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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  I've been playing in my planner lately. Planning is such a big part of my life, I thought why not add a bit of my art to my planner.  This adds a bit of beauty and fun to what could be an otherwise mundane task.  Seeing my art in my planner makes me smile.  The Gelatos® Black Licorice sure helps to make this page, 'pop!".  Here's what I did: 

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Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Deep Scarlet Red 219, Warm Grey V 274, Chrome Yellow 268 to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag page through color.  Do this one color at a time.

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Use 301 Stencil Collection to add colorful numbers to your page.  I used Gelatos®Black Licorice, Silver Ice and Iced Currant  to add a variety of colors to the numbers.  Just spread colors over stencil. 

 

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Adhere an Art Accents cutout from Tiare Smith Designs.  Next create and color on a half flower along the edge using Gelatos®Black Licorice, just color and spread with the blender.

 

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Add a half flower and jewel to your colored flower, handwrite, "so creative," or words of your choice along the side of Art Accent Strip using your PITT® Artist Pen Black 199.  Lastly, scribble around the page using the Texture Gems™ Silver to add sparkle 

 

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Punch holes and add to your planner! 

 

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

She hosts a weekly challenge: Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me (JAM) Challenge, which features weekly prompts, creative challenges and process videos. 

She also hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, as well. 

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

 


October Leaves - Art Journal Video

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Hello! Rachel here sharing an art journal page that honors the beautiful month of October! The Gelatos® Color of the Week is the gorgeous Cinnamon, such a perfect autumn shade. 

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I combined the Cinnamon Gelatos® with Metallic Blueberry, Boysenberry, and Snow Cone Gelatos, I just love the true blue shades with pretty browns. The art journal includes tracings of oak leaves from my backyard that I painted with Boysenberry Gelatos and traced with the gorgeous Gold Texture Gems™. I also used Gesso through a Mixed Media 101 stencil, then painted highlights on each polka dot with Cinnamon Gelatos.

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I used my Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen to very loosely trace my leaves on parchment paper. Then I painted the 'leaves' with Gesso before adhering to the journal with Gel Medium.

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The quote was added with the alphabet Mixed Media Stencil 301 using Black Licorice Gelatos.

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I also have a complete process video for this art journal spread! You can watch here or Click Here to view!

 

SUPPLIES:

Gelatos®: Cinnamon, Boysenberry, Metallic Blueberry, Snow Cone, and Black Licorice

Texture Gems™ Gold

Gesso

Gel Medium

Glaze

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Mixed Media Stencil Collection 101, 102, and 301

Asphalt Texture Paste

Whipped Spackle

 

 

 

 

 


Fall Themed Thank You Card

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  Fall is here and it is a great time to express gratitude.  Every year around this time, I begin to think about expressing and sharing gratitude with my family and friends.  During this time, I love to make cards that say, "Thank You," or just "Hello."  Pulling out the Gelatos® Orange Soda with a few others colors is perfect for creating cards with a "Fallish" feel. Here's what I did: 

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Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Walnut Brown 177, Chrome Yellow to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag card base through color.  Do this one color at a time. 

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Use the Scandinavian Stencil Set to add leaves. Rub Gelatos® Orange Soda, Iced Coffee, Lemon over stencil to create leaves. Blend various colors to create a "Fallish," feel. 

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Use a pop dot and add a circle sticker.  I used an angel sticker from the Tiare Smith Designs Angel Sticker set.  Tie a bit of twine in a bow under the sticker. 

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Lastly, add a handwritten sentiment.  Add dots, scribbles and accents using Texture Gems™ Gold

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

She hosts a weekly challenge: Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me (JAM) Challenge, which features weekly prompts, creative challenges and process videos. 

She also hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, as well. 

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

 


DIY Clock with the Color of the Week: Banana

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Hello friends!  Adrianne here with you today to show you how you can turn a MDF circle into a mixed media clock.  This week's color of the week - Banana - makes a cheerful background to this half floral, half steampunk design that brightens up any space.

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Gelatos® work wonderfully on wood surfaces both when applied directly and also mixed with textured mediums.  I'm using a combination of Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Gel Medium, tinted with Gelatos, to stencil layers of numbers onto my clock. Metallic Texture Gems™ in Pearl also help this piece to shine!

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First, I painted with the Gelatos to get a great watercolor look to the dandelion puff-style flowers.  Using Watermelon and Coconut Gelatos, I  layered strokes and dots in round designs using a paintbrush.  

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Next, I colored directly onto the wood with the Banana Gelatos for a vibrant background.  I evened the coverage by rubbing it gently with a paper towel.  To vary the colors slightly, I added a hint of Mango and Margarita Mix Gelatos in small areas to break up the solid look of the bright yellow.  

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Next, I added textures!  I found that the tube applicator of the Texture Gems works great for dots, but I wanted more control to make straight, small uniform lines.  I dipped the edge of a wedge sponge into a dab of the Pearl colored Texture Gems and used the sponge to stamp small lines all around each flower.

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Then, I used tinted gels to add textured numbers to the face of the clock.  Using your palette knife, cut a small amount off the Gelatos sticks you're going to use.  Then, scoop a small amount of Glass Bead Glitter Gel and / or Gel Medium and mix it well with the Gelatos to tint the gel.

Using more Glass Bead Glitter Gel will give you crisper edges when you stencil the numbers on and using Gel Medium will be a little softer and smoother.  You can use one, the other or a mix of both to get the look you prefer!  Allow the stenciled numbers to dry before layering on other colors and use a combination of large and small numbers for a hint of a steampunk look.  You can also paint with Gelatos to get subtle flat numbers that blend into the background.  

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Finally, drill a 3/8 inch hole in the center of the clock and follow the assembly instructions on the clock kit.  Adding clockwork parts is as simple as adding a few washers, the hands and screwing the assembly together!  

Note: when choosing a clock kit, it's sized based on the thickness of your clock base.  Because my MDF is 3/8" thick, I am using a 3/8" clock kit but a few different sizes are available.  Knowing the thickness of your base before buying your clock kit will ensure correct assembly in this final step!

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Once the clock parts have been attached, you can just set the time and mount your artwork on the wall!  Turning your own art into functional decor gives you a way to show off your style and you've got a one-of-a-kind clock that will catch every visitor's eye.

Thanks for joining me to check out today's project and I hope you're enjoying this week's color, Banana!  

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Supplies Used:

Gelatos: Banana, Mango, Coconut, Watermelon, Margarita Mix, Silver Ice, Grape

Texture Gems Metallics: Pearl

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Gel Medium

301 Stencils: Large and Small Numbers

Palette Knife

Wedge Sponge

Paintbrush

1o-inch MDF Circle (3/8 inch thick)

Clockwork Kit (3/8 sized)

Drill

 

 

 


Lemon Yellow + Glittering Gray Bracelet

Hello friends!  I've got a bright and vibrant project to share with you today that combines Gelatos® color of the week, Lemon with elements that sparkle and shine in shades of gray and silver.  This glittering bracelet project keeps your art close to you as a one-of-a-kind accessory!

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The wooden clasp is the star piece of this chunky 5-strand bracelet that features crystal glass beads and has an organic feel with dyed yellow stone beads to complement the wood element.  

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Let me share with you how I got the look.  Here's what you'll need (see below for a list of products and colors used in this design):

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You'll be able to use your Paper Crafter Crayons in combination with stencils (or freehand a design) and give the wood rich color with Gelatos® color of the week, Lemon! The mixture of cool crystals , earthy wood and stone beads as well as silver spacers make this bracelet a beautiful piece to complement your summer attire! Beginner as well as advanced jewelry makers will love to make this simply-styled bracelet.  

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Begin by creating your design or pattern on the wood clasp using Paper Crafter Crayons.  Simple silver dots are featured here, but there are so many stencils to choose from!

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Next, add pigment to the wood by applying Gelatos® color directly to it.  Spread the color evenly over the entire piece by using a small amount of water - the Deluxe Water Brush is a perfect companion for the heavy color used here.  

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Because Gelatos® are easily blended with water, you'll need to seal your design with a generous coat of Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft Glaze.

Finally, string beads in various patterns in shades of silver and gray along with a few yellow accents onto 12-inch strands of .8mm stretch bead cord.  When you have strung 6.5 inches of beads onto each of the 5 strands, feed the cord through each of the holes.  Thread a crimp bead onto the cord inside the channel on the underside of the clasp, and use a pair of crimp pliers to secure it.  The crimp bead acts as a stopper so that the cords stay in place!  Repeat the process for the other half of the clasp, and trim away the excess cord with scissors.  

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All that's left is to wear your new piece out and enjoy saying, "Thanks, I made it myself!"

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Thanks for joining me today to get inspiration for using Design· Memory· Craft® products on even the smallest of canvases.  Enjoy your art anywhere you go! 

Supplies used:

Gelatos®: Lemon (Brights Set)

Paper Craft Crayons: Silver (Neutral Set)

Texture Gems™ 3ct. Metallics: Silver

Glaze Textural Accents

101 Stencil Collection (6.5"x6.5"): Polka Dots

Deluxe Water Brush

Other Supplies Used:

5-Hole Wooden Clasp

.8mm Stretch Bead Cord

Yellow Howlite Beads: Moroccan Rings, Puff Flower, and 6mm Rondelles

Dark Gray Crystal Glass Beads: 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm

Clear Crystal Glass Beads: 4mm, 8mm, and 10 mm

Silver Spacer Beads: 4mm and 6mm

2mm Crimp Beads

Crimp Pliers

Scissors


Faber Castell and Clear Scraps - Vacation Clipboard

Hello all, this is Rachel Kleinman joining in on some  Clear Scraps fun! I really enjoyed this project, especially because it challenged me to look at my Design Memory Craft™ products in a different way... after all I was creating on CLEAR ACRYLIC, not paper like usual! So here is my mini photo clipboard that is a nod to my recent visit to Myrtle Beach.

 

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I started with the Clear Scraps Vintage Mini Clipboard and colored both sides with india ink from the Stamper's Big Brush Pens in May Green and Cobalt Blue. Once the ink from the pens dried, it was on the acrylic board permanently! 

 Next I used the diamond stencil from Design Memory Craft™ Stencil 102 Collection with Silver Texture Luxe™ paste. 

 

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Next I decorated the Clear Scraps Vacation Word Title. First I gesso'd the chipboard, then colored it with Gelatos® Passion Fruit, Butter Cream, and Watermelon. To add a huge pop of sparkle, I also coated the chipboard with Glass Bead Glitter Gel, then a very thick layer of Ice Texture™ Gems

 

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Next I mixed Lemon Gelatos® with Whipped Spackle and layered a very thick coat of it along the bottom of the clipboard. I used this as a glue to add in the vacation chipboard and several shells we found at Myrtle Beach. Once the Whipped Spackle was dry everything stayed perfectly in place!

 

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Thanks for joining me today! Have fun creating in a new way with your Clear Scraps and Faber Castell Design Memory Craft™ products!

SUPPLIES:

Stamper's Big Brush Pens - May Green, Cobalt Blue

Texture Luxe Silver

Stencil 102 Collection

Gesso

Gelatos® - Passion Fruit, Buttercream, Watermelon, Lemon

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Texture Gems™ Ice

Whipped Spackle

 

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Bloom Mini Mixed Media Art Journal with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, it's Erin Bassett here. This week the Design Team was challenged to use a combination of Design Memory Craft™  and Clear Scraps products.  Clear Scraps manufactures some beautiful artistic pieces for mixed media.  Check out their website for more information. I was really excited to use these products. This is what I came up with...a mini art journal. By allowing myself the creative freedom to combine elements into one project, I bloomed as an artist.

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Here's how I created the pages.

For the first page I covered the chipboard piece with Gesso and then layered  Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Dark Chrome Yellow #109 and Cadmium Yellow #107. To create the flower embellishment,  I took the chipboard piece and applied the Silver Texture Luxe over  a stencil from the 101 collection to create a pattern. Once that was dry,  I placed the stencil back on the chipboard and traced the pattern with a PITT® Artist Pen Cobalt Green #156 and then mounted it on top of a foil cupcake liner that I was smashed flat. 

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The  button on top was colored with the PITT® Artist Pen Cobalt Green #156.

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For the backside of that page I mounted layered cupcake liners and topped it with a clear button that I colored as well. 
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To add texture to this clear acrylic page, I used Silver Texture Luxe and a stencil from the 101 collection . I created the same design on both sides of the page being careful to line up the pattern . Once it was dry,  I marked and smudged the edges of the pattern with a PITT® Artist Pen.
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For this chipboard page I used the 3 x 12 Bloom where you are Planted stencil from Clear Scraps and traced over it with the Stamper's Big Brush White Pen and then shadowed it with the PITT® Artist Pen. I also used Copper and Pearl Texture Luxe with the stencil to create the flower. Once everything was dry,  I rubbed a Banana Gelatos® around the background.

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For the backside of the page, I added Gesso and then used both the small and the large dot dabber with the Snow Cone Gelatos® to create circles all over the page. I outlined the larger ones using a Black #199 PITT® Artist Pen. I again used the 3 x 12 Bloom where you are Planted stencil and Banana Gelatos® to create and color the flowers. The Black  Stamper's Big Brush Pen was used along with letter stamps to add the quote to this and the following pages.
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 I mounted a square of sticky backed canvas onto this clear page. I added Gesso to the canvas and then used a stencil from the Scandinavian collection and the Stamper's Big Brush pens in Dark Chrome Yellow #109 and Cadmium Yellow #107. I also scribbled a bit of color onto my craft mat and added a drop of water to it so I could brush it on around the design. Next I used the Texture Gems Ice Liner to trace around parts of the design. Lastly,  I sprinkled some glitter to add some sparkle. 
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The backside of the page also has canvas that was prepped with Gesso.  I used a wash of the Banana Gelatos® to color the background. While that dried I mixed together the Blueberry Gelatos® and Whipped Spackle Paste. Next, I applied it over a stencil from the Scandinavian collection. Once dried,  I added some doodles with a PITT® Artist Pen. The leaves and flag were rubbed with the Lime and Bubble Gum Gelatos® onto white cardstock.  Next I cut them out into the shapes I needed. I also made a wash with the Cobalt Green#156 Stamper's Big Brush pen and water and dipped some cotton lace into it to dye it blue.
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For the last page I added some Gesso and then used a Texture Card to add a pattern. Once it was dry,  I made a color wash with Cobalt Green#156 Stamper's Big Brush pen and water and applied it to the background. On a piece of white cardstock  I brushed a wash of Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Dark Chrome Yellow #109 and Cadmium Yellow #107. I used a stamp from the Gelatos Dolce 2 gift set to add another design element.  Once again,  I created the leaves by rubbing the Lime Gelatos® onto the paper and then cut it into the shape I needed. The veins were added with a May Green #170 Stamper's Big Brush Pen. Lastly, I  added a dot of the Pearl Texture Gems Liner to each of the flowers.
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I hope this inspires you to use a variety of mixed media products on your Clear Scraps art journal pages. 

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Put a Bird on it Canvas

Hello everyone, this is Rachel Kleinman from rwkrafts.com here for my first post as a member of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft CORE Design Team! I am so excited to be working for this amazing company. I have been using these wonderful mixed media products for years and truly love them! With that, I'm here to share my newest canvas - Put a Bird on it!

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I've put together a full process video that shows you how the canvas came together, as well sharing some fun techniques that mix Design Memory Craft Glaze medium with Gelatos®. Don't worry, if you're not a video person I've got some step by step photos as well!...

 

 

I started with a gesso'd 6x6" canvas that I colored with Gelatos® colors Limoncello and Margarita Mix then blended with water. I was playing with some techniques that use the Glaze medium and this first technique is my favorite: I blended Gelatos® Passion Fruit with Glaze using my spatula. This creates a very thick somewhat translucent colored glaze that looks beautiful when dried on the canvas. (I recommend watching this in the video... it's just yummy!)

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Next I did a similar technique with Glaze and Gelatos® Orange Soda but I didn't mix the Gelatos® fully into the Glaze. This leaves more of the clear gloss behind with added hints of the Gelatos® pigment. I did this to spread my paste over a triangle stencil from the Stencils 101 collection.

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I love mixing and matching even my wet mediums together to see what happens! Here I mixed Texture Luxe™ Gold with Glass Bead Glitter Gel and added 'smudges' of it on my canvas with my spatula. The Glass Bead Glitter Gel adds a little extra sparkle and texture to the already brilliant Texture Luxe™.

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For the focal image of my canvas, I traced this bird from the Scandinavian Stencil Collection with my black PITT Artist Pen. Then I colored it with Art Grip® Aquarelle watercolor pencils. Once dried, I cut out each piece and adhered it to the canvas with Gel Medium.

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 I used a couple extra elements to add finishing details to the canvas, such as Gold Texture Gems™, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, and Pearl Texture Luxe™ paste.

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Thank you so much for joining me in my first post here! I hope you've been inspired to use some of your Design Memory Craft mediums in a different way! 

 

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Supplies:

Gesso

Gel Medium

Glaze

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Texture Gems™ Gold

Texture Luxe™ Gold

Texture Luxe™ Pearl

Gelatos Tool Set

Stencils 101 Collection

Stencils Scandinavian Collection

Essential PITT Artist Pens Black

Gelatos® Margarita Mix, Passion Fruit, Limoncello, Orange Soda  

Metallic PITT Artist Pen Gold

Art Grip® Aquarelle Pencils

 

OTHER SUPPLIES:

6x6 Canvas

Printmaking Paper

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An Altered Paint Brush Holder by Mou Saha

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Hello fellow Design Memory Craft fans, Mou here from Color Happy Creations with today's tutorial! It's all about altering a plain wooden brush holder with various Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents mediums. So, let's get started!

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Here's a 'before' look at my brush holder. You can find similar ones at Michaels or another craft store. You can even upcycle cans from your recycle bin.

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Here begins the fun! Cut off a little bit of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Cotton Candy with a palette knife onto a dish. Smash down the solid Gelatos® color with the palette knife.

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Add Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Whipped Spackle and mix the color in. Add more Gelatos® color for a darker shade. I used very little for I just wanted a hint of patina.  I left some spots of color from the mixing for effect, if you want even color you can add a couple drops of water to the Gelatos to completely dissolve color into the texture.

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Wrap your favorite Mixed Media Stencil from the 102 Stencil Collection around your can/cylinder. Hold or tape in place.

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Apply the colored Whipped Spackle mix you created earlier through the stencil with a palette knife. Remove the stencil. Use a heat tool to dry. If you didn't cover the whole cylinder in the first go, just match up the stencil and continue. 

TIP: When you use the heat tool, you'll notice that the Whipped Spackle tends to bubble up. This actually adds a lot of texture, especially on a project like this one.

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Start rubbing in some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Gold and Texture Luxe™ Copper, diluted with water using your fingers or a paint brush.

WARNING: Do NOT add water directly into the Texture Luxe™ tubs or any other medium for that matter as that will make them mold over time depending on where you live. Just scoop some medium out and dilute.

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Rub some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso on the textured surface.

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Also, sparingly rub some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalk Board Paint to bring out the texture even more. And your altered brush holder is ready.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have FUN making things with these cool products!

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents:

Gesso

Chalk Board Paint

Whipped Spackle

Texture Luxe™ Gold

Texture Luxe™ Copper

102 Stencil Collection

Gelatos® Cotton Candy

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

Others: cylinder, paint brush, tape, heat tool, mixing dish

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A Touch of This A Bit of That with Jamie Dougherty

Hello everyone,

Jamie Dougherty here and today I'd like to share with you a video tutorial I created of a tag I designed that would be perfect for bible journaling. Or you can use the techniques in the video in your art journal or other mixed media projects. I hope you enjoy.

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Take your mediums and art and create a little bit of journaling.  It can be for your faith, love, hope. 

No matter how your faith walks in this world. Use these watercolor layering techniques to create something beautiful.

 

 

I can't wait to see what you create from this tutorial. Please make sure you share your work with us on Facebook and tag Design Memory Craft so we can see your work!

Happy Creating

Jamie

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www.jamiedoughertydesigns.com