If you are new to this blog, let me fill you in about Take the Challenge. Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. We will pick TWO winners from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
My February challenge for you is to create any project about your favorite beverage. It could be a brand of soda you love or a coffee mug someone gave you... you choose! I'm a tea drinker. It's a ritual without which my day is incomplete. I also have special tea cups to set the mood for my indulgence. So, I did an art journal page about it.
The supplies I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Grape (BLUE set); Lavender (RED set); Black Cherry (STEAMPUNK set)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pens: BLACK
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots
Others: Sizzix Bigz Die Tea Time; die-cutting system; cardstock, art journal, old book page, stamp
And here are the steps.
Start by attaching an old book page to the art journal page using Gel Medium.
When dry, apply a coat of Gesso to the page leaving certain words out.
Color the page with Gelatos® colors.
Stamp randomly by inking background stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen.
Diecut the tea cups and stack them as shown. Attach to page with Gel Medium.
Lay stencil on the right half of the page and with palette knife from the Gelatos Mist Maker Set, apply a thin coat of Texture Luxe Gold paste.
Add shadowing and details to the tea cups with Gelatos®, Gesso, Stamper's Big Brush pens, and PITT Artist pen.
Rub a little Gelatos® color on the top left corner of the page, spray with water using misting bottle from the Gelatos Mist Maker Set and let it drip down.
Here's a close-up of my page.
Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to the challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 2/13 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 2/16 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!