Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You are the Best Tag using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft


Today, I used another set of the fabulous Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.  This time, I used the Stamper's Big Brush Gift Set to make my resist background on my chipboard flourish and the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors to make another muted background.  I am loving the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors because they make it really easy to make these muted backgrounds.
Here's an up close view of the flourish.  I used one of the provided clear stamps that come in the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors packs for the resist technique.
So, how did I do the resist technique on the chipboard flourish?  Take a look below:
I started with Versa Mark ink and the clear flower stamp that comes in the red set of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors.  I randomly stamped onto the chipboard flourish.
Next, I sprinkled white embossing powder on the the chipboard flourish and then tapped off the excess.
Using a stamper's heat gun, I heated the powder until it became shiny.  Make sure to wave the heat gun and not concentrate it in one place for too long as it will warp and burn.
You can see the raised embossed area above.
Next, using the Stamper's Big Brush Gift Set brush in red, I just started applying it.  The tip allows you to get into small crevices.  Or you can use the side of the brush to cover large areas at once (see below).

Next, I started adding more colors.  When I do the next step, the blending will happen and it won't look so divided up.
Taking a kleenex, napkin or paper towel, start rubbing and blotting the excess ink.  Now that flower pattern comes through!
The final product!
If you missed out on the video and step by step instructions on how to make the muted background, check out THIS POST.

All in all, I liked the Stamper's Big Brush Gift Set.  They pens are easy to use and are very juicy.  I love how easy and quick it was to cover this chipboard flourish. I was pleased with how the resist technique came out.

Pros:  Lots of great coverage.
          Pen nibs are very fine, allowing for placing color in tight corners and along edges.  Very useful            for using with chipboard shapes.
          They blend nicely, are waterproof and don't bleed through your papers.  They are also archival.

Cons:  I wanted to use these with my rubber and clear stamps to apply different colors to my stamps but I could not get a good image to come through.  There may be a trick I am unaware of that makes these work well with stamps, but I do not know what it is.  I even tried breathing on the stamp right before stamping to moisten it but it still wouldn't work.

From Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft:

Mix & Match from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft makes designing with color simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors will work beautifully together. Perfect for all your design, memory and craft projects.




The Stamper's Big Brush Gift Set includes a spectrum of Mix & Match color collections for the avid stamper. Fifteen vibrant inks that can be blended on stamps to coordinate with any project color scheme. Packaged in a convenient and stylish slide-out storage box for in the studio use or easy on-the-go use.



Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors are creamy sticks infused with brilliant color.  The color slides easily onto papers and can then be dissolved with water to create watercolor effects, or left to dry for vibrant bursts of color.  Try stamping with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors, or apply a field of color and use a stamp to remove the color.  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors work wonderfully on flocked papers and embellishments too!  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors are acid-free and odorless. 

To learn more about Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, check them out here:

Website:          http://www.designmemorycraft.com
Blog:                http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com/design-memory-craft
Twitter:            https://twitter.com/#!/designmemcraft
Pinterest:         http://pinterest.com/designmemcraft

Disclosure:  I was compensated for my time to design and create this project and provided with samples to use.  This is my unbiased opinion.

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33 comments:

  1. Love this! I really want to play with the resist technique and versa mark will surely be a part of it :)

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  2. Another fabulous project using this technique - TFS I think a visit to Michaels is in order :-)

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  3. Hi! Design Memory Craft here. There actually is a trick to adhere the ink to the stamp. All you need to do is prime your stamp with an eraser. Try it! You might be surprised:)

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  4. What a Fun and Fabulous project!!TFS

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  5. Oh my goodness what an awesome tag and the technique is fantastic I love how your step by step instructions will make it possible to try something like this. Thanks so much and am so very glad that you had such a great time and so much fun kiddo you deserve it!

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  6. Wonderful project...great technique! Lee-Ann :)

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  7. That is such a beautiful project! You inspire me to try new things that I had never considered.

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  8. Your instructions make this seem so easy. I haven't done much embossing, but I think this has inspired me to give it a try.

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  9. What a beautiful tag! I think just after your two beautiful projects, I may have to check out those gelatos! Love the idea of the embossing & then adding color.

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  10. Beautiful resist design. Love the way your colors blend.

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  11. Pretty, pretty tag...can't wait to try the tech....

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  12. Wow. Neat technique and now we know how to make them work thanks to Design Memory craft coming on and leaving the comment on how to make it work with stamps. TFS

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  13. I love it when you demonstrate new techniques with different products. I am always afraid to purchase them until I know exactly what to do with them and how to use them. You do that job for me and I REALLY APPRECIATE IT! Thanks so much.

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  14. This idea is amazing! Thank you for sharing it. I'm still new to the embossing part of this so I don't know what I can do yet.

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  15. Love your tag and thank you for introducing these new FC markers. Not seen them.

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  16. I love this tag and the step by step instructions are great. I was thinking of possibly doing it in all black and making it a tag for a graduation present to resemble a tassle

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  17. Your tag is so pretty! I am going to try this technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  18. Oh my gosh that very pretty, and what a great tag for fall. Thanks for showing us how to use the products. Thanks for all you do and share,God bless you and yours.
    1205love@gmail.com

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  19. Such a Pretty Tag! And thanks for Showing how you made it! :0)

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  20. Super project! I just got some Gelatos and was looking for more tutorials. I appreciate all you do.

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  21. I am working on re-organizing my "Studio" to make it easier to start on Christmas Gifts... Love the Spring Cottage cartridge give-away this week. It is high on my wish list. Dzy

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  22. Don't know if this area is where I leave a comment on my favorite Lite cartridge, but here goes....I like the Lite Recess although I do not own it....someday!!!! Also love the Lite Lacy labels. Joan JSMK426@yahoo.com

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  23. I really like the roses. I have some embossing ink, but never used it the way you did. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I love the lite cartridges, I just love cricut and everything about it. I don't know if I have a really favorite one, but I like Lacy labels to cut out big background pieces. have you seen Spectrum Noir inks and if so what do you think about them. I tried to win on ebay and lost.

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  25. Wow! Your chipboard flourish is beautiful! I am glad you showed step by step photos with instructions. It was wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  26. Love the new cartridges but my favorite has to be Quilted Christmas. So many options in this one. Sue L.

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  27. I just want to thank you for all the inspiration you send my way.

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  28. Would love to add the Quilted Christmas to my collection. It would make beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing your projects.

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  29. I like the Quilted Christmas cartridge. I would love to own the To the Cabin cartridge. I would use it a lot. Thanks for your blog.

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