Hi everyone, Mou here with Halloween home decor tutorial for you.
Do you ever shop in kid craft aisles? I do... some for my kids, especially my son who loves to paint things, but also for me. Don't always have a plan, but I pick up random things here and there. Such was the case of the Halloween chandelier.
After sitting in a bin in my studio for at least a couple of years, it finally saw light of day. I found this chandelier at JoAnn. I altered it with the following supplies:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Chalkboard Paint
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gesso
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gel Medium
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: Gold Champagne, Iced Chai, Tangerine, Mango, Red Cherry, Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Metallic Mint
Others: punchinella, stencil, string
Start by adding a coat of Gesso to the chandelier pieces. Be sure to coat both the front and the back as you'll see all the sides when it's assembled and displayed.
Next, coat parts of the chandelier with chalkboard paint leaving out the candles and flames.
It should look something like this.
Color the candles with Gold Champagne and Iced Chai Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.
Color the flames with Mango, Tangerine and Red Cherry Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.
Add some dimension to the chandelier structure by rubbing on Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Gold Champagne and Metallic Mint Gelatos® colors. Blend the colors with your fingers.
Lay a stencil over the chalkboard painted part of a chandelier piece and apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel with palette knife. Let dry thoroughly. Repeat on every surface of each chandelier piece.
When dry, lay a punchinella over some parts and color lightly with Iced Chai Gelatos® color.
Assemble the pieces together and tie with string to display in a chosen spot.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and now, it's time to announce the winners of October 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou.
1. Just finished this yesterday
here is the link to my project since typeset does not like me
Congrats Jean & Barb! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)
Jean & Barb, 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 :)
I love a good selfie once in awhile but I hate the silly faces people make. I just had to take one when I was in the subway in New York City a couple years ago for an Art Education Association Conference. The NAEA conference travels around each year to a different city. That year, it was only 5 hours from me! I had to go! So, some fellow art teachers and I traveled there and stayed for 4 days. We attended workshops by day (I even presented one on Visual Journaling) and explored the museums, landmarks, and shops by evening!
Riding the subway after a fun night out on the town led to some silly selfies. Each of us took our own selfies making that signature "duck face" just to be funny. So, this page is about that memory!
Hello everyone, it's Christina (seena) Young! I'm so excited to be here today sharing my first post as a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! Inspired by Halloween, I'm sharing a mixed media collage project featuring Chalk Board Paint and Gelatos®. I've created the Bride of Frankenstein, mwahahaaa (evil laugh)! The finished project is a 9x12 piece of art you can make a part of your Halloween decor. Here are a few photos:
Chalk Board Paint as the hair - so much fun to paint!
Hey there artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here and I love fall! So of course I had to gather my supplies to make some Mixed Media Seasonal tags!
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 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!
Cute fabric pumpkin tonight!
The little pumpkin was cute tonight. I hope that this is the place to leave a comment as it is not too clear as to what section.
I have a birdhouse I want to redo. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks Jen for the u stream class. Love the little pumpkin and can't wait to see the bigger one.
Your canvas is beautiful, shilpa! i adore those colors and all the great texture you included! can't wait to see more!
Just viewed the mixed media pumpkin video - wow! Love the Steampunk colors. I haven't used my gelatos very much - I will be soon. I believe I will be making several pumpkins and whatever my brain comes up with. I've never sleep tonight - too many ideas!
Thank you for sharing!
This is one cute Birdhouse and the Pumpkin that Jen made on Ustream is darling!! Design Memory Craft has such talented artist and crafters!! Thanks for sharing ya'lls gifts!!