Sunday, September 2, 2012

It's A Banner Day!

It's my first official blog post here at the Rubber Cafe. I am so excited to share a project that grew while I was demoing Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products in the Rubber Cafe booth at the Somerset, NJ Scrapbook Expo.  I met Melissa there and it was a pleasure!  Wish we had more time to chat but they were busy and I had to head home right afterwards.  In the two days I was there, I created individual banner pieces using the Steampunk and Vintage Treasures stamps.  I loved using these images on my projects!

 Here is my finished banner all put together and ready to hang in my art room!  I used canvas, cardboard, matboard, and mixed media paper for the base. 

 I just want to highlight a few of the pieces using the stamps from the two sets.  This one is on a piece of mixed media paper (thicker and more rigid than watercolor paper) using Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers in Black and Nougat to stamp with.  I then used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos in Yellow and Blue sets with water and foam brush from the Lil' Inkerz set.  I also used a stencil to create the hexagons and dots. The gears are from the Steampunk stamp set and the clocks from the Vintage Treasures set.

 Here are a few more close ups of the banner pieces.  Another using Gelatos to stamp with.  I just colored the stamps with a combination of colors and stamped them with a light mist of color on the stamp.

 Peeling away the top layer of the cardboard in a few places gives texture and drama to a piece.  I then colored with Gelatos and stamped too. 

Another piece with stamping and  Gelatos using the foam tool for a bold dramatic look.  The colors are bright and I also used a text stamp that comes with the Steampunk set.

Stamping with Big Brush Markers, washes of watered down Gelato, and colored modeling paste. I used gold and silver Gelatos to color on a mat and then added modeling paste to mix with them to customize the look.  I used that stencil again!

I love the different techniques that I can use with the stamps and hope to have some short videos detailing some of them in the near future!   Stay tuned!

 I hope you enjoyed my project today!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Steampunk & Vintage Treasures
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media paper, cardboard, canvas, sheet music and matboard
Embellishments:  May Arts ribbon; feather
Tools: The Rubber Cafe' Lil' Inkerz
Other:  Crafter's Workshop stencils; Golden Light Modeling Paste, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos ( Blue, Yellow, Red, and Green and Metallic sets); Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Big Brush Marker in Black, Violet & Nougat.


Karen T said...

Wonderful project Jen! I love how you brought in the stamps and all that yummy texture!

Basslady said...

wow! the banners look so stylish and cool! gorgeous!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Dawnll said...

How wonderful Love It!

Creative Mayhem said...

Excellent banner! Texture and layered stamps with those fabulous colors. Love it!