Textural Accents

Fall Pumpkin with Gelatos

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a mixed media pumpkin tutorial using Gelatos®! Get out your Gelatos® and follow along to see how I made the pumpkin above.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos colors: Mango, Banana, Lemon,  Margarita Mix, Green Tea, Cherry, Black Licorice, Chocolate, Cinnamon

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush 3 Ct Red

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Whipped Spackle, Gesso, 102 Stencil Collection, Gelatos Tool Kit

Other: Watercolor paper, pencil

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Lightly sketch a pumpkin on watercolor paper with pencil. Color in with  Gelatos colors Lemon, Banana, Mango, Cinnamon and Chocolate as shown.

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Blend the colors with Gesso.

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Color around the pumpkin with Gelatos colors Margarita Mix and Green Tea.

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Lay a stencil from 102 Stencil Collection over the pumpkin and apply Whipped Spackle with Palette knife. Shift the stencil a bit and repeat in a different area of the pumpkin.

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Apply more Gelatos colors to the background and the pumpkin through stencils.

Also make marks on the pumpkin with Stamper's big Brush pens.

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Make more marks in and around the pumpkin. Drip some Black Licorice Gelatos color down the pumpkin.

Write pumpkin in brush lettering style with Stamper's Big Brush pens to finish.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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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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Sweet Notes

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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   Back to school is in full swing for many and many more starting in the coming weeks.  This is a great time to make some "sweet notes" to slip into a lunch box, book bag or even into a briefcase. 

Here's how... 

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Tada!

Supplies Used:

Gelatos® Brights 

Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 304

Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium and Brush Nib Black #199

Gelatos® Tool Set

Whipped Spackle

PITT Artist Pens Writing Set: RED/YELLOW

 

 


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


All You Need is Love - Mango Gelatos Tag

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Don't you just love this time of year, when all the flowers are in full bloom?! It's very fitting that the Gelatos® Color Mango is bright and happy.  This is Rachel Kleinman here sharing a spring-filled tag.

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I started with a Gesso'd tag, mixed Glaze Medium with Mango Gelatos®, and painted that mixture through a diamond stencil from the Stencil 102 Collection

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While the Glaze dried I worked on all the pieces of the tag. I colored this cloth ribbon with Passion Fruit Gelatos®, spritzed it with water, and mixed around the ribbon until the pigment bled through the cloth. 

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Then I started painting the paper flowers with Mango and Red Cherry Gelatos® using a wet paintbrush.

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I wanted to add some 'cool' toned colors so I used Snow Cone Gelatos® with a Stencil 102 stencil. I love how great the Snow Cone looks against the cloth ribbon!

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Finally, it was time to put all the pieces together! I attached the paper flowers and the quote with Gel Medium. I also die cut some flowers from watercolor paper that I had previously used the Color Fizz tablets on.

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Of course I added the final touch of Glass Bead Glitter Gel to the flowers!

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Thanks for joining me and enjoy some creative time!

-Rachel

 

SUPPLIES

Gelatos®: Mango, Red Cherry, Snow Cone, Passion Fruit

Stencil 101 Collection

Gesso

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Glaze Medium

Gel Medium

Color Fizz


An Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Blue Moon & Color Fizz

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a video tutorial for you today! I'll show you how I created the above art journal page using Color Fizz and Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Blue Moon.

Color Fizz are effervescent pigment tablets that are activated with hot water and creates a unique coloring experience. Two sets of Color Fizz - Champagne Brights and Primary Pop were released at Creativation 2017. Here's an introductory video in case you are curious:

Here's a complete list of supplies I used to make this page:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft -

Color Fizz Primary Pop

Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS - Blue Moon, Nebula

Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

Gel Medium

Collapsible Water Cup

Gelatos Tool Set - Drip Dropper

Other-

Watercolor paper, hot water, paper towel

And here's the video:

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! Be sure to share your creations with Color Fizz with us too.

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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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Intro to ICE LAYERS Video + Art Journal

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Design Memory Craft® has released SO many great new products this spring... one of the fun additions to textural accents are Ice Layers! Rachel Kleinman here to share an art journal page that showcases the brand new Ice Layers and the Color of the Week... Comet Iridescent Gelatos®!

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The Ice Layers are a very inventive version of your classic stencil. They are like a clear and adhesive background texture that you can cut apart to get whatever design you desire. 

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Today, I used the Bubbles Ice Layers with Comet, Blue Moon, Nebula, and Satellite Iridescent Gelatos® to create a simple art journal page. I created a dimensional background before applying the Ice Layers. Then when I add the Comet Iridescent Gelatos® it helps everything stand apart!

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Last but not least, I have a quick process video for you. I share some of my Ice Layers projects before they hit the market along with a short tutorial to make the page shown here!

 

 

SUPPLIES:

Iridescents Gelatos®: Comet, Nebula, Blue Moon, Satellite

Ice Layers Bubbles

Whipped Spackle

Texture Cards

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Texture Luxe™ Pearl

Stencils 101

Stencils 301

 

 


An Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Galaxy & Ice Layers

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Hi there friends, Mou here today with an art journaling tutorial using Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Galaxy & Ice Layers!

Let's start with a list of supplies I used on my page.

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Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS: Galaxy, Odyssey, Mars, Nebula, Stardust, Supernova

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools:

Ice Layers - Floral

Stencil collections: 101, 102, 301

Gesso

Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens Lettering Set Jewel Brush

Other: mixed media paper, cardstock, diecut, paintbrush, scissors, paper towel, baby wipe, blending wedge, old book page

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Cut the Ice layers Floral in half with scissors.

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Cut the Ice Layers Floral into smaller blocks. I have also used the remnant of another Ice Layers here. Attach to the page in a patchwork design.

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Color the page with Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Galaxy.

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Blend with water. You can wipe off colors from the the surface of the Ice Layers when dry to create a resist design.

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Lighten the color a little with Gesso. Again, wipe off the surface of the Ice Layers.

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Rub some more Gelatos colors on the paper surface after the gesso dries completely. Blend dry with a blending wedge. Lay your favorite stencils on it and wipe off with baby wipes.

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Cut up some scrap papers from other projects into circles and attach to the page with gel medium as shown. Also attach a diecut (in this case, the elephant) to create a focal point.

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Make marks with PITT Artist pen Lettering set Jewel Brush.

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Add doodles with PITT Essential Artist Pen BLACK. You can draw right on top of the Ice Layers with the PITT pens.

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Cut out words from an old book page and attach near the diecut with gel medium to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will give these beautiful Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS a try!

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For the Love of Art - Tag

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Happy spring everyone! This is Rachel sharing a quick mixed media tag featuring the stunning new Iridescent Gelatos®, including the Color of the Week: Supernova.

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First, I started with this tag I had leftover from my last project; it's covered in Whipped Spackle that was mixed with Blue Moon Iridescent Gelatos®. I also had some watercolor paper from when I experimented with the brand new Color Fizz products... aren't the colors beautiful?! 

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I found some rubber heart shaped stamps that I "inked" up with Supernova Gelatos®, misted with water, and stamped onto my Color Fizz watercolor paper.

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Two of the hearts were fussy cut and added to my tag, along with some drywall tape that was also colored with Supernova and Mars Gelatos®. You'll also see an extra-thick coat of Glass Bead Glitter Gel through a mixed media stencil.

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Lastly I added some word stickers and the tag is complete!

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SUPPLIES:

Iridescent Gelatos®: Supernova, Mars, Blue Moon

Whipped Spackle

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Texture Gems™ Silver

Mixed Media Stencils 102

Color Fizz: Champagne Bright