Monday, August 19, 2013

Blog Hop with Faber-Castell and Penny Black

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 we’ll be sharing projects using Penny Black stamps.  Check out their crafts HERE and leave them some comment love for a chance to win three stamps from their newest release, Colorful Christmas.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog too for a chance to win a $50 prize pack! 

Hey, Faber-Castell and Penny Black fans, today we are having something fun here. I'd like to share a project featuring my favorite products from Faber-Castell - Gelatos, Water Color Pencils and Stamper's Big Brush Pens. The super cute girl image I used is from Penny Black. Here is my mixed media postcard and some quick steps to show you how I made this project.

First, crumple a piece of tissue paper that is slightly larger than 4"X 6" then cover the 4" X 6" water color paper with the tissue paper using Gel Medium. Let it wrinkle to show the texture then apply a thin layer of Gesso on the background. Dry it with a heat tool.

Scribble various colors on the background with Gelatos and use wet pen brush to spread the colors.  Wash your pen brush before you work on different colors. Dry the background with a heat tool.

Lightly rub the background with different colors of Gelatos. This will pick out all the wrinkles and creases. Use blending tool to blend the Gelatos into the background.

Color the stamped image with Aquarelle Color Pencils.

Cut out the image and use PITT artist pen to color the edge.

Paste the image on the background using Gel Medium then cover the image and background with Glaze to protect the surface and make the glossy appearance.

Paste the stickers on the image and background after it is dry.

Please try these fun techniques and use these great products from Faber-Castell and Penny Black when you get a chance.

For more inspiration, please hop over Alexandra and AJ's blogs if you haven't done so.

Be sure to check Penny Black and Faber-Castell blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win 3 beautiful stamps and a $50.00 mystery prize pack.

Thank you for stopping by. Happy crafting!

Mehsia ^_^

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  1. Thank you for the great tutorial. I adore your background and was wondering how you did I know :-). Your project is so cute and fun.

  2. Great postcard. I love the tissue paper background and the coloring with the vibrant gelatos.

  3. wow, great step up photo's of your project. love it, thanks for sharing the deets on how to get the look.

  4. Oooo, this is so pretty! Thanks for the fab tutorial!

  5. Thanks for the fabulous tutorial! I haven't tried tissue paper yet but I keep reading about it. I really want to try it! I love how you added the wings band the heart! Stunning art!

  6. HOW COOL!!!!!!!! THANKS for showing us your technique!!!!! VERY INTERESTING!!!!:) AND SUPER JOB!!!!!!:)

  7. Wonderful creations Meihsia. Love all the texture :)

  8. Unique describes this card perfectly. Love the color combo.

  9. This is lovely, sooo much work gone into it x
    TFS x

    hugs sally x

  10. Thank you so much for the step-bystep---so very helpful!Beautiful creation!

  11. Stunning! I love the color on the textured background! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  12. oh how cute!!! i just loved your postcard so much thanks for the inspiration. xoxo

  13. Wow Meihsia you have show cased all those products fabulously, looooove the background, great tutorial, thanks for sharing..

  14. 天生的藝術家 作品構圖令人驚豔 了不起呀!