Thursday, August 22, 2013

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Penny Black Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!! The artistry of Penny Black stamps and Creative Dies along with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's colorful Mix and Match mediums take the mystery out of the oh-so-trendy mixed media look! All this week the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Guest Design Team will be sharing projects using Penny Black stamps. Check out Penny Black crafts HERE and leave them some comment love for a chance to win three stamps from their newest release, Colorful Christmas. Also, leave a comment on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog for a chance to win a $50 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft prize pack!

So today, I'd like to share a project featuring few of my favorite products from Faber-Castell - Gelatos®  and Stamper's Big Brush Pens. This fun image I used is from Penny Black as soon as my daughter saw it, she asked me to make a mermaid for her. So I tried to give a effect as if a mermaid is coming out of . Here is my mixed media Canvas and some quick steps to show you how I created it!

Here's a photo of the finished project:

This is how I created it:

  I applied Gesso to the canvas and let it dry. Now I visually marked the area to make a frame around my image.Then, I rubbed Gelatos® all over it and blended it using my fingers.

  Once, I was happy with the effect, I just applied a bit of gesso to soften it. Apply some more Gelatos®  where you want. Now I applied some Gelatos® on the frame area, blended it.

I then, masked the center part and stamped the Hair part of the image repeatedly using black Big Brush Marker onto the frame.

I then stamped the images on tissue paper using Black Big Brush Marker.

 The I applied some Gel medium to the canvas and adhered the stamped images.

 Once dry, I colored in using Big Brush Markers.

  For the depth around the frame, I applied some brown Big Brush Marker and blended using my finger. These markers blend beautifully over Gelatos®
Lastly to finish, I just applied a bit of Golden ink from my inkpad.

AND!!! The finished canvas is ready to be decorated in my daughter's wall. Hope you give some of these products and techniques a try :)

For more inspiration, please hop over to Heidi's Blog


Gelatos® (Designer Colors-Tropical, Banana, Red Cherry, Blood orange, Mango)
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Black, Deep Naples Ochre, Cobalt Turquoise, Walnut Brown, Pale Geranium Lake, Scarlet Red, White)
PITT Artist Pen (Black)
Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso
Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium
Stamp: Penny Black (Wistful 40-193, Go With Your Heart 40-043 )


Heidi Blankenship said...

Beautiful job Isha!! I love how your created the background going from the bright to soft colors. Love the stamps too!! ♥

Piali said...

Gorgeous Canvas!!! Love all the fine details...I wish I could make Mix Media Wonders like you!!

Virginia L. said...

You make it look easy! Gorgeous creation with mix media, Isha!

LauraEva said...

oh my!! What beauty! You did a fabulous job!

Dragonlady said...

Great nd easy way to create a very effective background.
Hugs Ali x

Dawn T said...

Incredible Isha. You are so talented

Lindsey said...

This is incredible, Isha! The art you create with these materials is stunning. Wow!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful job, I'll come back the next time I do a canvas for your great instructions. TFS.

TLady said...

Isha! Your daughter, I'M SURE LOVED THIS!!!!!!!!! IT'S GORGEOUS!!!!!!! (Thought it was a card over at Faber-Castell!) It's REALLY FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!:) MAYBE, I should think about making one of these for my daughter!!!!!!!!!! :) SUPER FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!:)TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! :)

Ann Keever said...

This whole process was fascinating. Beautiful results!!!

Ro Donner said...

Gorgeous! And super easy-to-understand tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

It's very interesting and even more pretty with the allure of a mermaid. You'll laugh at me, I would have tried to stick something behind the cavas to stamp that main image. I'm facinated by the use of tissue and it blended flawlessly with the canvas. What a fun piece for your daughter's room. Redecorating is so much fun and refreshing, like this art piece.

Glenda J said...

WOW! This is so cool! You are super talented. Love the card. Great work.

Heatheranne Whitman said...

Beautiful card! I love the colours and that stamp. Thanks for sharing your techniques. :-)

Meihsia Liu said...

How lovely! The colors and stamped image are fantastic, Isha. Love your great design. :)

SusanLotus said...

Thank you for sharing how to do this. I love this artwork!

Have a great creative week!