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Video Tutorial: 10 Gesso Techniques


Good Afternoon everyone!

I am starting a Video Tutorial series exclusively for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft featuring different products used in many different ways! My first video shows 10 Gesso Techniques!

Here’s the video:

 Here are some views of the project:


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Hope you enjoy the video tutorial!



Life’s a Journey Card

This card is for a very special Uncle of mine. After years of counseling children at risk, he went back to school and got his degree in social work. Now that he’s graduated (yay), he’s started job hunting. He’s been running into dead ends everywhere! I wanted to make him an encouraging card about how life’s a journey and we don’t always know where it’s headed…

Now, back to the card. It measures 8 x 3.5 and used CTMH vintage travel papers, barnyard red, bamboo and colonial cardstock. The vintage travel paper is torn at the bottom and ink distressed with cocoa. I also used the cocoa ink to spongedaub the entire perimeter of the card. I machine stitched around it as well. The main image is from catslife press in cocoa and the letters for the title “journey” are CTMH storybook in lowercase. The barnyard red corners are just take from a square cut diagonally. The bamboo brads are heat embossed with Ranger distressing embossing powders in vintage photo. This particular embossing powder does not have a raised texture after being heat set, instead it is made to look like rust or weathering. I LOVE THIS STUFF!!! I used it in several other places as well. I added hinges and a key from Tim Holtz mini grungeboard accents and used the distressing powder on that as well! The black brads holding the hinges in place are bitty brads from CTMH.

I sure hope my Uncle likes his card! I’m having a hard time parting with it!