Many thanks card by Daniela Dobson
It is no secret that I love texture AND color! I can't get enough of bright, gorgeous color and patterns and textures. This project has both in large doses! I started this project while I was at the Faber-Castell headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio! I had it sitting on my desk just waiting for the final finishing touches to make it complete. Finally, I gave it more texture and some fun embellishments and I'm thrilled with the result!
More bubble wrap stamped in some Whipped Spackle after being put through a stencil. I just adore bubble wrap as a texture tool. The edge of the wood plaque was painted with Chalkboard Paint. I love the contrast between the colors and the black edge.
I love when I finally finish a project that I start months ago ...it's very satisfying and deserves a celebration!
Thanks for letting me share this piece of art!
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We have a blog hop with Unity Stamps this week! We’ve always been really impressed by their stamps so we’re so excited to be hopping with them!
Today, I'm happy to be posting with my project using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products and Unity Stamps!
I used this adorable set of stamps from Unity Stamps. This one is called Grace Girl. She is such a sweet autumn lady. I knew I wanted to use autumn colors so I chose to create a canvas board with the Steampunk Set of Gelatos®.
I started by applying vintage dictionary paper and sheet music with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium. Once dry, I added the Gelatos® and added Gelato sprays with the Gelatos Mist Maker Kit to create a mixed media effect.
I used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black and brown to stamp the image over the colors.
I used a stencil to create leaf shapes using an Essential PITT Artist Pen in black.
Thanks to Unity for the adorable stamps!
Each day we posted a new project on our blogs. Don't forget to check out the previous projects and come back, and leave a comment to be entered in our $50 product giveaway! For extra entries, leave a comment on our Facebook page here.
Don’t forget to stop by the Unity Stamps blog for their post!
The blog hop will be open until Sunday, September 21st (11PM EST). Winners will be announced on the company’s blogs on Monday, September 22nd. Happy hopping!
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aMuse twine and mini clothespin
Hello Blogosphere! Welcome to Day 4 of the Unity Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog Hop! It's Tiffany here and I thought I'd show you a timeless Faux Leather Technique with Gelatos and how I used that super cute Boots, Class and Sass Itty Bitty stamp set from Unity!
You'll need the following supplies for this tutorial:
1. For a Faux Leather look, color an A2 card base with various earth-toned gelatos (cinnamon, iced chai, butterscotch).
2. Blend with a wet paintbrush.
3. Spray with water and ball it up to create wrinkles. The water makes the paper more pliable!
4. Flatten the balled up paper, allow to dry, and then apply some chocolate Gelatos with a foam wedge onto the wrinkles! EASY peasy!
Stitching adds that extra fabric charm to your Faux Leather panel! I had so much fun designing with Unity Stamp Co. & hope you enjoyed this short Faux Leather Tutorial!
Thanks for hopping by,
Welcome to Day three of the Unity Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog Hop! Rita Barakat here and I thought I'd show you a fun way to use the same stamp three different ways! Each day we’ll post a new project on our blogs so come back and leave a comment to be entered in our $50 product giveaway! For extra entries, leave a comment on our Facebook page HERE.
I received this sweet girl stamp called "Every breath", I love that stand alone she can easily become a work of art by using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and a little water.
Here she is again, now with the added sentiment and sparkly stars thanks some Glass Bead Glitter Gel and a star stencil (TCW). I used a little foam tape to pop up the sentiment but worked it right into the design. I also layered her dress - stamping it twice, cutting it out and using foam tape. I used Gelatos®Colors and a very small paint brush for this piece.
Bonus picture, so you can really see the Glass Bead Glitter Gel.
And for the minimalist, a simple mat frame will do. I colored this one with Gelatos®Colors and PITT® Artist Pens and added a digital sentiment. I hope that gives you some ideas for using these products!
Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop, Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers
Others: Cardstock, patterned paper scraps, adhesive, sewing machine, acrylic block for stamping
Now, let me walk you through the steps.
Attach patterned paper scraps to card using Gel medium.
Apply a very light coat of Gesso over the patterned papers to tone the colors down a bit.
Welcome to Day One of the Unity Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog Hop! We have a blog hop with Unity Stamps this week! We’ve always been really impressed by their stamps so we’re so excited to be hopping with them. Each day we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Come back, and leave a comment to be entered in our $50 product giveaway! For extra entries, leave a comment on our Facebook page HERE.
Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa with you today and I'm super excited to kick this week off with your first project here at the Design Memory Craft Blog. We've got a really awesome week planned for you, so I hope you'll be checking to see all of the DT's amazing work this week. :)
As you can see above I created something kind of interesting. It's a mixed media collage piece on a piece of wood using TONS of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products and the gorgeous Unity Stamp called Harmony Girl. She's stunning.
Here are a few of my steps to creating this piece:
3: Apply Chalkboard Paint to edges of wood panel and also allow paint to drip on random areas of surface.
5: Using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Stamper's Big Brush Pens, and the Deluxe Waterbrush color in the image.
6: Shaving bits of the Paper Crafter Crayons™ off using a craft knife place around image and melt to panel front using a craft iron.
7: Stamp the sentiment using Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black #199. Embellish with Washi Tape, sequins, and rub-ons. Use Glass Bead Glitter Gel on umbrella for added interest and texture. See close up below:
I love how easily this came together. (Don't let all the steps fool ya!) :)
Don’t forget to stop by the Unity Stamps blog for their post! The blog hop will be open until Sunday, September 21st (11PM EST). Happy hopping! :)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®
Gel Medium #770303
Chalkboard Paint #770316
Glass Bead Glitter Gel #770317
Stamper’s Big Brush Pens: Black #199, Nougat #178, Cold Grey III #232
Paper Crafter’s Crayons™: Red/Yellow Set #770520, Blue/Green Set #770521, Neutral Set #770522
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: 126 (Permanent Carmine), 187 (Burnt Ochre), 250 (Gold), 155 (Helio Turquoise), 156 (Cobalt Green), 176 (van Dyck Brown), 121 (Pale Geranium Lake) , 151 (Helioblue-Reddish), 117 (Light Cadmium Red).
Stamps: Unity Stamps Co. - Harmony Girl
Washi Tape – Unknown
Rubons: Christy Tomlinson – Doodle Art Stitches
Paper: My Mind’s Eye – Cut & Paste
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh – Clear 4 mm sequins
Wood Panel - Unknown
Hey everyone, Mou here with the winners of September 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou:
1. Chark said... (posted on my blog due to typepad issues)
Hi, Mou, fun challenge! I hope you don't mind, but it won't take my link over at the Design Memory Craft blog either. I submitted it twice on different days...hmmm...here's hoping! http://glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2014/09/were-off-to-see-wizard.html#comment-form
2. This was wonderful challenge, Mou. Usually I don't keep time limit for my creativity, sometimes I finish in an hour or sometimes half done project laying on my table for a week. Yes, but I do like to stick to my commitment for DT projects. :) I finished my project for this challenge in 25 mins. Kept it simple, even though I tempted to add 'some more'. It was inspiration from your video here. Link to my project:http://nagaonkarshilpa.blogspot.in/2014/09/30-minutes-project.html
Congrats to the winners! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)
Chark and Shilpa, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [email@example.com] with September Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.
Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)
Hi everyone it's Susanne today! Since I've been a guest designer on the Design Memory Craft blog my love for mixed media and art journalling is growing everyday. Faber-Castell has some awesome Mini Journal Boards, which are perfect for working and practicing art with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products. The boards are double sided, have a watercolor texture and are designed to withstand wet mediums without warping.
I want to create myself a kind of an unusual Art Journal! On my way doing art and mixed media creations I realized that whenever I tried something new or strange the result was "WOW".
Here is a step by step tutorial on how I created the cover of my album:
Funny how time flies when you're having fun! I cannot believe this is the last post for my time here as a Summer Guest Design Team Member with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft. I have LOVED sharing my creativity with you and using these wonderful products to make works of heART.
Well here we go with another one.
I've gotten into making wall hangings lately. They are just a wonderful way to brighten a craft room, bedroom, office or cubicle and provide a word of encouragement and positivity.
This time, I decided to break out those, "oh so, wonderful, dreamy, creamy," Gelatos®, again! Mmmmmm! Mmmmmmm! I just cannot help myself. They are so rich and fabulous!
Well, let's go. Here are the steps to make your own AMAZING wall hanging.
Hello artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here with a mixed media project for ya! Since I got the Glass Bead Glitter gel I knew I wanted to make an angel! So grab your supplies and lets get to it! First of all, I always draw my picture then go from there. If you don't draw that's OK, use a stamp or cut an image out from a magazine. I ended up using many Gelatos®Colors and Gelatos® Double Scoops®. The background needs color, this canvas was already covered with Gesso, if your canvas isn't you should do that first. If you are using an image from a magazine use Gel Medium to attach it to the page. Blend the colors with your fingers or a sponge. I left the wing white on purpose. Use stencils or masks (I used The Crafters Workshop 461 -Rosetta) - I drew on top with Gelatos®Colors and spread the color around with a sponge. I did several layers with the same stencil.
I added tissue paper with Gel Medium, don't worry if it gets on top of the tissue paper. For small details I go to my Mixed Media Aquarelles, several colors then blend with a wet paint brush. For skin and hair, I use Gelatos®Colors. I also decided to lighten up the tissue paper print with a light painted layer of Gesso.
I use PITT® Artist Pens for details. I had this very cool webbed fabric I added to the wing with Gel Medium, then of course the final touch - Glass Bead Glitter Gel. Not all over, but on the top, on the heart and a little on the bottom side. Here are some close ups...
I hope this inspires you to go create something!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
What a WOW piece of art!!! Love it!!!
This is beautiful and such a great use of scraps!!
This is soooooo pretty!! It really does look like leather!
This is soooo beautiful!!! That bead gel POPS!!
This is absolutely beautiful!!! Loved this blog hop!!
The FC colors and Unity stamp are great together! Just love you work of art. Thanks for the opportunity to win some prizes from two great companies.