Faber-Castell & Waffle Flower Inspiration Week - Day 3 - [Video] How to Add Texture & Color to Card Using Gelatos

on May 13, 2015
Hello everyone! Welcome to day 3 of Faber-Castell and Waffle Flower Inspiration Week! We team up with our friends at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft to bring you an entire week of mixed-media inspiration! Blog-hop-badge-Faber-Castell-Waffle-Flower We have Mayline here today! DesignTeamHeadshots_Mayline Hello everyone, it’s Mayline here today to share. Faber-Castell has amazing products; there are watercolor pencils, Crayons, Pastels, Pens, and so on. I believe that the most innovative product from Faber-Castell is Gelatos. Gelatos are very buttery so you can easily blend them like Pastels using fingers without water. They are also watersoluble so they can be used to create watercolor effects. How great is that?! I am fully in love with the Gelatos. They also work well with Waffle Flower products! Let’s take a look at my projects.

Project 1

It was my first time trying to create a mixed-media project using Gelatos and Textural Accents Whipped Spackle. I did not know what to do or how to apply them. So I watched tutorials on YouTube and found many techniques. I used simple techniques on my first card. textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch Here are a few pictures to show you how easy it was to create the background for the card. textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch-steps
  1. Use washi tape to create stripes on cardstock.
  2. Apply “Lemon” Gelato; blend with finger.
  3. Mix Whipped Spackle with "Lemon" Gelato; apply to the left side of the card base; let dry.
  4. Apply a random coat of Whipped Spackle for additional texture; let dry.
  5. Peel off washi tape.
As a result, I made a textured yellow-striped background. Here are some close-ups: textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch-closeup-1 textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch-closeup-2 textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch-closeup-3 textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch-closeup-4 I used three different ink colors to create a blended look on the petals. It is a fast and easy technique and here are a few pictures to show you how. I used A Bunch Stamp Set , A Bunch Die and Spring Blend inkpad, the color numbers are 4(Sweet lilac), 5(Pretty Peony) and 6(Rose Bud). doily-congrats-card-by-mayline-flowers

Project 2

I had fun getting messy with the Gelatos and Whipped Spackle on my second card. I used Doily Circle Die from Waffle Flower as the stencil for this technique. doily-congrats-card-by-mayline Here are a couple of close-ups: doily-congrats-card-by-mayline-closeup doily-congrats-card-by-mayline-texture And a quick video to show you how I made the card. Watch it here or on Waffle Flower's Youtube Channel here. http://youtu.be/mud88qPYZoo I used A Bunch Stamp Set & A Bunch Die (flowers), Congrats Die (sentiments), Doily Circle Die (yellow background), Pattern Play Stamp Set (banner) from Waffle Flower, and Gelatos (Lemon, Guava, Bubble Cum, and Metallic Melon) and Artist Pens (SILVER 251 and Gold 250) from Faber Castell faber-castell-products   That’s all for today. I hope you like my mixed-media projects and are inspired to make something yourself. --- Mayline Thank you for sharing your amazing cards with us, Mayline! We loved watching the video!  

Blog Hop Prize

waffle-flower-crafts-logo-RGB We have prepared a $50 gift certificate to our store as this week's prize! A random winner will be drawn from comments left on all the postings for this event! Enter before 11:59 pm Eastern on May 17, 2014. The winner will be announced on May 18. Don't forget to check out Design Memory Craft Blog and their Facebook for more inspiration and prizes! See you tomorrow!

[WIW Video] Simple Hand Stamped Notebook Cover - Sabrina Alery

on April 22, 2015
DesignTeamHeadshots-Sabrina Hello everyone, in this week's Watch It Wednesday, Waffle Flower design team member Sabrina brings you another fun & easy DIY project to try! Watch-It-Wednesday-square Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

[Video] Simple Glue Bound Journal

Watch it here or in HD on Our Youtube Channel http://youtu.be/IbdhbBUr-p4 Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset SUPPLIES
Thank you for sharing with us today, Sabrina! Your notebook would make a great gift for a friend too! ;) We hope you can find time to create and make something today!

[WIW Video] A Wedding Card from Start to Finish with Tessa Wise

on April 15, 2015
Hello everyone! In this week's Watch It Wednesday, Waffle Flower design team Tessa is sharing a wedding card from start to finish! DesignTeamHeadshots-Tessa

[Video] A Wedding Card from Start to Finish

Watch it here or in HD on Youtube https://youtu.be/ErfouobJOOA

Finished Card

Wedding 1


Wedding 2


Gemstone Stamp Set Doily Square Stamp Set Doily Square Die Set Spring Blend Ink Pad (7)

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Cart Summary

Your cart is empty

Meet the Team!

New video tutorials go up 3-5 times a week thanks to these wonderful ladies!

Try these!

  • Amazing Word Die
    Amazing  Word Die Amazing  Word Die
  • Beauty Log Stamp Set
    Beauty Log Stamp Set
  • Birthday Fishes Die
    Birthday Fishes Die Birthday Fishes Die