One of the things I like love about art journaling is there are no rules-
it's your book you can put whatever you want in - there
doesn't have to be a reason behind it, you don't have to write if you
don't want to and you can use whatever mediums you want to use.
Some people do their backgrounds first- I don't and I say whatever works for you!
I certainly do not claim to be the best or the most knowledgeable. LOL
I have never taken art classes so I can only tell you how I do things
and my experience with the products. I will tell you I love art products and
I am SO curious that when I get a new product that I try all types of
surfaces and ways to use it. Something I always use is a pencil -
just a regular #2 pencil, sometimes mechanical and a white eraser.
YES, I erase... A LOT.
When there are a lot of details (like fairies) I go over my drawings first
with a black PITT Artist pen. Then I erase again any lines.
This step is important to me because the PITT Artist Pens have India Ink -
it dries quickly and is waterproof ; I can paint and not lose my lines.
Unlike a permanent marker they do not bleed through the paper-
which is important in an art journal book when I am painting on the back as well.
I used Gelatos, Aquarelles, Twinkling H20's &
What I love about the Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft
line is they all mix and match - I can get the same color in a PITT Artist pen,
as in an Aquarelle water color pencil and Gelato. So you can choose
what to use depending on what
you are doing or what kind of media you are comfortable with.
I like having options - some of my work is very small details
(like eyes) so I like using a superfine nib (tip) to get into really small areas
and larger areas with Gelatos.
The Twinkling H20's and Radiant Rain are translucent so I
used gesso on my entire surface first. I love that these products
shine and give my finished projects dimension.
In this picture you can see the glittery parts - love that!
Now the metallic Gelatos have a glittery effect too but it's just different
- you have to see this in person for yourself to see why
you would need both! They compliment each other!
I am hooked!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos
The little pots are Luminarte Twinkling H20's and the liquid tube is Radiant Rain.
(Uggh - I NEED this in every color now!!! I only have two colors of Rain!)
The shine in the sun and her eye shadow is from the Radiant Rain.
Here is the completed page - inspired by the song "He Loves " by David Crowder Band.
I love that song.
You should try it!
This is post 2 to my countdown!
On Monday I will announce a winner for
my giveaway (now closed) so you have all weekend
to enter! Have a wonderful weekend!
Juiced 3:18 PM
Dream, giveaway conitnued!(now closed)
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Hey there bloggers! So today I want to reveal the entire layout so you
can get a feel for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos and
Creative Imaginations Luminarte Twinking H20's! Seriously I don't know
why I never tried them before! If you have followed my blog for a while
you know I am a Gelato freak! I love them, use them on everything!
The Twinkling H20's is like icing on the cake! YUM!
You can use them on pretty much anything-
paper, canvas, ribbon, resist papers with rubons...And the Twinkling H2o's were the
perfect compliment! It's hard to see in the pictures but if you take a close look
to the girl I drew- see her hair and how it appears to have highlights?
The "highlighted" area is actually the same color as the Gelatos
but because light is reflecting off the Twinkling H20 paint-
it looks like highlights. Seriously, in person,
when it's dry it looks like frosted eye shadow! So pretty!
Both Gelatos and Twinkling H20's are solid.
Gelatos can be used wet or dry -I used a small wet paint brush to get into small areas.
For stenciling I used a dry sponge and Gelatos.
Twinkling H20's have to be wet, mist, wait a few minutes for the paint ot soften
and the mica (shiny stuff!) comes to the top which is
how you get that fun frosted look!
I am trying to incorporate more art into my layouts, because of the theme of this layout
it was especially important to me! Can you read the journaling? It says...
If I could give out any advice it would be to Dream BIG,
explore your interests and never stop learning!
When I was little I was always in trouble for doodling on my schoolwork and making a mess- I would cut up all my papers, magazines, pictures... To this day I can't sit in a lecture or watch TV without drawing, coloring or cutting!
I am super blessed to be able to stay at home and do these things!
Sometimes I even paid for what I do!
So if you love something... Dream BIG!
I hope you enjoyed this post - if you have any questions about
these products or techniques please leave it in the comments section.
And don't forget my giveaway (now closed) to celebrate making 500 posts!
This is post
By the way all the resist papers and stencils are from
(And if you are not- you are still in the right place!)
*** I was super excited to get to play with all these wonderful art supplies thatI just got carried away making projects and then I didn't know what to show you for this blog hop post! I mean should I show you how beautifully the Luminarte and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products compliment each other like on this page from my art journal?
Or how easily you can use Gelatos™,
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Water Color Pencilsand Twinkling H2o's to
make a layout using Paint it! papers and Existencils?
Or how fabulous it would be to use the Twinkling H2o's
as the perfect eye shadow?
You can see it is a perfect compliment to
my art journal pages made with with Gelatos™ and PITT® Artist Pens.
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win! Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will each be giving away a $50 prize pack! The blog hop will end at midnight on August 31st. The two winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on September 4th.
Announcing my countdown to 500 posts Giveaway!!(now closed)
I am so excited to share this giveaway(now closed) with you!
I am counting down 5 more posts away from my 500th post!
When I started blogging I had no idea what I was doing-
(I still don't, lol)! Becasue of this blog I have been blessed to work with
some amazing companies that have been generous with me and I have met
some amazing ladies so I want to pass on some of those blessings! So here is my giveaway-
Value over $100.00!!! (Did you notice that non scrapping item in there?) ***
Ways to enter- (leave me a comment for each so I count each entry):
To be eligible you must become (or already are) a follower on my blog
let me know by leaving a comment on this post. ***
Post about this on your blog and/or facebook page and leave me a link in another comment on this post. One entry for each! ;)
*** "friend request" me my facebbok page
http://www.facebook.com/#!/rita.barakat.1 (Dont even get me started on how I spent hours trying to get the"like" button on my site! Like I said sometimes I still don't know what I am doing! uggh!) Come back and leave me a comment with your FB name, that you did it. *** Comment on post 3- will be posted August 29th
(I am not counting post 4 as that is a blog hop and has it's own giveaway!) *** Comment on post 2, will be posted August 30 ***
Open to those with a US shipping address only this time– sorry my international friends!
This givaway runs Aug 27-Sept 2, 2PM CST
Giveaway will be announced on Sept 3rd On my 500th post!
*Giveaway now closed*
Any questions? Leave it in the comments!
And thanks for following and encouraging me,
did I mention you look fabulous today?
You do. :)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos
and Creative Imaginations Luminarte
to make over a composition notebook! Check it out here !
AND if you go comment on my post and you could win blog candy!
Also today I have this card
over at Love My Tapes blog! Love that lace tape!
The pattern paper and that cute laser cut paper is from
TaDa Creative Studios!
I had a lot of fun coloring this with
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Pastel Pencils!