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.
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.
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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