267 posts categorized "Stamping"

Texture Gems™ Contemporary Happy Birthday Card Tutorial

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Greetings! I am featuring two new releases from the CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) Mega Trade Show in January - Texture Gems™ and Mixed Media Stencils 101 - Hexagon. I wanted to create a mix media meets CAS (Clean And Simple) design and came up with this!

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Sing Your Song with Stamper's Big Brush Pens, Baby!

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Having so much fun playing with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products.  This go round I decided I wanted to create an art journal filled with beautiful pages and positive quotes.  Something, I will love to look through again and again.  Take the journey with me, as I share a page and the steps used to create the page, each month.   This month, "sing your song." 

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Be Happy | A Scrapbooking Tutorial by Irit Landgraf

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Hi! I am beyond excited to share with you my first project as a guest designer on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog.

I am a 12*12 scrapbooker at heart, so today I'll show some of my favorite ways to use Gelatos®, Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Stamper’s Big Brush Pens. Let's get started!

I prepped my paper with a thin layer of gesso because I knew I wanted to use Gelatos® and lots of water, and I find the color flows better when my surface is primed. I had to go with one of my favorite color schemes lately, purples and aquas. You can find a list of all the products I used at the end of this post.

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Take the Challenge with Mou, March 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the third 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®.

For March, I have a prompt for you: TIME. Interpret it any way that's personal to you. For me, it's shared time, time spent with family, friends, observing how my children like to spend their time with each other... well, you get the idea. Here's my art journal page.

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The supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Chalkboard Paint, Gesso, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold (coming soon)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Blueberry (BLUE set); Bubblegum (RED set); Lemon, Mango (YELLOW set); Black Cherry, Cinnamon (STEAMPUNK set) 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: BLACK, SCARLET RED

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: 131, 176, 234 (NEUTRAL);  115 (YELLOW); 156, 162 (GREEN)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots, Chevron (coming soon)

Others: Sizzix Bigz Die Tick-Tock; die-cutting system; cardstock, art journal, old book page, stamp

And here are the steps.

Start by attaching scraps of old book page, junk mail, lace, etc. to the art journal page using Gel Medium.

When dry, apply a coat of Gesso to unify the elements.

Color the page with Gelatos® colors.

Stamp randomly by inking background stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen.

Diecut the clock. Stamp the image. Attach the image behind the clock and trim off excess. Attach the clock to the page with Gel Medium.

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Add colors and details to the stamped image inside the clock with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Gesso, and Stamper's. Big Brush pens. Color the clock with Chalkboard Paint.

Lay chevron stencil on the page and with palette knife from the Gelatos Mist Maker Set, apply a thin coat of Texture Luxe Gold paste. Repeat with the Dots stencil in different areas of the page.

Add some words cut out from book pages to the clock with Gel Medium.

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Here's another close-up of my page.

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, 3/13 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in you choice of color.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 3/16 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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Why you will love using the new stencils from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®

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Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here! Surely by now you have seen the new stencils from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. They are thick paper that you can use over and over and then when you get them full of creative overflow (AKA remnants of your other projects) you can cut or tear pieces for your mixed media projects!

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Stay Brave | Mixed Media Card with Lisa

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Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you sharing a card that I think is really awesome! (Yes, I'm biased, of course.) I am over the moon with how it turned out. So fun creating the pieces and putting it all together. Let me show you how!

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Textured Coffee Card with Video

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 Hi everyone! It's Laurel Beard here today with my first post as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer! ACK! I am over the moon excited about guesting here! There are no words to explain my joy! If you know me at all, you know I love Gelatos® and coffee! So, I thought for my first project as a Guest Design Team member, I would create a funny coffee card full of texture using various products from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® line. All the products are "Mix & Match", which means they are designed to work together!!!!! Actually, their tagline is "mix mediums with matching color palettes to creative with confidence." And it's true. Today's cards features: Gelatos®, Stamper's Big Brush Pens and Whipped Spackle. All the exact supplies I used are listed at the end of this post.

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You Are Awesome & the winners of Take the Challenge with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here with you today and here's a canvas for all who are awesome :) 

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To make this canvas, I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents:Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold (coming soon)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®:  Mango, Tangerine (YELLOW set), Bubble Gum, Red Cherry (RED set)   

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: SCARLET RED 118, MAGENTA 133, WARM GREY IV 273

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots (coming soon)

Others: Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Set 4 Dies - Fresh Blossoms Alphabet ,  die-cutting system; cardstock, canvas panel, stamp

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Die-cut the letters using your die-cutting system from kraft cardstock. Spell out your sentiment and attach with gel medium. Seal the letters in place with another coat of gel medium.

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Color the canvas around the letters with your favorite shades of Gelatos colors.

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Blend colors with the blending chisel from the Gelatos Tool set. 

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Add some shadowing with Stamper's Big Brush pen.

Ink a background stamp with Magenta Stampers Big Brush pen and randomly stamp around the page. Apply some Gold Texture Luxe with palette knife through the dots stencil.

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Here are some close-ups of my canvas.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and be awesome :)

And now, the winners of  February 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. Hello Mou, been looking mini album inspire when I got into this site. And got interest of sharing my project. This is my first challenge entry after being out of the scene for 2 years.

2. Hi Mou, I posted my link yesterday but don't see it here. I'm going to try again. Hope it is not too late. http://www.rubycraft.blogspot.com/2015/02/coffee-time.html

Posted by: Ruby C | 02/14/2015 at 08:29 AM

Congrats Katherine & Ruby! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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

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May Arts Blog Hop - Day 4 with Mou

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons. 

Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!

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Hi everyone, Mou here with today's project for you!

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To make this tag, I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Grape (BLUE set); Lavender (RED set); Iced Chai, Black Cherry (STEAMPUNK set) ; Metallic Gelatos GOLD & SILVER

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots, Hexagons

May Arts ribbon # 516-4-02 4" x 10Y Jute & Wire

May Arts ribbon # 433-14-10 1/4" x 15Y Lace

May Arts ribbon # SK-125-01 Silk

May Arts ribbon # 368-15-01 1.5" x 30Y Polyester

Others: Sizzix Bigz L Die - Tag; die-cutting system; cardstock, tissue, old book page, stamp, embellishments from my stash, thread, sewing machine, stapler, needle, beads

Now let me walk you through the steps.

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Diecut tag and create a base with layers of cardstock, book paper, tissue, etc. using Gel Medium. Add a decorative edge with stitching.

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Whitewash the background with a coat of gesso.

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Rub various Gelatos colors on the tag and blend parts of it with your fingers and some with wet paint brush.

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Using a palette knife and the dots stencil, apply Gold Texture Luxe paste near the top right part of the tag.

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Layer jute and lace trims on the tag and secure with stapler.

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Cut about 12" of silk ribbon and color it with Gelatos colors and blend by misting with water.

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Once the water dries, tie the ribbon into a bow and attach to tag.

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Cut various lengths of silk and polyester ribbons. Fold them in halves lengthwise and straight stitch along the open edge. Pull the thread to scrunch up the ribbon and sew it in the center to make them look like flowers. Color the flowers with various shades of Gelatos.

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Embellish around the flower cluster with buttons, pins, beads, etc, securing them in place with Gel Medium. Apply Texture Luxe Gold paste with plalette knife through hexagon stencil near the bottom of the tag to finish.

I hope you enjoy today's tutorial and have fun hopping. Good luck to all!

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May Arts hop - Day 2

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons.


Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!

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Today, I have a canvas I made for the lovey-dovey day!  I wanted tons of texture because the ribbon I was sent was full of possibilities in adding texture to any project!

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This canvas emerged from many layers of materials.  I started with applying papers with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.  Once it was dry, I added thicker materials like canvas strips, textured papers, and May Arts Burlap, May Arts Open Weave, and May Arts multi- sized pearl strands.

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I applied the Gel Medium really thick and added some glass beads in while adhering the ribbon.

Love canvas03Once the Gel Medium dries, the beads are held on firmly and the Gel is clear!  So there is a textured base now but adding more is always better!

Love canvas02So, I used one of Faber-Castell's new Texture Luxe in both Gold and Silver through the new Mixed Media Stencils.  I used a palette knife to apply them very thickly.  It took awhile for the Luxe to dry but after leaving to go workout, I came back to add more color!
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For this project, I wanted a Valentine's theme so reds, metallic pinks, and metallic browns (from the Steampunk set) were the color scheme of choice! The Gelatos® colors are vibrant and mix with water to create fun drips and puddles of color to make my project pop!

Love canvas06For this project, I used Gelatos® colors in Cherry Red, Metallic Melon, Bubble Gum, Iced Chai, and Iced Coffee.  Starting with the pinks and working to the darker colors, I watered them down on my craft mat and used a brush to drip or brush them on.

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Love canvas16Finally, I used some Luxe to color my Prima resin angel.  It dried really fast on this little gem.  I layered this over the ribbon, some gold leaves, and a feather.

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Love canvas13The heart was stamped with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black on a script stamp. Some Gelatos® color in Metallic Melon added a bit of sparkle and shine.

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I added a love phrase sticker (from Cosmo Cricket) and wrapped the pearls around the canvas to finish it off beautifully! 
Love canvas12This was a fun project to create! 

Now HOP on over to The May Arts Blog!

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Texture Luxe in Gold and Silver ***coming soon***

Mixed Media Stencils *** Coming Soon***

Stamper's Big Brush Pen (black)

Textural Accents Gel Medium


Other Products Used:

May Arts 2.5 Inch Open Weave Burlap Net

May Arts 3/8" multi-size Beaded strand

May Arts 2.5 Inch Burlap/wired ribbon in Natural

Glass beads

Chipboard heart

Script Stamp

Prima Marketing resin angel

Cosmo Cricket Phrase Stickers

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textured paper, dress pattern paper, and book paper.

 

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MIX & MATCH

MIX & MATCH from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors & mediums will work beautifully together.

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