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Wearable Crafts Week with Jen

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Hi!  It's Jen Matott here and I have an adorable wearable art clutch purse to share with you today!  I love getting dressed up and going out on the town and having your handmade accessories creates "Wow" factor in style!  This week the New York State Fair is opening which means the end of summer and beginning of Fall.  I entered Fine Art works and crafts into the competition and won 7 awards!  They have an art reception to see the work before the general public does.  So, I went with a couple of my friends and wanted to wear something fabulous as an exhibiting artist!  This little purse was perfect!

ClutchesThe clutch purse was a sort of canvas like material and has a leopard print inside lining.  It needed more color!

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Metallic Canvas with Jen Matott

Hello everyone!! I have a little canvas project to share today.  I created this with a burlap covered canvas board.

 I added lots of fun Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and miscellaneous pieces from my stash.   I wanted a gorgeous art decor with lots of circles and arrows.

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Melted Paper Crafter Crayons™ Art

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a fun Melted Paper Crafter Crayons™ project anyone can do! I was inspired by some homeschool activities involving melted wax that I found on The Artful Parent Facebook Page. If you're a parent and don't follow that page, do it now! Not only do I find fun activities to do with my children, but I find new ideas for myself! 

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Right Where You Should Be Tag - with Lisa

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Hi everyone it's Lisa here with a new tag that I made using a BUNCH of stuff in a few new ways! Let me show you what I did to create this:

1. Start with a manila tag that is  4⅛“ x 8 ½ “. Tear a few pieces of patterned tissue paper and adhere to tag using Gel Medium on both sides of tissue paper.

2. Coat tag with Gelatos® from the Pastels collection: Peach, Earl Grey, Watermelon, Fig, Elderberry, and Buttercream.

Not pictured: Spritz tag with mixture made from water and Texture Luxe™ Pearl and combined/mixed in mister from Gelatos® Mist Maker Set.

3. Place hexagon stencil from (Stencil 101 pack) on top of tag while still damp and rub open area with paper towel or rag to reveal open area. Using pastel pencil #226 from the PITT Pastel Pencil Set in Red/Yellow shade the outer areas of the hexagons.

4. Using the same stencil, but the smallest hexagons, place the stencil back on the tag and smooth some Whipped Spackle over the upper right hand corner of the tag using a palette knife.

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5. Using another pastel pencil in black #199 from the PITT Pastel Pencils in Neutral add shading around various images on tissue paper.

6.  Create a loose circular "nest" from vintage gold string and use dots/dabs of Texture Gems™ Ice to hold in place.

7. Smear with finger the same Texture Gems™ Ice and embed flecks of Gold Glass glitter. Tap off excess. Allow to dry thoroughly.

8. Stamp sentiment and bird (lifting off some ink off bird, if possible to create more of a ghost-type image). 

9. Distress edges of tag and go around edge with Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black #199.

Here is a close-up for you!

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Wouldn't this be a great tag to give to someone to lift their spirits? Or as a just because on a bag of cookies or something sweet for a friend? Tags are a great way to try techniques and so fun to give instead of a card! And there's tons of room to write a personal message on the back. :) Do you like to create tags, too?

Enjoy your weekend everyone and thanks so much for joining me today!

Supplies:

Gel Medium

Whipped Spackle

Texture Luxe™ Pearl

Texture Gems™ Ice

Stencil 101 pack

PITT Pastel Pencils - Red/Yellow

PITT Pastel Pencils - Neutral

Gelatos® Colors 15 Ct: PASTELS (Watermelon, Earl Grey, Peach, Elderberry, Fig, Buttercream)

Gelatos® Mist Maker Set

Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black #199

(Stamps by Donna Downey)

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Stenciled Negative Background

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with another way to use those Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils with the new Mixed Media Stencils! I love the new Mixed Media Stencils because they come in a variety of patterns at an affordable price! They're also disposable, but with a coat of glaze you can prolong their life & usability! Pretty neat, right?

 

Video Tutorial:

 

I hope you're inspired to try this SUPER EASY technique on your own!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Other Products:

  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper
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Custom Stencil Art YOU can do!

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a short picture tutorial for you! I adore the Sunglasses/Mustaches stencil from the Mixed Media Stencils 10ct 201 Collection, but was stumped as to how to incorporate it into my every day crafting! Then a lightbulb went off in my head & I remembered seeing a cool watercolor print on Pinterest featuring simply drawn sunglasses that were watercolored!

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First, I started experimenting with the various frame options on watercolor paper. Then I doodled the details with a PITT Artist Pen (black, M). Mixing our mediums is one of my favorite things to do, so next I added color with my Gelatos® and details with my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. The only thing left to do was to frame it or add it to a card! You could even use it for a pocket scrapbooking page! 

I absolutely love the results & hope this encourages you to use the Mixed Media Stencils with the PITT Artist Pens to create custom art!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft© Products Used:

 

 

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Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 5 with Lisa

Hey there everyone! It's Lisa with you today and welcome to Day FIVE of our blog hop with Graphic 45.

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This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway!

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites:
Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

My my project, I also used Graphic 45's ATC Box in Kraft to create a future photo memory keeper box (I have 2 beautiful cats so the Raining Cats & Dogs collection is perfect for me).

I coated the entire box with a coat of Chalkboard Paint. Once dry I gave it a second coat of paint and allowed that to dry.

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I measured the papers that I wanted to use and applied those with Gel Medium to the sides, bottom, and top of the box. Allowing to dry or heat setting, as preferred.

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Using one of the Stencils from the Stencil 101 pack I applied Texture Luxe™ Gold lightly (with a sponge) through the stencil to the box lid.

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I additionally fussy cut a flower pattern and adhered that with Gel Medium and added a touch of Glass Bead Glitter Gel for extra shimmer. This was also attached to the box lid.

A few decorative chipboard elements were added to the sides as well as a large chipboard piece to the top. A few of the smaller chipboard tags were nestled inside for a decorative touch.

Here is a close-up!

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Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Gel Medium, Chalkboard Paint, Texture Luxe™ Gold, Glass Bead Glitter GelGelatos Tool setStencils 10ct 101 Collection

Graphic 45

Item # 4500845 ATC Book Box Kraft

Item # 4500972 Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard

Item #4500969 Raining Cats and Dogs 8 x 8 paper pad

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Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 3 with Jen

Hi artsy friends, Jen here on Day 3 of our Graphic 45 blog hop!

This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! 

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-

Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

For this project, I used Graphic 45's ATC Box in Kraft and created a little steampunk art box. 

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The lid is covered with paper from the Topography line in Journey.   I loved the dictionary text on this paper with the slightly aged appearance!  Right up my alley!

JenMatottGraphic45 - 23The butterfly was layered on the lid but it's actually a Gel Medium skin transfer!  Here's how you do it:

1. Coat your toner-based image (photocopy, laser print or magazine image) with a generous even layer of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.  Brush in one direction.  Allow to dry completely. Then, layer on another generous layer going the opposite direction.  Repeat for the 3rd layer and allow to dry completely. 

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Once completely dry, you are going to spray water onto the back of the paper.  Allow to saturate and then slowly use your finger to rub the pulp off.

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I tried to get as much pulp off as a could but it does leave a dull haze when dry so I added a layer of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Glaze to the image side.  Once dry, it gives it a nice soft sheen and hides the pulp fibers!

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Using the Steampunk Gelatos colors, I colored on of the tags that comes in the box.  I used it as a layering piece.

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I layered the tag, over one end of the ribbon on the lid, then the cut out frame from the Gilded Lily Ephemera card pack and then the butterfly.  I cut a question mark from the Journey paper and layered the metal keyhole on top.  The keyhole was colored with Iced Coffee to match the Claw Feet.

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I used a Mixed Media Stencil in brick from the 10 ct. 101 Mixed Media Stencil pack 
and some Whipped Spackle through the brick stencil.  I did this to all 3 sides.

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Adding Steampunk Gelatos® Colors with lots of water created this drip effect.

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Finally, I colored the inside of the lid with the same Steampunk set and stamped using a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in black and the Topography 1 stamp set. 

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Inside the box is a pillow of velvet fabric and a nest with metal wings to complete the Steampunk feel.

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Hope you enjoyed today's project and be sure to stop by tomorrow for more inspiration.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool set, Stencils 10ct 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Steampunk

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Black

Graphic 45

Item # 4500845 ATC Book Box Kraft

Item # 4500070 Typography 12 x 12 paper Journey

Item # K0283 Cling stamp set Typography 1

Item # 4501027  Claw Feet

Item #4500840  Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes

Item #4501140 Gilded Lily Ephemera Cards

Other:

Prima Marketing nest and metal disk

Tim Holtz metal wings

velvet fabric

Ribbon

 

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Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 2 with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here on Day 2 of our blog hop with Graphic 45!

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This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! 

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-

Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

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For today's hop project, I decorated an ATC Book Box with various Design Memory Craft products and Graphic 45 embellishments. I have to say the two sets of products work together like peanut butter and jelly! I had SO MUCH FUN. Let me walk you through the steps.

Start by painting the ATC Book Box and the tags with Chalkboard Paint.

Once dry, color the surfaces with Gelatos® colors from the Metallic and Steampunk set. Blend the colors dry with the blending tools from Gelatos Tool set. To add some extra shin, apply a coat of Glaze. Let dry.

Apply Whipped Spackle through stencil on the tags as shown.

When dry, add some more colors with Gelatos® colors and Stamper's Big Brush pen, blending with a wet brush.

Ink up the selected stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens and stamp randomly around the box and tags.

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Next, cut out images from the Inscribe patterned paper and attach to the box and tags with Gel Medium. Also add selected words cut out of old book paper.

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Punch a hole on the top of the ATC Book Box and insert the Lion Head Door Knocker. Screw it in place with the provided hardware to create a handle for your box.

Once the tags are thoroughly dry, put them together with the binder ring. Best part is that it can be an ongoing project as you can add more tags as you go!

Hope you enjoyed today's project and be sure to stop by tomorrow for more inspiration.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Chalkboard Paint, Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool set, Stencils 10ct 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Metallic, Steampunk

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Black, Red set

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Item # 4500845 ATC Book Box Kraft

Item #  4501028  Antique Brass Lion Head Door Knockers     

Item # 4500070 Typography 12 x 12 paper Inscribe

Item # K0283 Cling stamp set Typography 2

Others: Crop-a-dile, old book paper

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Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 1 with Tiffany

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with Day 1 of our Blog Hop!

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This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! 

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-

Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

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1. First, I added Chalkboard Paint to the top and bottom portion of one of the tags from the Graphic 45 Tag Album.

2. Then, I mix 1 part Chalkboard Paint to 2 Parts Glaze blending with water until smoothie like consistency.

3. Adhere the Rare Oddities Patterned Papers on top of each other with Gel Medium.

4. Before completely dry, tear portions of the top layer of paper to reveal the bottom layer.

5. Add Drips of Chalkboard Paint mixture with a dropper tool.

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6. The next step is easy, simply adhere die-cut apothecary bottles with Gel Medium.

7. Adhere the Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Chipboard to the bottles with Gel Medium & trim excess. 

8. Add a thick coat of Gel Medium around the Chipboard labels.

9. Now, this is when the magic happens. Heat Set the Gel Medium until it BUBBLES!!!! Yes, you WANT air bubbles! I loved discovering this happy mistake :)

10. Outline the bottles with a PITT Artist Pen Black (M).

11. Now, be brave and add some sort of handwritten sentiment on the tag with the Stamper's Artist Pen in White. I layered my sentiment with a Metallic PITT Artist Pen Gold. Now, you just have to adhere the finished Apothecary bottles to the finished tag!

So what do you think?! I cannot wait to add this finished tag to a bottle of wine for a host gift!

Thanks for hopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

Graphic 45 Products:

Other:

  • Sizzix Bigz Die Apothecary Bottles by Tim Holtz
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