Monday, September 07, 2015

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

Hi everyone, Mou here! I'm back with Take the Challenge with Mou with the September 2015 edition.

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®.

For September, my challenge for you is to alter something, anything you already have.
During our move, a lot of forgotten items were rediscovered. One was this wooden letter "M". I had some paper stuck on it but nothing special. With my stash of mixed media supplies, I decided to alter that letter to suit my current aesthetics. Here's the final result.
Here are the supplies I used to alter my wooden monogram.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools: Gesso, Gel Medium, Whipped Spackle, Texture Luxe™ Gold, Texture Gems™ 3ct Metallics, Stencils 10 ct. 101  and 10 ct. 201 collections,  Gelatos Tool set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: RED set, BLUE set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: BLACK
Others: wooden letter, patterned paper, tissue, string, stamps.

Here's how you can go about altering your letter.
Cover the letter with a layer of patterned papers and seal it off with Gel Medium.
Whitewash with Gesso.
Add texture with circles stencil from Stencils 10 ct. 101 set using Whipped Spackle.
When dry, color with Gelatos®. Blend colors with water. Let some colors drip down.
When dry, rub some Texture Luxe™ Gold to accentuate the texture.

Ink up stamps with BLACK Stamper's Big Brush pen. Stamp all around.
Tie some string to the letter.
Attach some tissue paper here and there to add interest to the wooden letter with Gel Medium. Also attach some patterned paper cutouts.

Choose a bird from the birds stencil from 10 ct. 201 set and apply Whipped Spackle through it. You can choose your favorite stencil that fits the look you are going for.
Using Texture Gems™ 3ct Metallics GOLD, create small dots to embellish the bird. Let dry thoroughly.

Attach a favorite saying to the letter to finish.
Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to this challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Sunday, 9/20 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stencils 201 Collection.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 9/21 to see if YOU won! Good luck to all!


Marci said...

Very pretty letter!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

here is the link to my project

Barb Housner