Today is the start of a fabulous blog hop between Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and 100 Proof Press! We are very excited as this is our first collaboration with them! Hop with us today for a blog hop packed with inspiration and techniques!
We also have PRIZES for those who participate. Be sure to visit and leave a comment on each designer’s blog. When you are finished, comment on the company’s blogs to be eligible for the following great prizes:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away a $40 prize pack, and 100 Proof Press will be giving away a $30 gift certificate!
Want an extra chance to win some prizes? Tweet Design Memory Craft at @DesignMemCraft about a technique you learned on the hop for a chance to win their NEW Stamper’s Big White Pen! Or like 100 Proof Press’s Facebook page (https://console.mxlogic.com/redir/?2ehpsjvuodELcIICzB4QsCOsVHkiP2DeXrO5qBunNrifQN6ZOUmzmHFsbh-B2Ubr84fyn69x2C8ELffFIfL8LfLLfCyATvAXTLuZXTKrKrFIt1idXHhHlRqfQFOVJNZAQsCQmm3hOed79EVsd7bVJ5MS2_id47EiDW1EwB2sqCV-7PNo_pgdFCQn3qbPbbbMUsr6_PziGQo for a chance to win the calendar you saw on this hop!
The blog hop will be open until MIDNIGHT on OCTOBER 26th, and the winners will be announced on OCTOBER 29th on the company’s blog/twitter.
If you arrived here from Jennifer Matott's blog you are on the right track. I have also included a full list for the hop should you get lost along the way.
I have created a steampunk Halloween tag for the hop using the fabulous SKULL image from 100 Proof Press, Faber-Castell Gelatos and Pastel Pitt Pencils.
To create my background I used green and black Gelatos and I have included step by steps to make it a little easier to follow.
These are the products I used for my background. A background stamp, any detailed background stamp is perfect for this technique, black and green Gelatos.
The Gelatos have a lovely creamy texture and are so easy to apply direct to a stamp. Apply the lightest colour first which in this case is green and then add areas of black.
Once your stamp is covered with colour spritz with water and then press your tag onto the background stamp. I found that I could decorate two tags with the same ink as the pigment is so good, simply spritz once again and press a second tag onto the background, obviously the second stamping will be lighter in colour but still looks very effective.
Here is one of the tags I decorated using this technique, I decorated several tags, some to use at a later date. Gelatos are also fabulous when used over an embossed image. Simply emboss your background stamp with clear or white embossing powder and apply the colour over the top, blending the colours with your finger. You can also make your own spray with the Gelatos, simply take a plastic container, apply some of the colour to the container straight from the stick and then add water to the colour and pour into a spritz bottle and you are then ready to use with your stencils or directly onto your card.
I stamped the SKULL image onto white card and coloured with the Pastel Pitt Pencils, they are so soft and rich in colour and you can smudge with your finger to blend, which I love! I also added white highlights to the SKULL's teeth using a white pencil and once I had adhered the skull to my tag I added black pencil around the skull and smudged with my finger.
To add to the steampunk feel I added clock keys to the top of each skull and a mini sprocket to an eye on each of my skulls. I also added BOO to the head of each skull and 31 using a wooden circular number, again colouring the outside of the number with the green Gelato.
A Happy Halloween plaque has been added to the bottom of my tag for a little more interest, again coloured with Gelatos, applying the colour directly to the plaque, spritzing with water to blend. I also added a small skull to one corner.
Your next stop on the blog hop is Colleen McGinty.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the blog hop and good luck. Tracy x x
BLOG HOP LIST:
100 Proof Press http://www.100proofpress.com/_blog/Blog
Tiffany Johnson http://iheartartblog.com/
Jen Matott http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/
Tracy Evans http://craftaddicts-tracyevans.blogspot.co.uk/
Mou Saha http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com/design-memory-craft/