379 posts categorized "Textural Accents"

Whipped Spackle and Gelatos® Journaling Board with Video

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Hi there! Laurel Beard here as a guest designer for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Design Team.  I'm here with the first part of the Mixed Media Journal I am creating....  Throughout my time here, I will mix it up and  share the different pages I am creating for my journaling board as well as some cards designs.  I am LOVING all these Faber Castell® Design Memory Craft® line and I love that all the products are mix & match! Today's journaling board uses the Gelatos®Whipped Spackle, and Stamper's Big Brush Pens.

This was so much fun to create, and super easy too!!!! I hope you will check out the video below... You can watch it right here or over on my youtube channel.

 

A few more close ups of my project today:

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Art Journal with Jen Matott

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I'm in a "Art Journal Swap" that trades journals and each person does a page in it following a theme that is set by the owner of the book.  It's fun to see what others have done in the book prior to you getting it but it's equally fun to create a page to pass on!

This book's owner left the theme up to each artist.  I just chose to create something mixed media with texture and color!  I wanted to keep my theme about art and creation.

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Limiting your color palette- Steampunk Colors

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Hey there Arsty peeps Rita Barakat here!  I am doing a little spotlight on Steampunk Gelatos®Colors. If you are ever stuck for ideas sometimes limiting your color palette can be a great way to challenge yourself! Especially if the colors are outside of your comfort zone! That's what I did here on this art journal page. By repeating layers of complementary colors you can get a lot of depth in your work and challenging your self is always a great way to grow!

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Steampunk Birthday

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Hi everyone! It's Lisa here with you and I'm sharing a watercolor type of card made with the Gelatos® Steampunk colors. The way that I created it leaves the colors looking much softer than you'd expect, though. The paper itself has a resist embedded into it, which is very cool. Let me show you how:

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How about a Shamrock shake? And the winners of March Take the Challenge

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Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post! It's an art journal page. We are not Irish, but living here in the U.S., we are touched by many cultures and their celebrations in one way or another. For instance, on St. Patrick's Day, the kids have to wear something green to school and we love having Shamrock shakes from McDonald's... and I think it's great to have these opportunities to learn about other countries and cultures.

 To create this page, I took the following steps:

Attach old book paper to journal page with Gel Medium.

When dry, apply a coat of Gesso.

Sketch a drink cup with straw.

Color the page with Gelatos®colors: Lavender, Red Cherry, Mango, Pistachio, Blueberry, Grape, Coconut, Aqua Dolce, and Black Cherry. Blend with waterbrush.

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Journal next to the cup with PITT® artist pen BLACK.

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Dot the page with Stamper's Big White pen to finish.

Supplies:

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

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Blueberry, Grape (BLUE set); Lavender, Red Cherry (RED set); Mango (YELLOW set); Pistachio (GREEN set); Aqua Dolce (50's DINER); Coconut (NEUTRALS set); Black Cherry (STEAMPUNK set) 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big White pen
 
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pens: BLACK
 
Hope you enjoyed today's post and would journal about the big and little things about how other cultures impact your lives!

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

1. Hi, I love this theme. Here is my project: https://happycardmaking.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/mixed-media-un-dia-a-day/ Playing with acrylics and shading with Pitt Markers. It makes me happy! Thanks. isa

Posted by: Isabel Rivera | 03/06/2015 at 10:58 AM

2. thanks for the challenge and sharing your great page here is my entry http://laury55.blogspot.be/2015/03/time.html

Posted by: laury55 | 03/11/2015 at 01:46 PM

Congrats Isabel & Laury! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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

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Smile Card by Lisa

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Hi there crafty friends! It's Lisa back with another project for ya and, like my DT teamies Tiffany and Rita, I have a project featuring the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Talk about ESP, huh?

These pencils are by far the best watercolor pencils I have ever owned in their category. The color is richly pigmented and lightfast and turns into a waterproof color once dry. The leads are glued through the bore of the pencil so that they never break. The triangular shape is ergonomic = so comfortable to work with.  But let me show you a quick card I made with them so you can see for yourself what a dream they are...

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Watercolored Animal Stack!

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Hello Blogosphere!

It's Tiffany here today and I have a video tutorial showing you how I used my most favorite coloring medium, the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, to create this cute birthday card for Lawn Fawn's 5th Birthday!

What's not to love about these awesome pencils? Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils are so many things.

  1. Water Soluble, so they glide onto wet surfaces!
  2. Waterproof once dry, which is great for adding layers and depth!
  3. Lightfast, so they never fade!
  4. They're as precise or blended as you want them to be!
  5. The leads never break when sharpened.
  6. Their triangular grips ensure they don't roll around on your desk!
  7. You can use them with all of the other mediums in the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Mix & Match product line!

I could go on & on, but really just watch the video and you'll see just how easy it is to color with these!

Video Tutorial:

 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (154, 130, 163, 123, 176, 107, 162, 175, 111, 273)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen BLACK

Collapsible Water Cup

Deluxe Water Brush

Texture Gems™ Ice Liner (releasing in May)

Other Products:

Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets (Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four, Year Five)

Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad 140#

Fine paintbrush

 

 

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Take a Risk Tag by Lisa

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Happy weekend crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you and I have a cool tag to share today.  I love repurposing things I get in the mail to make tags and cards, or pieces of a canvas. Today's repurposed bit turned into a tag. Lots of texture and oh-so-pretty!

Let me show you how I created it!

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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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"Just Be You" Journaling Card

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Hello Creative Lovelies!

Today, I am sharing with you a 4x6 Art Journaling Card I recently made using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® and Chalkboard Paint.

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