156 posts categorized "Tools"

Show Your Statehood Love!

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a photo tutorial for ya! I've made 5 of these for each state my husband and I have moved to! Here's what you'll need for this tutorial:

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1. Add a coat of Gel Medium with a foam brush to adhere wrapping paper.

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2. Apply Wrapping Paper burnishing out all the air bubbles with a spatula. Allow to dry.

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3. Add a thin coat of Gesso. Allow to dry.

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4. Adhere a state cut-out or mask (I used the state face font and my Sizzix eClips to cut this LA mask) using repositionable adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Dots Repositional Refillable) & trace outline of state. You can also freehand this part ;)

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5. Paint entire State area with Chalkboard Paint. I like to outline the state and get the little details with a small angular brush first. Dry

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6. Once dry, you can add PITT Pastel Pencil, Whipped Spackle, and/or White Stamper's Artist Pen accents. Try coloring dried Whipped Spackle with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens!

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So, here are some things I LOVE about our Chalkboard Paint that you may not find in others... It's a medium block matte color, so it looks almost like deep slate when it's dry! It also has more grit and texture to it lending to a truer chalkboard finish. It's VERY opaque, so a little goes a long way! You don't need any special finish to color it once it's dry!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,

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Take the Challenge with Mou, September 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the ninth 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®.
 
Once school is back in session, life gets really busy around here because of the school routine and various extracurricular activities. So, crafting time is premium. That's where this month's creative challenge comes in. In the past, I have done product challenges, theme challenges, inspiration challenges, etc. -- this month, my challenge for you is a time challenge. Create any project in 30 minutes or less.
 
Here's my take:
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In my project, I used - 

Here are close-ups:
 
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Instead of doing a photo tutorial, I did a video this month to show you the techniques. I hope you enjoy!
 
  
 
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, 9/12 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
 
The prizes for this challenge are: One tub of Gel medium each.
 
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 9/15 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
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First Day of School Layout by Tonya Gibbs AND Hazel and Ruby Blog Hop Winner

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 I’ve really enjoyed seeing those “First Day of school” photos on Facebook & Instagram. It is always fun to look back at them as the years go by.  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created of my Nieces,  Averie (3rd grade) and Addie (pre-k).  This photo was shared by my Sister-Inlaw in Instagram.   Thanks Ashley for letting me use this photo!

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Altering Embellishments with Glaze!

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a Photo Tutorial! Lately, I've been using my Glaze like CRAZY! I love mixing Glaze & Gelatos® to create a fun shiny coating on everything from cork to embellishments.

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"Today" Journal Page with Jen Matott

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Hi everyone!  I have a visual journal page that I created using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents Gel Medium and Glass Bead Glitter Gel!   I used materials from the August Scrapbooking From The Inside Out "Liberation" kit along with the Textural Accents.

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Blog Hop With Hazel & Ruby: Today's project with Tiffany

 

 

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here and this week we'll be pairing with the fabulous Hazel and Ruby! Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win our giveaways!


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Blog Hop with Hazel & Ruby: Today's project by Mou

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This week we'll be pairing with the fabulous Hazel and Ruby! Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win our giveaways!

Leave a comment here and on the Hazel and Ruby blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and a prize from Hazel and Ruby! For another chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the Hazel and Ruby Facebook page. International participants are welcome.

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's project:

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Blog Hop with Hazel & Ruby - Day 1 with Jen

This week we'll be pairing with the fabulous Hazel and Ruby! Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win our giveaways!

I'm the first one to share my project!  I was so excited to get my box of goodies! The Hazel & Ruby Broadside Alpha Stencil-Masks are so much fun!  They are reuseable and are easy to use.  I created this sign for my classroom.  I will be framing it and using it for my gallery wall.  I have a wall that I hang kid's creations that they gift me with from home!  They love seeing their work on the wall and I keep them all in a binder when it's time to switch it up with new work.

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Here's how I made this fun creation:

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An ocean tag with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's pictorial of an ocean tag!

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To make this tag, I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle

 
Others: tag, paint brush, stamps, acrylic block, twine
 
Now, let me walk you through the steps

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Brush on gesso to the tag.

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Ink up shell stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pen to cover only the areas you want to stamp.

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Color the stamped shells with Aquarelle watercolor pencils. Blend colors with wet brush.

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Color the background with Gelatos colors and blend with wet brush.

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Apply Whipped Spackle through stencil on the tag with palette knife. Add a 3D sticker to embellish the tag.

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Tie twine to the tag to finish.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and would make your own ocean tag. 

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Glass Bead Glitter Gel with Rita!

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 Hey there artsy friends Rita Barakat here today! Surely by now you have tried  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glass Bead Glass Bead Glitter Gel? Well if not lets take a closer look shall we?   When the Glass Bead Glitter Gel is dry, it has little glass beads in it that reflect the light. When it is dry it is clear so you can still see whatever design is underneath.

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MIX & MATCH

MIX & MATCH from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors & mediums will work beautifully together.

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