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Summer Sun Collaboration: Day 1

June 9, 2014

As the summer sun begins to rise and the temps heat up, what better way to beat the heat than crafting!  Join us all this week for a special collaboration with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. We’re sharing fun projects here on our blog using Paper Crafter Crayons and Double Scoop Gelatos AND you’ll find projects from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft designers on their blog featuring our stamps.  We want you to join in the fun, too, so don’t miss the giveaway details at the end of this post.


Elizabeth kicks off the summer fun with a stunning “Les Petites” card box.


Create a 3 ¾ x 5 3/8 x ¾ lidded box with mat board. Cover the pieces with painter’s tape to reinforce the seams and add overall texture. Paint both pieces with Faber-Castell Gesso. When dry, apply Double Scoop Gelato in Snow Cone equally to the lid and box then blend with a damp cloth. Paint with Faber-Castell Gel Medium. Next, apply Double Scoop Gelato in Metallic Melon on both pieces with the heavier concentration placed on the lid and blend.


Ink Dotted Fusion with Faber-Castell Gesso and stamp on all four sides of the bottom portion of the box. Tip/Hint: To achieve an even application of gesso to the stamp, apply gesso with a brayer.


Die cut “Dots” from white cardstock and trim into 3 equal strips. Coat each strip with melted dark aqua Paper Crafter Crayons. Attach the strips to the edge of the box lid using Faber-Castell Gel Medium as an adhesive.


Die cut three large flowers (Pinwheel) and three small flowers (Tweet Things) from white cardstock. “Smoosh” each flower into melted puddles of Paper Crafter Crayons. (See melting tips below.) Apply Faber-Castell Glaze to each flower and let dry. Accent the centers of the smaller flowers with white brads and attach to the centers of the larger flowers with dimensional foam tape. Affix the finished flowers to the box lid with dimensional foam tape. Tip/Hint: After the melted Paper Crafter Crayons have been applied, paint the backs of the larger flowers with black acrylic paint. This will add a professional finish to any visible parts of the flowers that overhang the lid.


Fill your custom, hand-designed box with an assortment of cards and envelopes from Penny Black’s Les Petites collection.



Tip/Hint: An inverted iron can be used as a “hot plate”. Cover the bottom of an iron with tin foil and prop between wood blocks. This will allow you to use the melted Paper Crafter Crayons in two ways. First, the Paper Crafter Crayons can be scribbled on the hot surface to create multiple molten puddles of wax to dip or “smoosh” die cuts into (as used with the flowers shown above). Second, for more precise control, an image or die cut can be placed directly on the warm surface and the heat will penetrate through the paper and melt the Paper Crafter Crayons directly on the desired spot as you color. This technique is great for flowers with leaves when you want to control color placement. Here is a finished example using Penny Black’s Creative Die “Dainty”:


A white cardstock die cut of “Dainty” was placed on the “hot plate” iron. Orange and yellow Paper Crafter Crayons were colored directly on the surface of the flower heads. Two different tones of green Paper Crafter Crayons were then used to color the leaves and stems. This direct-to-paper coloring/heat technique was also used for the dotted aqua strips. Tip/Hint: To avoid unwanted blending, change the tin foil between color applications.

Download complete project supplies and instructions by clicking HERE



Are you ready to win a full set of Paper Crafter Crayons and three stamps from Penny Black?  Simply leave a comment each day this week here and on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog to be entered to win.  And for a bonus entry, be sure to “like” our Facebook page and the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft page and leave a comment there, too! (Giveaway closes Sunday, June 15th at 11:59 PST.) 

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238 Comments leave one →
  1. Connie Schulz permalink
    June 9, 2014 2:28 am

    I like the idea with the iron. It makes interesting options to play with.

  2. June 9, 2014 3:00 am

    Fantastic creations. I think papercrafters crayons might be my next obsession

  3. mikeslittlesis permalink
    June 9, 2014 3:21 am

    The flowers are beautiful. I would love to try this technique.

  4. June 9, 2014 3:41 am

    very beautiful project, Love these two great companies. What a great week its going to be!!

  5. Pat Mellinger permalink
    June 9, 2014 3:43 am

    I love Faber-Castell products but have never use the Paper Crafter Crayons. I am looking forward to trying them out. The tips were great. How do you keep from burning your fingers when you color the cutouts on top of the iron? I have used gelatos and really like working with them but I’m not sure what the double scoop gelato is.

    • June 9, 2014 5:07 pm

      Hello Pat. When working on top of the iron I use tweezers to lift off the image. The direct-to-paper with the crayons also eliminates having your fingers by the hot wax. The Double Scoop Gelato is a larger version of the regular Gelato. They are great for covering large areas as well as using for multiple applications. Twice the goodness in one stick.

  6. June 9, 2014 3:46 am

    What a great combo of products!

  7. Dianne Crowe permalink
    June 9, 2014 3:47 am

    Pretty flowers, great idea will have to give it a try.

  8. lisascreativeniche permalink
    June 9, 2014 3:50 am

    oh wow, how cool are these! What an awesome technique!

  9. June 9, 2014 3:57 am

    Great Idea. It looks fantastic.
    Hugs, Susanne.

  10. June 9, 2014 3:59 am

    What an awesome post filled with techniques! Love it!

  11. Michel E permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:04 am

    Love this project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  12. Sandra Christie permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:06 am

    Sent from Slchristie


  13. jenscull permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:21 am

    what a beautiful look! thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

  14. blueyedscrapper permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:26 am

    What an awesome technique!! Definitely on my ‘must-try’ list!

  15. Amy R permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:33 am

    What a cool idea.

  16. Marliese Zimmerman permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:39 am

    Love Faber Castell Gelatos, now I’ll have to try Paper Crafters crayons.

  17. Davinia C. permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:43 am

    Lovely flowers, great technique!

  18. KT Fit Kitty permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:50 am

    Fabulous technique – would love to try this!

  19. Sue D permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:52 am

    Beautiful colors and texture on the box and great tip about the iron.

  20. April Lopez permalink
    June 9, 2014 5:30 am

    What fun. I love learning new techniques

  21. Kailash permalink
    June 9, 2014 5:32 am

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful techniques and all these cool ideas!!!

  22. judka permalink
    June 9, 2014 6:01 am

    Finally, a fun use for my iron!! The flowers are absolutely stunning. Who wouldn’t love to receive this lovely box with hand made cards inside?

  23. June 9, 2014 6:02 am

    Great much fun!

  24. Michele Washburn permalink
    June 9, 2014 6:24 am

    Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing these nifty techniques!

  25. Kristen V permalink
    June 9, 2014 6:25 am

    Looks fun so thanks for this chance to win!

  26. Sharon Roselli permalink
    June 9, 2014 6:29 am

    Wow I was never interested in the crayons before but now that I see what they can do I gotta have them.

  27. June 9, 2014 6:30 am

    I really love the melted crayon look. I haven’t played with the paper crafter cratons yet, but after seeing these techniques, I think it may be my next purchase.

  28. June 9, 2014 6:32 am

    The flowers are stunning n vibrant..very interesting Too !

  29. Lisa permalink
    June 9, 2014 6:43 am

    What a great idea!, as always love Elizabeth’s design. Would love to have a set of those crayons.

  30. Pam T. permalink
    June 9, 2014 7:01 am

    Love learning new techniques! Beautiful

  31. Janet Cobb permalink
    June 9, 2014 7:03 am

    Love the card box! Thanks for sharing the new techniques!

  32. June 9, 2014 7:07 am

    I knew I was keeping that iron around for some reason other than as a door stop. I have to try this idea. Sounds like fun. The box is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Alexia Misso permalink
    June 9, 2014 7:08 am

    Fabulous card box project! Amazing melting technique, thank you for sharing!

  34. Alexia Misso permalink
    June 9, 2014 7:10 am

    Liked Design Memory Craft and Penny Black Facebook Pages via Alexia Misso. Thank you for the chance!

  35. June 9, 2014 7:13 am

    Happy to now be following you on Instragram…as well as here and on FB and Twitter too! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful new techniques….this one is especially interesting! I also wish everyone best of luck in the chance of winning your amazing Giveaway! Thank you Penny Black! 🙂

  36. June 9, 2014 7:28 am

    The card box is gorgeous – I need to try this (personally I love just the front on view of it as the front of a card too)! But this crayon melting iron technique is very intriguing, the whole concept is very cool but I truly love the effect – would love to find a video tutorial for this 🙂 I sure hope I’m fortunate enough to win this amazing prize – thanks!

  37. Tasha F permalink
    June 9, 2014 7:32 am

    This is so coll! Thanks for sharing!

  38. Marty Robinson permalink
    June 9, 2014 7:37 am

    Another new technique! Love the look. But that means I have/get to buy more stuff to try it. Thanks

  39. June 9, 2014 7:42 am

    Love the melted crayon look. This is one of my favorite things to do with kids, something pleasing about the smooth crayon feeling. Thanks for fun!

  40. June 9, 2014 7:44 am

    These products are so versatile. Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. barbara lassiter permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:06 am

    I hate to iron, but this looks to be a lot of fun. A neat technique…for sure! Love the box! Those flowers are amazing!

  42. June 9, 2014 8:09 am

    Penny Black, you are an inspiration!

  43. mariana permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:09 am

    Nice technique!

  44. ColleenB. - Texas permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:10 am

    what a beautiful and wonderful technique

  45. Donna Whitten permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:10 am

    This sounds like a fun week!!!

  46. Kelly permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:11 am

    Awesome project!

  47. Polly permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:12 am

    Love the look of the finished project. May not need an iron … temps in low 90’s this week! ; )

  48. Sue McKenzie permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:18 am

    I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these crayons. This is going to be fun to try.

  49. Donna Mc permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:20 am

    Looking forward to trying these techniques. Thanks!

  50. June 9, 2014 8:21 am

    Such a wonderful give-away opportunity and your showcase is simply stunning!

  51. Linda Tupper permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:21 am

    I’ve never worked with crayons before but I am so loving the technique you have shown. Using the iron is an idea I would never of thought of. Great products.

  52. Heather permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:23 am

    Can’t wait to try this

  53. Kathie B permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:24 am

    What an elegant card box! It would make a lovely gift…

  54. Melinda C. permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:25 am

    Wonderful tip for using your iron that is never seems to get used for its original purpose! 🙂

  55. Anne Biesterfeld permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:35 am

    Awesome products. Would like to add them to my collection of crafting supplies.

  56. Kathy weber permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:36 am

    I love the pinwheel dies. I’m ordering one.

  57. Lynne Ward Wallace permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:36 am

    Looking forward to playing with this cool technique

  58. Ruth Siegel permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:37 am

    Just beautiful. Great ideas. I would love to win.

  59. Trisha permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:39 am

    Love this card box and thanks so much for the instructions.

  60. June 9, 2014 8:39 am

    Wow so generous wow.

    I would love love love to win xx

  61. Maria permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:40 am

    What great idea’s,never thought about using my iron for crafting 🙂 Lovely work.

  62. pelArgoNNiA permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:41 am

    I feel the urge to destroy some crayons! The box is gorgeous!

  63. knurse22 permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:42 am

    Oh, I would LOVE to win these new crayons! And this post reminds me that i MUST pull out my gelatos and play with them, too! Thanks for some great ideas today, as always!

  64. Pat Preszler permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:43 am

    Great techniques and projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win some treats!

  65. June 9, 2014 8:44 am

    gorgeous project!

  66. jen Barnett permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:47 am

    I like the box and am really looking forwards to the ideas from this week. It’s very hot and humid here in Spain.

  67. June 9, 2014 8:50 am

    This is fantastic! WOW… I love the box and the flower. Just WOW!

  68. June 9, 2014 8:50 am

    What a clever idea with the iron!! And love the affect with the wax on the flower petals! Such a perfect box to fill with stationary made with Penny Black images! Am pinning this idea! Thank you!

  69. Clelie permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:51 am

    Enjoyed the tutorial using Paper Crafter Crayons…have some and don’t know how to use them on projects! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  70. Danielle Bartnik permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:52 am

    Cute project, and I think the tips/hints are great and will be very useful to know.

  71. Joyce permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:57 am

    These cards are great! Thanks for sharing the amazing tips.

  72. Rufred permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:59 am

    How fun!!

  73. Rosemary D permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:02 am

    elizabeth’s box is gorgeous… the flowers are so vibrant!

  74. Jeanie Gregory permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:04 am

    Great box idea and thechnique with the crayons! Thank you
    I would love to win anything from Faber Castel and Penny Black!

  75. June 9, 2014 9:06 am

    Great colorful project. Love Faber Castel products!

  76. Ania P. permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:11 am

    great technique, TFS

  77. Michelle V. Alkerton permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:12 am

    Cool techniques! Would love a chance to play with these.

  78. Lynn (toomanycrayons) permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:24 am

    Would love to play with the new techniques and materials you described today.

  79. Pam Cates permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:25 am

    I am really looking forward to all the new ideas to be had during this week. Thanks for all the great projects!

  80. Debbie Porter permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:28 am

    I can’t wait to try this project! All I need are the tools listed above. Hint! Hint!

  81. June 9, 2014 9:30 am

    Wow! Cool ideas.

  82. Lucinda permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:32 am

    I would love to win. Thank for the great giveaway.

    • Lucinda permalink
      June 9, 2014 9:33 am

      Love the iron technique . Thanks for shareing.

  83. bethann d permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:36 am

    what a hot idea!! can’t wait to try this out


  84. Beverly permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:40 am

    Cool technique with melting the crayons on the iron!

  85. June 9, 2014 9:40 am

    Thank you for showing us! I have been wondering about the different ways to use the Faber-Castell Artist Crayons! I LOVE their RICH pigment! Thank You!!!!!:D

  86. June 9, 2014 9:44 am

    What a collaboration!! Wonderful products and great techniques (as always)!! Very generous give-away.

  87. Linda permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:45 am

    Nifty idea! Can’t wait to give it a try! Would regular crayons work just as well?

  88. June 9, 2014 9:47 am

    I’m so excited to see this new (to me) technique! <3kimberly

  89. Pat Gasko permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:50 am

    Penny Black has the coolest ideas. Can’t wait to try this technique!

  90. Judy B permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:51 am

    What beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  91. Jeannie Evans permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:53 am

    What a fabulous new idea! Now this I have to try.


    Jeannie E.

  92. June 9, 2014 9:58 am

    Finally … a fun use for my iron!

  93. Donna M permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:01 am

    i’m so excited to win this prize. I just bought a package of these crayons and was looking for a project, this was perfect timing! Thank you for the opportunity to win! I just love and appreciate your tutorials!

  94. June 9, 2014 10:02 am

    Fabulous technique and gorgeous project. Thanks so much for sharing, and also many thanks for a chance to win the fabulous prize!

  95. June 9, 2014 10:12 am

    Love the textures, layers. New to mixed media. How fun, giveaways! Hoping.

  96. June 9, 2014 10:14 am

    Penny Black + Faber-Castell = perfection

  97. June 9, 2014 10:17 am

    Cool, or should I say, HOT idea!!! Will definitely give this a try…love it!

  98. Leap Year Baby permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:22 am

    Love the projects and use Faber-Castell and Penny Black products all the time. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the week projects will be.

  99. Tamara D. permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:30 am

    Great technique! Would love to try this!

  100. Rebecca Reynolds permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:31 am

    Gorgeous Ideas and great techniques! Love my gelatos. Always looking for more ideas for them.

  101. snazzy jj permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:31 am

    Love slap sticks and the iron-hot plate is genius.

  102. Mei Sukhu permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:36 am

    Always wanted to learn new and different techniques, thanks for sharing these great ideas.

  103. June 9, 2014 10:38 am

    Interesting idea.

  104. Miriam Prantner permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:40 am

    Love these gorgeous bright colors! Wonderful piece, looking forward to a great week!

  105. Jan Eamer permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:49 am

    Just love all your stamps designs

  106. Debbie G permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:50 am

    I would love to try these techniques

  107. Bonnie kasper permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:50 am

    Doesn’t look too difficult. Can’t wait to try. Colors are awesome! Love it.

  108. PatB permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:56 am

    Wow! I love the new crayons. Such rich and vibrant colors.

  109. Michele aka Goat Girl permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:12 am

    I love this project and the new products!

  110. maureenchandler permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:16 am

    This looks like a fun new project – thanks so much for the chance to win!

  111. Anne Fletcher permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:17 am

    Such exciting colors and techniques — very different and creative!

  112. Jane Van permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:19 am

    Thanks for the idea using the iron.

  113. Gloria Estes McKeever permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:27 am

    This is exciting! One question…what temperature did u use on the iron?

    • June 9, 2014 5:11 pm

      Hello Gloria. I have a small craft iron that only has an on and off with one temperature. If you use a home iron you may want to protect the surface with tin foil and set the temperature relatively high so the Paper Crafter Crayons will melt.

  114. Jennifer permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:28 am

    Wow what a cool

  115. Yvette Williams permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:38 am

    Love when I am introduced to new techniques. Thanks for that. Cool.

  116. Linda Miller permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:43 am

    Very interesting technique. Love learning something new.

  117. June 9, 2014 11:47 am

    This looks fun! Real fun!!

  118. Mary Lou permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:58 am

    Can not wait to practice that Melting Tech. Looks like fun!

  119. June 9, 2014 12:04 pm

    This is so timely for me – I’ve just bought some Gelatos!

  120. cjs permalink
    June 9, 2014 12:04 pm

    Wow..I have never seen this before…looks very fun to try!

  121. Susan in AK permalink
    June 9, 2014 12:05 pm

    What a great technique! Beautiful results!

  122. Lois permalink
    June 9, 2014 12:09 pm

    Always like to try new products and techniques.

  123. June 9, 2014 12:20 pm

    WOW! I’m excited to try this new product and technique!

  124. Kristi permalink
    June 9, 2014 12:24 pm

    What a wonderful project

  125. June 9, 2014 12:26 pm

    What an awesome technique!

  126. June 9, 2014 12:30 pm

    I like to use an electric skillet lined with aluminum foil to melt crayons. Just draw on the foil, drop the paper on top, tap with a paper towel, and pull a print.

  127. Sharlene Piscitelli permalink
    June 9, 2014 12:43 pm

    Love this technique!

  128. Lynnette permalink
    June 9, 2014 12:46 pm

    Fun! Can’t wait to try it!

  129. June 9, 2014 12:54 pm

    What a great technique!

  130. June 9, 2014 1:09 pm

    An iron?!! Knew I would find a use for it someday! :o) Thanks for the great techniques!

  131. June 9, 2014 1:29 pm

    Great tutorial and tips … especially when using Gesso!

  132. June 9, 2014 1:37 pm

    So creative!

  133. Cyndy permalink
    June 9, 2014 1:38 pm

    Oooo! Lots of cool techniques in one project! Thanks for the good information about using all these products.

  134. Nancy permalink
    June 9, 2014 1:41 pm

    Love the new techniques and products from Faber-Castell.

  135. Linda Dykstra permalink
    June 9, 2014 1:46 pm

    Penny Black … I love you – would like my whole world to be wrapped up in you!

  136. Jacqueline V. permalink
    June 9, 2014 1:47 pm

    Love all the cool ideas and neat techniques. It’s never ending!

  137. Cathy permalink
    June 9, 2014 1:56 pm

    Just love all the cool techniques since I do have gelatos and PB stamps, to play with.

  138. Nancy Macintosh permalink
    June 9, 2014 2:18 pm

    2 great companies love PB and Faber Castel can’t wait to see more, I love the melting technic.

  139. Jill Sharp permalink
    June 9, 2014 2:26 pm

    This is so cool. Thanks Elizabeth.

  140. kiaretta permalink
    June 9, 2014 2:27 pm

    What a great technique. I’ll have to do it

  141. Beth Taylor permalink
    June 9, 2014 2:32 pm

    What a great technique–love the vibrant colors…

  142. Carla Hundley permalink
    June 9, 2014 2:59 pm

    Great work and it would
    be fun to try the crayons.
    Carla from Utah

  143. Rena Stephens permalink
    June 9, 2014 3:18 pm

    Haven’t tried these techniques but love the look and look forward to trying them. Love Penny Black products and appreciate the tips and ideas you share.

  144. Karen Freeman permalink
    June 9, 2014 3:22 pm

    Love this. Want to give it a try. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.

  145. Teresa Godines #6857 permalink
    June 9, 2014 3:24 pm

    So pretty. I just love the colors of the flowers. TFS

  146. June 9, 2014 3:43 pm

    LOVE the Paper Crafters Crayons! Thanks for sharing these techniques!

  147. gurian6 permalink
    June 9, 2014 3:47 pm

    Looking forward to trying these techniques. And I really like the idea of using an iron as a hot plate! Thanks for this opportunity to win these products.

  148. Ruth permalink
    June 9, 2014 3:55 pm

    This is a new technique for me. I’m anxious to try it

  149. June 9, 2014 4:12 pm

    Interesting! I wasn’t aware of the crayons and melting them

  150. Jennyfer l permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:21 pm

    Wow! These are some bold colors and I love it!!! Ha! Something new learnt today:-)

  151. June 9, 2014 4:44 pm

    I just love these creations… love the technique with the iron, must attempt to try!

  152. Lissa permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:46 pm

    These are just ,amazing, I love learning new techniques, and “NEEDING” new tools!! (Ha)

  153. Denise Bryant permalink
    June 9, 2014 4:55 pm

    Awesome card box! Gorgeous colors! Thanks for the tutorial on the crayon and iron technique!

  154. Barb Housner permalink
    June 9, 2014 5:32 pm

    how fun – great project thanks for sharing

  155. Robin B. permalink
    June 9, 2014 5:47 pm

    Gorgeous card box! I love the colors and flowers, thanks for sharing.

  156. Dianne K. permalink
    June 9, 2014 6:22 pm

    Wow loved this and a chance to win some goodies!!! Thank you, dianne

  157. pai permalink
    June 9, 2014 6:35 pm

    wow! so cool!

  158. June 9, 2014 6:44 pm

    Love the look of the melted crayon. The tulip-is really neat!

  159. June 9, 2014 6:46 pm

    Wow……. paper crafters crayons can’t wait to try that technique beautiful cards.

  160. June 9, 2014 6:47 pm

    Hoping to perfect my Gelatos technique….. Love the collaboration between Faber-Castell and Penny Black !!

  161. Iris Soscia permalink
    June 9, 2014 6:59 pm

    Love how the “smooshed” flowers turned out. Fun technique.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  162. Jules permalink
    June 9, 2014 7:20 pm

    I learn something new each time I read this blog! Thanks for sharing!

  163. Tina permalink
    June 9, 2014 7:27 pm

    Fascinating technique…looks like fun!

  164. June 9, 2014 7:42 pm

    Beautiful project!! Love those bright flowers, great technique. 🙂

  165. June 9, 2014 7:49 pm

    I’m loving all the fun colors along with penny blacks adorable stamps! Luv it:)

  166. Sherry W. permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:03 pm

    Like being a kid again. Thanks for the chance to win.

  167. June 9, 2014 8:10 pm

    Very new to crafting and finding card making seems to be what I enjoy most. I am really excited to try this new technique. 😉

  168. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:28 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial! Wonderful projects!

  169. Joyce Soo Hoo permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:54 pm

    What a neat technique. Love to try it.

  170. Penny Laschanzky permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:55 pm

    wow, these are neat looking and you’ve provided a lot of tips!

  171. Jeanette Hebden permalink
    June 9, 2014 9:13 pm

    So looking forward to trying this new technique.Love being able to use products in different ways.

  172. June 9, 2014 10:39 pm

    Thanks for the written instructions for this lovely box! I’m all thumbs when it comes to heat, so I’ll be trying this when I get an assistant and we can both do it together. Great techniques! Thanks for the chance also!

  173. irene G. permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:04 pm

    I might actually have to buy an iron now! lol Thanks for a great project.

  174. mgmeredith permalink
    June 10, 2014 12:05 am

    I am looking forward to winning your wonderful giveaway. LOL

  175. June 10, 2014 12:19 am

    Beauttiful colours and project! (all colours I like to use…)

  176. June 10, 2014 12:37 am

    This looks amazing, the flowers are beautiful.

    Kat x

  177. June 10, 2014 1:28 am

    Great projects, the flowers are wonderful. TFS.

  178. Judy Marion permalink
    June 10, 2014 3:38 am

    What fun it would be to try out these great products. The cards posted are terrific!

  179. mjmarmo permalink
    June 10, 2014 4:16 am

    Beautiful! Will have to try this!

  180. Sharon Field permalink
    June 10, 2014 4:51 am

    Wow, Wow, Wow!! Love to play with new products and techniques! Great ideas and cards… would love to win!

    • Sharon Field permalink
      June 10, 2014 5:00 am

      Gosh… that’s a beautiful box ,LOVE the technique and result!

  181. TracyM #6773 permalink
    June 10, 2014 5:03 am

    FABULOUS box, LOVE the colours & textures with the DELIGHTFUL dotted flourishes and the BOLD & BEAUTIFUL flowers – WOW – LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and your VERY COOL crayon melting technique too 🙂

  182. Leanne S permalink
    June 10, 2014 6:17 am

    Very interesting!

  183. Debbie V permalink
    June 10, 2014 7:21 am

    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS — gonna have to give this technique a go 🙂

  184. Cathy V. permalink
    June 10, 2014 8:42 am

    Gorgeous – love the new ideas!

  185. June 10, 2014 9:56 am

    Love the “smooshed” flowers. Some great ideas here for putting that craft iron to use!

  186. stampslot permalink
    June 10, 2014 10:00 am

    That’s a great looking background and I like the flowers, too. Thanks for sharing your methods. Love it.

  187. Nancy permalink
    June 10, 2014 1:53 pm

    Great ideas – thanks

  188. June 10, 2014 2:16 pm

    I need to try this…the result is stunning.

  189. June 10, 2014 2:43 pm

    Great projects.

  190. Patt H. permalink
    June 10, 2014 3:07 pm

    Fantastic colored flowers! I really like this technique.

  191. Ronda McElvany permalink
    June 10, 2014 4:08 pm

    Love that look on the flower. Would love to try it!!!!!

  192. ggnurse permalink
    June 10, 2014 4:29 pm

    Truly amazing work by Elizabeth with such helpful tips!

  193. Jacquie Siemens permalink
    June 10, 2014 4:51 pm

    colours are so rich. enjoy your site.

  194. June 10, 2014 5:34 pm

    Wow!! Amazing project!!! Love the cool idea!!

  195. Victoria H. permalink
    June 11, 2014 5:19 am

    Gorgeous technique what a lovely result!

  196. Susan Knoblock permalink
    June 11, 2014 6:31 am

    So glad I started following Penny Black. Love all the ideas

  197. June 11, 2014 7:38 am

    Love! gonna have to try this technique!!!!

  198. Barb Adams permalink
    June 11, 2014 7:42 am

    I can see how this melting technique could be addicting!

  199. June 11, 2014 8:29 am

    Pure awesomeness 🙂

  200. jpscraps permalink
    June 11, 2014 9:35 am

    Great card and technique!

  201. Amy Marshall permalink
    June 11, 2014 10:14 am

    Great technique! Maybe an iron is not my enemy as long as it is in the craftroom!

  202. Janie T permalink
    June 11, 2014 10:34 am

    Love the box. Cool technique.

  203. Denise Sullivan permalink
    June 11, 2014 12:34 pm

    This is so beautiful. I really enjoyed learning how to do this project. Thanks for sharing.

  204. Patty lippart permalink
    June 11, 2014 1:59 pm

    Such a pretty card.

  205. Shari C permalink
    June 11, 2014 2:01 pm

    Love this technique and can’t wait to try it!

  206. Louise permalink
    June 11, 2014 2:46 pm

    I love the results of this technique. The colors are so vibrant and smooth. I would love to try these crayons and use them with the wonderful Penny Black stamps (I am in love with them), and you have given me the opportunity to win them. Thanks so much.

  207. Melody permalink
    June 11, 2014 4:26 pm

    I lok the color combo. The design shouts summer.

  208. laura mm permalink
    June 11, 2014 4:53 pm

    Great project! TFS 🙂

  209. bowbates permalink
    June 11, 2014 5:58 pm

    I really like all the texture and pattern on the box – and the flowers are just beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  210. Di W permalink
    June 11, 2014 11:22 pm

    These are really fun vibrant creations. Thanks for the doing the giveaway.

  211. Chiara permalink
    June 12, 2014 12:10 am

    Great coloring technique

  212. jules permalink
    June 12, 2014 6:38 am

    Thanks for sharing the new technique. I may have to invest in some “crayons”

  213. Patricia Vickers permalink
    June 12, 2014 7:00 am

    What a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.

  214. cottagerca permalink
    June 12, 2014 1:11 pm

    great off the page project , nice presentation of the faber castell

  215. Glenda Dopking permalink
    June 12, 2014 1:49 pm

    What a great project! The flowers are bright and just make you want to open the box. Great instructions. I love the whole idea of melted crayons and have to get some and try this. Penny Black can outfit any project layer by layer! Thanks for sharing.

    Glenda D – 2CraftyCanadianPaws

  216. rains permalink
    June 12, 2014 6:50 pm

    Oh how I love that box! Hope to try this technique. I hadn’t heard of the crayons before and love the possibilities.

  217. June 13, 2014 12:34 am

    Not only is this a gorgeous finished project, but you wrote a fabulously detailed tutorial. thank you for that!

  218. puffinliz permalink
    June 13, 2014 1:42 am

    Yeah! Loving all these wonderful techniques to try!

  219. Gabriella B permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:19 am

    Amazing texture

  220. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:24 am

    Lots of great tips and hints! These projects are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  221. Maureen Hayes permalink
    June 13, 2014 7:47 am

    Wow, this is really stunning, and the technique with the iron is so creative!

  222. catpom permalink
    June 13, 2014 10:04 am

    Thanks for sharing these fantastic techniques.

  223. Pam (nedlnut) permalink
    June 13, 2014 11:12 am

    Another technique on the have to try list!

  224. Gavi Slutzkin permalink
    June 13, 2014 1:20 pm

    Really cool idea, the whole project and love the colors!

  225. Susan permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:52 pm

    THese Faber-Castell products are amazing with the Penny Black stamps. I love the wax smooshing to get those beautiful flowers. What a great textured box!

  226. June 14, 2014 12:53 am

    Excellent bold colors for the summer!

  227. Christine W permalink
    June 14, 2014 3:50 am

    Great technique! I love the dimension it gives to the flowers.

  228. ruby t permalink
    June 14, 2014 2:20 pm

    What a great idea to decorate a box. The gesso over stamp technique creates a good contrast. I would love to try the melting color ideas too. Thanks

  229. Flo permalink
    June 14, 2014 7:30 pm

    Love the background. Great giveaway. The colors look interesting. Thanks.

  230. Kelly Flaherty permalink
    June 14, 2014 9:31 pm

    The colors are stunning together! I must make some of these flowers and have enough on hand to use on different projects. They are simply yummy!

  231. Dana permalink
    June 15, 2014 12:41 am

    I love the idea of using the iron. For once I won’t hate getting it out. I love the card box and how you used the Gelatos on it. Thank you for reminding me that things I use every day can and should be beautiful. I’ll have to step up my game on my card boxes!

  232. Sandy Small permalink
    June 15, 2014 1:02 pm

    Interesting idea with the iron.

  233. June 15, 2014 1:17 pm

    I remember using the iron to melt crayons in grade school!!! Thanks brings back fun memories

  234. July 4, 2014 8:45 am

    Fantastic project! Thanks for the tinfoil on iron technique tips for melting!

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