142 posts categorized "Tools"

A card celebrating friends & July Take the Challenge with Mou winners

Hi everyone, Mou here with a card celebrating the friends in our lives!

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To make this card, you'll need:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Let me walk you through the steps.

1. Cut and fold cardstock to make a 5.5" x 4.25" card.

2. Trim corrugated paper to 5.25" x 4". Attach to card. With paint brush, apply Gesso to the corrugated surface.

3. Trim woven paper to 4.5" x 3.5". Color lightly with Gelatos. Blend with Gesso. When dry, ink up stamp with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp on woven paper. Attach to corrugated paper.

4. Apply Gesso to muslin fabric. Let dry. Ink up stamp with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp on muslin. Color the stamped image with other colors of Stamper's Big Brush pens. Cut a rectangle around the stamped and colored image. Attach to woven paper.

5. Stamp sentiment on cardstock using Black Stamper's Big Brush pen. Add some color with Pink Madder Lake Stamper's Big Brush pen. Cut into a strip. Attach below the muslin piece to finish the card.

Here are some close-up shots of the card:

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Hope you enjoyed the little tutorial and thanks for stopping by.

And here are the winners of July 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou:

1. Mou-- This is lovely I just love the steampunk stuff! Gorgeous color combos too!

http://www.stampinmindy.net/2014/07/mixed-media-art-and-some-drawings.html

Posted by: Mindy Baxter | 07/10/2014 at 12:57 AM

2. Please forgive me for some reason the link is not working...argh
ck out this one!
http://milagroscrivera.blogspot.com/2014/07/jamie-dougherty-gardenia-bloom-stencil_18.html

Posted by: Milagros C Rivera | 07/18/2014 at 07:50 AM

Congrats to the winners! You guys inspire me and make it very hard to choose only two projects because I loved them all :) Keep playing! 

Mindy and Milagros, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [naoko@fabercastell.com] with July Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

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

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Beachy Glass Bead Glitter Gel Glass Jar

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Hi, everyone! Margie Higuchi here with a beach themed project, using the Glass Bead Glitter Gel. I used the white mini glass jar from my 4th of July Gel & Gelatos Glass Jar project and kicked it up a notch.

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Accordian Art with Jen Matott

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I have a little mixed media accordian book here to share with you!  It's super easy to make and would make the cutest gift for someone artsy!  Here's a peek at how I made this lovely reminder why art is awesome!

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The chalkboard calendar

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Hi,everyone!

Madoka here.

 

Today,I'd like to  share the calendar with  Chalkboard Paint.

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Beach Time with Gelatos® and Stencils

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Hi friends! It's Lisa here with you with a simple and fun card for you today using Gelatos®, Textural Accents, the Gelatos® Tool Set, a large area stencil, and some fun embellishments.

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Take the Challenge with Mou, July 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here  and welcome to the seventh 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's challenge is to create something you don't usually create. It could be style, colors, theme, products, anything you don't create often.

For me, it's Steampunk. I like the look but don't try doing it myself. Here's my take:

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In my project, I used - 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Here are some close-ups of my page:

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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, 7/18 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge are: One set of Metallic PITT Artist pens 3 ct in your choice of classic or color 

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 7/21 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all! 

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Video Tutorial: Night Sky Card

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a fun Video Tutorial! I hope all of our American friends enjoyed their 4th of July weekends! We had a huge neighborhood BBQ and had a blast! This card screams summer, so I hope you enjoy the following tutorial because it's time to use those new Gelatos® Steam Punk!


Video Tutorial:

 

 

Up Close & Personal:

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So, go get those Gelatos and make your own night sky creation!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Supplies:

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Chalkboard Birthday Tin

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Hi everyone! Margie Higuchi here. Today, I’d like to show how I repurposed a mint tin by using many wonderful Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products! I love how the colors and mediums mix and match to make it SO EASY to create!

First we need to prep the tin by sanding the surface and then applying Gesso. I put two coats on with dry time in between coats.

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A Going Away Canvas

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Hi, Margie Higuchi here! I am sharing a special canvas project, using a combination of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelato® sticks and Textural Accent products. 

Summer brings weddings, graduations and Father's Day but also moving days like my crafting friend, Chris. In her honor, I created this {IL Scrapper} Canvas for her new craft room in New Jersey! We belong to an online group based in Illinois and have been IL Scrappers members for 10 years!

If you are like me, I am sure there's a TON of letter stickers in your stash? No? How about spelling and listing out words with left overs!

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Scribble Page by Jen Matott

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As a kid,I loved to doodle, scribble, and draw.  I still love it!  Scribbling gets a bad rap from adults.  It's discouraged by adults because we think it's not really art.  But as an art teacher, sometimes scribbles are very artistic!  They get our hand warmed up, they can be spontaneous and just darn fun!  I never discourage scribbles except when students are supposed to be drawing realistically.  Here is a page in my journal that I created scribbles as the main part of the page!

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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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