Sunday, November 27, 2011

Faber-Castell Gift Box!

WOW the weekend goes fast doesn't it! I hope everyone enjoyed their time and got in some creative time!

Today I have a really beautiful project to share with you from Jennifer Matott. Jennifer is on the design team for Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft blog!

If you're ever feeling overwhelmed with the monotonous routine of wrapping presents, these fun gift boxes could be great for gift cards, jewelry, trinkets, ornament exchanges, cookies and cupcakes, etc! AND it's so fun to create this masterpiece- it will be an extra gift to someone on top of what's inside! Jennifer started with a container box, and sanded it down a little (usually there's a waxy finish and that can hinder the glue or mediums staying permanently).

Next, you apply all types of strips of paper! You could use paper tape, tissue paper, newspaper, maps, sheet music, thin patterned paper- you get the idea! The Textural Accents sampler from Faber-Castell has a good gel you could use. Once your paper application has dried, go color-crazy with Gelatos! Spray them with a mister bottle to get a look that you love- and blast it with a heat gun to speed up the drying time!

Jennifer made these gorgeous flowers using watercolor paper, more Gelatos, Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, and Bubblewrap stamp with the Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black. For extra texture, the leaves were cut out of canvas!

Thanks Jennifer for this inspiration!

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Thanks for reading!
-Michelle








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44 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous box and these flowers are just awesome too. Thanks sooo much for a great tut on this one here. I love Faber Castell products.

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  2. Beautiful box and looks like great fun to make!

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  3. Lovely box! I love the colors and the flowers! Great tutorial!
    DeniseB
    I'm a follower!

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  4. Absolutely Gorgeous gift box, so creative!! Fabulous Faber Castell giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs
    Hazel xx

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  5. WOW, so beautiful. The colors make me happy just looking at them.

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  6. Love that box! Must try this idea out during the week as I've some small presents to package. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  7. What an awesome box and perfect for gift giving. Those flowers are gorgous. Loved the tutorial too!
    MaryBeth

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  8. Gorgeous...must try those flowers...they look easy enough lol.
    Laura

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  9. gorgeous box. love the color and flowers.

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  10. beautiful box, I would be happy to get one like this

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  11. This is wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Box is beatiful,flowers are very nice!

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  13. Gorgeous container and such pretty flowers!

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  14. very sweet box and great paper flowers! Beautiful works.

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  15. Thank you for the great project idea.
    I would love to win the Faber Castell products. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  16. What a beautiful project! Thanks for the chance to win. =)

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  17. What a fab idea! I so love Faber-Castell!

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  18. Lovely box; great vibrant colours and nice flowers. xxx Marianne MW

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  19. The box is so pretty and thanks for a chance to win!

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  20. Love the artsy take out box. Stunning.

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  21. Love the colour of the flowers. Reminds me of a bright sunshiny day.

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  22. omg so lovely, the box is like a mixed media piece of art all on its own! gorgeous!

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  23. Very pretty and creative way to gift wrap.

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  24. This is a wonderful creative container and an awesome way for some get loose creativity!

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  25. Yeah!! I LOVE the cute flowers!! What a fun way to package some gifts or goodies to eat!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  26. These Faber Castell products are fairly new to me. All I have ever used are their pens and pencils, but now I feel the need to get the gels etc!! I love this tutorial!

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  27. Love this beautiful little takeout box! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. This is beautiful! I love the vibrant colors!

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  29. Great flowers and what a fun box!!

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  30. What a gorgeous box and these flowers are just awesome too. Thanks so much for a great fun on this one here. Faber Castell products are superb.

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  31. Gorgeous box... love those flowers! I am your newest follower and a big EBAY fan! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win some Faber Castell products, love them!!!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  32. Amazing work. Gelatos are challenging me at the moment, but i love the markers. Would love to get the rest of the colors.

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  33. So creative! I could never think of things like this! Beautiful!

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  34. the box and the flowers look so beautiful...love it:)

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  35. The box is fantastic. And I love the flowers. Great work!

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  36. The box is fantastic. And I love the flowers. Great work!

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  37. I realize that I'm late in seeing this posat, but I have to comment anyway. I have the good fortune of knowing Jen. She offered a class at our LSS on making this container. It was one of the best classes I've ever taken. So many great techniques & the end creation is fabulous! Thanks for featuring Jen, a very talented lady!

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  38. Love faber-castell products and love this box! Those flowers are amazing!!

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