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A Layered Mixed Media Decor Piece

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial for a layered mixed media decor piece perfect for the Holidays! 

Before I walk you through the steps, let me list the supplies.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft-

Gelatos® Colors -

Textural Accents -

Tools -

Other - 5x7 inches canvas, silk leaves, thread, chipboard, palette, paper trimmer, scissors, heat tool (optional)

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Rub Gelatos colors Iridescents Blue Moon and Odyssey generously on 5x7 inches canvas and blend with your fingers or a smudge sponge. Seal with a top coat of Gel Medium applied lightly with a silicone spatula and let dry.


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Layer the feather stencil from the Mixed Media Paper Stencils (Faith) near the right edge of the canvas and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Let dry.


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Rub a little Gelatos color Blueberry around the feather design and blend with water. Let dry.

Pick up a slight bit of Texture Luxe Gold and gently rub over and around the feather.


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Color a 2.5x5 inches chipboard with Gelatos colors Mars and Iced Rose. Blend the colors with Gesso. Let dry. 


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Mix three parts Glass Bead Glitter Gel and one part Texture Luxe Gold thoroughly in a palette.


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Apply the mixed medium through the Sing His Praise stencil from the Faith collection on the colored chipboard. Let dry.


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Apply dots around the stenciled phrase on the chipboard with Texture Gems Gold. Let it dry.


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Color a 4 x 6 inch chipboard with Gelatos color Boysenberry. Apply Gelatos Color Iridescents Odyssey through the floral stencil, also from the Faith collection.

Trim the chipboard into two pieces -  2.75 x 5.25 inches and 0.75 x 3 inches.


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Now, let's assemble the pieces on the canvas.

Cut some 18 inches of thread and loosely wrap around your palm. Pull it out and attach near the bottom left of the canvas with Gel Medium.

Attach the 2.75 x 5.25 inches chipboard piece on top of the thread layer as shown.

Layer a pair of silk leaves so they extend beyond the canvas on top of the chipboard piece.

Mount the Sing His Praise chipboard on top with Gel Medium.

Add the 0.75 x 3 inch strip below the Sing His Praise chipboard.

Apply some more Texture Luxe Gold through the flower stencil around the canvas to finish.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will reach for your Design Memory Craft stash for creating handmade Holiday decor and gifts!

 

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Merry Canvas

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Carolyn Dube here sharing a Christmas gift I've made for a friend. These 4 Pitt Pens, from the Holiday Lettering Assortment, did it all on this canvas from creating the soft background color, to the two tone edging, to the bright stars, and more! In the video, you'll see how it all came together! 

 



Using a preprimed canvas board, I colored the background in sections with a Pitt Pen. While the ink was still fresh, I added Gesso with a brush. The ink, mixed with the Gesso on the canvas, created a custom color for the background.  One word of caution, you want to keep the tip of the pen out of any wet gesso.  

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Next, I ripped three triangles out of old book text.  Using the same pen that I used for the background, I colored each tree.  It didn't have to be a perfect coloring job because of what was coming next.

Once the trees were colored, a layer of sparkle and texture was added using the Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  When it goes on, it is white but when it is dry, it is sparkly, textured and see through.  Here you can see one that was just covered in the Glass Bead Glitter Gel and one that is completely dry.

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Trees need a star on top, so a free handed a star.  For the largest tree, the largest star, for the smaller trees, smaller stars.  When I drew it on the book text, I didn't worry if it was perfect or had well defined points.  Cutting them out with scissors took care of that.

IMG_3557I am not a big fan of my handwriting so I have learned ways to make my handwriting a little better.  One trick is to write on book text.  Often, when I write words seem to slant as if they are going up a hill. But if I write on the book text, I use the lines of words as my guide to keep me level.  Without a guide, letters in my words are often different heights.  The book text acts as my guide so the -erry in Merry had letters all the same height.  Another benefit of writing on the book text is that if I don't like it, I can simply grab another piece of book text and try again.  

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Another trick is to layer the pens. No matter what I do, I can never get the second layer to be exactly the same as the first. That's a good thing because that means some of the bottom color peeks through and adds interest. I wrote Merry in red first, then wrote over it in black.  I did the same kind of thing on the edges by first drawing the lines in gold, then going over the top of it with the red.  

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Thanks for stopping by for today's play.  Now I am off to wrap up this gift! 


Life is Change Art Journal Page

  Life is Change 1

Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   Well, the weather is changing and we have gotten our first bit of cool here in GA.  I've had to turn on the heat for the past couple of days. The leaves are starting to change colors and this time of year reminds of how much, life is change, we renew, we start fresh, we let go etc. Seems like the appropriate time to celebrate that continuous change.  Here's what I did. 

 

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Tada!

Now it's your turn.  

Supplies Used:

Stamper's™ Big Brush Pen(s)Nougat,

Gelatos® Gift Set- Dolce 2

Stencils 10ct 101 Collection


Color and Cardboard

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Carolyn Dube here playing with cardboard, Gelatos, and Glass Bead Glitter Gel to make a sign.  It can be tough to remember progress not perfection when creating, so I've made a little sign as a reminder for a friend that I think could use the reminder.  Come to think of it, I could use that reminder too!

 


Add a thin layer of Gesso to a piece of cardboard.  Next, add the rainbow with Gelatos, drawing and making marks all willy-nilly!Glitter-bead-gel-gelatos-play-carolyn-dube-4

Using old alphabet stickers, add the words.  I chose "Progress not Perfection".  Once the letters are placed where you want them,  spread the Glass Bead Glitter Gel on top.  It will look creamy white, but never fear, you'll be able to see the words and all that color when once dry.

The dots that you can see in the white below are the little glass beads that are in the gel.  The glitter is there too but the camera had a hard time picking it up.

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When it is completely dry, the Glass Bead Glitter Gel is wonderfully translucent, so you've got the texture of the small round glass beads with the sparkle of glitter. Now this sign is ready to sit on the shelf, a reminder that a step forward, no matter how big or small, is progress.

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Fall Pumpkin with Gelatos

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a mixed media pumpkin tutorial using Gelatos®! Get out your Gelatos® and follow along to see how I made the pumpkin above.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos colors: Mango, Banana, Lemon,  Margarita Mix, Green Tea, Cherry, Black Licorice, Chocolate, Cinnamon

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush 3 Ct Red

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Whipped Spackle, Gesso, 102 Stencil Collection, Gelatos Tool Kit

Other: Watercolor paper, pencil

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Lightly sketch a pumpkin on watercolor paper with pencil. Color in with  Gelatos colors Lemon, Banana, Mango, Cinnamon and Chocolate as shown.

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Blend the colors with Gesso.

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Color around the pumpkin with Gelatos colors Margarita Mix and Green Tea.

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Lay a stencil from 102 Stencil Collection over the pumpkin and apply Whipped Spackle with Palette knife. Shift the stencil a bit and repeat in a different area of the pumpkin.

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Apply more Gelatos colors to the background and the pumpkin through stencils.

Also make marks on the pumpkin with Stamper's big Brush pens.

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Make more marks in and around the pumpkin. Drip some Black Licorice Gelatos color down the pumpkin.

Write pumpkin in brush lettering style with Stamper's Big Brush pens to finish.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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Word Art with Lettering Pens

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a word art tutorial using various PITT pens by Design Memory Craft.

Let's start by looking at the supplies I used for this project -

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens® Lettering Set: Modern Lettering

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens Black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Mango

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Other: watercolor paper, pencil, eraser, paint brush

Here's the video tutorial.

I hope you enjoy and give these awesome pens a try!

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Sweet Notes

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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   Back to school is in full swing for many and many more starting in the coming weeks.  This is a great time to make some "sweet notes" to slip into a lunch box, book bag or even into a briefcase. 

Here's how... 

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Tada!

Supplies Used:

Gelatos® Brights 

Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 304

Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium and Brush Nib Black #199

Gelatos® Tool Set

Whipped Spackle

PITT Artist Pens Writing Set: RED/YELLOW

 

 


Faith Bookmark

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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.  If I've got to come out of my art journal or off of my canvas, I love to make functional art. I still love books, physical books and I love bookmarks.  Here's one for you, that you can make to mark a spot in your favorite book.  Here's what I did using the Bible Journaling Kit. 

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Tada!

Supplies Used:

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Tiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

 


Fly Free Art Journal Page

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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   Summer time and the crafting is easy...especially with our Honey Medium Kit.    

Grab it along with one of our fun Ice Layers and your all set to create a fun, art journal page and fly, free creatively!

Here's what I did....  

 

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Tada!

Now it's your turn.  Please share if this inspires you. I'd love to see what you make.  Just tag me on Instram @iamclassygirl or Facebook at Tiare Smith Designs.  

Supplies Used:

Me in Pink

Tiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Pick up more FREE tutorials from Tiare at http://www.tiaresmith.com


June Plan with Me Page

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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   June is almost here, so it's time to start planning.   

I grabbed the Bible Journaling Kit and Gelatos® Bubble Gum to make a fun planner page, to start my monthly organization.

Here's what I did....  

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Tada!

Now it's your turn.  Please share if this inspires you. I'd love to see what you make.  Just tag me on Instram @iamclassygirl or Facebook at Tiare Smith Designs.  

Supplies Used:

Me in Pink

Tiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Pick up more FREE tutorials from Tiare at http://www.tiaresmith.com