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Norm's Cool Toy (12 x 12 Layout)


I have been having fun experimenting with my new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products, especially, their Stamper's Big Brush Pens!  When they are wet, they react to water and when dry, are permanent.  When you stamp with them, act quickly to get 2 or 3 impressions with one application of color to the stamp, by spritzing lightly with water in between each impression.
To create this layout, I used only THREE Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.  Staying the Blue-Green family helps this project come together, and the ability to Mix and Match complimentary color families is so easy!


Step 1:
Color a large flourish stamp with your Stamper's Big Brush Pen (#153 Cobalt Turquoise).  Lightly spritz with water from spray bottle and stamp first impression on 12 x 12 white cardstock.


Step 2:
Without re-applying color to the stamp, spritz again lightly with water and stamp again onto white cardstock.  If desired, stamp again somewhere else on the page, or on a different project to get as much as you can from the one application of color from the Stamper's Big Brush Pen.


Step 3:
While the flourish is drying and still damp, use #170 May Green Stamper's Big Brush Pen to highlight certain areas of the stamp.


Step 4:
Draw journaling lines with a Pitt® Artist Pen (Green Metallic #295) and ruler.  Write journaling with pen.

Step 5:
Stamp title using the two Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Cobalt Turquoise and May Green).  You can choose to stamp solid colored letters, or once you've covered the stamp with the lighter color, draw a line with the darker color (see letters r and s for reference).

Step 6:
Draw accent lines and dots on the right hand side of the page, using a see-through ruler.

Final Layout
Adhere photo, alpha stickers, and stars.

Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Cobalt Turquoise #153 and May Green #170)
Pitt® Artist Pen (Green Metallic #295) 
Unity Stamp Company (Donna Downey)
Fontwerks (Alpha Stamps)
American Crafts Cardstock (White)
American Crafts Thickers (Black)
Prima Marketing Inc. (Stars)
Other: Ruler, Water in Spray Bottle, Pen

Lesley is an active designer in the craft industry, working with manufacturers and product designers to help showcase their innovative and creative products.  Lesley creates paper arts, jewelry, and mixed media and has had over 100 projects published in print magazines. In spring 2012, Lesley and her husband opened a Bed & Breakfast called the Arts and Crafts House, which caters to scrapbookers and crafters in Brantford, Ontario.

Visit Lesley's personal blog for more information.


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Sarah Webb

Terrific ideas Lesley! I just played with those Big Brush pens this weekend and LOVE them!

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