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Be Merry Tag Duo


DeeDee Catron - Be Merry tag Duo

Hello everyone! :) DeeDee here today, super excited to be inspiring you using the amazing range of products from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft®. Today's project and tutorial come in the form of a Tag Duo and video. 

As much as I totally adore Halloween, I have found myself gravitating towards Christmas already. The glittery snow (not now that I live in Las Vegas, lol) the jingle bells and warm tidings. It speaks to my soul this year! So I'm jumping in head first with some tags that will be perfect either on my mantle, hanging from my tree, or even tied to presents. 

Here they are.... Be Merry Tags.

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A Halloween Chandelier with Mou & October Take the Challenge winners

Hi everyone, Mou here with Halloween home decor tutorial for you.

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Do you ever shop in kid craft aisles? I do... some for my kids, especially my son who loves to paint things, but also for me. Don't always have a plan, but I pick up random things here and there. Such was the case of the Halloween chandelier.

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After sitting in a bin in my studio for at least a couple of years, it finally saw light of day. I found this chandelier at JoAnn. I altered it with the following supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: Gold Champagne, Iced Chai, Tangerine, Mango, Red Cherry, Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Metallic Mint

Others: punchinella, stencil, string

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Start by adding a coat of Gesso to the chandelier pieces. Be sure to coat both the front and the back as you'll see all the sides when it's assembled and displayed.

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Next, coat parts of the chandelier with chalkboard paint leaving out the candles and flames.

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It should look something like this.

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Color the candles with Gold Champagne and Iced Chai Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.

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Color the flames with Mango, Tangerine and Red Cherry Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.

Add some dimension to the chandelier structure by rubbing on  Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Gold Champagne and Metallic Mint Gelatos® colors. Blend the colors with your fingers.

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Lay a stencil over the chalkboard painted part of a chandelier piece and apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel with palette knife. Let dry thoroughly. Repeat on every surface of each chandelier piece.

When dry, lay a punchinella over some parts and color lightly with Iced Chai Gelatos® color.

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Assemble the pieces together and tie with string to display in a chosen spot.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and now, it's time to announce the winners of October 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou.

Drumrolls please...

1. Just finished this yesterday

http://pagesintime.blogspot.com/2014/10/happy-halloween.html

Posted by: Jean Marmo | 10/06/2014 at 07:18 AM

2. Blogger  Paper Therapy Ponderings  said... (on my blog)

here is the link to my project since typeset does not like me
http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/2014/10/halloween-mixed-media-frog.html
Barb Housner

6:06 PM

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Congrats Jean & Barb! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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

 

 

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Subway Selfie Layout by Jen Matott

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 I love a good selfie once in awhile but I hate the silly faces people make.  I just had to take one when I was in the subway in New York City a couple years ago for an Art Education Association Conference.  The NAEA conference travels around each year to a different city.  That year, it was only 5 hours from me!  I had to go!  So, some fellow art teachers and I traveled there and stayed for 4 days.  We attended workshops by day (I even presented one on Visual Journaling) and explored the museums, landmarks, and shops by evening!

Riding the subway after a fun night out on the town led to some silly selfies.  Each of us took our own selfies making that signature "duck face" just to be funny.  So, this page is about that memory! 

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Mixed Media Halloween Art Video with Christina

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Hello everyone, it's Christina (seena) Young! I'm so excited to be here today sharing my first post as a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! Inspired by Halloween, I'm sharing a mixed media collage project featuring Chalk Board Paint and Gelatos®. I've created the Bride of Frankenstein, mwahahaaa (evil laugh)! The finished project is a 9x12 piece of art you can make a part of your Halloween decor. Here are a few photos:

Chalk Board Paint as the hair - so much fun to paint!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Rose

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Hi there crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you this Tuesday and I have a special card for you in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I know far too many women who have been affected by this horrible disease. So with my card today I wanted to show my support for all of my friends who have battled breast cancer -- no matter what stage they're in - early stages, remission, even cancer free. 

Here's how I made the card:

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Take the Challenge with Mou, October 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the tenth 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®.

This month, I have a theme challenge for you: Create any project about Halloween or Day of the Dead.

Here's my take. I used a journal board to make a seasonal décor. You don't always have to use a piece for its intended purpose.

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Here's a list of supplies I used:

Here are the steps:

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Coat a square journal board with Gesso. Let dry.

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Pick the Gelatos that will work for your color scheme. I want to make mine colorful and not conventional Halloween colors, more like the fiesta of the Day of the Dead. 

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Rub the Gelatos colors in a cluster like above.

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Use a mister from the tool set to dilute the colors. Use a brush to help the colors flow a little.

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Add more water and allow the colors to drip. Add some more colors if you wish.

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Once the colors dry, lay a stencil over the board and apply a thin coat of Whipped Spackle with a palette knife from the tool kit.

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Remove and clean up the stencil right away.

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Color the ribbons with Gelatos and wet them for the colors to spread. It's a fun way to get ribbons in any color you want to perfectly match your project. Tie the ribbons through the holes when they dry. 

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And here's a close up of my journal board. 

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, 10/17 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge are: One set of Paper Crafter Crayons in your choice of color.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 10/20 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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Feeling Blue Art Journal Page

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I have an art journal page to share with you today!  I used lots of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft mediums and Gelatos® colors. Unfortunately, I was so into making this page, I forgot to take too many in progress photos!  

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Halloween mini book

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Hi,everyone!

This is my last work as a member of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Design Team.

Today, I'd like to share the way of making the moon and the night sky.

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Easy Mixed Media Decor With Lisa

Hi everyone! Lisa with you this crafty Wednesday to share a little Mixed Media piece I made.

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When I was making this I wanted to just use stuff from my stash, things I hadn't used, and create in a netutral color palette. Try to keep it fairly simple, but just go where the art lead me. Y'know?

1. Starting with the scrap of MDF (medium-density fibreboard) - which was already cut to 4 x 6" - I coated it with a thin layer of Gesso. Then apply pieces of patterned tissue paper using Gel Medium to adhere the tissure to the board. And apply another coat of Gel Medium on top. Allow to dry.

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2. Once dried tear the overhanging pieces of tissue off.

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3. Create custom colored Glaze by cutting off a chunk of Gelato® Double Scoop® in Gold Champagne and mixing it with Glaze. Mix with palette knife from tool set.

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4. Apply Custom Glaze with brayer for even coverage (or whatever YOU prefer).  Then utilize the palette knife to lightly "draw" vertical and horizontal lines into the Glaze while still wet to create texture. Allow to dry.

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5.  Add melted Paper Crafter Crayons™ in Neutrals, Oranges, and a pop of Red.

6.  Pull out your stash of embellishments and add them wherever you find it pleasing to the eye. Create your quote using letter stickers (covering with Gel Medium) and add additional color from the Paper Crafter Crayons™ where needed. And that's IT! 

Easy-peasy. :)

Thanks for joing me today!

Lisa Sig

 Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:

Glaze #770304, Gesso #770302, Gel Medium #770303

Gelatos® Double Scoop® - Gold Champagne #770266

Paper Crafter Crayons™ Neutral #770522 Red/Yellow #770520

Gelatos® Tool Set #770312

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A simple art journal page by Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here with a simple art journal page for you.

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To make this journal spread, I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gesso, Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: Black Cherry, Blueberry, Cotton Candy

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen: Magenta

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

Others: old book, paint brush, diecut stencil

And now, the steps to make the page:

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Coat the pages with Gesso. 

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Apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife through diecut stencil. Let dry.

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Rub Gelatos® at the top of the page, mist with water and let the colors drip down. Repeat on the left page.

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Outline the stenciled words with black pen.

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Write some more with Stamper's Big Brush pen on the left page to finish.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and work in your own art journal. And I'd love to see what you are creating. Please leave links to your art journal pages in the comments section :)

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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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