Hi Everyone! Rita Barakat
here ready to show you the apron I made for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft booth at CHA Winter 2011.
Apparently, this silly little apron got TONS of compliments from everyone at the show .... little did they know the "back story" on how I was able to create this project!
See the wrinkles? This was the picture of the apron before I shipped it off to Faber-Castell... Why so wrinkly? I did this in the middle of a whole-house move. Literally!
Here's how it went down: I had movers in my house, packing up my entire family for a move taking us across several states when all of suddent I got a last minute email from Susan at Faber-Castell. She needed a few more projects for the booth at CHA!
The movers were packing up my scrapbook room, so on a break I ran down there to see what I could scrounge up! I grabbed what was left - a few odds and ends, ribbon, flowers, metal pieces, a stencil, a canvas tag, a white peice of cardstock and an apron. (You did not seriously think I let them pack up my Faber-Castell pens, pencils and Gelatos did you? Nope I had already left those out! LOL!)
First I decided where I wanted everything to go. Then I used a Prima Stencil and traced it onto the pocket of the apron with a PITT® Artist pen in Cobalt Green. You get a great color and you know it's not going to bleed when you get it wet because it's India Ink- it stays put!
Then I used the Art GRIP® Aquarelle pencils in greens and blues and colored in between the stencil. I took a small wet paint brush to blend the colors. The great thing about these markers, pencils and Gelatos are that they are meant to go together so they blend beautifully.
Toward the bottom and the the top of the picture you can see what it looked like before I used the water to blend the colors. I used Gelatos as I got into the bigger areas of the apron. Since the colors blend, you can't event tell where I used the pencils versus where I used the Gelatos- how cool is that?
After the apron was dry I went back with my PITT® Artist Pen in Cobalt Green to write the quote and in Deep Scarlett Red to fill in the bird. (I outlined the bird in black.) I also used the Cobalt Green PITT® Artist Pen to outline the wave on the bottom of the apron and add a few doodles (x's and o's). I used Aleenes Tacky glue to adhere the ribbon and flowers. I even used the metallic PITT® pens on the project to add even more to the project.
This turned out to be a very quick and easy project. I loved doing it ... and I hope you'll try it! Next time, maybe I'll show you the tag & scrapbook page I threw together during that same, last-minute creating spree :)