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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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Art journal page, in progress

 Hey there bloggers Rita Barakat here! Today I am sharing another page from my Art Journal.
They always look kinda weird before you get color on the page - but I am learning to just go with it. Just like anything worth doing, the more you do it the more comfortable get with it- so if you haven't started an art journal and have always wanted to, just go for it!  There are no rules and it's a good way to try out new techniques.
First I made I sketch.
(OK not really - first I added Gesso because my book is made out of handmade paper!)
Then I used Gelatos™ in the Blue Collection, Cotton Candy, Blueberry and Boysenberry.
Using Gelatos™ is easy - add color with them like crayons but use lighter touch, as they are soft like a lipstick.

Then I sprayed the whole page with water and spread the color around with a paint brush.
I also used the same wet paint brush to flick some of the  Gelatos™ that was still on the brush.
If you look carefully you can also see the shimmer from the Metallic Blueberry  Gelatos™.
Here is the finished page (for now- I do reserve the right to go back at any time to change something or add to the page! LOL!)  I used the same technique for her hair with Gelatos™ from
the red collection - Red Cherry & Bubble Gum.  I went back with PITT® Artist Pens for journaling, stars and outlines.

 

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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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A color tutorial with Gelatos™

 
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 I don't know why but I can never seem find the right color flower to go in my hair! (and the right clip - so it doesn't fall out, but I digress...) 
 
Well I found these white flowers at Forever 21, they were the perfect size and had the right type of clip! And I think to my self...  Why couldn't I color these with my Gelatos™? Hmmm...
  
So I pulled out Red Cherry, Mango, Lime, Cotton Candy & Metallic Melon.

 

 
 I drew right on the flowers, using Red Cherry and Mango on one of the flowers.
 
 
 Misted them with water and rubbed the color around in some spots with my fingers. (Have I mentioned that Gelatos™ come right off your hands with a little soap and water?)
  
 
 Here you can see they were very wet, this is important for blending.  I set them aside to dry- I did not use a heat gun, afraid the fabric might melt!  (That would not be good.)
 
 
The color lightens up a bit when dry but I love the result!  Maybe the next time you see my picture I will have a pretty flower in my hair!
 
Hope you are using your Gelatos™!
 
 
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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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An Everyday Pocket Book

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with my everyday pocketbook.

It's the simplest book that takes very little time, effort and cost to make at home. I cut six pieces of 8.5"x11" cardstock in half, folded it, and stitched it right down the center to make a book that measures 5.5"x4.25".

Draw a pattern on the cover as shown in the first image using pencil and Faber Castell Design Memory Crafts Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Add a title with Scarlett Red pen from Stamper's Big Brush Pens: RED (#770050) set. Write the subtitle with black Essential PITT artist pen.

Throw the pocketbook in your purse and a mechanical pencil. When you wait at the doctor's office, or wait for your kids to finish practice, sketch. On this page, I sketched the aquarium in the pediatric dentist's office while I was waiting for the kiddos getting their teeth cleaned. I also had some Faber Castell Design Memory Crafts Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils with me that day, so I colored the sketch in. Later, I blended the colors with Mix & Match Deluxe Water brush and added details and journaled with black Essential PITT artist pen.

 

Hope you enjoyed today's post and would do this on your own. Please share links to your books by leaving a comment to this post. Have fun!

 

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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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Art GRIP® Aquarelle and Gelatos™ Card (Guest Design Team)

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I am having so much fun as a Guest Designer for Design Memory Craft. I’ve been trying to play with all the different mediums and today I’m sharing a little La-La Land stamped and colored image. I used Dress Up Marci for this card and some fun papers designed by melody Ross.

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I started with a light wash using #119 Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

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Marci’s skin tones were colored and shaded using layers of Gelatos™ in Peach.


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 Gelatos™ in Guava added color to her lips and even a faint blush.

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To add the shading and dimension, I used PITT® Pastel Pencils #1121-226 and blended this using a blending stump and a little Gamsol. Even though these are pastel pencils, I find they still blend well using the Gamsol in small areas.

Gelatos™ in Buttercream and Butterscotch colored her hair.

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I used PITT Artist Pens in Medium Flesh and Middle Purple Pink to color the shoes and belt as well as add just a little more depth under the hat and in some creases, blending immediately with a blending stump. Even though it is ink, you can blend it a little bit if you do it immediately. PITT Artist Pens in Ivory added a bit of shading to the pearls and Cadmium Yellow to the flower in her hat. A little Glossy Accents on the shoes, lips, and a dot on the pearls finished it all off. I’d say that she is almost a mixed media Marci now, huh? I hope you will try to use some of Design Memory Craft mediums to color stamped images as well.

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Cheryl Boglioli is a Florida native, a wife, and a mother of one beautiful daughter.   She is a mixed media artist, craft designer, and educator who loves to stay on the cutting edge of new products and techniques as it pertains to the crafting industry.  She achieved a CHA Designer Member status in 2011 and in 2012 became a full-time designer and educator traveling and teaching workshops at local scrapbook stores and events.  She currently works with several manufacturers in the industry including Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Basically Bare, Helmar and Zutter.  

 

 

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Creative Imaginations Blog Hop!

 

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Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft designers have teamed up for a fabulous blog hop from August 27-31st!  Hop with us today for craft ideas, inspiration and tutorials!

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win!  Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will each be giving away a $50 prize pack!

The blog hop will end at midnight on August 31st.  The two winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on September 4th.     

Ready to be inspired?

Start hopping!!

 

START AT:  http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com/design-memory-craft/

Tanisha Long   http://tanisharenee.blogspot.com/

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

 Shelley Hamilton  http://shelleyscraps.blogspot.com/

 Jill Foster http://stampinginspiredby.blogspot.com/

 Lynne Forsythe  http://lynneforsythe.blogspot.com/

Tiffany Johnson http://iheartartblog.com/ 

Alicia Giess  http://inspiredandblessed.blogspot.com/

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

 Donna Bryant http://www.donnabryantdurand.blogspot.com

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

 Lynn Kopas  www.lynnkopas.typepad.com

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

 Jules Eickmeier  http://jules-atoasttoalteredart.blogspot.com/

 END AT: http://creativeimaginations.typepad.com/

 

 

 

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Dream Transmitter (Guest Design Team)

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I've been thinking about dream catchers lately. What they are for, what they mean, and also thinking of how they might work in a different way.

I've been wondering what happens if, instead of CATCHING dreams you made something that sent dreams OUT. Sort of a dream transmitter.

Even if you aren't into the whole idea of transmitting a dream it still turned out to be a pretty cool looking piece of mixed media art.

So what follows is my tutorial for making a Dream Transmitter. Or a hanging mixed media piece. ;)

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Stamp the image on the watercolor paper with the Timber Brown Ink. This stamp is a very large stamp so make sure to ink the stamp by bringing the inkpad to the stamp so that you can be sure you coated the entire image with ink. When stamping be sure to put pressure all over the stamp so make sure the whole image comes out nice and clear.

Begin coloring with the pink Aquarelles. Use the darker shade toward the centers and the outer edges and filled in with a lighter color. It doesn't look like much until you start adding water.

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See what I mean? Just use a slightly wet brush to blend the colors.

Then using the green aquarelle color outside the flower. Darker near the flower and then tapering out.

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Both of these images show the green watercolor blended out toward the edges.

To create the blue splatters scribble a quarter size dot of color on an extra piece of watercolor paper, dip a very wet brush into it and swirl the color around. Tap the wet brush against the side of your pointer finger splattering color onto the flower. Let dry.

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To make the body of the Dream Transmitter cut the piece you just made and another piece of watercolor paper into a circle. I used a small bowl as a template.

Add the beads and keys to embroidery floss and tape them to the back of the watercolor flower.

PS. The keys don't have any special significance, I just thought they looked good. You could add all sorts of found objects that mean something to you or that you find attractive. Just make sure they aren't too heavy.

(To keep the beads in place I double knotted the thread above and below the beads)

Add a hanging loop near the top made of embroidery floss and tape to the back of the flower.

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The next thing I did was to write out on half a piece of printer paper what some of my dreams are.

And I taped that to the back of the flower too.

Make sure that the tape pieces are in toward the center of the circle so you don't have to sew through too many layers in the next step.

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For the finishing touch, I took the watercolor piece and the extra circle to my sewing machine, attached the free motion foot and stitched the two circles together with the sheet of paper that I had written my dreams down on and the tales of the embroidery floss all sewn into the center.

 There you have it. Either a dream transmitter or a fun piece of mixed media art. Which will you make?

 

Supplies:

  • Art Grip Aquarelles numbers 168 (green),125,119 (pinks), 153 (blue)
  • watercolor paper
  • embroidery floss
  • beads
  • keys and other found objects
  • sewing machine and coordinating thread
  • jumbo dahlia set from Stampndous
  • water
  • watercolor brushes
  • Staz-On Ink in Timber Brown

 

VickiVicki O'Dell is The Creative Goddess A mixed media artist, jewelry maker and creative whirlwind. She has a blog at vickiodell.com, a daily creative lifestyle blog where she shares craft and home decor projects as well as recipes, inspiration and her own brand of Creative Goddess wisdom. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Be careful... She'll talk your eyeballs off if you let her. :)

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Aquarelles, Inks and Dry Embossing (Guest Design Team)

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Hi it is Cathy here again, I am so excited as today I want to share a video with you showing how to dry emboss a stamped image without the need for a light box! Whilst creating this project I discovered that the Aquarelle pencils work really well on pearl coated  card stock; when water is added the colours move around easily making blending a sinch!

 This card has been created using Mixed Media Aquarelles and Ink sets.

 

I love how easy the Aquarelle and Ink sets make it to create a card with colours that tone well together and  it is an added bonus being able to colour my seam binding to match my flowers with the Stampers Big Brush pen to get a totally co-ordinated look.

Supplies:

  • Mix and Match Mixed Media Aquar elles and Ink Red (Pencils 119, 125, 126 and Stampers Big Brush Deep Scarlet Red 219)
  •  Green (Pencils used 166, 168 and Stampers Big Brush May Green 170)
  • Penny Black Wishes 30-103 and Flowers Sweet 30-096 Transparent Stamp Sets. Tools: Ten Seconds Fine point and rounded embossing tools and embossing mat set (if you don’t have these any parchment embossing ball tool should work).

 

I had such fun making this card that I have created two other cards as a bonus that can be seen on my blog at:  

http://candronicoucardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/aquarelle-and-ink-flowers.html

Just to whet your appetite here is a sneak peak at one of the cards I have created.

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 Thanks for joining me today, I will be back soon with another project to share!

 

Hugs Cathy

 

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Cathy has crafted from an early age and began stamping again 13 years ago when a friend showed her a handmade card. That lead to a trip to her local craft shop for supplies and  she was asked if she would be interested in teaching classes there; so that is what she did on her days off work. She no longer teaches at the local shop but has found a whole new community of friends over the internet through blogging. In May 2011 Cathy joined Penny Black's design team and has created guest projects for Flowersoft and Papercraft Inspirations magazine, she has also been a hostess for Hero Arts.

 

 

 

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Back-To-School Mixed Media Pencils

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Hey everyone, it's Erin here again.

With it being back-to-school time already I got to thinking about how much I love a good, standard, old-school  pencil! And I like them even more when they look cool, so I embellished mine!

I just took a couple of sheets of book paper (sorry librarians!), and I randomly painted it up using Gelatos™ Colors and PITT® Artist Pens.

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I smushed some of the Gelatos™ Colors onto my pallet and then added a drop or two of acrylic glazing liquid and mixed them together.That gave me a nice sheer color to paint with (it's the very light peachy color on the page above).

For the small dots, I just rubbed the Gelatos™ Colors onto my pallet and then used a pencil eraser to stamp the dots onto my page.

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I also did some more "boy-ish" pages too...just randomly painting over the page with some blue acrylic paint and then colored on the white spaces with some PITT® Artist Pens, I then quickly used a waterbrush to spread out the pens ink before it dried completely.

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Once the book pages were dry I cut them into one inch strips, I even pulled out my stamps and stamped on a few of them.

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To get the one-inch strips of paper onto the pencils I coated the backside with gel medium, then rolled it around my pencil.  I added a coat of gel medium on top of them to seal them and then let them dry on my craft mat.  Once they were completely dry I sharpened them with my electric pencil sharpener with no problems.

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ErinbErin Bassett  Erin is a craft addict who loves to do something creative every day.  She shares her love of all things artsy on her blog and in the classes and events she teaches at.  Erin is a freelance artist, designing for top manufactures and has had many of her projects published in various magazines and books.  She considers it a blessing to be able to call her passion "work".

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Rita Barakat for Simon Says Stamp!

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Hi All!

Our bubbly design team member, Rita Barakat will be guest designing for Simon Says Stamp tomorrow!  We love how she used Gelatos??? in her mixed media project here...don't forget to check it out on their blog

RitaprofileRita 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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Art Journaling on the Road, continued

Hi everyone, Mou here with a second round of pages from recent art journal that I started on the road?. The great thing about working on this journal while on the road is it's true-to-the-moment authenticity... I'm copying from nature, capturing a snapshot of something unusual right before my eyes... there's something very raw about it! No manipulation of camera settings, no photoshop editing, just a study of what I don't see in my everyday surroundings. No pretty papers, no fancy embellishments, just a little bit of white space for me to claim anyway I can. Even more authentic because I have proof that I was there that day... that National Park stamp that people use on their National Park passports... I used them to stamp my journal. 

One thing I love about roads around mountains is the ever-changing view. Things appear for a moment and then disappear. When they reappear, it's a completely different perspective. The kids and I were admiring this dreamy mountain in the distance as we were driving toward it. Then in a few minutes, we were driving by it and it appeared just as rugged as the other mountains.  And sometimes the road itself disappears and reveal itself as we keep driving!

Supplies I used:

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Art GRIP ® Color Pencils

Essential PITT Artist Pens Black M

 

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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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Colorful Leaves in Two Steps

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Hi everyone! It's Jill here with a project using Stamper's Big Brush Pens. 

Step One:
Color directly onto a stamp with lot of solid area using Stamper's Big Brush Pens.  Mix and match different colors to add depth to your project. Stamp onto white cardstock.

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Step Two:
Color onto outline stamp with Black 199 Stamper's Big Brush Pen.  Stamp directly on top of previously stamped leaves.
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For added depth and movement, outline stamped images with a  PITT® Artist Pen in the color of Cold Grey I 230.  Add additional shading to leaves using Art GRIP® Color Pencils.  Color with Stamper's Big Brush Pens onto an acrylic block, mist with water, and then flick this "paint" with a paintbrush onto project.  Finally add a touch of Earl Grey Gelato™ to the edge of the die cut piece by coloring directly onto the paper and blending using fingertip.  

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Happy Stamping!

Supplies:
*Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Green, Red, and Green Collections): Pink Madder Lake, Light Flesh 132, Cobalt Green 156, Orange Glaze 113, Scarlet Red 118, Permanent Olive Green 167, Magenta 133, Dark Chrome Yellow 109, May Green 170
*PITT® Artist Pen: Black 199, Cold Grey I 230
*Earl Grey Gelato™ 
*Art GRIP® Color Pencils (158, 187, 125)
*Other: White Cardstock and Stamps by Penny Black (30-138 Foliage Fancy), Spellbinders Dies (Jar Labels, Grommet Tags, Sizzix Embossing Folder

 

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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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Altered Paint Brush with Jen Matott

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Jen Matott here with a fun project that I created for the Faber-Castell booth at summer CHA.  I'm an art teacher as well as an artist and wanted to create an altered wall piece that would reflect both of those things.  I choose the paintbrush as a symbol for and artist and art teacher.  I got one of those chip brushes from the hardware store to alter.  This is a 3" sized brush.

I took the bristle block out from the metal ferrule using a screwdriver and some strength.  Those suckers are glued in tight!  I had to cut away some of the hairs from the metal, but essentially you won't see that part. The metal seam was loosened and I punched a hole on either end for assembly later.

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First I stamped some text onto the handle (I applied a thin layer of gesso first and allowed it to dry) with the black Stamper's Big Brush Pen.  Once that was dry, I added Gelatos™ in a rainbow effect and allow it to drip down the handle.

Paintbrushes19Dots were added using one of Prima's Donna Downey stencils and some modeling paste that was colored with Gelatos™.  I used Black Licorice Gelato on a craft mat and mixed it with some paste.  I applied it through the stencil with a palette knife.

The pages/ bristles of the brush were created by using watercolor paper, book pages, sheet music and a variety of  Stamper's Big Brush Pens, Gelatos™, and stamps!  Once they were done, I cut them into 3 3/4" strips.  They were then assembled and folded in half. 

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Once tucked into the ferrule, I put a piece of wire through the holes and added buttons on the end to attach.  The final touch was to add some Prima flowers, gems, and ribbon.   Voila!  I love how this came out!

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Supply list:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos™ Colors: Black Licorice, Red Cherry, Lemon, Mango, Tangerine, Lime, Blueberry, Grape, Guava, Metallic Blueberry, Metallic Mint and Gold Champagne

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in Black

Gesso: Liquitex

Modeling paste: Golden Paints

3" Chipbrush

Watercolor paper, sheet music, book pages, doily

Prima Marketing stamps, flowers, wooden buttons, velvet babbles, Say It In Crystals, Stencil, cotton tape, and alphabet.

 

Can you think of other ways to embellish an altered paintbrush?

 

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Jen Matott  A self-proclaimed Mom, Wife, Artist, Scrapper and Art Teacher (of 14 years!), Jennifer has a funky & trendy style. She is currently a Prima Marketing Educator and designs for the following blogs/companies: WOW Embossing Powders, Basically Bare, The Rubber Cafe, Scrapbooking From The Inside Out kits, and Get It Scrapped.

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Project Life Mixed-Media Organizer Part 2 (Guest Design Team)

Happy Sunday, guys!

Here is Part 2 of the Project Life Mixed Media tutorial video – I hope you’re all thinking, “I MUST do this!” It’s a really simple project that you kinda can’t screw up, and is the perfect fix for that urge to do something crafty, yet functional. I usually stick with Gelattos, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, and the Metallic Pitt Artist Pens, but I had a great time experimenting with the Aquarelles and Pastel Pencils! I must play more with them – I’m thinking my next post might even be a “watercolor” painting with some pastel accents. Hmmmm….. the gears are already turning!

 

 I hope you all enjoyed the tutorial, and will also enter my Freebie Friday over at my blog for your chance to win some great Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts goodies, as well as some other super awesome mixed media products!

 

BrittnyBrittny Kvilhaug I’m a wife to Eric, the proud mommy of a four-legged mouse-killer, an emotional baker and sometimes I even call myself an artist. Sometimes… I’ve been working in the industry for about five years and have loved every minute! I’ve had the opportunity to wear several hats, including designer, teacher, sales rep, team member, and now mixed media artist – there’s that word again!!!  There is nothing more exciting than breaking into a brand new of goodies and imagining all the fun stuff that’s going to come out of it! I am so happy to be a part of the guest design team for Faber-Castell and have had a blast playing along!

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Project Life Mixed-Media Organizer Part 1 (Guest Design Team)

Happy Saturday, everyone!!

This is day one of my special two day post and I am so excited about it!! I figured that since I had the chance to spend a little extra time here this weekend I might as well do a video post, rather than my usual boring ol’ pictures, right? So here is Part 1 of my tutorial – it’s all about Project Life and a bit of mixed media play using the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Samplers!!

 

 

 Well, that’s all for today! Be sure to pop back over tomorrow for part 2! Oh, and be sure to stop by my blog, where I am having a giveaway with some super yummy mixed media goodies! You might even see some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft schtuff in there!!

BrittnyBrittny Kvilhaug I’m a wife to Eric, the proud mommy of a four-legged mouse-killer, an emotional baker and sometimes I even call myself an artist. Sometimes… I’ve been working in the industry for about five years and have loved every minute! I’ve had the opportunity to wear several hats, including designer, teacher, sales rep, team member, and now mixed media artist – there’s that word again!!!  There is nothing more exciting than breaking into a brand new of goodies and imagining all the fun stuff that’s going to come out of it! I am so happy to be a part of the guest design team for Faber-Castell and have had a blast playing along!

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The White Stamper's Big Brush Pen!

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As you can see, it easily writes on photos and patterned papers and cardstock! The nib is a little different than the large brush tip of the other Stamper's Big Brush Pen allowing you to journal little words (like on my photo) or large words and patterns (like my title)! 

You will surely love playing with this gem of a tool!

Materials: Cardstock/Patterned Paper (Lawn Fawn's Bright Side), Stickers (SRM Stickers, Bright Side Alphabet Stickers), Die-Cutting Machine (Sizzix eClips with eCAL), Fonts (Lullaby, Tall & Skinny), Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen in White

 

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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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Ready for fall!

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Hi folks! It's Jill here and let me tell you, I don't know about everyone else, but this hot summer has me dreaming of crisp fall weather and the beautiful colors of the changing leaves.  This card is a reflection of my recent fall weather dreams:

Art GRIP® Color Pencils (109, 115, 126, 167) were used to color the pumpkins.  And the blue background was created with one of my favorite Gelato™ techniques--emboss resist.  Begin by stamping your image with VersaMark ink onto white paper, sprinkle with white embossing powder, and heat to set. Color directly onto the paper and over the embossing with Cotton Candy Gelato™.  Work in small sections, blending with your finger as you go.


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Randomly color small areas directly onto this background with Blueberry and Coconut Gelatos™  for added shading and depth.  Blend with fingertip as you go.
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Gently rub/buff background with a dry paper towel.  This will help remove the Gelatos™  from the embossed areas.
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I hope you are inspired to pull out your favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory craft colors and be inspired by the beauty of Autumn.  Happy Stamping!
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Supplies
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Gelatos™ (Cotton Candy, BlueBerry, Coconut, Chocolate, Tangerine, Pistachio, Red Cherry),

Art GRIP® Color Pencils (109, 115, 126, 167), Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Black 199, Permanent Green Olve 167)

 
Other: Penny Black Stamps ( 40-145 Pumpkins, 40-169 Diamond Pattern, 30-138 Foliage Fancy), VersaMark Ink, White Embossing Powder, Hemp Twine, Spellbinders Nestabilities (Labels Twenty)

White Cardstock (Penny Black)

 

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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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Stencil with Gelatos™

 Hey there bloggers Rita Barakat here !  Here are some fun techniques on a card!  Using these fun chipboard dress forms and Gelatos™!

Chipboard Mannequins from Craftwork Cards sold by The Rubber Cafe

First I punched out the dress form shapes and used the remnant as a stencil! I used the Lime and Green Tea Gelatos™ and a dry sponge- place your stencil  on the page, add color randomly on the inside of the shape with Gelatos™ and rub the color in with a dry sponge.  
I did the same technique with one of the chipboard dress form pieces.  I stamped the dress form,the card and  the flourish on the chipboard with a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black.  Added some smudges on the edges of the card
with the dry sponge.  
 Of course I couldn't make it happen without adding a little glitter!  and accessories...
Add some doodling and there you have it!
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RitaprofileRita 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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A Thankful Heart! (Guest Design Team)

Hi everyone! It's Erin here again.  :)

Today I'm sharing a watercolor-ish art journaling page I created that is inspired by my 6 year old niece.  She stayed with  us for a good chunk on the summer and we did a lot of kids art projects together...most with hearts and girly colors.  I'm so thankful for that time together!

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To make this page I started off with a 6" x 9 " piece of watercolor paper, a craft mat (your could use some wax paper or freezer paper instead), and a lot of Faber-Castell goodness!!

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I started with some Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.  I quickly scribbled out a heart-ish shape and some circle like shapes.
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I then spritzed it with a little bit of water.
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And then I quickly placed my watercolor paper onto the top of it, and pressed it down to get good coverage.  I even used a brayer on top of it to make sure the paper got covered with the ink as well as possible.
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Once the paper is flipped over you can vaguely see the heart and circle shapes still.  I also took the paper and dabbed the edges into the ink that remained on the craft mat to give the paper a bit more visual interest.Erin Bassett - Faber-Castell - Thankful Heart9

 

It's a great start for the page.
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Next, I took out some of my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and enhanced the heart and circle shapes.  (Yes, drinking coffee while doing this helped!)
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Then I took a water brush and went over the lines I just drew.  I wanted some of the lines to remain after I painted over them, especially with the purple Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil, so I just went over it lightly trying not to use too much pressure.
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I then added a bit of grape Gelatos™ Colors , and a touch of cold grey III Stamper’s Big Brush Pen using a water brush and my fingers adding a shadow to the heart.
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I used a heat gun to dry the page completely and then used a small black PITT® Artist Pen to add some doodling around the page.  I "sketched" around the heart, added some bubbles to the circles, and then after I stamped onto the page I outlined "thankful" too.
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And that's it!  A simple heartfelt page.  
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ErinbErin Bassett  Erin is a craft addict who loves to do something creative every day.  She shares her love of all things artsy on her blog and in the classes and events she teaches at.  Erin is a freelance artist, designing for top manufactures and has had many of her projects published in various magazines and books.  She considers it a blessing to be able to call her passion "work".

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Guest Design Team Call Out!

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We’re having our second Guest Design Team Call Out (October 2012- December 2012)!

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 is 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 October 2012-December 2012.  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 August 31st, 2012 2pm EST via email to naoko@fabercastell.com with ‘Design Team Application’ in the subject line.

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

  1. Name, phone number, address and e-mail address.
  2. Short biography with a paragraph on why you want to be a part of the Guest Design Team.
  3. Links to any Design Teams you are on/have been with
  4. Links to your blog
  5. 2-3 pictures that showcase your work
  6. 1 project with step by step directions. *please note- your personality is important to us.  Show us who you are!
  7. Finally…like/follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter!

 

The Guest Design Team will be announced on September 4th, 2012. 

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Stamping Layers with Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Guest Design Team)

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Cheryl Boglioli here again as a Guest Designer with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft with a simple, but lovely Thank You card. I love that I can use the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens to stamp images and that they work really well when creating a layered image using the clear polymer stamps.

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I die cut a scalloped tear-drop circle using Spellbinders, and used Mango Gelatos™ to rub across the edges and embossed edges and then used my finger to blend it in. Since it was on an orange cardstock, this proviced just a little shading and blended quite well.

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You can see here that I was able to take my time and individually color each layer using Floral Fusion stamps from Papertrey Ink. I colored each layer using Stamper’s Big Brush Pens in leaf green 112, light green 171, Dark Naples ochre 184 and orange glaze 113. Since the stamps here are clear, I was able to layer the colors and images exactly where I wanted. I kept the circle inside my Spellbinder die so that the outside debossed ring would stay clean and white.

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I used Mango Gelatos™ and a little water to color coordinate my seam binding ribbon and then dried the colored ribbon with my heat gun.

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I used the same large flower and Dark Naples ochre 184 to stamp a random pattern on the card base to mimic a patterned paper. I love that I was able to choose a color to create a tone-on-tone look. With all my pieces created, all I had to do was use Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and Helmar Zap Dots to put my card together.

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A few DewDrops to finish the card and voila! Here is a picture to show you some of the dimension I was able to achieve with embossing and Helmar Zap Dots.

Now, to send this card to a lovely friend. I hope you enjoyed the card and found inspiration.

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Cheryl Boglioli is a Florida native, a wife, and a mother of one beautiful daughter.   She is a mixed media artist, craft designer, and educator who loves to stay on the cutting edge of new products and techniques as it pertains to the crafting industry.  She achieved a CHA Designer Member status in 2011 and in 2012 became a full-time designer and educator traveling and teaching workshops at local scrapbook stores and events.  She currently works with several manufacturers in the industry including Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Basically Bare, Helmar and Zutter.  

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Birds on Burlap

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Stamp the background on the burlap canvas with the swirl stamp and Stampers Big Brush pen.

Spread watercolor ground medium over the bird stencil with the pallet knife on the burlap canvas. Let Dry overnight.

Color the branch, leaves and bird shape with the Paper Crafter Crayons. Blend the colors with the Gamsol and blending tool.

Add the decorative flowers, twine and lace accents.

SUPPLIES:

  • Stampers Big Brush / black
  • Paper Crafter Crayons / neutral, blue green
  • Burlap canvas
  • Gamsol color solvent
  • Paper blending tool
  • Watercolor ground medium
  • Bird stencil
  • Pallet knife
  • Swirl stamp
  • Twine flower
  • Paper flowers
  • Metal button
  • Lace trim

 

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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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Live Laugh Love Wall Hanging (Guest Design Team)

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 Hi all! Can I just say that I am loving all the pretty I am getting to create with my Mix & Match packs!? It has been so friggin’ awesome to get messy in my art journal again after forgetting about it for nearly a month! I created this page using almost nothing, and I love how it turned out! I’m thinking that it will make a great framed piece for one of the many still-empty walls in our house.

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Directions:

Step 1: Rub some Gelato onto a craft sheet or other smooth, non-porous surface, and spray water on it until a small little puddle forms. Use your paint brush to break up the gelato and make a very thin “paint” of sorts.

Step 2: Rub the “paint” you’ve created onto a blank sheet of your art journal or other mixed media paper until the entire sheet is covered. If you get spots where it is too dark, just spritz a little more water to thin it out.

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Step 3: Once the page is dry, lay a stencil over it and use a paintbrush to smooth on some clear gel medium. Remove the stencil and allow the page to dry, creating a clear mask that will show up later, after more color is added to the page.

 *Quick Tip: If you leave the medium on the stencil after you use it, you will essentially create a thicker stencil, which can come in handy later in another project to allow more paint/medium/paste to be applied to your page.

 Step 4: After the medium has dried, smooth on a super teeny amount of black Gelato onto the edges of the page, spritz with water and smooth over. And when I say “teeny” I mean it – you’ll end up with a muddy mess if you use too much, and all the blue that you laid down to begin with will fade away.  Use a paper towel to lift the excess off of the design you created with the gel medium.

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Step 5 & 6: Use two different complimentary colors of the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens to create some old dinginess. To get the best results, just apply a few strokes at a time, the rub in with your finger. This will take a little time, and if you’re like me, it’s a little like nails on a chalkboard. But so worth it…

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Step 7: Choose a couple of different sticker fonts and spell out “ Live Laugh Love” in the center-ish of your page.

Step 8: Put a dab of white acrylic paint onto your craft sheet, spray with water to thin it out, then apply over the whole page to give it a gentle white-wash effect.

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Step 9: Use a grey Stamper’s Big Brush Pen to outline the stickers. This will give it a little more depth, and up the dinge-factor a bit ;)

Step 10: Use a Metallic Pitt Artist Pen to outline the inside edge of each letter. This doesn’t have to be perfect – in fact, I think messy looks better!

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Step 11: Use an Essential Pitt Artist Pen to outline around the outside of the letters and write out the rest of the phrase. And again, the messier the better!

 *Phrase reads, “Always remember to Live Laugh and Love. It is the key to happiness!”

 Step 12: After everything is dry, spread on a layer of white Gelato over the page, avoiding the words. It will catch the edges of the mask and soften up the page. Spray a layer of Mod Podge or other acrylic sealer onto the entire page and allow to dry.

Step 13: After the page is dry, trim with a rotary cutter and set it out to enjoy!

Supply List:

Mixed Media Notebook

Gloss Gel Medium

Paint Brush

Stencil

Acrylic Paint

Gelatos

Stamper’s Big Brush Pens

Essential Pitt Artist Pens

Metallic Pitt Artist Pens

Clear Acrylic Spray

Water Spritz Bottle

Craft Sheet

BrittnyBrittny Kvilhaug I’m a wife to Eric, the proud mommy of a four-legged mouse-killer, an emotional baker and sometimes I even call myself an artist. Sometimes… I’ve been working in the industry for about five years and have loved every minute! I’ve had the opportunity to wear several hats, including designer, teacher, sales rep, team member, and now mixed media artist – there’s that word again!!!  There is nothing more exciting than breaking into a brand new of goodies and imagining all the fun stuff that’s going to come out of it! I am so happy to be a part of the guest design team for Faber-Castell and have had a blast playing along!

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Big Brush Butterflies (Guest Design Team)

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Hi, it is Cathy here back to share a quick and very easy technique.  I often find that time is against me and when I need a card in a hurry; I want something that I know will work and that requires little thought on my part.

Todays card fits that bill, it is so simple and with the use of big brush markers, I don’t even have to worry that the colours I use will work as they are designed to go together! I have used the following   Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products on this Project Mixed Media Aquarelles and Inks Blue 770203; Green 770202 and Mixed Media Sampler Green 770232.

The butterfly squares on this card are so easy to make they hardly need any explanation... so here is a photo step by step guide!

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Take a square acrylic stamping block and colour with the Stamper's Big Brush Pen (here I have used May Green 170).

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Then spritz the block with water.

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Place the block face down on water colour paper and press firmly.

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Place the Penny Black Social Butterfly stamp 30-116 on another acrylic block and colour with the same Stamper's Big Brush Pen.

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Stamp onto the coloured green square.

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And this is the result, you have a butterfly against a perfectly matching lighter tone background, repeat this process using Big Brush Pens Cobalt Blue 143 and Leaf Green 112. Stamp the sentiment from Penny B lack’s transparent set Free Flight 30-117 using Versafine Onyx Black ink and mount onto Sky Blue Mix and Match Cardstock by Penny Black.  Finish off by wrapping some twine and a bow around the card.

  If this technique has inspired you I have a bonus project on my blog here

http://candronicoucardcraft.blogspot.co.u/2012/08/big-brush-flower

 

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  ....and here is just a little sneak peak:)

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Cathy has crafted from an early age and began stamping again 13 years ago when a friend showed her a handmade card. That lead to a trip to her local craft shop for supplies and  she was asked if she would be interested in teaching classes there; so that is what she did on her days off work. She no longer teaches at the local shop but has found a whole new community of friends over the internet through blogging. In May 2011 Cathy joined Penny Black's design team and has created guest projects for Flowersoft and Papercraft Inspirations magazine, she has also been a hostess for Hero Arts.

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Mini Mixed Media Art Book with Fortune Cookie Fortunes - Part 2 (Guest Design Team)

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And we're back to finish up our mini mixed media art book.

Oh! Look at that, everything we need is already out and ready for us to create with. Let's go!

I liked the two fortunes that read, "One of the first things  you should look for in a problem is its positive side." and "Remember, every downhill has its uphill."  Two such positive messages needed to be created on a sunny yellow background, don't you agree?

The whole page is washed with an Art Grip Aquarelle #105 with the edges darkened by the PITT artist pen big brush in Dark Naples ochre.  Other embellishments include a sun stamped with ink from the PITT big brush, a mirror dragonfly and more origami paper.

I went back once the ink was dry on the sun stamp and added swirls of color with the #105 and the big brush.  Coloring into the wet water color with the big brush makes some really fun designs.

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The last set of pages.

I'm not normally a major PINK person but I really liked the way this one turned out. The fortune reads, "Nobody can be exactly like you." and I thought that needed a big, ol' bright pink heart. To me, life is about loving yourself as well as those around you and this page celebrates loving YOU.

The color wash background is created with Art Grip Aquarelle # 119. Again, color around the edges with the pencil and then use a damp brush to wash the color into the center.

I drew the heart free hand and used the Art Grip Aquarell #125 to draw it with. Once the outline of the heart is in place go back over the outer edges over and over with the pencil to lay down lots of color. Then with a damp brush drag the color toward the center.

I layered several layers of the same color until I got the look I wanted.

For the center of the heart I used a stamp from one of the Mixed Media Sets and the PITT artist pen big brush in Deep Scarlet Red to stamp the image into the center of the heart. Simply color on the stamp and then press the stamp onto the heart.

Can I just tell you how much I've come to love the white PITT pastel? It's great for outlining. Yes, outlining. Often people think that when something is outlined that it needs to be done in black to make it really stand out. Sometimes, though, that makes it look too "cartoony".

The while pastel in this case makes the background lighter so that the bright pink heart stands out just as it is. It seems to sort of pop out of the page.

To finish up I added more origami paper, a rub-on Chinese character as well as the word "laugh" from the same rub-on set and edging in gold. We're almost finished!

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I loved this fortune for the back of the book. "Fortune Not Found: Abort, Retry, Ignore?". Cracks me up!

If you remember, we already created the background for this portion of the book when we created the front so all that remains is to add some origami paper, a rub-on, and a gem.

For the finishing touch I used my crop-a-dile to punch a hole into the last page and threaded a small tassel I had on hand through the hole. For me, it was just the little bit of EXTRA that this project needed.

I may go back in at some point and add more elements or even more fortunes... but that is the good thing about creating art for yourself... you can add to it whenever an item comes along that looks like it really needs to be a part of this project.

Do you do that too? Add to pieces when you find something too delicious to resist?

I hope you enjoyed this Mini Mixed Media Art Book with Fortune Cookie Fortunes as much as I have. I have lots more fortunes left and I think I may just create another book!

 

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Vicki O'Dell is The Creative Goddess A mixed media artist, jewelry maker and creative whirlwind. She has a blog at vickiodell.com, a daily creative lifestyle blog where she shares craft and home decor projects as well as recipes, inspiration and her own brand of Creative Goddess wisdom. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Be careful... She'll talk your eyeballs off if you let her. :)

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Mini Mixed Media Art Book with Fortune Cookie Fortunes - Part 1 (Guest Design Team)


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What do you do when you have a pile of fortune cookie fortunes and small children's board books?

Well, I don't know about you but I use it as an excuse to play with lots of products from Faber-Castell and get a better idea of how they work as well as a to enjoy some of those fortunes that made me giggle, made me think or just seemed worth hanging on to.

So how do I mix children's board books and fortune cookie fortunes? Here is the process.

Supplies:

  • chunky board book - mine measures 2 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches
  • origami paper - various prints
  • Chinese character rub-ons
  • double sided adhesive tape runner
  • water
  • glue dots
  • odds and ends to embellish your book with
  • sand paper
  • gesso
  • paintbrush
  • paper punch - corner rounder

 

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 The first thing to do is to rough up the smooth surface of the book with a little sandpaper. You don't have to sand off the images (in fact, they look kind of cool peeking through the backgrounds) just get rid of the smooth surface so the gesso will stick better. Sand all surfaces inside and outside the book.

Wipe the whole book down with a slightly damp cloth.

Cover all of the surfaces with gesso. Let dry.

While the gesso is drying is good time to sort through your collection of fortunes and set aside the ones you might like to use. It's also a good time to dig through all of your odds and ends from jewelry making, scrapbooking or any other collections.

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Let's start with the cover. I used an Art Grip Aquarelle #126 to color around the edges of the front of the book, spine and back page and then used a water color brush from one of the Mixed Media kits to wash over the outside of the book distributing the color.

You can see the color from the pencil on the right hand side of the book and the other edges show where I used water to distribute the color. No need to worry about the middle of the front and back covers as we will be covering them with paper.

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Select a piece of origami paper and cut it to size. I used the corner rounder to follow the curves of the board book.  Adhere the paper to the cover with double sided adhesive.

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 To finish off the cover I went around the edges of the book with the PITT artist pen big brush in Pale Geranium Lake, let it dry and then went over that with the PITT artist pen in gold. Don't worry about being overly neat with the gold. I think it looks better with a little "wiggle" to the lines.

Add the rub-on image, the fortune and small Chinese coin. The coin I used had two small loops on either side that I cut off and then sanded the edges (it's from an old package of Pixie Press antique metal charms from Darice if that helps).

I love the fortune that reads, "You will be showered with good luck tomorrow!" A fortune that is as optimistic as I am! :)

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Ready to create and decorate on the INSIDE? Of course you are!

To create the background color I did the same thing here as on the cover (actually, I used this technique of coloring the edges and washing that color over the page on every page with small variations).

On these two pages I used the Art Grip Aquarelle in numbers 143 and 147. The darker 143 at the very edges and then the 147 toward the middle.

I created the hillside and trees with the PITT artist pen big brush in May Green and the sun with another big brush in Dark Naples ochre.

For the trunks of the trees I used a PITT Pastel and then a white PITT pastel to create some texture in the sky.

Notice how you can still see the bananas in the background... but only if you look closely? They just sort of fade to the back.

Add a bit of origami paper, a fortune that says "The world is a beautiful book for those who read it" and a rub on. I had a hard time with this rub-on from a different package, it didn't want to stick AT ALL so most of it is missing. It's not perfect but that's ok with me.

Edge the pages in gold.

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 Now on to the second set of pages.

I used several products to create this background.

Art Grip Aquarelle watercolor pencils number 125, 117, 163, 105, and 168 for the grass and sky along with shading from the PITT artist pen big brush in Dark Naples ochre and May Green.

 First, I did the color washing in orange #117 over both pages. Then I created the hills with #'s 163 and 168 and brushed over them with a damp brush to blend the colors. While the hills were still damp from the water I went in the the May Green big brush to add variation.

The sunset is created with #'s 125 and 117 with the sun in #105. Again, I used a damp brush to blend the color.

Next, I added more color to the sun with the big brush in Dark Naples ochre.

Once everything is dry add some highlights with the white PITT pastel.

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I stamped the tree with Saddle Brown Staz-On ink and edges of the page in Pale Geranium Lake big brush followed by the gold PITT artist pen.

The fortune reads, "For everything there is a season".

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I kept the third set of pages kind of simple. Origami paper and a fortune that reads, "He who sows courtesy reaps friendship". I thought it was a great fortune to go with the origami paper with the two rabbits. Don't they look like they are new friends?

The left side is color washed in the same way as the previous pages with the Art Grip Aquarell #163.

The flowers are created with the PIT artist pen big brush in Dark Naples ochre, pale geranium lake and cobalt blue.

Whew, that was a lot of fun but it's time for a break so tomorrow we'll finish up the rest of the book....

 

Vicki

Vicki O'Dell is The Creative Goddess A mixed media artist, jewelry maker and creative whirlwind. She has a blog at vickiodell.com, a daily creative lifestyle blog where she shares craft and home decor projects as well as recipes, inspiration and her own brand of Creative Goddess wisdom. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Be careful... She'll talk your eyeballs off if you let her. :)

 

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Two part weekend post coming up!

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Here's a sneak peek for the two part weekend post by the fabulous Vicki O'Dell (Creative Goddess blog).   Come back tomorrow for her first post!

You don't want to miss it!

 

Vicki

Vicki O'Dell is The Creative Goddess A mixed media artist, jewelry maker and creative whirlwind. She has a blog at vickiodell.com, a daily creative lifestyle blog where she shares craft and home decor projects as well as recipes, inspiration and her own brand of Creative Goddess wisdom. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Be careful... She'll talk your eyeballs off if you let her. :)

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DIY Wedding Invitations with Art Grip Aquarelles!

Hi there! It's Tiffany here to share a fun DIY Wedding Invitation Tutorial! If you're a crafter like me, I'm certain you've been asked once or twice to make invitations for your friends and family! Well, here's a fun way to incorporate the hottest trend, watercolor! We will be using the Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in the blues and greens.

To begin:

 I used the following fonts: Carpe Diem, Learning Curve, & Print Clearly. I printed these 4×6 invitations on Strathmore watercolor paper, cold press. Then I used my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blue/Green Art Grip Aquarelle watercolor pencils to fill in the letters in an hombre pattern. Then, I framed the sides with color as well!

 Taking a waterbrush or paintbrush, begin to blend the pigment from the pencils. The color is permanent once it’s dry, so work quickly! I love the little mistakes as they add to the watercolor effect of the invitation!

Repeat the process with your save the dates (3? x 2?) and adhere them to some sticky-back magnetic sheets! Of course, don’t forget to add little strips of your favorite washi tapes for an added artsy feel :)

Thanks so much for reading along!

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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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DIY Wedding Invitations with Art Grip Aquarelles!

Hi there! It's Tiffany here to share a fun DIY Wedding Invitation Tutorial! If you're a crafter like me, I'm certain you've been asked once or twice to make invitations for your friends and family! Well, here's a fun way to incorporate the hottest trend, watercolor! We will be using the Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in the blues and greens.

To begin:

 I used the following fonts: Carpe Diem, Learning Curve, & Print Clearly. I printed these 4×6 invitations on Strathmore watercolor paper, cold press. Then I used my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blue/Green Art Grip Aquarelle watercolor pencils to fill in the letters in an hombre pattern. Then, I framed the sides with color as well!

 Taking a waterbrush or paintbrush, begin to blend the pigment from the pencils. The color is permanent once it’s dry, so work quickly! I love the little mistakes as they add to the watercolor effect of the invitation!

Repeat the process with your save the dates (3? x 2?) and adhere them to some sticky-back magnetic sheets! Of course, don’t forget to add little strips of your favorite washi tapes for an added artsy feel :)

Thanks so much for reading along!

 Tiffprofile

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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Fly- Mixed Media Project

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Jen Matott here to share a project I created recently using lots of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft “Mix and Match” products.  This canvas is one of my favorites and FULL of techniques.

The Rubber Cafe stamps inspired me to create with wings in mind. Aren't they always showing up in my work?  I used a variety of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products in this project.

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This is a sneak peek of a new product that DMC is releasing at Summer CHA.  New crayons and Mixed Media Ink!  I used the crayons as a resist with the Mixed Media Ink over them. The crayons are fun to work with because they are vibrant and easy to use!  I love the resist technique.


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This part of the canvas is a tag in which I used t he butterfly stamp from The Rubber Cafe’s Vintage Treasures set! I drew on the stamp with a Silver Ice and black Licorice  Gelatos™  and stamped!  Every other one, I misted with water to create a more intense version of the butterfly.

 Drippage and Jellie Dots create lots of color and texture from the coffee sleeve.

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See the birdie?  I used a template that I drew a bird using a transparency (from the Prima tote class) over a stamped file folder.  I used the Big Brush Marker and 18th Century Proclamation stamp to create the background.  I created a mist with Black Licorice and Silver Ice and used it over the template.  Once dry, I outlined the shape with a PITT® Artist Pen.

How many different ways can you use Faber Castell Mix and Match products?

 

 Supplies used:

Faber-Castell products:

Gelatos 4ct: BLUE ( Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Boysenberry)

Metallic Gelatos 4ct (Metallic Blueberry, Metallic Mint,Silver Ice )

Gelatos in Neutral (Black Licorice)

Gelatos in Orange (Mango, Tangerine, Lemon)

PITT® Artist Pen in small Black

Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black

Mixed Media Ink

 

The Rubber Cafe stamps:

18th Century Proclamation & Vintage Treasures

Jellie Dots- Pearl, Cotton Candy, and Terrifically Teal

Canvas refill page: Prima/ Donna Downey

Feather

Ribbon: May Arts

Mini File folders

sheet music             

Coffee Sleeve         

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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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Fly- Mixed Media Project

Fly_JenMatott1
Jen Matott here to share a project I created recently using lots of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft “Mix and Match” products.  This canvas is one of my favorites and FULL of techniques.

The Rubber Cafe stamps inspired me to create with wings in mind. Aren't they always showing up in my work?  I used a variety of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products in this project.

Fly_JenMatott2
This is a sneak peek of a new product that DMC is releasing at Summer CHA.  New crayons and Mixed Media Ink!  I used the crayons as a resist with the Mixed Media Ink over them. The crayons are fun to work with because they are vibrant and easy to use!  I love the resist technique.


Fly_JenMatott3

This part of the canvas is a tag in which I used t he butterfly stamp from The Rubber Cafe’s Vintage Treasures set! I drew on the stamp with a Silver Ice and black Licorice  Gelatos™  and stamped!  Every other one, I misted with water to create a more intense version of the butterfly.

 Drippage and Jellie Dots create lots of color and texture from the coffee sleeve.

Fly_JenMatott4
See the birdie?  I used a template that I drew a bird using a transparency (from the Prima tote class) over a stamped file folder.  I used the Big Brush Marker and 18th Century Proclamation stamp to create the background.  I created a mist with Black Licorice and Silver Ice and used it over the template.  Once dry, I outlined the shape with a PITT® Artist Pen.

How many different ways can you use Faber Castell Mix and Match products?

 

 Supplies used:

Faber-Castell products:

Gelatos 4ct: BLUE ( Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Boysenberry)

Metallic Gelatos 4ct (Metallic Blueberry, Metallic Mint,Silver Ice )

Gelatos in Neutral (Black Licorice)

Gelatos in Orange (Mango, Tangerine, Lemon)

PITT® Artist Pen in small Black

Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black

Mixed Media Ink

 

The Rubber Cafe stamps:

18th Century Proclamation & Vintage Treasures

Jellie Dots- Pearl, Cotton Candy, and Terrifically Teal

Canvas refill page: Prima/ Donna Downey

Feather

Ribbon: May Arts

Mini File folders

sheet music             

Coffee Sleeve         

Jenprofile

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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