Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sharing a tag tutorial here

I made this tag for a blog hop with Faber-Castell and May Arts. Sharing the tutorial here as well.
To make this tag, I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold 
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots, Hexagons
May Arts ribbon # 516-4-02 4" x 10Y Jute & Wire
May Arts ribbon # 433-14-10 1/4" x 15Y Lace
May Arts ribbon # SK-125-01 Silk
May Arts ribbon # 368-15-01 1.5" x 30Y Polyester
Others: Sizzix Bigz L Die - Tag; die-cutting system; cardstock, tissue, old book page, stamp, embellishments from my stash, thread, sewing machine, stapler, needle, beads

Diecut tag and create a base with layers of cardstock, book paper, tissue, etc. using Gel Medium. Add a decorative edge with stitching.

Whitewash the background with a coat of gesso.

Rub various Gelatos colors on the tag and blend parts of it with your fingers and some with wet paint brush.

Using a palette knife and the dots stencil, apply Gold Texture Luxe paste near the top right part of the tag.

Layer jute and lace trims on the tag and secure with stapler.

Cut about 12" of silk ribbon and color it with Gelatos colors and blend by misting with water.

Once the water dries, tie the ribbon into a bow and attach to tag.

Cut various lengths of silk and polyester ribbons. Fold them in halves lengthwise and straight stitch along the open edge. Pull the thread to scrunch up the ribbon and sew it in the center to make them look like flowers. Color the flowers with various shades of Gelatos.

Embellish around the flower cluster with buttons, pins, beads, etc, securing them in place with Gel Medium. Apply Texture Luxe Gold paste with plalette knife through hexagon stencil near the bottom of the tag to finish.

I can't stop playing with the tag die, these ribbons and of course, my favorite Gelatos and texture mediums from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!

Monday, February 16, 2015

You are awesome!!!

Here's a canvas for all who are awesome :)
To make this canvas, I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold (coming soon)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®:  Mango, Tangerine (YELLOW set), Bubble Gum, Red Cherry (RED set)   
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: SCARLET RED 118, MAGENTA 133, WARM GREY IV 273
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots (coming soon)
Others: Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Set 4 Dies - Fresh Blossoms Alphabet ,  die-cutting system; cardstock, canvas panel, stamp

Die-cut the letters using your die-cutting system from kraft cardstock. Spell out your sentiment and attach with gel medium. Seal the letters in place with another coat of gel medium.

Color the canvas around the letters with your favorite shades of Gelatos colors.

Blend colors with the blending chisel from the Gelatos Tool set. 

Add some shadowing with Stamper's Big Brush pen.
Ink a background stamp with Magenta Stampers Big Brush pen and randomly stamp around the page. Apply some Gold Texture Luxe with palette knife through the dots stencil.

Here are some close-ups
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and be awesome :)