Gelatos can add color to any texture!  Carolyn Dube here playing with textured areas as I add layers of color to this canvas.  There was even an O.O.P.S. or two along the way.  What is an O.O.P.S.?  It's an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly.

 



 

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The crocheted doily created lots of texture to grab the color while the canvas board provided a subtle texture.  No matter what level of texture you add Gelatos to, you have the flexibility to leave it as it is or to blend it.  

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 To blend the color, simply rub with a baby wipe or a damp paper towel.  The more you do this, the more blended it becomes. 

Gelatos-mixed-media-play-carolyn-dube-2A Stamper's Big Brush pen added the color on the found poetry to add the final touches. The Gel Medium that I used to attach the doilies to the canvas board also worked wonderfully with the little pieces of text.

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My Messy Mandala

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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.  I was recently inspired to create a messy mandala by one of my artsy pals.  I love her style but had to put my own spin on it.  I love mandalas but don't have the patience for "perfection" or trying to create art based on a formula.  I like freedom.  So I let go of the measurements and went in with my own coloring and doodling.  I thought, this was the perfect technique to share a card of encouragement.  With all the devastation happening with fires, earthquakes and hurricanes, we could all use a bit of uplift.  This card is one way to do so.  Markers, coloring and lettering are all the rage right now and these fallish colors add a nice touch.

 

 

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Tada!

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Tiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 


Art Journaling with Tea Stains

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial to show you how to use Tea Stains on your art journal pages!

Let's start by looking at the supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft -

Tea Stain - Agra

Stencils 10-ct 101 Collection

Whipped Spackle

Essential PITT Artist Pens - BLACK

PITT  Artist Pens Lettering Set - JEWEL BRUSH

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - BLACK

Gelatos Tool Set

Other -

100% Cotton Fabric

Rubber stamp

Dye Bath Containers

Hot water

Watercolor paper, Magazine page, Scrap Paper, Seam binding, Tags

Sewing machine, Thread, Needle

Baby wipe

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Start by preparing the dye baths, one for each color. Place the Tea Stain Dye bag in the container and add hot water to it and let it steep just like tea for about 5 minutes. Be careful to not burn yourself.

Place 100% cotton fabric squares into the dye baths. Leave it in longer for more saturated colors. Carefully remove and let the fabric dry.

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Also dip in some  seam binding and baby wipe into the dye baths. Let them dry.

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Add some pattern to the dyed fabric, torn in strips, with rubber stamp inked with Stamper's Big Brush pen.

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Layer your papers and fabric as shown. Machine stitch to hold everything securely in place.

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With Essential PITT Artist pen, sketch a key on a manila tag.

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Attach the tag to the page. Machine stitch.

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Add some texture to the page with Whipped Spackle applied through the dots stencil from 101 collection with palette knife.

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Make marks on the page with Stamper's Big Brush pen and Jewel Brush Lettering pen. Also add some stitches to the page with needle and thread.

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On a small tag, add a word and attach to the page to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! 

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Journal Spill with Watercolor Pencils and Pitt Pens

Diana Trout here today with a journal spill. A blank journal page can be hard to confront. That's why I sometimes start my pages with a word spill. It puts me in touch with my head and heart. 

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Supplies:

Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils
Pitt Artist Metallic Pens
PITT Artist Pens

For this page, I wrote with a rainbow of Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. It's helpful to turn your journal upside down. I arranged these pencils in rainbow order and got my pencil moving as quickly as possible so that my brain had no time to edit. Forget about spelling and punctuation and write real sloppy. 

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I worked through the rainbow of pencils for these two pages. I only completed one of the pages though. After scribble writing, use a wet paintbrush to blend out the color. Some of the lines may still be visible but that's OK. There is nobody that will work that hard to read upside down, sloppy, watery words. Your writing may have informed you but now it's just background pattern.

Don't forget to turn your book right side up before proceeding! 

I added more color to the page by scribbling with another watercolor pencil. Use analogous colors (colors that are next to each other on the color wheel) when your colors are still wet so that you don't get mud. For instance, don't go over a wet green or blue area with orange!

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You can dip your watercolor pencil into water or wet an area on the page to make a juicy line  or area, such as the rectangular box above. I still wasn't sure where I was going with this page. I let one idea lead to another. Working in a flow  that may require practice. I know it's hard, but try not to be afraid of messing up. 

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Flowers hold a great deal of meaning for me and these are easy to re-create. They are asterisks with extra lines through them, like Pom-Pom Mums. Since the light blue background was dry, I used a yellow Pitt Pen and yellow Watercolor pencil. The wet of the pen activated the watercolor pencil and blended into an orange. Since the blue background was dry there was no mud puddle.

I added some silver Metallic Pitt pen  for the stamen center of the flower. I added more detail to my rectangle with a Medium size black Pitt pen.

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The last detail I added was stamping. I used a Stampers Big Brush Pen to color the stamp and add a bit of pattern to the background.

After you've colored your stamp, be sure to "huff" on it with warm breath to moisten before you stamp. When you've finished stamping, wipe off your stamps with a wet rag just as you would for any ink. Don't worry if your stamps are stained. That means they are well loved. 

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I used anWatercolor Pencil to add the stems, then added some of the green Stamper's Big Brush to activate. I like that trick, it can give you cool effects.

I hope you'll pull out your journal and scribble away!

NOTE: I used a 140# watercolor paper journal for this page. 


Fly Free Art Journal Page

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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   Summer time and the crafting is easy...especially with our Honey Medium Kit.    

Grab it along with one of our fun Ice Layers and your all set to create a fun, art journal page and fly, free creatively!

Here's what I did....  

 

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Tada!

Now it's your turn.  Please share if this inspires you. I'd love to see what you make.  Just tag me on Instram @iamclassygirl or Facebook at Tiare Smith Designs.  

Supplies Used:

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Tiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Pick up more FREE tutorials from Tiare at http://www.tiaresmith.com


A Mother's Day Card with Honey Medium Kit & Iced Rose Gelatos

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a video tutorial for making a mother's day card with Honey Medium and Gelatos color Iced Rose!

Before we begin, let me list the supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Honey Medium Starter Kit

Stamper’s Big Brush pen - BLACK

Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil - Red set

Other

Watercolor paper

Alphabet stamp

And here's the video tutorial. You can watch by clicking the play button below or follow this link.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will make beautifully textured project using Honey Medium!

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An Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Lunar & Tea Stain Dyes

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Hi everyone, Mou here today with an art journaling video tutorial using Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Lunar & Tea Stain Dyes and a coloring page.

Here's the supply list for this project:

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Happy Art Journal Page

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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   Time to mix it up in our art journals and make a bit of happy.  This is a fun, easy way to add color and create a wonderful, mixed media art journal page.  

Grab your Gelatos® Iridescents and let's pop a bit of color with a happy page and a flower using Gelatos® Blue Moon.  Just watch this quick video to learn how....

 

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Tada!

Now it's your turn.  Please share if you this inspires you. I'd love to see what you make.  Just tag me on Instram @iamclassygirl or Facebook at Tiare Smith Designs.  

Supplies Used:

 

Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com


An Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Comet

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Hello there, a very Happy April to you all!

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Today I want to share with you an art journal page that was inspired by a fortune cookie using Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Comet.

Let's start with the supply list.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Comet, Blue Moon, Nebula, Satellite, Black Hole

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stencils 101 10 ct Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools: Gel Medium, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool Set

Other: mixed media paper, found papers, lace, thread, sewing machine, foam stamp, die-cuts, paint brushes

Let's get started.

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Rub Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Comet, Nebula, Satellite and Blue Moon on mixed media paper or your own art journal.

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Blend with water. Wet a foam stamp with water and color it with Gelatos colors Nebula and Satellite. Stamp a few times on the page.

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Sew a piece of lace at the top of the page.

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With Gel Medium attach pieces of found papers all around the page.

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Place stencil on page and trace the shapes with PITT Artist pen. Repeat in at least two other areas of the page.

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Attach some die-cuts and more found papers to the page with Gel Medium.

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Rub some Black Hole Gelatos on a palette or craft mat. Dilute a bit with water to create your own "ink". Use the ink to brush letter the prompt, which in this case is a fortune from a fortune cookie.

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With a palette knife apply some Whipped Spackle to add texture to the page. Let dry.

And there you have it, the finished art journal page!

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Library Pocket Card and Gift Tag

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Hi Loves,Tiare here. A unique card and gift tag are sure gifts that will make the recipient smile.  Here is a fun way to jazz up your next gift giving experience. 

Grab your Gelatos® Iridescents and let's make a library pocket card and gift tag.  Let me show you how to make them. 

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First, be sure to Gesso both the library pocket and the tag.  Next, use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Black, Violet, Cobalt Blue, Light Blue to create your backgrounds.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag the library pocket and tag through the  color.  Do this one color at a time.

 

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Next grab your Ice Layers - Bubbles to create cool circle patterns.   Just color in the shapes with your Gelatos® Iridescents and activate with a water brush or rub in with your fingers. To make a fun overlapping pattern,  pick up Ice Layers and  place over previous circles.  I love how the Gelatos® Galaxy stands out, it is such a rich and creamy color. 

 

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Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Black #199 to add color on various circle stamps.  Stamp images on circles. Stamper's Big Brush Pens are perfect for stamping. You can also use the  ink to add detail to the edges of the tag and card.  Write a sentiment onto the library pocket and tag using Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium Nib Black #199

 

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Lastly, add a cute dimensional flower to the library pocket and a fun ribbon to the tag. 

Tada!

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Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com