Glass Bead Glitter Gel with Rita!

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 Hey there artsy friends Rita Barakat here today! Surely by now you have tried  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glass Bead Glass Bead Glitter Gel? Well if not lets take a closer look shall we?   When the Glass Bead Glitter Gel is dry, it has little glass beads in it that reflect the light. When it is dry it is clear so you can still see whatever design is underneath.

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Full Bloom Chalkboard by Tonya Gibbs

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Hi everyone,  I'm super excited to bring  you today's project. I've created this Chalkboard Art that would make an awesome gift for someone.   This project is one of those that started out being one thing and ended up being something totally different.  I started out wanting to make watercolor card gift sets to share with friends. But when I finished the Art Panel it was just too beautiful to turn into a card. It needed to be displayed on a wall!

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Let Your Dreams Take Flight

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Hello everyone.  Terri here.  I have a fun mixed media canvas project for you today.  There are lots of pictures so you might want to grab a cup of tea!

Let me show you what we are making today.

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Take the Challenge with Mou, August 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the eighth 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®.
 
August is back-to-school month here. This month's challenge is to create a project with school colors: the colors might be from your own school, those of your kids, grandkids, nephews, nieces, or even one that you just love. But those are the only colors you can to use in addition to black / white/ both pens.
 
My kids school colors are red, gold and black. Here's my take:
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In my project, I used - 
 
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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, 8/15 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One tub of Glaze medium each.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 8/18 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
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Chunky Mini Album Cover by Susanne Rose

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Hi everyone! This is Susanne Rose and I want to share with you how I created this chunky mini album cover using tons of fabulous products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

First of all, grab yourself a piece of cardboard. I took off most parts of it's first layer. It's helpful to wet the cardboard previously.

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Coloring Cork with Gelatos AND Freebie Friday!

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a photo tutorial for ya! Lately, I've been all about adhesive cork from DCWV & decided to try my hand at creating a card with it!

Materials:

  • Gelatos® (bubblegum, mango, metallic mint, gold champagne, black licorice)
  • Glaze
  • Die-cuts/dies/stencils (Sizzix Chevron Alterations Die by Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn Thanks Scripty Die, Studio Calico Sunbrust Mask)
  • Paint Brush/Foam Brush
  • Collapsible Water Cup
  • Stamper's Artist Pen in White
  • DCWV Adhesive Cork Sheets
  • 12" x 12" Cork Tile
  • White Cardstock
  • Washi Tape

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1. Die-cut cork.

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2. Color cork pieces with Gelatos of choice.

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3. Blend with Glaze. This will also help seal the color into the cork without adding water while adding a nice shine to the finished piece!

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4. Color a large piece of cork with Gelatos using an ombre/gradient effect. Blend with damp foam brush! There's no need to add Glaze to this as the water will set the Gelatos color into the cork.

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5. You can apply the same ideas to a large piece of cork tile! Use the Stamper's Artist Pen in White to trace a design, then color with Gelatos of choice!

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6. Just like with the smaller die-cut pieces, blend the Gelatos color with Glaze to seal the color in! 

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Once dry, you can hang it on your office wall using some double-sided tape & you're ready to hang small reminders & mementos!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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It's also Freebie Friday today!  Our giveaway this week is 5 sticks of our Double Scoop® Gelatos®, the Glass Bead Glitter Gell, Glaze and Gel Medium (total MSRP $50).  

Use the giveaway widget to enter!  This giveaway will close on Sunday, August 3rd at 11PM ESt.  

*This giveaway is open to US and international residents.

 

 

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Sparkle Tutorial

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Hi there!  Katie from KBStamps here again.  Today I want to share a fun tutorial with you for how to make this Sparkle card!  I love the way this turned out and the fun use of the PITT® Pastel Pencil(s)!

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Altered Tin by Zoey

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Hello Crafters!

Guess who is here today, me! Zoey!

Today I want to show you an Altered Tin! I had this Tin since years , maybe 6 years? And I never had the chance to play with it...untill today! 

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〜My Little Angel〜 the layout of "Tanabata"

 

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Hi, Madoka here.

I'd like to share the way of making orginal paper using the products of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

This is the layout of  "Tanabata".

"Tanabata" is a Japanese Star Festival that celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi.

According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on  July 7th  on the Milky Way.  

In Japan people generally celebrate this day by writing the wishes on "Tanzaku" which is small pieces of paper and hanging them on bamboo trees with other decorations.

The bamboo trees with decorations are colorful and very beautiful.

And this event is full of many hopes and dreams.

So I tried to express that dreamy atmosphere.

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Glass and textural accents!

July 2014 017100 Hey there crafty peeps Rita Barakat here! Did you know that you can use Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts Gel Medium, Gesso and Glaze on glass? You can! I used them and steampunk Gelatos®Colors  to transform this oil bottle! To adhere paper and drawings use Gel Medium, to add color paint a layer of Gesso first. To seal your work cover it with Glaze. You can also make a clear paint by mixing Gelatos®Colors with Glaze. July 2014 022100 July 2014 023100 Here is the finished project! SO fun adding all the texture and layers. July 2014 024100 July 2014 025100 What will you create next?

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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 the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® team, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.

 

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