Hello, crafty friends and welcome to the Taylored Expressions
Blog Hop! Can I just say, it's a match made in Heaven, my friends! If you stumbled along to my blog, you're in for a treat as you keep up the hop. There is so much inspiration in this fun 2 day hop!
Let's get started, shall we? I had never used the Gelatos before, but I am officially in love. . .possibly obsessed with these sweet little babies! For my first project I colored and rubbed those Gelatos all over a canvas. When I had the background the way I liked, I sprayed some workable fixative over the project to ensure it didn't smudge.
The Chalk Board Paint is just as fun, people! So many possibilities! I painted on some Choice White cardstock, and after each application I heat set it so that it would dry quickly. I ended up putting about 3 to 4 coats all over the cardstock.
Once I was done painting, I used the Banner Stacklets 2 die
to get my panel. I stamped my sentiment from the Taylored Expressions
set called Shade Tree Scriptures
. That set is filled with beautiful sentiments. The next step was really fun. I made a stencil from the flower die from the Branches, Banner & Bloom die
, and used the Pastel Pencils to color the flower. It's such a great technique on the Chalk Board Paint, and really gives it that chalkboard look! One of my favorite memories as a kid in elementary school was when the teachers would let us use different colors of chalk on the chalkboard :)
I used the other dies in the Branches, Banner & Bloom die
set to make the vines and added some lace ribbon. I just love how the finished project turned out :)
Stamps: Shade Tree Scriptures
Ink: Craft White, Vintage Photo distress ink
Paper: Choice White, SU Garden Green, SU Blush Blossom
Accessories: Faber-Castell Chalk Board Paint, Faber-Castell Gelatos, Faber-Castell Pastel Pencils, TE Banner Stacklets 2 die, TE Branches, Banner & Bloom die, spray fixative, canvas, lace trim, foam tape
Here's a closer look at how vibrant those Pastel Pencils are on the Chalk Board Paint.
Here are a few more projects I made with the products:
I used a watercolor brush with the Pastel Pencils, and stamped the image using the Stamper's Big Brush artist pens.
Before you head off on the rest off the hop, there is a giveaway!
Simply comment on any (or all!) of our Blog Hop posts from April 24-April 25. For each comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two fabulous prizes: One lucky winner will receive a $75 Faber-Castell prize pack of Gesso, Glaze, Gel Medium, and 10 new Gelatos Double Scoops and one lucky winner will receive a Taylored Expressions stamp set and die of choice! Comments close Sunday, April 27 at 8pm PST.