Thursday, August 27, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A sketch and a layout

Here's a sketch I did for October Afternoon

 
and a layout based on it
 
 
Check out the October Afternoon blog for all the details.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A blog hop project for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Graphic 45


Hi everyone, Mou here on Day 2 of our blog hop with Graphic 45!

This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway!
Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-
Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45


For today's hop project, I decorated an ATC Book Box with various Design Memory Craft products and Graphic 45 embellishments. I have to say the two sets of products work together like peanut butter and jelly! I had SO MUCH FUN. Let me walk you through the steps.
Start by painting the ATC Book Box and the tags with Chalkboard Paint.
Once dry, color the surfaces with Gelatos® colors from the Metallic and Steampunk set. Blend the colors dry with the blending tools from Gelatos Tool set. To add some extra shin, apply a coat of Glaze. Let dry.
Apply Whipped Spackle through stencil on the tags as shown.
When dry, add some more colors with Gelatos® colors and Stamper's Big Brush pen, blending with a wet brush.
Ink up the selected stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens and stamp randomly around the box and tags.

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Next, cut out images from the Inscribe patterned paper and attach to the box and tags with Gel Medium. Also add selected words cut out of old book paper.

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Punch a hole on the top of the ATC Book Box and insert the Lion Head Door Knocker. Screw it in place with the provided hardware to create a handle for your box.
Once the tags are thoroughly dry, put them together with the binder ring. Best part is that it can be an ongoing project as you can add more tags as you go!
Hope you enjoyed today's project and be sure to stop by tomorrow for more inspiration.

Supplies:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Chalkboard Paint, Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool set, Stencils 10ct 101 Collection
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Metallic, Steampunk
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Black, Red set
Graphic 45
Item # 4500845 ATC Book Box Kraft
Item #  4501028  Antique Brass Lion Head Door Knockers    
Item # 4500070 Typography 12 x 12 paper Inscribe
Item # K0283 Cling stamp set Typography 2
Others: Crop-a-dile, old book paper

Monday, July 27, 2015

A summer challenge continued

 
Check out the October Afternoon blog to see how my summer of 2015 album is coming along using Daily Flash pocket pages with photos from my Instagram album #oursummerof2015.

Monday, July 20, 2015

An art journal page

Hi everyone, Mou here today with an art journal page.
Summer is a time for going camping or RV-ing for many. My page is inspired by a camping staple: a lantern.

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On this project, I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools: Gesso, Gel Medium
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Buttercream (YELLOW set), Green Tea, Lime (GREEN set), Iced Coffee, Black Cherry (STEAMPUNK set)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen: WARM GREY IV (NEUTRAL set), SCARLET RED (RED set)
Others: Sizzix Die Rustic Lantern; die-cutting system; art journal, old book paper, patterned paper 

And here are the steps.

With Gel Medium, attach some old book papers to your journal page. Attach a patterned paper block at the center. Color the page with Gelatos colors. Ink up stamp with Warm Grey Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp around the page. Add some gesso on parts of the page and blend it in.

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Layer the diecut lantern on the page with Gel Medium. Color the lantern with Scarlet Red Stamper's Big Brush pen and add shadowing with Black Cherry Gelatos color and highlights with Gesso. Add shadowing around the lantern using Warm Grey Stamper's Big Brush pen.

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Cut text out of old book paper and attach it to the lantern. Draw a frame around it with pencil to finish.
Hope you enjoyed today's post and have fun creating with all the fun Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products this summer!