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Faber-Castell USA is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is part of the global network of Faber-Castell companies operating in countries such as Australia, Brazil, and Malaysia.

Faber-Castell is celebrating it's 250th Anniversary this year! Today Faber-Castell is world renowned for its high quality, professional art supplies in the Art & Graphic line, as well as its fine writing instruments and accessories in the Design, and Graf von Faber-Castell product lines.

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween

Spooky jewelry

Use your design memory craft pitt artist pens on shrink plastic to make spooky Halloween jewelry!

Attach to wire, cord add beads and your spooky style!

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Colleen McGinty Colleen has a rich, eclectic style that she has honed during her 12 years she has worked in-house with us at Faber-Castell. She has been using our products with amazing results on all her paper crafting projects for years! You can also find her on Etsy.


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12 Days of Christmas Inspirations Day 3: Peace Joy Love - Mixed Media Canvas

Peace joy love canvas by Daniela Dobson

Hello, Daniela Dobson here with a Christmas themed mixed media canvas.


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1. Start by covering your canvas with torn pieces of sewing pattern using Mod Podge. Paint some areas with white acrylic paint.

2. Add  Pistacio, Lime, Green Tea and Speramint Gelatos™  to the edges of the canvas and blend using your finger.

 

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3. Add ink using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Nougat (BB#178) to the back of a rubber stamp and stamp randomly on the canvas. Add washi tape and more white and taffy paint. Add Lemon and Cotton Candy Gelatos™  to the center of the canvas and blend using your fingers. Draw circles using Metallic Classic PITT® Artist Pens Gold (Gold#250). 

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4. Cut tree shape from a cup sleve and add color using Lime and Green Tea Gelatos™. Add dots using Stamper's Big White Pen (BB#101). Adhere to the canvas and add star pin to the top and a bow from hemp cord to the bottom.

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5. Cut words from double sided adhesive and adhere to the canvas. 

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6. Add gold glitter to the adhesive words. Color wood veneer stars with Metallic Classic PITT® Artist Pens Gold (Gold#250) and Silver (Silver#251) and adhere to the top of the canvas. Stamp stars using Stampers Big Brush Pen Cobalt Turquoise (BB#153).

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Daniela

 

Supplies list:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®

Color Gelatos® 4ct - GREEN 

Color Gelatos® 4ct - YELLOW

Metallic Gelatos®: METALLIC

Metallic Classic PITT® Artist Pens -  Gold PITT® Artist Pen (Gold#250), Silver PITT® Artist Pen (Silver#251)

Mixed Media Sampler: BLUE - Stampers Big Brush Pen Cobalt Turquoise (BB#153)

Mixed Media Sampler: GREEN - Cotton Candy Gelatos®

Stamper's Big Brush Pen: BLACK (BB#199)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen: NOUGAT (BB#178)

Stamper's Big White Pen (BB#101)

Mixed Media Sampler: RED - Stampers Big Brush Pen Pale Geranium Lake (BB#121)

 

Other supplies:

Canvas 8 x 10

Therm O Web Adhesive

Impression Obsession stamps (French Ledger, Swirl Trees)

Plaid paint Taffy, White

Washi tape

Maya Road star pin

Wood Venner stars Studio Calico

Hemp cord

Sewing pattern

Starbucks cup sleeve

Silhouette Cameo

Glitter

 Mod Podge

 

Daniela DobsonMy name is Daniela and I live in Dallas, TX. I am married to Peter and we have a little boy, Alex, who is 4 years old. He keeps me busy and my days are filled taking care of him. I have been scrapbooking and stamping for over 10 years. I love recording every day moments, especially now, with my son. I like using a variety of products and techniques to create lasting memories.

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.:A birdhouse:.

 Hi there!
It´s Katarina here again, and today I´m going to share with you a cute little altered project I did last night.

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This is such an easy project to do, the birdhouse made of veneer,  I found at a local flowershop, and all I did was to decoreate it and bling it up a bit.

As a first step I wanted to give the house a nice structure, so I added some Gesso from the Textural Accents sampler pack, and after that I used my Pitt Artist Pen® Big Brush  Warm Grey V274, (from the Mix & Match, Mixed Media sampler- Neutral) my inking tool, and a template to make a nice touch to the birdhouse surface.

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After that, it was all about adding decorations and glitter.... and I love adding flowers to my altered projects, especially tiny roses and rosebuds, these rosebuds have a small brushstroke of Gelato™ Lavender on the edges. I love to curl the flower stems, and I usually curl them around my smallest  watercolour brush.

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 I also used some seambinding ribbon, and to get the colour I wanted, I mixed Gelato™ Metallic Mint, and Cotton candy.

I smeared some of the Gelatos™  on to a crafters sheet, and added some water before I smeared it all into my ribbon.

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when the ribbon was dry all I had to do was to tie a cute bow onto the birdhouse.. and Tadaa.... all done :)

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Materials used:

PITT Artist pen®  Big Brush- warm Grey 274

Gelato™ lavender

Gelato™ Cotton Candy

Gelato™ Metallic Mint

Template-The Crafters Workshop

Flowers-Prima Marketing

Flowers- Orchid Crafts

Twine- Colour seaweed- The Twinery

Seambinding ribbon,

Patterned Papers- My Minds Eye, All is Bright

Glitterglue

 

Thanks for the visit, I hope that you will have a happy Crafty Day!
//Katarina

 

 

 

 

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Blog Hop Winners

Blog hop oct 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Ann Jobes (blog hop winner) and @lorispills (twitter prize pack winner)!  You're the winners of our blog hop with 100 Proof Press.  Please email your mailing address to naoko@fabercastell.com.  Thanks! 

100 Proof Press winners: congratulations to Lynda and Miriam!  

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An Easy Colorful Gift for the Holidays

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Hello, it is Susan here today to share with you a quick and easy way to make a personable gift idea to give someone this Christmas. We love sparkling fruit juices in our family at Christmas and so when we go to visit peoples’ home we like to share some with them. Here is a quick gift bag that you can make to make sparkling juice even a little more fancy!

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1.  I started with a plain fabric gift bag that you can find at most crafts stores.

2.  Using the  Faber-Castell PITT artist pen big brush and a stencil I created a pattern. I used my Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Crafter’s Workshop Stencil here. 

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3.  To add some color to the handles of the bag I used Faber-Castell Gelatos – red. After coloring a line of red on the edge, I dipped a water color brush into some water and then worked the color throughout the band until I was happy with the consistency.

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4.  Using a good adhesive I stuck on some trim to tie everything together. I also took the Faber –Castell PITT artist pen – copper, and wrote some meaningful words on. 

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Remember Christmas colors don’t always just have to be RED & GREEN!

Have some fun and think outside the box! You will have SO much fun!!!

Have a wonderful and COLORFUL day!

~Susan K. Weckesser

 

SusanSusan K..Weckesser is the founder and owner of Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Susan has been teaching, selling crafts and painting for twenty-six years. She also is a freelance writer/designer, editor, photographer and poet. Her work has been published with the magazines Canadian Scrapbooker, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook News & Review, & Canadian Living. 

 

 

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Guest Design Team Call!

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We’re having our third Guest Design Team Call (January 2013- April 2013)!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is a leading manufacturer specializing in high quality art supplies including pens, color pencils and watercolor pencils for art, crafts, scrapbooking and papercrafting. 

Our Mix & Match concept is centered on color coordinated palettes and mediums that are designed to make medium and color coordination a cinch for crafters. 

We are looking for talented designers to help promote our brand for design, memory and papercraft applications from January 2013-April 2013.  The successful applicant will need to work well with deadlines and consistently produce projects of high standard. 

As part of the Design Memory Craft Guest Design Team you will:

  • Receive a surplus amount of Design Memory Craft products including the new products
  • Have the opportunity to be featured regularly on the redesigned Design Memory Craft blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • We may also approach you about buying the original piece for tradeshow use.

Responsibilities:

  • Create a card, layout, or a mixed media project to post on the Design Memory Craft blog. 
  • Maintain your blog and link to Design Memory Craft’s website/blog.
  • Follow the guidelines provided by Design Memory Craft

Please send us the following information by November 16, 2012 2pm EST via email to naoko@fabercastell.comwith ‘Design Team Application’ in the subject line.

***Please note that late submissions will not be accepted***.

  1. Name, address and e-mail address.
  2. Short biography
  3. Links to your blog
  4. 1 project with step by step directions. *please note- your personality is important to us.  Show us who you are!
  5. Finally…like/follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/DesignMemoryCraft), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/designmemcraft/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft )!

The Guest Design Team will be announced on November 19th, 2012. 

 

 

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A layout for my baby boy

 

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Hi there!

Katarina here with today's guest designer blog post.

I´m having such a fun time being on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Guest Design team, and with my second blog post, I'm going to share a small video showing off how I worked this cool page about my baby boy.

I wanted to capture the energy my boy has in to the page, and I love this stencil with all the sprockets.. and being a mother of an energetic child it needs a big machinery of good nerves, a
fast lane to the ER and a big loving heart.

I hope that you will enjoy my video..

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Materials used:

Gelato™- Bubblegum, Lavender, Boysenberry

Pitt Artist Pen® Green Metallic 294

Pitt Artist Pen® Silver 251

Pitt Artist pen® Big Brush Warm Grey
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Mix & Match Textural accents

Templates-The Crafters workshop

Patterned Papers-October Afternoon

Epiphany Crafts- Star shape tool

 

Have a nice day!

Katarina

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Katarina Damm-Blomberg lives in the beautiful Aland Island archipelago- Finland, with her husband and two adorable children.  By day, she's a deputy Superintendant and also an art and crafts teacher in a nine-year compulsory school, and by night she's an avid scrapbooking and mixed media artist. She also design for Hobbyworld.se, The PaperHaus Magazine, The Twinery  and WOW Embossing US.

 

 

 

 

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An Art Journaling Video with Miae

Hello everyone!

Miae here with another Faber Castell Design Memory Craft® project to share with you. Although I’m primarily a scrapbooker I also enjoy making art journal pages. Today I’ve got a video (my first ever!) that shows my art journaling process.

I used my Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, PITT® Artist pen, and Metallic Gelato™ to create my page. Enjoy!

 

Supply List

Stamper’s Big Brush Pen #153, 133, 146, 143

Essential PITT® Artist Pen #199 S, M

Metallic Gelato™  Silver Ice

 

Other Supplies

Hampton Art bird mask

Recollections heart punch

Inkadinkado bird stamp

Gesso

Gel Medium

 

MiaeMiae Rowe Sometime ago I discovered this thing called scrapbooking and it's fair to say I'm an addict! I love color, I love texture, I love putting all that together! Life with my Aussie husband and our 2 daughters is full of plenty of adventures for me to photograph and get creative with...fodder for the fuel!

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Fall Fabric Wreath

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I have so many memories of of my dad---always wearing his khaki pants.   So in remembrance of him, I opted to create this fall fabric  wreath made from a pair of his favorite khakis.   And as part of the Faber-Castel Design Memory Craft Mix & Match design team....I found this project to be good craft therapy plus Faber-Castell makes the medium and color combos a cinch for any level of crafting!

Kathy Peterson Inspired Kahki pants with gelatos and indian ink pens Step 1 copy

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Step one:  Lay the pants flat on work surface and cut one pant leg off.  Next, cover  your work surface with plastic and lay the cut pant leg flat.  Combine various Gelato TM colors together by rubbing the sticks onto the fabric surface.  NOTE any color combo will work so mix it up to make lots of multi-colored leafs!

 


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Step two:  Using a water spritser, sprits water over colored areas then blend with a paint brush.  You can always add more Gelato TM colors even if the fabric is wet and re-blend colors if you like.  Let pant leg dry.

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Step three:   Using scissors, randomly cut out leaf shapes approximate 3 x 2 inches each.  Make at least 65 or more leafs  for a 18 inch wreath.  Next, using the Stampers Big Brush Pens, randomly draw leaf veins onto each leaf.  Cut small holes into each end of the leafs then cut wire to the length between the holes for all leafs plus 1/2 inch extra.  Loop one end of the wire then insert into the front side of leaf leading the wire  underneath each leaf then up into the hole on opposite end.  Loop end of wire.  Bend leaf into desired shape then hot glue each leaf onto wreath.

 

Supply List:

  • Stamper's Big Brush Pens--Nougat 178, Magenta 133
  • Gelatos TM Colors--- Mango,  Tangerine, Green, Pistachio, Butterscotch, Gold, Lemon, Red, Chocolate
  • Scissors
  • Pair of old Khaki's
  • Artistic Wire  20-05 Brown
  • Wire Cutter
  • Round Noise pliers
  • Paint brush
  • Water spritser
  • Plastic or other protective work surface cover
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue sticks

 

KathyFor nearly a decade, Kathy Peterson has established herself as a well-known TV celebrity, author and design expert who is featured weekly reaching 15 to 30 million households each week through her national TV series Town & Country Crafts with Kathy Peterson broadcast on the Family Net TV Network and other cable networks.

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Crumpled Flower Garland

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Hello, Tiffany here with a fun festive tutorial! The air has cooled and the the leaves have begun to fall here in Washington State and I can't help but to break out the Fall Decor! I'm sure you're just as excited as I am to welcome in a new season, especially one as beautiful as Autumn! 

I was inspired by the following Pantone Fall 2012 Colors. Just click on the screenshot to see the full report on the Pantone Website.

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To begin you will need the following supplies: 

Sizzix Flowers 3-D #2 Die by Eileen Hull, Sizzix Vagabond, 2 regular cutting plates, straight-sided tape/washi tape, 10-12"x12" sheets of patterned paper cut into 4" squares, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Scarlet Red, Orange Glaze, Light Flesh, May Green, Cold Grey, Cobalt Blue), coordinating buttons, brown embroidery thread, needle, hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, about 3 yards of 1/4" white silk ribbon/twine, Spray Bottle with water, scissors

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1.  First, as per the die instructions (always keep these with the die as they are chalk-full of valuable info), mask off the die using straight-sided tape. I used washi tapes. I also chose an array of India Ink markers to color my patterned paper. The india ink does not bleed on the reverse side of the paper nor does it run with wet!

2.  Cut down your 12" x 12" patterned paper to 4" squares and color one side with the india ink markers. I used Creative Imaginations Marah Johnson Paint It! Collection with Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Markers.

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3.  The photo above shows the colored side and the uncolored side.

4.  Fold the 4" squares twice and line the folds along the masked off areas. The tape provides a good visual  guideline for placement. You can even stack 2 folded squares on top of each other to cut more in one pass.

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5.  The sandwich will be as follows (from the bottom up): cutting place, die, folded papers, cutting plate.

6.  Using a spray bottle or a mini mister, spritz each die-cut piece lightly with water, and then crumple.

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7.  Layer die-cut pieces to create your crumpled flower. Vary the number of layers for different types of flowers. Once you've layered, you will take a needle and thread through the layers, finishing with a knot. You can also use glue or hot glue to create your crumpled flower.

8. In the photo above, you can see some examples of the different flowers you can create with varied layers and volume.

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9.  Repeat this process until all the flowers have been created. With the number of pieces I die-cut, I was able to create a 12' garland with 30 crumpled flowers. Once your flower in complete you can adhere it to your silk ribbon or twine. Adhere by adding a bit of hot glue to the back before adding the ribbon/twine and an addition die-cut circle of patterned paper (left-over scraps from die-cutting the layers).

10.  Flip the flower over and hot glue a coordinating button. Repeat this process with each of the flowers spacing them out 2" - 4". 

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Here is what the final product will look like...

Here are some ways I added my Crumpled Flower Garland to my home decor:

 

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An antique wooden ladder and a table center piece (Pumpkin Bowls are Princess House and the table runner was purchased through Groopdealz.com!).


 

Thanks so much for following along today!

Tiffany

Supplies: 

Die- Sizzix Flowers 3-D #2 by Eileen Hull

Die-Cutting/Embossing Machine- Sizzix Vagabond

Patterned Paper- Creative Imaginations by Marah Johnson Paint It!

Markers- Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Markers (Scarlet Red, Orange Glaze, Light Flesh, May Green, Cold Grey, Cobalt Blue)

Adhesive-Hot Glue

Ribbon- May Arts 1/4" silk ribbon in white

Additional Supplies- buttons, embroidery thread, needle, spray bottle with water, washi tape

 

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Tiffany Johnson Tiffany is a hard-working mother and wife whose creativity & sense of humor shine in her paper crafting projects, in her clever video tutorials, and on her blog "iheartart." Tiffany also designs for Hambly Studios, Lawn Fawn, Clear & Simple Stamps iPhone App, and CupCards To Go.

 

 

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Textured Layout with Gelatos

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Hello Crafters!!!

I am so excited to share another project with you, using Gelatos by Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.

This is the layout I created of my youngest daughter Ava…. It’s clear she needed a hair cut but that’s totally not the point of the layout LoL!.  I really love the peacefulness and serenity in this photo, which gave me the freedom to just create.

Below I take you through the steps of how to create this effect with Gelatos on your projects or you can watch a full video tutorial on how I created this entire layout.

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Apply modeling paste to your surface and create texture by tapping, swirling and squishing modeling paste using a palette knife of popsicle stick.  Dry with a heat gun to speed up the process.

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Apply “Teal” and “Lemon” Gelato generously on the dry modeling paste as shown in photo.

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With a wet brush start brushing the gelatos as if you were water coloring your page as shown in photo.

 

Supplies:

Mix & Match Metalic Gelatos – 770155

Mix & Match Yellow Gelatos – 770157

Other Materials Used:

Liquitex Modeling paste

Drywall tape

Prima Flowers

FabScraps – Enchanted Gardens Collection

White Super Fluid Acrylic

Spellbinders – Fleur De Lis Squares

Spellbinders – Floral Doily Motifs


LimorHi my name is Limor and I am a mom of two girls, Hannah and Ava and married to my amazing husband Curtis.  I am addicted to scrapbooking and paper crafting! I have been scrapping for almost 8 years and I am constantly creating and trying to come up with new and exciting techniques.  I love to teach! especially Mixed Media classes!  I look forward to this amazing opportunity with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft.



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Technique Tuesday!

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It's Technique Tuesday!  Today, Colleen McGinty will be showing us how she created her  Stitched Canvas Picture.

On a small canvas, I drew a cute bunny eating a strawberry Ice cream cone using the Mix & Match Essential PITT Artist Pen, X-Super Fine.

Then I Colored my drawing with Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, and used colored embroidery thread to stitch details into the painting.

Enjoy! 

 

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Colleen McGinty Colleen has a rich, eclectic style that she has honed during her 12 years she has worked in-house with us at Faber-Castell. She has been using our products with amazing results on all her paper crafting projects for years! You can also find her on Etsy.

 

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Blog Hop with 100 Proof Press!

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Today’s the start of the blog hop between Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and 100 Proof Press!  We’re very excited for our first collaboration with them! Hop with us today for a blog hop packed with inspiration and techniques!

We’ll also have prizes for those who participate.  Be sure to visit leave a comment on each designer’s blog.  When you’re finished, comment on the company’s blogs to be eligible for the following great prizes:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away a $40 prize pack, and 100 Proof Press will be giving away a $30 gift certificate and the calendar we saw on this hop!

 

Want an extra chance to win some prizes?  Tweet Design Memory Craft at @DesignMemCraft!

 

The blog hop will be open until midnight on October 26th, and the winners will be announced on October 29th on the company’s blog/twitter.

 

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100 Proof Press: http://www.100proofpress.com/_blog/Blog

Tiffany Johnson http://iheartartblog.com/

Jennifer http://justjingle.blogspot.com/

Jen Matott http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/

Tracy Evans http://craftaddicts-tracyevans.blogspot.com/

Colleen McGinty http://artbythelake.typepad.com/my-blog/

Gladys Chia http://gladyschia2010.wordpress.com/

Mou Saha http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/

Sara http://zemphira.blogspot.com/

Amy http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/

Rita Barakat http://letsembellish.blogspot.com/

Gerri http://gerriherbst.blogspot.com/

Alexa http://alexalett.blogspot.com/

Nicole http://www.nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: http://www.designmemorycraft.typepad.com/

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Norm's Cool Toy (12 x 12 Layout)

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I have been having fun experimenting with my new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products, especially, their Stamper's Big Brush Pens!  When they are wet, they react to water and when dry, are permanent.  When you stamp with them, act quickly to get 2 or 3 impressions with one application of color to the stamp, by spritzing lightly with water in between each impression.
To create this layout, I used only THREE Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.  Staying the Blue-Green family helps this project come together, and the ability to Mix and Match complimentary color families is so easy!

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Step 1:
Color a large flourish stamp with your Stamper's Big Brush Pen (#153 Cobalt Turquoise).  Lightly spritz with water from spray bottle and stamp first impression on 12 x 12 white cardstock.

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Step 2:
Without re-applying color to the stamp, spritz again lightly with water and stamp again onto white cardstock.  If desired, stamp again somewhere else on the page, or on a different project to get as much as you can from the one application of color from the Stamper's Big Brush Pen.


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Step 3:
While the flourish is drying and still damp, use #170 May Green Stamper's Big Brush Pen to highlight certain areas of the stamp.

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Step 4:
Draw journaling lines with a Pitt® Artist Pen (Green Metallic #295) and ruler.  Write journaling with pen.
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Step 5:
Stamp title using the two Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Cobalt Turquoise and May Green).  You can choose to stamp solid colored letters, or once you've covered the stamp with the lighter color, draw a line with the darker color (see letters r and s for reference).
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Step 6:
Draw accent lines and dots on the right hand side of the page, using a see-through ruler.
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Final Layout
Adhere photo, alpha stickers, and stars.
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Supplies:
Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Cobalt Turquoise #153 and May Green #170)
Pitt® Artist Pen (Green Metallic #295) 
Other:
Unity Stamp Company (Donna Downey)
Fontwerks (Alpha Stamps)
American Crafts Cardstock (White)
American Crafts Thickers (Black)
Prima Marketing Inc. (Stars)
Other: Ruler, Water in Spray Bottle, Pen
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Lesley is an active designer in the craft industry, working with manufacturers and product designers to help showcase their innovative and creative products.  Lesley creates paper arts, jewelry, and mixed media and has had over 100 projects published in print magazines. In spring 2012, Lesley and her husband opened a Bed & Breakfast called the Arts and Crafts House, which caters to scrapbookers and crafters in Brantford, Ontario.

Visit Lesley's personal blog for more information.


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Using Gelatos In Your Background, Part 2

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Welcome back!  Hope you’re having a great weekend.  Today I have another card with just a little different technique for using Gelatos™ in your background.  Here’s a look at today’s card.

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Yesterday I created a vibrant background.  Today is a little more subtle because my focal element is more vibrant.  I used the metallic Gelatos™ on the flowers, making them shimmer as well.

Scroll down to see step-by-step photos on how I created this card or just watch the fast-paced video here:

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First, I heat embossed the Penny Black Letter Background stamp with white powder onto white cardstock.  Next, I randomly applied gold, silver, blue and red metallic Gelatos™.

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As with yesterday’s card, I blended the colors together with my finger, then cleaned it off pretty generously with a baby wipe.  The white embossed areas now show through.

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I black embossed the flowers and covered them with a metallic Gelato™ (one flower in blue and two flowers in silver).

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I used the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (in Flesh and also Red) to create highlights in the flower.

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I finished off the flower with some white highlights using the new Stamper’s Big White Pen – I love this new pen!

Finally, I die cut the center panel using a Spellbinders die and put it all together with foam adhesive.  I used Ranger Liquid Pearls for the flower centers.  I decided to leave it sentiment-less because it was just so peaceful to look at.

Thanks for visiting my posts this weekend.   To see more of my cards and videos, visit my blog

Supplies:

  • Mixed Media Samplers: BLUE (#770233), RED (#770230), and METALLIC (#770260)
  • Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Light Flesh and White
  • Penny Black Stamps:  Letter Background and Petal Party
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Cardstock
  • Versamark Ink
  • White and Black Embossing Powders
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls
  • Black Embroidery Thread
  • Spellbinders Labels Seven

 

DarleneDarlene DeVries is an avid video blogger and papercrafter.  She shares a new how-to video every Wednesday on her blog.  Over the last 2 1/2  years she has posted over 160 videos!  She introduces new techniques, tips, and products in a fast-paced fashion.  She can also be found on Facebook.

 

 

 

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Using Gelatos In Your Background, Part 1

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Hi All!  It’s great to be back for my second guest designer post.  This weekend I will be showing you two cards that use Gelatos in the background.  Here’s a look at today’s card.

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A little close-up so you can see how brilliant and beautiful the metallics look!

Scroll down to see step-by-step photos on how I created this card, or just watch the fast-paced video here:

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First, I heat embossed the Penny Black Paisley Outline background stamp with white powder onto white cardstock.  Next, I randomly applied the blue and green metallic Gelatos™.

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Next, I blended these two colors together with my finger.  

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I sprayed the cardstock with quite a bit of water.  The white embossed areas will begin to show through the gelatos.  Do not wipe or touch the wet areas.  By allowing the cardstock to dry naturally, the vibrant colors of the Gelatos™ will remain intact.

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I also used the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in blue to darken the edges after die cutting it with a Spellbinders die.

I clear-embossed a dragonfly on black cardstock and highlighted it with the Metallic PITT® Artist Pens in blue and green.

Finally, I die cut the card base, freehanded some swirls, and put it all together. 

I love, love how beautifully these metallics work!  Thanks for visiting day one of my two day post.  See you tomorrow for another Gelato™ background.  To see more of my cards and videos, visit my blog

Supplies:

  • Mixed Media Sampler: BLUE (#770233) and GREEN (#770232)
  • Penny Black Stamps:  Paisley Outline and Social Butterfly
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Cardstock
  • Versamark Ink
  • White and Clear Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Curved Rectangles Dies

 

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Darlene DeVries is an avid video blogger and papercrafter.  She shares a new how-to video every Wednesday on her blog.  Over the last 2 1/2  years she has posted over 160 videos!  She introduces new techniques, tips, and products in a fast-paced fashion.  She can also be found on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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Freebie Friday!!

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We know you love it, it's Freebie Friday!!!

Here are our prizes for the day:

  • PITT Pastel Pencil (RED)
  • PITT Artist Pens (GREEN)
  • Gelatos (NEUTRAL)
  • Creative Journaling Kit

Enter our giveaway here! 

 

 

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A "PINK" Project


Hi everyone, Mou here!  Here's my journal spread for breast cancer awareness month. While my color scheme is mainly pink, my message is not directly conncted to the occasion. However, I find it empowering! Hope you do too!

The Faber Castell Design Memory Craft® products I used here are:

 

 For my journal, I have a spiral-bound tabbed journal I had in my stash for a very long time. I have also used stencils from my stash.

I started writing along the left edge of the journal page with a Black PITT®Artist Pen.

TECHNIQUE TIP: Make block letters that you can fill in with colors using Stamper's Big Brush Pens, Art GRIP ® Color Pencils, and Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.  

 

 

Once I finished coloring the letters, I sketched a key and colored it with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils # 117, 124, 130, and 133.

 

I sketched and colored more keys across the spread. I layered a circle stencil on the page sprayed it with Mango Gelato spray mist I made myself using Mango Gelato, paintbrush, misting bottle, and water.

I used a chevron stencil with my homemade Bubble Gum and Black Licorice Gelato spray mists. TECHNIQUE TIP: Check out this video to learn how to make your own spray mist from any color of Gelato.

Once the mists dry, outline the keys with Black PITT®Artist Pen. 

 

So, what types of "Pink" projects did you do?

1. Stamper's Big Brush Pen: PINK MADDER

2. Stamper's Big Brush Pens: RED (#118 Scarlet Red)

3. Gelatos®: Guava; Metallic MelonBubble GumMangoBlack Licorice

4. Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils117124130133 

5. Essential Tools Set

6. Essential PITT® Artist Pens: BLACK

 

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Mou Saha  Mou won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2007, was a member of their Dream Team in 2009 and her work was published in  numerous craft publications. Currently she collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Crate Paper, Cocoa Daisy and Anna Griffin. 

 

 

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PINK card (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

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Hey there bloggers Rita Barakat here with a card for breast cancer awareness month!  I really like this logo so I had a little fun creating my own wall and graffiti! 

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Using a PITT® Artist pen for the basics.

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A little color with Metallic Melon and Guava Gelatos™ and a dry sponge to blend the color. I added color to an embossed brick background.

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 I used the new Stamper’s Big White Pen for accents!   I love doing things a little different - what about you?

 

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Rita Barakat  Rita channels her boundless energy into her family (she has 5 kids!), directing a youth choir & drama team, and her eclectic paper crafting projects. She is on the design teams for Creative Memories, Clear Scraps, Glue Dots and GCD Studio. 

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Mixed Media 'Heart' Card; Distressing With Pitt Pastel Pencils

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Hi Guys, Kim Dellow here with my second guest DT make for you. Last time I was here I shared a watercolour technique for layering colour using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens from the Yellow and Red Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler packs. This time I thought I would try a bit of colour mixing with the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and a bit of aging with PITT® Pastel Pencil.

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I’ve used the Blue and Yellow Mixed Media Sampler packs for my colour mixing and some pastel colours from the Neutrals Mix & Match PITT® Pastel Pencil kit to give the aged look to the corners of this make.

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I scribbled out the Cobalt Turquoise 153 and the Dark Naples Ochre 184 Stamper’s Big Brush pens next to each other on my plastic bag and sprayed with water. Unlike last time when I used one colour at a time and let it dry before adding new colour, this time I pressed the paper into the blue pool and then the yellow pool of colour and let the colours merge. So you get the lovely Cobalt Turquoise 153 colour and then a stunning green where you added the Dark Naples Ochre 184. My base was a piece of card collaged with old book pages.

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Once the card was dry I edged the top left and bottom right corner with the 273 and 176 PITT® Pastel Pencils and used my finger to smudge the pastels and give the edge that slightly aged look.

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For the hearts I used some old rail tickets. The rail tickets have a semi-glossy coating but that is no problem for the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens as they are India ink so will sit nicely on the less absorbent textures like my tickets. For my hearts I made sure to pick up a nice drop to the Cobalt Turquoise 153 and Dark Naples Ochre 184 from the plastic sheet and just let the colour ‘develop’ as the water evaporated off.

Thanks for dropping in.

Kim

 

Supply List:

PITT® Pastel Pencils 273

PITT® Pastel Pencils 176

Stamper’s Big Brush Pen - Cobalt Turquoise 153

Stamper’s Big Brush Pen - Dark Naples Ochre 184

Card

Kraft card

Old book pages

Old tickets

3D-foam

Eyelets and setter

Water spray bottle


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Kim Dellow  is a UK-based artist - crafter - blogger living in London. She adores dabbling in colour and form, mixing her media and stitching it all up. She loves to experiment, share and teach and spends the rest of her time writing articles for various craft magazines as well as working with a number of companies in the industry. When she isn’t at her work desk she can be found at her blog, or hanging out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. So drop by and say ‘hello’ when you have a moment.

 

 

 

 

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Technique Tuesday: Creating Textural Backgrounds with Gelatos

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 Hi, it’s Jill  here and I’m excited to share with you a mixed media creation.  This project was completed on a 5 ½” by 12” wood board.  I happened across the AMAZING work of Christy Kinard and am sooo inspired by her use of texture, color, and big bold florals.  My project today was inspired specifically by the 3rd painting in her portfolio.

I created the textural background on my project by collaging several patterned papers to the wooden board and then adding modeling paste along the ridges between the different pieces of patterned paper. I used my finger to dab on the modeling paste.  I also added some modeling paste through a stencil. Coloring over the background with a touch of acrylic paint and LOTS Gelatos™ highlights all of the modeling paste texture.  Just blend the Gelatos™ with your fingertips- easy as pie!

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Also, here’s one more tip.  If you want to try a mixed media project but are a little intimidated by drawing, just use your stamps.  I created my flowers stamping several of the hydrangeas from this set onto patterned paper and cutting them out.  I cut the leaves off of the stems and used them as well. 

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Color on top of the flowers with Gelatos™ and then add Gesso right on top of the Gelatos™.  Smear the two together to create a creamy paint-like mixture.  Keep adding lots of layers until you’re happy.  Outline the flowers, leaves, and the vase with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Black 199, Warm Grey IV 273) for added depth and dimension.

Happy Stamping!

 

Supplies
Faber-Castell: Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Warm Grey IV 273, Black 199), Gelatos™ (Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red Collections)

Penny Black Stamps:  30-033 Allegro, 30-195 Flower Festival
Other: Mod Podge, Modeling Paste, Stencil (Our Crafter’s Workshop), Gesso, 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pads (Crate, Penny Black), Acrylic Paint

 

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Jill Foster Preschool teacher by day and stamper by night, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art. She also designs and teaches classes for her local scrapbook store, Mementos. 

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October Challenge Winners!!

Congratulations to Nicole Maki, Sanketi and Lynda!  You are our October challenge winners! 

Please email us your mailing address and color preferences  (we have BLUE/GREEN, RED/YELLOW and NEUTRAL) to naoko@fabercastell.com. 

 (Pictures coming soon...)

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Scrapbook Page with Gelatos and Metallic PITT Pens

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Hi there everyone!
Katarina here with today's Guest Design Team post.

I was  so happy to be invited in to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Design team.   

And when my  box arrived at my front door I was so happy to find some Mix & Match Media Samplers sets, featuring Gelatos™ in my box. Such a great product, each set includes a Stamper´s Big Brush Pen, Metallic Gelato™,  Pastel Art GRIP® Pencil and Metallic PITT® artist pen.

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My first project was to try out these Gelatos™  for one of my scrapbook pages.

The Gelatos ™ are a creamy, acid-free pigment sticks with vibrant colors that blend with or without water.

I used the Gelatos™ without water on a French Lace paper doily in the background, I gently stroke the Metallic Mint Gelatos™ over the surface of the Doily, and smudged the pigment in with my fingers, that gave the doily a shimmery look, I also stroked some Metallic Melon Gelatos™  that gave an absolutely wonderful  vintage effect to my project.

I also used my Metallic Melon gelatos™ as a smudged chalk on the edges of my butterfly accent.

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I loved using the Metallic PITT® Artist Pens to write journaling, and add highlights on my page. The pen is odorless, lightfast, Permanent India Ink, in brilliant metallic colors, that do not bleed.

The fact that the pens are odorless is a big plus for me personally, since I often suffer from headaches due to strong solvent odor art mediums.

I had so much fun playing, and I really look forward to my next art project already J

 

Have a really great day!
//Katarina

 

Materials used:

Mix & Match, Mixed Media Sampler RED-  Metallic Melon Gelatos™

Mix & Match, Mixed Media Sampler RED-Metallic PITT® artist pen Ruby #290

Mix & Match, Media sampler GREEN- Metallic Mint Gelatos™

Mix & Match, Media Sampler NEUTRAL- Metallic PITT® artist pen Copper #252

 

QK Silhouette- Die cut shapes and Phrases

My Mind's Eye- Up and away, Tangerine

Prima Marketing Inc- Flowers

Martha Stewart- lace and Butterfly punch.

Bazzill Basic- white

The Twinery-Twine

paper Doily French Lace

Manila Tag

 

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Katarina Damm-Blomberg lives in the beautiful Aland Island archipelago- Finland, with her husband and two adorable children.  By day, she's a deputy Superintendant and also an art and crafts teacher in a nine-year compulsory school, and by night she's an avid scrapbooking and mixed media artist.

She also design for Hobbyworld.se, The PaperHaus Magazine, The Twinery  and WOW Embossing US.

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Autumn Pillow: Part II

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Hello! It’s Susan here today again and I am going to show you how to complete the cute little whimsical pillow using the Faber-Castell PITT artist pen big brushes and my Autumn Grunge stamps.   Missed the first post?  Read it here.

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After I stamped the front of the canvas strip and color in the images in all with Faber-Castell PITT artist pen big brushes I flipped over the strip and pressed the edges.

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Using fabric adhesive, I glued lovely ribbon to the back. This pillow is just to look at so nice strong fabric glue is awesome for what I needed. I have also used a sewing machine at this point if I am making a pillow that I think is going to get into a pillow fight with one of one of my teens!

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Taking two canvas squares which I had sewn together, I then took scissors and went around the edges to make a fringe. I then used an iron-on adhesive and attached the stamped band to the front of the pillow.

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I wanted to tie in the color  to make the whole pillow look united so I used the Faber-Castell PITT artist pen big brush to color and ‘grunge’ the corners of my pillow. I colored directly onto the pillow and then I took a brush dipped into water and blended out the color. Love the effect!

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Now I have a super cute accent pillow that took me no time at all to finish and was super fun to do to! It has added a little bit of fall flare to our living room!

Have fun and add some color to your day …. You will love it!

~Susan K. Weckesser

SusanSusan K..Weckesser is the founder and owner of Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Susan has been teaching, selling crafts and painting for twenty-six years. She also is a freelance writer/designer, editor, photographer and poet. Her work has been published with the magazines Canadian Scrapbooker, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook News & Review, & Canadian Living. 

 

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Autumn Pillow: Part I MAKING THE FRONT ACCENT BAND

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I am so thrilled to be able to be on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog this week and to be able to share with you how to make this fun little project; how to make a quick little whimsical pillow for your home.

I love all the colors of autumn. It is such a wonderful time of year. So it was AWESOME to use Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's wonderful Mix & Match products to add color and create the realistic color hues I was looking for.

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To create this project I first to cut out a strip of canvas. I then used my co-branded Susan K. Weckesser Inc. /Unity Stamp Co. Autumn Grunge stamp kit and inked them up with the Faber Castell wonderful l PITT artist pen in green gold 268

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After letting the images dry for just a minute, and it really is that fast, I took the same Faber-Castell PITT artist pens but in different colors and started to highlight and accent the leaf images.

What is wonderful about the Faber-Castell PITT artist pens is that while the ink is still fresh you can manipulate it. The colors are wonderful to blend. So feel free to dab a brush into some water and ‘play’ with the ink that you have put down. You will see that it gives you a lovely watercolor effect that is so pretty.

Tomorrow you will see how I make this strip of stamp images into a finished pillow that would match wonderfully in any living room. You will not what to miss this!

Have a wonderful and colorful day!

Susan K. Weckesser

 

SusanSusan K..Weckesser is the founder and owner of Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Susan has been teaching, selling crafts and painting for twenty-six years. She also is a freelance writer/designer, editor, photographer and poet. Her work has been published with the magazines Canadian Scrapbooker, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook News & Review, & Canadian Living. 

 

 

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Making Your Own Background

Hello Everyone!

Miae here, sharing my first ever post with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft®! I’m very excited to be a part of this guest design team.

There are so many wonderful options with Mix & Match from Faber Castell, it’s awesome! I decided to make a layout and share with you the different techniques I used to create this background.

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Let’s start with the blue and yellow flowers….

 

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I used a stencil as my guide and drew the outline with my Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

 

 

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Next I filled in the petals ….wait for it….

 

 

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Just added water and voila! Watercolor painted flowers! The Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils let me draw my lines in so precisely then dissolved so smoothly into a painted look. Easy!

 

 

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I wanted to accentuate the petals so I outlined them with PITT® Pastel Pencils. Velvety smooth is all I can say!

 

Next I wanted to get some splatters on my page. My pages don’t feel quite right to me unless I have something splattered or dripped!

 

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I took both my Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and PITT® Artist Pen and drew on the craft mat to get the color I wanted then spritzed with water.

 

 

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Then I took a stipple brush and flicked color around! Fun!

 

 

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For my final flower I first made my concoction: Stamper’s Big Brush Pen drawn on palette, a small spray of water to liquefy color, and a scoop of molding paste. Next I mixed the whole lot until I got my beautiful pink paste.

 

 

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I applied the paste over stencil…love that texture and color!

 

 

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After the flower dried, I placed the stencil down again and brushed over the center petals with the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen, smudging with my fingers over the wet ink.

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It gave the flower a bit more depth and dimension, don't you think?

 

 

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The final close up is my flower a bit more dressed up with some stamping, embellishments, and outlining with my Essential PITT® Artist Pen with the XS nib.

 

The rest of the background was simply a cluster of layered stamping. After that is was just at matter of adding my photo and title! 

And that is it for today! Until next time..Cheers!

Supply List

Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils #105, 111, 147, 153

PITT® Pastel Pencils #101, 109, 113, 151, 153

Stamper's Big Brush Pen #133 Magenta

PITT® Artist Pen #290 Ruby Metallic

Essential PITT® Artist Pen #199 XS, S Black

Other Supplies:

Bazzill Cardstock

Golden Molding Paste

Ranger Mini Mister

Stazon Ink

Flower Stencil by Plaid

Prima Alphas, Bling

7 Gypsies Stamps

G Studio Stamps

Autumn Leaves Stamps

Bird by Michaels

  Miae

Miae Rowe Sometime ago I discovered this thing called scrapbooking and it's fair to say I'm an addict! I love color, I love texture, I love putting all that together! Life with my Aussie husband and our 2 daughters is full of plenty of adventures for me to photograph and get creative with...fodder for the fuel!

 

 

 

 

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Subtle Tones for Subtle Looks

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I am excited to introduce the Subtle Tones colors for the Stamper's Big Brush pens.  I loved how they add a little bit of subtle color to my layout titled "Await".   For one of my maternity photos, I wanted just a hint of color so as to not distract from the overall look. I also used the Textural Accents Gesso to create spotches on the kraft cardstock.

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I used these beautiful colors on the tags, to color in the stamped images and on the paper lace ribbon.   They gave the materials just a blush of tones.  The mere hint of color or value.  They become more intense as you reapply them.  You can also create watercolor effects by adding water. Because they are India Ink, they can mix with water for wet application and will dry permanent and archival!

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I used a Suzy West from WOW Embossing Powders stamp and white embossing powder.  This allowed me to fill in the image with the different subtle tones. Here you can see the same pen used with water on the tag and inside the image by reapplying several times to deeping the color slightly.

Can you imagine the possibilities for these subtle tones on your papercraft projects?  They lend themselves to many beautiful outcomes.

Design Memory Craft supplies:

Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Subtle Tones

Textural Accents

Essential Tools Set

Other Supplies:

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Shipping Tags

Labels: Martha Stewart for Avery

Patterned Papers from September's Scrapbooking From the Inside Out kit.

Stamps: Suzy West stamps for WOW Embossing Powders "Gratitude"

WOW Embossing Powder in Opaque White

American Crafts Thickers

Paper Lace Ribbon

Cardstock : Bazzill Kraft

Adhesives: Helmer 450

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Jen Matott  A self-proclaimed Mom, Wife, Artist, Scrapper and Teacher, Jennifer has a funky & trendy style. She also serves on the design teams for Nikki Sivils, Scrap Mojo and XOXO Girls.

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A Trio of Christmas Tags

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Hi, it’s Jill here with three stamped tags to share.  I just love making Christmas tags and in creating this trio of tags, I experimented with some new techniques.  I took some photos along the way so let’s get started!

Begin by stamping your favorite Christmas images. I used three images illustrated by Mo Manning for Penny Black.  Stamp the images off the edge of the tags, so you have plenty of room left to play around with some background techniques.  Color the images with Art GRIP® Color Pencils. Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Light Flesh 132 to color skin tones, adding shading on top with Art GRIP® Color Pencils. Oh, and don’t forget, it’s easy to go back and add highlights to your image using the White 101 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen.

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Next, using a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen, color directly onto your stamp, remove some ink by dabbing it with a baby wipe and stamp onto your tag.

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Now use Gesso, which is like a watered down white paint-perfect for toning down a stamped background, and paint over the background stamping.

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Add some paint splatters by coloring with a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen onto an acrylic block, adding water with a paint brush, and flicking the ink onto the tag.  Next, paint over the entire tag using Mod Podge or any other decoupage medium.  This step is crucial as it takes the porous surface of the paper tag and “converts” it to a nonporous surface.  This will allow us to easily blend the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens to color the background.

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Color onto the tag background with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and blend the color with your fingertip.  The color easily moves over the Mod Podge background, but once it dries it will be permanent.

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Continue adding and building up color with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and even Gelatos™.


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Now you could stop here if you wanted a lighter background with some of your background stamping showing through, but I decided to add a bit more coloring with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and some Gesso along the right hand side, painting it on with a paint brush and then patting it with my fingertip to blend.  (Gotta love an excuse to finger-paint; right?)

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Add Chocolate Gelato™ around the edge of the tag, blending with your fingertip as you go.  Finally, add the stamped sentiment, twine and ribbon. 

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Follow the same steps to create more coordinating tags!  Wouldn’t these be fun to add to Christmas gift bags or presents?

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Supplies
Faber-Castell:
Art GRIP® Color Pencils, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Ivory 103, Warm Grey IV 273, May Green 170, Dark Chrome Yellow 109, Cobalt Blue 143, Deep Scarlet Red 219, Orange Glaze 113, Permanent Green Olive 167, Light Flesh 132, Cold Grey III 232, White 101), Gelatos™ (Red Cherry, Chocolate, Blueberry), Gesso, Glaze, Black 199 PITT® Artist Pen

Penny Black Stamps:  40-175 Christmas Kiss, 40-171 Ragged Santa, 40-172 Joy Filled Christmas, 40-164 Christmas Story, 40-170 Harmony, 40-169 Diamond Pattern, 30-0135 Silent Night, 30-139 Mouse Deco

Other: Mod Podge, Twine, Canvas Fringe (Canvas Corp)

 

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Jill Foster Preschool teacher by day and stamper by night, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art. She also designs and teaches classes for her local scrapbook store, Mementos. 




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Technique Tuesday: Mixed Media in Pink

I walked the Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk this past weekend with my colleagues and family.  I recently lost a classmate to breast cancer.  She was the same age as I am and a mom.  My Mother-in-Law and Aunt are 10 year survivors of breast cancer.  There are no guarantees and treatment is hard.  It's made me think about how fragile our life is.  It's a journey... a series of trial and error and try again.  That is the inspiration of my project today. 

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I took a video of the process from start to finish. I hope you enjoy it and put a little pink in your life today!

 

           

 

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Jen Matott  A self-proclaimed Mom, Wife, Artist, Scrapper and Teacher, Jennifer has a funky & trendy style. She also serves on the design teams for Nikki Sivils, Scrap Mojo and XOXO Girls. 

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Count Your Blessings: Altered Coaster

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Hi everyone!  My name is Daniela Dobson and I am so excited to be sharing my first guest design team project with you! I am starting to decorate for Fall and I noticed that I was missing some personal touches and my own creative pieces around the house. That is how this little 4 x 4 inch altered coaster became a permanent display piece. This is a coaster from a restaurant that I got long time ago. You can use a piece of chipboard from a cereal boxes that you cut to the size you want.

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1.  Start by painting a chipboard coaster with white Gesso. After it is dry add color using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (Aqua#126, 176, 250, 183, 115, 105).

2.  Add water to blend all the colors. Leave some white showing in places.

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3.   Add Gold Champagne Gelatos™ and Silver Ice Gelatos™ to the edges and bled using your finger.

4.  Add ink using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Dark Naples Ochre (BB#184) to the back of a rubber stamp.

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5. Stamp on the background.

6. Add Metallic Melon Gelatos™ to the edges using a stencil. Blend with your fingers. 

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7.  Add Taffy paint to the edges using the same stencil. To finish it off, add a few dots of color using  Gold PITT® Artist Pen (Gold#250).

8.  For the flower, scribble Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (Aqua#126, 176, 115, 105) on a scrap piece of paper. Add water with a paintbrush to mix the colors and paint the flower. Paint the pearl center with Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Pale Geranium Lake (BB#121) and Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Dark Naples Ochre (BB#184). Stamp fabric tag with leaves and Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Dark Naples Ochre (BB#184).

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  1. 9.  Wrap twine around the coaster and tie in a bow. Adhere tag, leaf and flower. Stamp sentiment on Kraft cardstock and cut out. Add Gold Champagne Gelatos™ to the edges and adhere to the front. Add some washi tape to a pin and tuck behind the flower.

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Daniela

 

Supplies list:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Red Aquarelle (Aqua#126)

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Yellow Aquarelle (Aqua#115)

Mixed Media Sampler: Yellow - Yellow Aquarelle (Aqua #105), Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Dark Naples Ochre (BB#184)

Mixed Media Sampler: Metallics – Gold Aquarelle (Gold#250), Gold PITT® Artist Pen (Gold#250), Gold Champagne Gelatos™ and Silver Ice Gelatos™

Mixed Media Sampler: Red – Metallic Melon Gelatos™, Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Pale Geranium Lake (BB#121)

Mixed Media Aquarelles and Ink: Neutral – Neutral Aquarelle (Aqua#176, Aqua#183)

 

Other supplies:

Coaster or chipboard

Kraft cardstock

Liquitex Acrylic Gesso

Impression Obsession stamps (Count Your Blessings, French Ledger, Fall/Winter Border)

Maya Road tag

Prima flower and leaf

The Crafters Workshop template

Therm O Web Adhesive

K&Company pin

Freckled Fawn Washi tape

Plaid paint Taffy

Twine

 

Daniela Dobson

My name is Daniela and I live in Dallas, TX. I am married to Peter and we have a little boy, Alex, who is 4 years old. He keeps me busy and my days are filled taking care of him. I have been scrapbooking and stamping for over 10 years. I love recording every day moments, especially now, with my son. I like using a variety of products and techniques to create lasting memories.

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Mixed Media Watering Can

Kathy Peterson Inspired Bird on Watering Can

I’m having so much fun as part of the Faber-Castel Design Memory Craft Mix & Match design team!  Over the next few months I’ll be posting fun and easy projects using their fabulous art products!  This week I decided to color outside of the lines and here’s how I did it.

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Step 1.  Sketch a bird onto white paper using the Pitt Pastel pen. Apply black Indian  ink onto the flower stamp and randomly stamp onto bird.  Using the green Indian ink, stamp entire bird.   P.S. it’s okay to stamp outside the lines!

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Step 2.   Using Pitt® Art GRIP® pencils in green and yellow tones, randomly color inside the bird sketch.  It’s easy to “Mix & Match” the colors because Faber-Castell has done all the color work.  Using the brush inside the kit, dip in water and apply over the penciled colors you just applied.  Allow to dry.

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Step 3.  Cut out the bird shape and grunge it up using the Pitt® Pastel pencils.  Secure to any surface---I chose to use a vintage watering can!

Stay inspired!

-Kathy

 

Supply list:

Mixed Media Aquarelles & Ink –Green

Mixed Media Aquarelles & Ink- Black

Pitt® Artist Pen-Warm Grey V274

Stampers’s Big Brush Pen--Black

Pitt® Pastel-1121-280

Glue dots or decoupage medium

White scrapbook paper

 

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For nearly a decade, Kathy Peterson has established herself as a well-known TV celebrity, author and design expert who is featured weekly reaching 15 to 30 million households each week through her national TV series Town & Country Crafts with Kathy Peterson broadcast on the Family Net TV Network and other cable networks.

 

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Believe Mixed Media Canvas

Hello crafters!

Limor here.  I am super excited to share this canvas with you using a variety of Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Products.  A full supply list is provided at the end of this post.

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To Begin:

You can watch this video or follow the instructions below.

 

1.  Apply 2 coats of Absorbent Ground ( White) to your canvas (8x10) – Dry with heat gun between each coat

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2.  Using Tangerine Gelato cover the bottom of the container by rubbing Gelato on the surface of container.  Apply a ½ pea size drop of Magicals or Mica Powder into your container and add a small amount of water.  With the paintbrush in the yellow Gelatos Mix & Match Set mix the mixture in the container.  Pour blended mixture into the sprayer.

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3.  Spray Canvas with mixture and heat set.  Apply a mixture of Tangerine and Mango Gelato to the top of the canvas and blend with a little water and the water brush provided ( Heat Set).

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4.  Using the Teal Gelato, apply gelato all over the bottom of page and blend with paint brush and water or use a baby wipe to create a more weathered look.  Using the white Gelato, apply to the top of the page to simulate clouds and blend with your fingertip to create a smoother look on the page.

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5.  Using the May Green Stamper’s Big Brush Pen draw lines to imitate grass then blend with finger right away to take away stark lines and create a blended effect.  Using the metallic Pitt Artist Pen outline some of the grass created and blend with fingertip to create a two toned effect of the grass.

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6.  Using the Black Stamper’s Big Brush Pen, apply ink all over the leaf stamp and apply to page as shown in picture.

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 7.  Using the Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor pencil # 168 & 144. Fill in the leaves and use a wet paint brush to blend in the colors.

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8.  Apply Black Stamper’s Big Brush pen onto the flower stamp and stamp on page as shown.  Apply Teal Gelato to stamp and wet with paint brush  - stamp on top of black image to create a two toned shadow effect as shown.

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9.  Rub Lemon and Mango Gelatos on your craft mat and apply enough water to cover the area.  Blend colors with a brush then use syringe to pick up mixture and quickly squirt onto page to create a splattered effect.

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10.  Stamp Bee and Saying using the Black Stamper’s Big Brush pen and apply Lemon Gelato to craft mat, add some water and fill in bee’s body.

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SUPPLY LIST

  • Mix & Match Color Gelatos Yellow # 770157
  • Mix & Match Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink Blue # 770203
  • Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler Green # 770232
  • Gelatos – White # 770150
  • Stamper’s Big Brush Pen – Black #770012
  • Golden Absorbent Ground (White)
  • Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Grab a guy gold
  • Unity Stamp Company – Enjoy, Explore, Believe
  • Ranger Dylusions Stamps – Bits of This



  LimorHi my name is Limor and I am a mom of two girls, Hannah and Ava and married to my amazing husband Curtis.  I am addicted to scrapbooking and paper crafting! I have been scrapping for almost 8 years and I am constantly creating and trying to come up with new and exciting techniques.  I love to teach! especially Mixed Media classes!  I look forward to this amazing opportunity with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft.

 

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Mixed Media Stamping

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When you color a stamped image, first of all, consider using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper’s Big Brush Pens!  With all the color choices, and the fact that once it’s dry, is waterproof and permanent, you can use it as a base to stamp instead of a regular ink pad.  You can even blend colors right on the stamp!

Today, I used Dark Naples Stamper’s Big Brush Pen to stamp an acorn from the stamp company Paper Smooches, followed by using an Art Grip© Aquarelle watercolor pencil (# 117), then some Teal Metallic Gelatos®, and finally, reinforcing my lines with a Pitt® Pastel Pencil (#176). 

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This video today will prove that you don’t have to stick to coloring your image with one medium.  Why not blend india ink, with watercolor, with Gelatos®, and pastels.  Mix n’ Match your favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products to produce colorful and vibrant results!  Experiment to your heart’s content and come up with your own creative solutions to achieving the look you want.  Have fun getting creative!

 

           

SUPPLIES from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:

Mixed Media Sampler : Yellow (#770231) Big Brush #184 Dark Naples

Mixed Media Sampler: Red (#770230)  Art Grip© Aquarelle # 117

Mixed Media Sampler: Green (#770232) Teal Metallic Gelatos®

Pitt® Pastel Pencils: Neutrals (#770182) Pitt© Pastel Pencil #176

 

Other:

Paper Smooches Stamps (Falling for You)

Spellbinders Labels Nineteen and Ribbon Banners (Die Templates)

My Mind’s Eye Patterned Paper

Twine, Maya Road Leaf Pins, 3D Foam, Paint Brush, Water

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 Lesley is an active designer in the craft industry, working with manufacturers and product designers to help showcase their innovative and creative products.  Lesley creates paper arts, jewelry, and mixed media and has had over 100 projects published in print magazines. In spring 2012, Lesley and her husband opened a Bed & Breakfast called the Arts and Crafts House, which caters to scrapbookers and crafters in Brantford, Ontario.

Visit Lesley's personal blog for more information:

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Need cards?


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Hey there bloggers Rita Barakat here! Heres a tip if you need a lot of cards quickly. If you have a card you like use it as a template - change the color or  stamp to fit the situation but dont reinvent the wheel.    I made this card using Bubble Gum, Metallic Melon and Guava Gelatos™   on top of this paper from DCWV that has glossy parts.

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I drew right on top with Blueberry Gelatos™.

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Blended with a dry sponge...

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Added  lighter color of Gelatos™ as I moved down the card.
(On this card I used Mango, Lemon and Buttercream Gelatos™.)
I used the same Gelatos™ on stamped images (the Rubber Cafe)
and matted before adding them to the blank cards.

Here are the results...


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How do create quick cards?

 


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Rita Barakat  Rita channels her boundless energy into her family (she has 5 kids!), directing a youth choir & drama team, and her eclectic paper crafting projects. She is on the design teams for Creative Memories, Clear Scraps, Glue Dots and GCD Studio. 

 

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Watercolour looks with the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens

Hi All, Kim Dellow here with my first guest design team blog post. As I am a card maker at heart I thought I would kick off my time here with…you guessed it…a card!

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I love making watercolour effect backgrounds so I thought I would give it a go with the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens which are actually an India ink pen and waterproof when dry but mix well with water when still wet.

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To make the background I started by scribbling the Dark Naples Ochre 184 Stamper’s Big Brush Pens onto a plastic bag and spritzing with water then pressing a piece of white card into the colour and lifting it off. Let the colour dry before adding the next colour so that you don’t get a mixing of the colours, they layer beautifully. The next colour I used was Pale Geranium Lake 121 and the final colour was the Deep Scarlett Red 219.

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So why scribble on a plastic bag and not your craft mat? Well it helps give extra texture when you press the card into the colour as the plastic bag crinkles so easily and it also means you have another use for that old packaging too!

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To finish the background colour I scribbled the Deep Scarlett Red 219 onto my plastic bag but this time instead of spritzing I quickly dragged the edges of the background card through the scribbled colour and lightly pressed the corners of the card into the scribbled pen to pick up the colour. You can get quite an interesting, colourful, grungy texture with this method, but you need to do it before the ink dries on the plastic.

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That’s the background done, the shapes where made with the same colouring method as the background this time using the Pale Geranium Lake 121 and Deep Scarlett Red 219 for the red strip, the Cobalt Turquoise 153 for the blue star and the Dark Naples Ochre 184 for the dinky star. I die cut the shapes then added a sketchy border for each of the pieces and wrote out the sentiment with a black PITT® Artist Pen. Finally I stuck all the pieces to my kraft card blank with double sided tape and 3D-foam.

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Thanks for popping by and have a super creative day.

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Kim Dellow  is a UK-based artist - crafter - blogger living in London. She adores dabbling in colour and form, mixing her media and stitching it all up. She loves to experiment, share and teach and spends the rest of her time writing articles for various craft magazines as well as working with a number of companies in the industry. When she isn’t at her work desk she can be found at her blog, or hanging out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. So drop by and say ‘hello’ when you have a moment.

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Hope We Can Cling To: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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 It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  We're partnering with The Splitcoast Stampers for their third annual Hope You Can Cling To Challenge.  You can read more about it here.

During the month of October, we'll also be running a challenge of our own. 

Leave a comment here for breast cancer survivors/fighters. 

50 of our favorite comments  will win a Pink Madder Stamper’s Big Brush Pen. 

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Technique Tuesday: Dry Blending Techniques with Gelatos and Stamper's Big Brush Pens

Rita Barakat shares a few basic techniques for Gelatos, Stamper's Big Brush Pens and PITT pens.  Watch this video to learn everything from stenciling to blending Gelatos, and much more!

 

                                       

 

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Rita Barakat  Rita channels her boundless energy into her family (she has 5 kids!), directing a youth choir & drama team, and her eclectic paper crafting projects. She is on the design teams for Creative Memories, Clear Scraps, Glue Dots and GCD Studio. 

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October 'Take the Challenge!' with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here!

Today, I have a challenge for you. I feel that creative challenges help us experiment and learn new things. Challenges can help us get unstuck from creative ruts. They can also inspire us to create in ways we would not have thought of otherwise. So, I decided to take a few creative challenges myself and thought you might like to play along.

Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. The following Monday, we will pick THREE winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that week's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

Today's challenge is simple: Create a project with WORD ART as the main focus!

If you are new to word art, let me show you some samples for inspiration... I found these at

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 also, Zsa Zsa Bellagio via Pinterest.

                                          

I am always inspired to make word art with pens, markers, pencils like these...

Being October, I'm thinking why not Halloween? So, here's my take!

 

Don't forget to share your clallenge creations with us...just leave a comment  with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 10/12 and we will pick THREE  winners randomly to win a set of prizes each!

The  prizes for this challenge are:

TWO packs  of PITT® Pastel Pencils in your choices of colors!!!

There  are 3 color choices to pick from:

Don't  forget to check back on Monday, 10/15 to see if YOU won!

Hope you play  along!

 

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Mou Saha  Mou won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2007, was a member of their Dream Team in 2009 and you've seen her work in numerous craft publications. Currently she collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Crate Paper, Cocoa Daisy and Anna Griffin. 

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Mixed Media Sampler Card

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Hi everyone!  My name is Darlene and I am so excited to be sharing my first guest design team project with you!!  I challenged myself to make a single card using only the colors in the Mixed Media Sampler Pack.  For this card, I used the Red set.

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A little close-up so you can see how awesome the metallics look!

Scroll down to see step-by-step photos on how I created this card, or just watch the fast-paced video here:

 

 

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First, I heat embossed the Penny Black Sundial flower in black.  Next, I applied the metallic Gelato™ in the center of the flower and smeared it outward with my finger.

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I used the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen to color the inside of the petals and then blend it outward with my finger.  These pens blend amazingly well on top of the Gelatos™.  I also colored the line on the inside of the flowers with the marker.

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With the Metallic PITT® Artist Pen, I outlined the petals.  I colored the center of the flower with the PITT® Pastel Pencil.

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Lastly, I colored some clear rhinestones with the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and adhered them to the middle of the flower. 

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I drew a line around the outside of a 3.5” x 4.75” piece of white cardstock and colored it with the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen.

Finally, I stamped my sentiment and adhered the flower and cardstock panel with foam mounting stickers.

I love how all these colors worked so well together!  Thanks for visiting my post here.  To see more of my cards and videos, visit my blog.  See you in a few weeks!!  J

Supplies:

  • Mixed Media Sampler: RED (#770230)
  • Penny Black Stamps:  Sundial and Sweet Wishes
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Versamark Ink
  • Black embossing powder
  • Stampin’ Up! Clear Rhinestones
  • Versafine Black Ink

 

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Darlene DeVries is an avid video blogger and papercrafter.  She shares a new how-to video every Wednesday on her blog.  Over the last 2 1/2  years she has posted over 160 videos!  She introduces new techniques, tips, and products in a fast-paced fashion.  She can also be found on Facebook.

 

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