"No Place Like Home" A Fresh Coloring Book for the Home Lover

"No Place Like Home" A Fresh Coloring Book for the Home Lover
This Coloring Book was featured in the TV show Make It Artsy.

"Farm Fresh" Printable Coloring Book

"Farm Fresh" Printable Coloring Book

Monday, May 04, 2015

Take the Challenge with Mou, May 2015 at the Design Memory Craft blog

Hi everyone, Mou here with the fifth Take the Challenge of 2015.

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 May prompt for you is SPRING. Create anything you like that relates to spring in some way. Here's my art journal page.
 
 
On this project, I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools: Gesso, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe™ Gold, Whipped Spackle, Texture Cards, Gelatos Mist Maker Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101 collection: Dots
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Blueberry, Cotton Candy (BLUE set), Margarita Mix (TROPICAL set)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pens BLACK
Others: Sizzix Die Watering Can; die-cutting system; art journal, patterned papers
 
And here are the steps.
 
 
Apply a moderately thick coat of Gesso to prime the journal page. While still wet, color with Margarita Mix Gelatos color. Create a texture pattern using Texture Card # 8.
 
 
In a bowl, mix about 3 parts water and 1 part gesso. Add in Blueberry and Cotton Candy Gelatos colors by cutting a little off with the palate knife. Mix well.

 
With a drip dropper, drop a generous quantity of the above mix and let it travel around by turning the journal page in different directions.

 
Go back in with the same Texture Card to accentuate the texture further.


Apply Whipped Spackle through the Dots stencil. Let dry. Rub in some Texture Luxe Gold with your fingers around the page. When the page feels dry, drip in more of the liquid mix prepared above.

 
After the water dries, Add diecut watering can and some handcut water drops with gel medium. Let dry.

With PITT Artist pen, outline the elements, doodle and journal on the page. Again, drip in more of the liquid mix to finish.

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, 5/15 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Cards.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 5/18 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

4 comments:

Ruby Craft said...

Love your watering can full of may flowers and your beautiful blues in your texture filled background. You make the texture tools look fun to work with.

Sarah Elisa said...


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Anonymous said...

Just love that textured background. Wonderful instructions especially with the photos!

Anonymous said...

Love the way you mix colours and textures to create beauty.