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Merry Christmas!!

Art from the Heart with Design Memory Craft

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I really have enjoyed being able to create blog posts for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. It has given me a chance to take a little time from my hectic schedule and to sit down, reflect inside myself and to create {ART} for me. It has been wonderful! Often when my emotions are affecting me, whether I feel sad, happy, upset, tired, or scared…. I turn to art. I always have turned to art because I find it to be very healing for my heart, body, mind, and soul. 

This week I took out a piece of texture cuts wood sheet from Stampin’ Up! Inc.  and some of my favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft supplies and poured my heart out! I started by lightly drawing the outline of a face on to the sheet with a pencil. Because I was working on wood I could have put a base coat on it first, but I wanted the beautiful colors of the Gelatos® to seep through the grain of the wood when I used water with it. This creates a neat effect.

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I then used Gelatos® to start to put a base down on the face and the hair.

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Using  Gelatos® , I built up my color, using my lighter or whiter colors on the higher areas like the bridge of the nose and the forehead. At this time I also used a PITT® Pastel Pencils: NEUTRALS (#770182) to start building up the structure of the nose and the eyes.

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Using  Gelatos® I continued to play with the color of the piece. 

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I actually used  Paper Crafter Crayons™, Gelatos®, Artist Pens & Stamper's Big Brush Pens with this piece because they all preform different functions and create a totally different look and effect that looks really good when used together.

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For the lettering I created a shadowing by using the light grey Stamper's Big Brush Pens around my words. And no words can explain how I feel about the  Stamper's Big White Pen (#770013). Everyone one needs one of these! 

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And before I go…… I had to share with you my festive snowman! 

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Instead of snow , this guy was made out of Gelatos® and he was SO much fun to build!!!!

I hope that you all have a very safe and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & BEAUTIFUL NEW YEAR!

Hugs,

Susan K. Weckesser

 

SusanSusan K..Weckesser is the founder and owner of Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Susan has been teaching, selling crafts and painting for twenty-six years. She also is a freelance writer/designer, editor, photographer and poet. Her work has been published with the magazines Canadian Scrapbooker, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook News & Review, & Canadian Living. 

 

 

 

 

 

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jpscraps

These are wonderful! Love the hug sentiment.

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