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.
Add a base coat of colors using the Gelatos colors - Translucents - Lychee, Creme De Menthe, Thistle and Persimmon and blend them with a sponge. You can replace these colors with Gelatos colors of your choice or those that match your event/occasion color scheme.
Apply a thin top coat of Texture Luxe™ Silver with palette knife.
Immediately cover the wet canvas with a piece of plastic wrap. Smoosh the plastic over the wet Texture Luxe™ Silver around gently with your fingers to create texture. Leave the wrap on till the Texture Luxe™ Silver dries. Do not try to speed up the drying process with a heat tool as the heat might melt the plastic onto the canvas.
Carefully peel away the plastic wrap to reveal the textured surface.
Lay the Always & Forever stencil at about the center of the canvas and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Avoid applying Whipped Spackle on the 'o' or wedding ring part of the Forever. Let the medium dry thoroughly.
Apply Texture Luxe™ Gold on the wedding rings part of the Always & Forever stencil with palette knife. Let dry completely.
Apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel to create the gem part of the wedding rings using the Always & Forever stencil and palette knife. Let dry.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and would play with the Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding) and various mediums to create fun projects for your home or to give as gift!
I recently got to create some greeting cards with the Watercolor With Gelatos set and had such a great time making greeting cards!
This is what comes in the set. It's everything you need to get started.
I started by cutting out a flower shape to use as a template. using my Essential Pitt Artist Pens, I traced the shape onto card stock.
Next, I doodle in my flower petals and other details.
I used different sized Pitt Pens to complete my doodled blooms.
To add some color, I rubbed the Gelatos onto the silicone tray that's included and used my Deluxe Water brush to paint my flowers, slowly building layers of color.
I did similar but different designs for 2 greeting cards.
On my third piece of card stock I stamped a background pattern and used my Watercolor Gelatos set to add color.
Using a combination of stamping and doodling I created a design that was a bit different than my first two cards, but still cohesive.
After giving everything a bit of time to dry, I trimmed each piece of card stock down to size and adhered each to a blank, white greeting card. It's always nice to be able to include a handcrafted hello with a gift to a friend.
Star garlands and winter go together like snow and cocoa!
Today's project starts with a spin on a technique my students dubbed the Sumi Smoosh. Let's call it Gelatos Zhoosh (Jooosh: make it lively). Check out the video at the end of this post to see more in depth tips.
Here's what you need for this simple and addictive technique and today's project. Make plenty of Zhooshed paper to have on hand for any paper craft you have up your sleeve. I like the 90# mixed media paper for this. It's easy to fold, trim and die cut.
For the Gelatos Zhoosh
Gelatos (any kind) A plastic report cover, sleeve or packaging Water mister 90# Mixed Media type paper, I cut it into 6" squares so it would fit into my die cut machine.
NOTE: Watercolor paper isn't recommended for this technique.
For the Garland
Star dies or punches. Hand cut stars are beautiful in my opinion, especially when cut by kids. Decorative trim String or twine for garland Hole punch
Start by defining the area on your plastic where you'll be Zhooshing. I used a black pen to create the area. Now just scribble on the plastic Gelatos.
Open the cover and scribble in the traced square with Gelatos. Spritz gentle with water, place the paper inside and close the cover again, Zhooshing the activated Gelatos over the paper. Open and Voila!
For a variation, try stenciling with Glaze medium onto your paper and let it dry before Zhooshing. You could use Gesso, Texture Luxe or Texture Gems for extra shine. Glass Bead Glitter Gel would work here too.
After the paper has dried, cut stars (by hand, punches or die cuts).
Go wild by stamping with Pitt Pens, adding Glass Beat Glitter Gel and doodling with Pitt Pens (the Metallics are very nice). More is more with Star Garlands.
I made Glittery Tinsel Tassels because ... well why not? LOL. Here's my Garland cheering up the dreary view from my studio window.
I use to lay out the supplies for projects like this for my kids to come and go with.
Make the paper in one session. Make the stars and decorate at will. Snowy weekend fun.
Enjoy the video. I added some color theory tips for you too.
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.
Hey loves. Tiare here. Well, it's that time of year....Halloween and the Halloween crafts, decor, costumes and card abound. Although, Halloween is my favorite, this is the first year that I actually put a Halloween scene outside my house. I've gotten into the decorating mood. So fun. I also decided make a some fun Halloween cards. Here's what I did....
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.
Don't you just love this time of year, when all the flowers are in full bloom?! It's very fitting that the Gelatos® Color Mango is bright and happy. This is Rachel Kleinman here sharing a spring-filled tag.
I started with a Gesso'd tag, mixed Glaze Medium with Mango Gelatos®, and painted that mixture through a diamond stencil from the Stencil 102 Collection.
While the Glaze dried I worked on all the pieces of the tag. I colored this cloth ribbon with Passion Fruit Gelatos®, spritzed it with water, and mixed around the ribbon until the pigment bled through the cloth.
Then I started painting the paper flowers with Mango and Red Cherry Gelatos® using a wet paintbrush.
I wanted to add some 'cool' toned colors so I used Snow Cone Gelatos® with a Stencil 102 stencil. I love how great the Snow Cone looks against the cloth ribbon!
Finally, it was time to put all the pieces together! I attached the paper flowers and the quote with Gel Medium. I also die cut some flowers from watercolor paper that I had previously used the Color Fizz tablets on.