Thursday, March 6, 2014

Faber-Castell Project Share

faber castell gelatos
All this week we’re crafting with the generous folks at Faber-Castell, and we know you’ll be so excited to see some of the terrific projects we’re creating. 
In exactly one week my family and I are leaving for a wonderful 2-week trip to Ireland. Last time I was there I brought a pre-made travel journal to house little bits of memorabilia and document memories and it was one of the better choices I made for that trip! For today's post I am sharing my new journal!
I prepped it by laying down some drywall tape and smearing on wood filler/putty. Then I gesso'd it 

Next, I took various Gelatos and made a bunch of circles. At this point I had NO idea where this project was going. 

I took a baby wipe and blended the colours together. 

Next, I covered most of the area with crackle paint, let that dry, and painted on top with white paint. 

Now it's time to get messy!! 
I added a whole bunch of other acrylic paints and glazes on top and decided to use one of Stampendous' new Mixed Media stencils that come free in a stamp set. 

I used the stencil from the Wired Cling Stamp set and sprayed black paint (mixed with water) through it. 


Next I used a Big Brush Pitt Pen to add some depth around the edge. My favorite thing about Pitt Pens are their ability to blend on top of acrylic paint. 


 Here's the finished cover:

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36 comments:

  1. This looks so messy and so much fun!! It turned out beautifully!!!

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  2. What a gorgeous piece, love all the layers of color and texture!

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  3. This is gorgeous, Tobi! And it looks like it was loads of fun. You're going to love filling this with photos and mementos of your trip. Thanks so much for playing with us today. Have fun on your trip and be safe.

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  4. So much depth and glorious layers of color!! I am green with envy of your trip to Ireland! I want to go one day and travel the Irish Countryside for a couple of months! When I worked at a Pub we had some Irish dancers come over every St Patrick's Day and I got to be good friends with them so I have places to stay when I am there which will help out a lot!
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I just realized that you will be there for Saint Patrick's Day! How awesome!! Enjoy your trip and remember to try all of the local foods. You will be surprised how good they are! TFS!

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  5. Gorgeous textured layers - what a fun album cover, and I hope you have a fabulous trip!
    Alison x

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  6. Great layering and fantastic journal cover!

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  7. These techniques are so much fun. You can get as messy as you want and still come out with a beautiful project. thanks for sharing.

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  8. WOW, I love it!!! I am going to have to try this, great tutorial. and a beautiful project

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  9. Gorgeous journal - love how you used the drywall tape and gesso.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  10. This is fabulous! I love all the texture and colors.

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  11. I'm new to mixed media & so many of the products you used are foreign to me! I'm most surprised about the drywall tape though!

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  12. Lovely, I love all the texture in your art journal cover, and although I'm not a mix media person, but I love looking at all the wonderful creations people make. I might just have to break down and try this, you make it sound easy to do. TFS.

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  13. Looks like a fun way to use the gelatos. Nothing like a little finger painting to satisfy the soul. lol Thanks for sharing.

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  14. This is really special and will be more fun to write in as you travel because you made it. I love the great textures you created and the colors you used.

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  15. Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Love all the texture and how the base colors are still seen through the layers. Fafulous! TFS

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  17. Oh my gosh, that is very artsy. I've never done that before. I like the dots.

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  18. I like how the colors come through. This would make a great album for a teen. Nice job.

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  19. love this look - thanks for sharing your tips.
    Sandra ltb

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  20. What an absolutely lovely project. It looks so fun. Love how all the colors blend so well together and the layering. Great ideas.

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  21. Oh all those great layers of textures. I love all the details you wrapped up in one post. Have a great trip, Tobi!

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  22. Oh, yeah.....FUN!!! What a lovely trip you will have and what lovely memories to preserve in this terrific notebook!!! Have a great trip!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    GIVEAWAY: HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  23. It's fun to start a project without having a really clear plan in mind

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  24. Wonderful display of techniques, loved seeing the process pics!

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  25. Incredible textures. My hubby is going to need more drywall tape!

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  26. Great journal! Love the texture and depth. You are going on one of my dream trips!

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  27. My jaw is on the floor! Amazing project!

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  28. WOW - AWESOME journal Tobi - LOVE the colours and textures!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your creative process & inspiration!!!

    I hope you have an EXCITING time filling your journal with fun Irish adventures :)

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  29. Really cool! Love what you did here. I didn't know that they came with stencils too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  30. Wonderful project, you did a marvelous job.

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