Eco Projects

Eco Mixed Media Tag

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Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an eco mixed media tag made from upcycled chipboard and cardboard! In this tutorial, you'll see how easy it is to transform discarded things with just a few mediums and supplies. So, let me list the supplies I used and break my process down into steps.

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents - Gel Medium, Gesso, Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - Mandala, 201 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® - IRIDESCENTS (Nebula, Satellite); STEAMPUNK (Iced Chai, Iced Coffee)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Tools - Palette knife, Silicone Spatula

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Collapsible Water Cup

Other - Chipboard, cardboard, thread, hole punch, cardstock, scissors, background stamp


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Cut open a cereal box with scissors. Cut it into an 8" long x 4" wide rectangle. Snip the top corners at about 45 degree angles. Punch a hole near the top center to make the tag.

Lay the Mandala stencil on the tag as shown and apply a coat of Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Let dry.


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Cut a piece of a cardboard box. Peel off the top layer to expose the corrugated surface. Tear a small piece. Attach it to the tag with Gel Medium using the silicone spatula.


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Apply a coat of gesso over the dry layers.


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Color the tag with Gelatos colors. Blend them with water using paint brush from the Iridescents set.


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Did you know that you can stamp with Gelatos colors? 'Ink up' a background stamp with Gelatos color Iced Coffee. Spritz a little water on the stamp. Stamp randomly around the tag.


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Drip some Gelatos color down the tag to add another layer of interest.


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Trace the above stencil from the 201 collection on cardstock with PITT pen. Color it with Gelatos colors and cut around it to create a focal point piece.


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Cut some thread with scissors and mush it up in your hands. attach it to the tag with gel medium. Attach the focal point piece overlapping the thread.

Cut a small strip of cardstock and snip one end to look like a banner. Write 'Be Cool' on it with PITT pen. Attach to the tag to finish.

Hope this tutorial inspires you to take a second look at discarded objects and to give them a new life!
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An Altered Paint Brush Holder by Mou Saha

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Hello fellow Design Memory Craft fans, Mou here from Color Happy Creations with today's tutorial! It's all about altering a plain wooden brush holder with various Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents mediums. So, let's get started!

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Here's a 'before' look at my brush holder. You can find similar ones at Michaels or another craft store. You can even upcycle cans from your recycle bin.

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Here begins the fun! Cut off a little bit of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Cotton Candy with a palette knife onto a dish. Smash down the solid Gelatos® color with the palette knife.

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Add Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Whipped Spackle and mix the color in. Add more Gelatos® color for a darker shade. I used very little for I just wanted a hint of patina.  I left some spots of color from the mixing for effect, if you want even color you can add a couple drops of water to the Gelatos to completely dissolve color into the texture.

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Wrap your favorite Mixed Media Stencil from the 102 Stencil Collection around your can/cylinder. Hold or tape in place.

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Apply the colored Whipped Spackle mix you created earlier through the stencil with a palette knife. Remove the stencil. Use a heat tool to dry. If you didn't cover the whole cylinder in the first go, just match up the stencil and continue. 

TIP: When you use the heat tool, you'll notice that the Whipped Spackle tends to bubble up. This actually adds a lot of texture, especially on a project like this one.

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Start rubbing in some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Gold and Texture Luxe™ Copper, diluted with water using your fingers or a paint brush.

WARNING: Do NOT add water directly into the Texture Luxe™ tubs or any other medium for that matter as that will make them mold over time depending on where you live. Just scoop some medium out and dilute.

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Rub some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso on the textured surface.

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Also, sparingly rub some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalk Board Paint to bring out the texture even more. And your altered brush holder is ready.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have FUN making things with these cool products!

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents:

Gesso

Chalk Board Paint

Whipped Spackle

Texture Luxe™ Gold

Texture Luxe™ Copper

102 Stencil Collection

Gelatos® Cotton Candy

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

Others: cylinder, paint brush, tape, heat tool, mixing dish

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Altered with Love and Texture Luxe Copper Tutorial

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I had the opportunity to first play with the Texture Luxe™ Copper at CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) 2016 Mega Conference & Trade Show in January. LOVE the richness in color and the creamy-ness of the product :) Today I have altered a mint tin featuring this wonderful medium in many different ways.

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Art to wear: a glamorous earrings from a doilie

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Hello Giovanna here, this time with a super glamorous set to wear! I am an avid collector of thrifted stuff, like old doilies, so from one of these I made a couple of earrings, and a lovely pendant...and, ok also a matching keyring, I couldn't stop myself! :-)

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DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornament with Chalkboard Paint

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Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun Christmas ornament I created using wood slices from our Christmas tree last year. We always get a real tree and I had the crazy idea to ask my hubby to cut the trunk into thin slices because I just knew I could use them for something. haha I've had fun making ornaments ever since. You can easily pick up wood slices at your local crafty store for this technique as well. I was mainly inspired by the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalk Board Paint for this project because I was excited to work with it. Other Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products wanted to come out to play, too namely Glass Glitter Bead Gel, PITT®  Pastel Pencils and Texture Luxe™!!

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Mixed Media Christmas Card

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Hey there everyone! It's Lisa back with you AGAIN for another fun project (are you tired of me yet? hahha!!). This time I have a Mixed Media Christmas Card for you today. It's super easy to make, so if you're looking for ideas to make a few special cards? This could be the one!

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Noel Mixed Media Canvas

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Hi everyone! It's Lisa here with you today and I have a cool mixed media canvas to share with you that would be perfect as a gift for your neighbor, friend, or co-worker. I really hope that you like it. I took a LOT of photos, so let's get started!

1. This is a 8 x 10" pre-gessoed canvas that was turned on the long side.  A piece of patterned paper was cut to size (the edges were torn just a little) and adhered to the canvas using Gel Medium.

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Autumn inspiration with Olga

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Hello everyone! 

I hope you all enjoy this new autumn day :) And here with you again Olga Kovalchuk to share with you my autumn inspiration. I hope you will like my new creation and I also hope that my tutorial will be interesting and inspiring for you.

I love nature very much and I always find a great inspiration when I go for a walk in the wood. Usually I find in the wood very beautiful things that I can use in my creations :) Some of this pretty nature gifts you can see at my new card :)

 

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