Texture Luxe

Stitched Heart Necklace with Red Cherry Gelatos

Hey friends!  Adrianne Surian here with you today to share another fun-sized mixed media project.  You may have noticed that I have a passion for jewelry and wearable art. It's a great way to bring your pieces with you as a fantastic accessory and express yourself everywhere you go!

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Today I'm using a rustic iron pendant base, and the Gelatos® color of the week, Red Cherry, alongside some of my favorite Design· Memory· Craft® products to create this stitched heart necklace.

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You all know that mixed media extends beyond the page to a wide variety of materials, and this pendant uses Whipped Spackle to turn a jewelry-quality, lead-free iron pendant into a tiny canvas.  

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With this vibrant color of the week, a hopeful heart seemed like the perfect mixed media project!  Because the iron is naturally dark, I mixed Red Cherry Gelatos with Whipped Spackle to create an opaque red base. To start, simply cut off some of the Gelatos stick (I used about 1/4") with your palette knife, crush it, and mix it well with an acorn-sized dab of Whipped Spackle.

Use the palette knife to spread a generous layer of the Red Cherry Whipped Spackle over the top of the pendant - I went for a mostly-smooth, semi-even coat of Whipped Spackle (you can see it in the photo below).  I waited about 5 minutes and then used a small rubber stamp to add my initial to the pendant.  You could stamp an entire word into it if you wish (like love, hope, art, heart - whatever inspires you).  Clean any holes in the pendant that may have gotten Whipped Spackle (you can use a toothpick for this step), and then set the pendant aside and allow the Whipped Spackle to dry before continuing.  

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When the Whipped Spackle is dry, there will be some naturally textured areas around the edges of the pendant, near the holes, and near the stamped area.  I brushed a light coat of Silver Texture Luxe™ over a few areas to add shine and to break up the solid red.  

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I continued to add complementary colors in very small areas by applying Gelatos directly to the pendant.  I used a hint of Iced Currant and Mango ®®with the Cherry Red.

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Finally - jewelry and wearable art should be sealed!  Gelatos are water-based and easy to blend, which is a fantastic quality when you're at your art table!  But to be sure your favorite sweater or blouse doesn't end up with a little delicious color where it doesn't belong, add a generous coat of glaze over the whole piece to seal the Gelatos colors.  

Be sure to once again clear any holes of remaining glaze, and set the piece aside to dry fully before continuing.  

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When your pendant base is dry, add wire "stitching" through the center holes.  Attach a pair of 10mm or larger jump rings to the top of the pendant, and string a necklace chain through the rings.  I prefer a 20" chain to rest at a low neckline, but you can adjust your chain length shorter or even longer to suit your personal style!  

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The final piece is a tiny but bold statement necklace that is sure to be noticed - especially when paired with a solid top.  Your art will get plenty of attention around your neck, which is always a great way to introduce yourself as an artist at events or parties!   Thanks for joining me to check out today's mixed media jewelry and I'll see you all again soon!

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Adrianne Surian

Supplies Used:

Gelatos: Red Cherry, Iced Currant, Mango

Whipped Spackle

Texture Luxe: Silver

Glaze

Palette Knife

Blending Wedge (or your favorite brush)

Rustic Iron Pendant Base

1/8 inch "A" Rubber Stamp

20 Gauge Silver Plated Copper Wire

2 - 10mm Jump Rings

20" 2mm Cable Chain

Wire Cutters

Chain Nose Pliers


Autumn Leaves

This week's Gelatos® color of the week is Red Cherry.  I chose a project with an Autumn theme which works perfectly with this bright, fun color.

Autumn Leaves - by Erin Bassett

I started by decoupaging a canvas panel with a music sheet and Gel Medium. Next, I applied Red Cherry and Blood Orange Gelatos to it and used Gel Medium to move it around my background. I ended up layering up a few layers this way so that the colors would become intense.

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Next I added a layer of Glaze. I love how glossy the glaze makes the paper! I used a rubber stamp to make an impression in it while it was still wet.  It's a really neat technique.  I ended up covering it but I at least wanted to show you another fun way to use the Glaze.
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For the leaves, I used my die-cut machine to cut a leaf shape out of black cardstock .  You can also draw the leaf and cut it out of cardstock if you don't have a die-cut machine. Next, I  mixed together some Whipped Spackle and Gold Texture Luxe™. Mixing these creates a different color and texture while retaining it's metallic shine.  After they were mixed, I added some Gold Champagne Gelatos to half of it. The gold  really bumped up the metallic look and darkened it as well. I used a pencil to etch some vein lines before the mixture dried.

I did the same technique using Whipped Spackle, Copper Texture Luxe, and Iced Chai Gelatos to it for the other leaf.
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The bookplate I used was originally silver, and I wanted it to be copper, so I used a dab of the copper Texture Luxe and added a couple of drops of water to it and then applied it.  After it dried, I rubbed ink from the Walnut Brown #177 Stamper's Big Brush Pen into the recessed areas.
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Next I used a small piece of black cardstock and covered the front side of it with 3 layers of Chalk Board Paint . Once it was  dry, I wrote the word Autumn on  it with the Stamper's Big Brush pen in white. I applied some Walnut Brown ink around the edge of the canvas as well to create a frame.
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After everything was dry,  I wrapped some string and beads around the right edge to finish it off.

Autumn Leaves - closeupThis project made me really look forward to the upcoming fall season.

Enjoy,

 

Erin

Supplies:

  • 5" x 7" Canvas Panel
  • Gelatos®: Red Cherry, Blood Orange, Gold Champagne, Iced Coffee
  • Glaze
  • Gel Medium
  • Chalk Board Paint
  • Texture Luxe: Gold, Copper
  • Stamper's Big Brush: Walnut Brown #177
  • Whipped Spackle
  • Sheet Music
  • Rubber Stamp
  • Black Cardstock
  • Pallet Knife
  • String and thread
  • Beads
  • Bookplate
  • Stamper's Big Brush Pen White

 

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Rain Grows Flowers - Art Journal Page

Hello colorful creative souls! I am very much looking forward to a 3 day weekend of playtime in my studio. But before the weekend begins, I'm here to share a very quick art journal spread that celebrates our first 4 featured Gelatos® in the 52 Weeks of Color campaign: Lemon, Snow Cone, Margarita Mix, and Guava!

 

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This art journal page started off very neat and clean, but took a quick turn when some emotions got the best of me and I covered a lot of my pages with black Chalkboard Paint. I'm so thankful that art is a part of my life so I can use it as a stress reliever! So anyways, I started with a base of Gelatos® Snow Cone and Margarita Mix that I blended with a wet paintbrush...

 

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Next, I added some pattern with the Doodle Stencil Collection and Snow Cone Gelatos, followed by the Scandinavian Stencil Collection with Lemon Gelatos.

 

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And that's when my giant fan brush met my Chalkboard Paint and they decided to make friends with my art journal :) Once the Chalkboard Paint dried I used my fingers to add some Texture Luxe™ Pearl.

 

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I revisited this page a couple days later, when I was in a much better mood :) and decided to brighten it back up with some flowers. I outlined the flowers with Gesso and a brush. Once the Gesso dried I blended the petals with Guava Gelatos, the centers with Lemon Gelatos, and outlined with Snow Cone Gelatos. I also added some very loose details with my Paper Crafter Crayons™.

 

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Raise your words, not your voice.

It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

    - Rumi

 

SUPPLIES:

Gelatos Lemon, Snow Cone, Guava, Margarita Mix

Paper Crafter Crayons™ Red/Yellow

Chalkboard Paint

Texture Luxe Pearl

Black Brush Pen

Gesso

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Cement Texture Paste

Doodle Stencil Collection

Scandinavian Stencil Collection

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Art Journal Tutorial

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Hi fellow mixed media enthusiasts, Mou here today with an art journal tutorial for you using Gelatos® Snow Cone & Texture Luxe™ Gold! The soft blue of the Gelatos®  Snow Cone along with the rich gold of the Texture Luxe™  turned out to be a great color combination. Let me show you how I created my art journal page.

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Stencil Layering Techniques with Snow Cone

How much are you loving the new 52 Weeks of Color featuring Gelatos®?! I'm very excited that my first project with this campaign is all about the color Snow Cone! It just so happens that many years ago a single lone Gelatos® made its way into my life... and it was Snow Cone :) It's safe to say my life was changed after that!

 

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I always love combining my Snow Cones Gelatos® with bold pink colors like Passion Fruit. This art journal page features a lot of cool stencil layering techniques, and I share all these tips and tricks in the process video! It's fun to layer the same color (Snow Cone) on top of itself to get different tones and shading. The Passion Fruit mixed with Snow Cone also sometimes gave me a purple shade, but other times that bright pink color. It really is fun to Mix and Match and see what gorgeous outcome you get!

 

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The photo above shows the results of my favorite stencil layering technique. I laid down the flower pattern from Doodle Stencil Collection first, then the polka dots from Stencil 101 Collection on top. When the Texture Luxe™ Pearl is layered on top I'm left with the polka dot pattern only showing on the flower petals, which is just what I wanted! I also mixed Snow Cone Gelatos® with the Pearl Texture Luxe™ to get the ice-like color above.

 

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I finished off the page with the sentiment 'dream' from Stencils 301 Collection and a thick layer of Texture Luxe™ Copper.

 

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Be sure to watch the video for oodles of stencil techniques and layering your Snow Cone Gelatos®! Thanks so much for joining me today and thanks for watching!

 

SUPPLIES:

Gel Medium

Gesso

Gelatos® - Snow Cone, Passion Fruit

Stamper's Big Brush Pens - Light Blue, Cobalt Blue

Texture Luxe™ Paste Pearl

Texture Luxe™ Paste Copper

Stencil 101 Collection

Stencil 102 Collection

Stencil 301 Collection

Doodle Stencil Collection

Chalkboard Paint

Gelatos® Mist Maker Tool Kit

 

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Daydreaming in Snowcone

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Hi All. Tiare here with my first August post.  I've been mixing up my Design Memory Crafts products and simply having a ball with color.  This week I've been playing with Gelatos® Color Snowcone, the color of the week and mixing it up with a few fun items. Here's what I did.

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First, I created a colorful background using Stamper’s Big Brush Pens: Light Green 171, May Green 170, Permanent Green Olive 167 and Chromium Green Opaque 174 and a little bit of water. I used the Mixed Media Stencil 101 on top, along with Gelatos® Color Snowcone and Kiwi to create a cute pattern. 

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Next, I sketched in my "Daydreamer."

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Next, I made gorgeous shimmering hair by mixing Gelatos® Colors Snowcone with Texture Luxe™ Pearl and spread it using a palette knife. I was sure to NOT smooth it out so that the natural textures remained. 

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Lastly, I added a bit of color to the lips and eyelids using Gelatos® Colors Snowcone and  Kiwi.  I added details with a Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium Nib. It activated quickly. Next, I created shading with a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft paintbrush, found in the Gelatos Brights 15 Ct . set. I finished by rubbing the Gelatos® Color Snowcone over the hair.  The raised parts picked up the color and added visual interest. 

Supplies Used: 

 

Me HatTiare 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 a weekly prompts, creative challenges and process videos. 

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

 


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. 

Erin Bassett DT 2


beYOUtiful System Art Journal Page

Hello creatives! This is Rachel Kleinman back with another tutorial video and art journal page! Nerd alert... this journal page is completely inspired by the solar system, especially with our recent orbit around Jupiter (I mean c'mon.. how cool is that?!) This was one of those projects that just flowed easily from start to finish. Meaning I don't have any step-by-step photos because I was so caught up in the process! But lucky for you guys I filmed the entire thing

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 And here is the full tutorial! Watch it here or to watch directly on click youtube

 One of my favorite, but subtle, parts of this page was when I used sand paper to rub off the dried chalkboard paint to let the Texture Luxe Silver paste shine through.

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 Don't you just love the subtle but bright shimmer from Glass Bead Glitter Gel?! I added some of that lovely shimmer inside each of the 'planets' to help them stand out.

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FABER-CASTELL DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT SUPPLIES

Gesso

Glaze

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Texture Luxe™ Silver

Texture Luxe™ Pearl

Chalk Board Paint

Gelatos Tool Set

Stencils 101 Collection

Stencils 301 Collection

Doodle Stencil Collection

Essential PITT Artist Pens Black

Gelatos® Elderberry, Aqua Dolce, Lime, Snow Cone, Metallic Blueberry, Metallic Melon, Bubble gum

 

Collapsible Water Cup

ble Gum

 

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Tea time mini canvas tutorial by Mou

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Hi friends, Mou here today with a mini canvas tutorial using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and tools, Texture Luxe™ and Gelatos®! So, let's get started.

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Lay the tea cups stencil from the Scandinavian Stencil Collection on a piece of cardboard. Apply Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Whipped Spackle with a palette knife from the Gelatos Tool Set.

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Once the Whipped Spackle is dry, cut out the cup, handle and plate with scissors.

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Color a 4"x 4" canvas with Gelatos® colors: Fig and Guava. Blend the colors with gesso.

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Here's the painted canvas.

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Attach the tea cup pieces to the canvas with Gel Medium.

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Color inside the tea cup with Texture Luxe™ Gold.

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Use Gelatos® color Guava to color the tea cup.

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Cut a small tag out of cardstock and color it with Gelatos® color Guava and Texture Luxe™ Gold. When dry, write 'Tea time' with the B-tip Essential PITT Artist pen, BLACK. Thread a needle and poke a hole through the top of the tag.

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Attach the tag to the canvas as shown. Add some more color to the canvas with Gelatos® colors: Metallic Grape and Watermelon.

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Ink up a stamp with #133 Magenta and # 219 Deep Scarlet Stamper's Big Brush pens and randomly stamp on the canvas.

When all the inks and mediums are dry, seal the piece with a thin coat of gel medium to finish.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and have fun being creative!

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools:

Whipped Spackle

Gel medium

Gesso

Scandinavian Stencil Collection

Gelatos Tool Set

Texture Luxe™ Gold

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Fig, Guava, Metallic Grape, Watermelon

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen: #133 Magenta and #219 Deep Scarlet (both from RED set)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pen: BLACK

Other: 4" x 4" canvas, stamp, heat tool, thread, needle, cardstock, paint brush, cardboard, scissors

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