Monday, April 04, 2016

Take the Challenge with Mou, April 2016 Edition on the Design Memory Craft Blog

Hi there! Welcome to the fourth Take the Challenge of 2016 with Mou!
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 ONE winner from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. 
We are already into April! Spring has sprung. Nature is renewed and young again. So, how about creating something that relates to the new and young for your challenge?
I decorated the above paper mache chick as my take for this challenge. We have lots of farms around here and the new hatchlings are just ADORABLE! Follow along as I walk you through the steps.

I found her in Wal Mart. You can find such pieces in other places as well, especially around Easter.
Start with a coat of gesso.
The feet were lightly glued on and easily removable. Remove them or color around the base with Gelatos® color Iced Coffee. Blend with wet brush.
Color the body with Gelatos® colors: Buttercream, Banana, and a touch of Orange Soda.
Blend the colors with gesso. Color the beaks and feet with Gelatos® colors Orange Soda and Tangerine.

Color the eye with Gelatos® color Chocolate and Textural accent Chalk Board Paint.
Add finishing touches to the chick with gesso.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: Banana, Buttercream, Chocolate, Iced Coffee, Orange Soda, Tangerine
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gesso, Chalk Board Paint
Other: Paper Mache Chick
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, 4/24. Since, many of you will be on Spring Break, I wanted to give you an extra week this time.

We will pick TWO winners randomly to win any FOUR OPEN STOCK GELATOS® COLORS OF YOUR CHOICE.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 4/25 to see if YOU won! Good luck to all!


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