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March 2018

Introducing Mixed Media Transfers

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a video to introduce you to the brand new Mixed Media Transfers from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! In this video, I talk about the key differences between these Mixed Media Transfers and scrapbooking rub-ons that some of you might be familiar with and I also walk you through the techniques of application and coloring theses transfers. I used Mixed Media Transfers from the Tropical and Words set to create pretty postcards and notecards in this example and you can also make lovely additions to your art projects with the Feathers and Flowers sets.

Click the play button below or follow this link to watch the video.


I hope you enjoyed the video. Try these out and I know that you’ll have fun!


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Wedding Table Markers with Gelatos & Stencils

Hi gang, Diana Trout here today with a fun DIY wedding decor project.

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For the project, I used

Faber-Castell Mixed Media Wedding Stencils
Glaze Medium
Texture Luxe in Pearl and Silver
Gelatos in Pastel, Lemon, Coconut and Guava from the Pastel Set
Gelatos in Comet and Setellite from the Iridescent Set
Mixed Media or Watercolor paper
Frame

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Begin by scribbling the Guava, Lemon and Watermelon Gelatos  on the paper then rub them in. I used Metallic Icing Gelatos with just one image from the embellishments stencil. Place these stenciled images randomly around the paper making some images a bit stronger and others a bit more smudged. You can see in the first and last image where I put my stenciled images. 

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Next, paint a layer of Glaze over the Gelatos to seal them. Let this coat dry completely before going on to the next steps. 

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I mixed some Satellite Gelatos with Silver Texture Luxe. Use your paint knife to slice a little Gelatos and add Texture Luxe to the Gelatos (I use a craft mat but you can use freezer wrap, a paper plate or palette paper). Mix it up well. I used a blue colored Gelatos to get some contrast with the peachy colored background: Orange and Blue are complementary colors. 

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Use a ceramics or make up sponge and gently dab the mixture through the stencil. When using stencils, be careful to dab off extra paint and use an up-and-down motion to apply the paint. I tinted the Silver Texture Luxe with Mars (also from the Iridescent set to stencil the leaf. I used the Pearl Texture Luxe for the champagne glass. 

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Use the Pearl Texture Luxe for the Banner stencil and the Silver Texture Luxe paint mixed with the Blue Gelatos for the Table No.

This was such an easy project! You could probably get a bunch of these table numbers done for your wedding in under two hours. Use your wedding colors. I think all different frames from a thrift store would be fun for the rustic/elegant wedding decor that is so stylish right now. 

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I hope you enjoyed this project. 


Watercoloring with Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a watercolor painting using the brand new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit! 

Over the years, you have seen Gelatos used in mixed media projects, on various surfaces. Gelatos are water-soluble pigment sticks - you can use them as watercolors as well and the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos shows you how to.

The kit includes -

  • Eight Gelatos® colors
  • Deluxe Water Brush

  • Silicone craft tray

  •  

    14 page booklet showing you how to create floral and gemstone designs and hand lettering using the kit

The other materials I used -

  • watercolor paper
  • pencil


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Start with a sketch. You can start simple as the design guide will show you.


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Rub the Gelatos colors on the silicone craft tray and fill the Deluxe Waterbrush with water.

Add a first wash of color to your drawing.

Remember to leave highlights in your composition. The rim of the ceramic planter is where the light shines the brightest in my painting. I left that space blank as we do not use white paint in watercolors.


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Start adding more colors to add depth to the painting. Decide upon a source of light and add shadows to the planter and plants.


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Add details to the painted elements but do not overwork the details.


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Anchor the planter to the ground by adding a shadow to the side away from the light to finish.

I hope you'll create your own watercolor paintings using the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit!
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