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Hello, it's Magda. It's my first blog post for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and I feel a little nervous but anyway... Today I would like to show you how to use three products in two different ways and achieve completely different effect. I won't use additional products I will only change a order of using them.

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I use Mini Journal Boards as a background. The thickness of the pages allows me to apply loads of mediums onto it. I start with Whipped Spackle. I smear it around the whole page using pallet knife. The pallet knife is great to work with Gelatos® but I also use it for applying mediums to the background.

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I apply Whipped Spackle onto two pages. Using the pallet knife I add a texture. I draw lines, I push my pallet knife harder to the background etc. When my pages are dry they are ready for the next step.

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On one of the pages I apply Chalk Board Paint. Usually I do it using pallet knife but I don't want to see any white spots of Whipped Spackle that's why I use very soft brush. I leave the paint to dry.

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On the other page I apply Gelatos® Mettalic Mint. You need to be sure that Whipped Spackle is completely dry. I draw around whole page and than using my finger I smear it. Because the page is covered by Whipped Spackle, which is a thick gesso, Gelatos® smears beautifully. I use my finger because it's the best tool for textured background. That way I'm sure that the layer of Gelatos® is everywhere where I want it to be. I decide to use one more colour on the top of Gelatos® Metallic Mint which is Gelatos® Banana.

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When I'm happy with the results I apply Chalk Board Paint on top of the Gelatos® layer. I only apply it around the border.

 The same colours of Gelatos® I apply to my black page. Here you can see how different pages are...

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On the left page I apply Gelatos® and than Chalk Board Paint. The background looks soft and colours are still bright.

On the right side page I apply Chalk Board Paint and then Gelatos®. Gelatos® Mettalic Mint gives amazing effect on a dark background. It looks almost like metal not a paper. The colours are melting together and it's hard to believe that I have used the same colours as on the first page.

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I could stop at this point but it wouldn't be me if I didn't use Gelatos® Banana in all it's brightness. I cut a few small pieces of Gelatos® using pallet knife and than mixed it with a drop of water. I use a Blending Chisel. When Gelatos® completely mixes with water I add Gel Medium to it. Using my homemade mask I apply Gel Medium to the background.

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Thanks for reading my long tutorial! I hope I have inspired you. 

Supplies:

Mini Journal Boards (#770313)

Gel Medium (#770303)

Whipped Spackle (#770318)

Chalkboard Paint Jar (#770316)

Gelatos® Tool Set (#770312)

Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK (#770075)

Gelatos® Designer Colors – 50's Diner (#770163)

 

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Victoria H.

Wow amazing the difference between the two using all the same products! Thank you for the great tutorial.

Shilpa

Its wonderful !!

butterfly

Fabulous textures and paint effects!
Alison x

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