How to make a stamped vase cozy using Faber Castell mix and match fabric markers and pencils.

Disclosure:  I was provided with product for the purpose of this review

UPDATED:  The winners of this giveaway drawn via random.org are no.12 Sabirah and no.32 Kate Dunn.  Congratulations, I will be emailing you shortly.

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I recently received some fabulous Faber-Castell Mix & Match products to try out.  After days and days of procrastinating as to what I should make with them and perusing every single page of the design memory craft blog, I was doing dishes one afternoon and happened to be washing out a large crushed garlic jar to pop into the recyling bin when I finally had an idea.

Stamped Vase Cozy

The jar was just too big for me to give it up that easily, I knew I could re-purpose it and I had remembered reading that the Mix & Match products could be used on canvas, so I decided to make a jar cozy and turn this great jar into a funky vase.

The products I received were these Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler and Color Gelatos & Clear Stamp kit.

Faber-Castell products
With the various products in the Mix & Match collection you can create some absolutely stunning pieces of work.  I came across this gorgeous artwork on Scrapscene and then this fantastic bird banner (scroll down a bit) on Art Talk (you may want to turn your volume down, there's music).  

Here are the instructions to make the vase cozy:

Step 1:

Using a tape measure, take the measurements of your jar and cut out a piece of canvas allowing an extra 5mm all round for a hem.

Step 2:

Choose a clear stamp and attach to a stampers block.  Fill in the detail on the stamp using the Color Gelatos – you can brush over these with water to create a watercolor effect.  I used 3 colors on mine: The metallic pink gelato around the outside, orange just inside that and yellow toward the center of each wing.  Stamp onto your canvas.

Stamping canvas

I then used the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil in red to highlight the details around the butterfly.  These pencils are permanent, but again, if you brush a little water over the top it creates a beautiful watercolor effect.

Step 3:

Color over a worded stamp using the Metallic PITT® Artist Pen and stamp just underneath the butterfly.  I did this in two stages as the phrase was quite long and I wanted to separate it over two lines.

Stamped phrases

Step 4:

Using a Yellow Gelato in a downright position stamp a few scattered circles around your design.

Adding watercolor effects to canvas

Step 5:

Create a frame around your design using a PITT® Pastel Pencil.  Add highlights using the Metallic PITT® Artist Pen.

Jar cozy

I had a cardboard scrapbooking frame that I used as a stencil to create the frame around my design.

Step 6:

Sew hems on the top and bottom of your canvas using a zigzag stitch to prevent fraying.  Stitch the open side together using a straight stitch to make a sleeve and very carefully wiggle it down over your jar.

The possibilities truly are endless with these amazing products. 

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And with that, I have a GIVEAWAY!

FC-DMClogo2 winners will each receive the same kits that I did to create their own masterpiece: the Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler and Color Gelatos & Clear Stamp kit.

It is very simple to enter, just leave a comment below, ensuring that you leave details on how I can get in contact with you if you are one of the winners.

This giveaway is open to all residents of the United States over 18 years of age and will end on Thursday May 5 at 10am PST when a winner will be drawn via random.org.

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Shannon Woolf April 30, 2011 - 6:08 pm

This would be great to win! [email protected]

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Kim P May 1, 2011 - 6:31 am

What a wonderful way to dress up a container! I love flowers and this is a great way to make it even more beautiful!

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Valerie Stayton May 1, 2011 - 10:59 am

WOW!! That is awesome. Oh pick me please. ;-D
Have a blessed week.

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Amy B. May 1, 2011 - 11:25 am

How beautiful. Love your creativity!

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Becky Dowd May 1, 2011 - 5:48 pm

Love this idea!!!!! You know how to reach me! 😉 But in case you forget- [email protected] I’d love to make something Kitchen-y for the biz! 🙂

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Melanie B May 2, 2011 - 12:22 am

there are some really neat things that have come out for decorating/stamping/scrapbooking etc! Thanks for the chance to win

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[email protected] May 2, 2011 - 4:15 am

I love to craft.

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crystle tellerday May 2, 2011 - 5:03 am

my cousin dawn has a craft room and would like this

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Denise B. May 2, 2011 - 8:05 am

Have a sunny day! 🙂

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Pat May 2, 2011 - 8:14 am

My granddaughter would enjoy this.

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Sharon Harmon May 2, 2011 - 8:53 am

What a wonderful new concept for crafts! 😉

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Sabirah May 2, 2011 - 9:28 am

i would love to win this!

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Sarah Matos May 2, 2011 - 6:11 pm

This would be a awesome win!
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Vanessa May 3, 2011 - 9:52 am

I think these would definitely inspire some new craft ideas for me! Great give-away 🙂

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Theresa D May 3, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Beautiful vase! These sound like great products.

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ashley May 3, 2011 - 9:55 pm

oohhh… new art supplies! how exciting

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Julie L May 4, 2011 - 8:56 am

The heart stamped cozy is so pretty
thanks 4 the giveaway
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Mia J. May 4, 2011 - 10:02 am

I am always looking for new craft ideas. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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Valeen N May 4, 2011 - 11:50 am

Very cute vase and a great idea! Thanks for the fun contest!

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Erin E May 4, 2011 - 3:40 pm

What a gorgeous design! I love the colors. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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Erin G May 4, 2011 - 5:15 pm

This is a cute design! Great craft giveaway 🙂

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Erin D. May 4, 2011 - 5:26 pm

I love the color of the butterfly. The watercolor pencils would be great to try out.

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April May 4, 2011 - 6:07 pm

What a beautiful jar cozy! I’m afraid I’d never make anything so cool but I’d certainly love to try.

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Miranda Ward May 4, 2011 - 6:15 pm

This is a great craft!

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Rachel May 4, 2011 - 6:41 pm

What a beautiful piece you’ve created. I would love to win these tools so I could do the same. Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

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beveanne mckinley May 4, 2011 - 7:05 pm

this sounds like a terrific idea for birthday gifts

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Andi S May 4, 2011 - 8:06 pm

This looks like such fun! I would love to get to create this too!

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Monique Rizzo May 4, 2011 - 8:25 pm

The vase is beautiful,
Thanks for the chance.
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cass May 4, 2011 - 10:31 pm

oh i adore stamping of any kind!
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Gianna May 4, 2011 - 11:24 pm

I would love to win 🙂

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Erin Cook May 5, 2011 - 4:56 am

I would love to win this!
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kate dunn May 5, 2011 - 5:28 am

cool idea! i would love to win 🙂 thanks!

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Veronica Garrett May 5, 2011 - 5:50 am

I love your design. I would love to win these craft supplies. Thanks. [email protected]

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susan smoaks May 5, 2011 - 6:35 am

this is a wonderful giveaway, please accept my entry
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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caryl May 5, 2011 - 6:43 am

Wow, love it! I could really use this and enjoy it!
Thanks for such a fantastic, and unique, giveaway!

spcale at yahoo dot com.

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brittany rebello May 5, 2011 - 6:55 am

This is an awesome craft!

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kathy pease May 5, 2011 - 7:43 am

Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in 🙂
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DanV May 5, 2011 - 8:28 am

We’d have fun with this
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Sand May 5, 2011 - 9:37 am

What a great craft set!

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Tonya Staab May 5, 2011 - 11:49 am

Congratulations Kate, you are the winner of this giveaway.

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Erin Cook May 5, 2011 - 2:31 pm

I would love to win this, what an unique gift!
[email protected]

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Tonya Staab May 8, 2011 - 9:50 pm

Congratulations Sabirah you are a winner of this giveaway.  I will be contacting you shortly.

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