Create Dreamy Landscapes with Translucent Gelatos

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial to show you how to create dreamy landscapes in just a few steps using the Gelatos® 15CT: TRANSLUCENTS.

Let's start with the list of supplies you'll need.

SUPPLIES

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® 15CT: TRANSLUCENTS

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Deluxe Waterbrush/ Collapsible Water Cup

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Silicone tray (from Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos set)

Faber-Castell Creative Studio Goldfaber 1221 6B Graphite pencil

Watercolor paper (I used 140 lb cold press by Canson)

 

Now let me walk you through the steps.


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Recently, I traveled to Puerto Rico on family vacation and fell in love with this beautiful island. We drove around the entire stretch of land and enjoyed the peaceful green vistas. Travel always inspires me to create. I came home with a sketchbook full of drawings and paintings (you can see them on my Instagram @mou.saha.studio) and I am still enjoying painting those scenes.

To begin painting your dreamy landscape, start with a light pencil sketch of the basic composition.


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If you look at my basic sketch, you'll see two parts - the heaven and the earth or the sky and the ground. I picked Creme de Menthe for the sky and Persimmon for the meadow.


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On the Silicone trey, rub patches of each color of Translucent Gelatos. Dilute them with the waterbrush and start creating washes to define the mountains in the distance and the grassland in the front.

Remember, the objects in the front will have more details because they are closer to you whereas the distant objects will remain more vague.


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Add details with the darker colors to the grassland.


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Finally, add some cattle to the foreground to finish.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will try out these Translucent Gelatos to paint dreamy landscapes of your own!
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A Quotable Quote with Modern Calligraphy Kit

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a lettering tutorial using the Modern Calligraphy Kit from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! I chose a quote that rings true in my heart - Creativity takes courage by one of my most favorite artists of all time, Henri Matisse.

Before we begin, let me list the supplies you'll need to follow along.

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Modern Calligraphy Kit

Watercolor paper ( I used 140 lb cold press by Canson)

Palette

And now, let me walk you through the steps.

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Use the curve tool from the kit to draw some light pencil lines with the Goldfaber 6B Graphite pencil as shown. These lines will be your baseline for your words.


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Write your quote with the same pencil.


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Go over the pencil lines with the B tip PITT pen. It is okay to make corrections at this stage. I changed how I wrote 'courage' in the previous step.


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Use the curve to add a line under 'courage' to emphasize the word.


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In a different font, add the author's name using the SB tip PITT pen.


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Squeeze little drops of the highly pigmented watercolor paints from the tubes in the kit onto a palette. Using the waterbrush, add small patches of color around the quote to finish the piece.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and be sure to try out the Modern Calligraphy Kit. With all the pieces provided including a lined practice pad in the kit, you'll be lettering beautiful quotes yourself in no time!
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Coloring a Stamped Image with Gelatos

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Carolyn Dube here coloring in a fun beach house rubber stamp using Pitt Pens and Gelatos.  Big Brush Pitt Pens are great for inking up a stamp.  Just use the side of the tip to cover the image in ink and stamp. 

One of the nice features of using a Pitt Pen to do this is the India ink won't react or smear when water is added on top of it.  

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Block in color with your favorite Gelatos. No need to worry about filling in entire areas, we'll take care of that in the next step.  I used iridescent Gelatos for the house and roof.  The water is a blue highlighter Gelatos. That one is so translucent that I could color over the image and all the detail showed through.  
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Use a water brush and move the color around to fill in entire areas.  By putting the Gelatos only on the edges of the house, when I use the water brush to pull the color around it creates instant interest with some areas darker and some lighter.  

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Now it's your turn to play. Grab stamp and start coloring it in with your favorite Gelatos!

 

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Introducing Mixed Media Transfers

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a video to introduce you to the brand new Mixed Media Transfers from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! In this video, I talk about the key differences between these Mixed Media Transfers and scrapbooking rub-ons that some of you might be familiar with and I also walk you through the techniques of application and coloring theses transfers. I used Mixed Media Transfers from the Tropical and Words set to create pretty postcards and notecards in this example and you can also make lovely additions to your art projects with the Feathers and Flowers sets.

Click the play button below or follow this link to watch the video.


I hope you enjoyed the video. Try these out and I know that you’ll have fun!


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Wedding Table Markers with Gelatos & Stencils

Hi gang, Diana Trout here today with a fun DIY wedding decor project.

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For the project, I used

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Glaze Medium
Texture Luxe in Pearl and Silver
Gelatos in Pastel, Lemon, Coconut and Guava from the Pastel Set
Gelatos in Comet and Setellite from the Iridescent Set
Mixed Media or Watercolor paper
Frame

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Begin by scribbling the Guava, Lemon and Watermelon Gelatos  on the paper then rub them in. I used Metallic Icing Gelatos with just one image from the embellishments stencil. Place these stenciled images randomly around the paper making some images a bit stronger and others a bit more smudged. You can see in the first and last image where I put my stenciled images. 

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Next, paint a layer of Glaze over the Gelatos to seal them. Let this coat dry completely before going on to the next steps. 

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I mixed some Satellite Gelatos with Silver Texture Luxe. Use your paint knife to slice a little Gelatos and add Texture Luxe to the Gelatos (I use a craft mat but you can use freezer wrap, a paper plate or palette paper). Mix it up well. I used a blue colored Gelatos to get some contrast with the peachy colored background: Orange and Blue are complementary colors. 

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Use a ceramics or make up sponge and gently dab the mixture through the stencil. When using stencils, be careful to dab off extra paint and use an up-and-down motion to apply the paint. I tinted the Silver Texture Luxe with Mars (also from the Iridescent set to stencil the leaf. I used the Pearl Texture Luxe for the champagne glass. 

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Use the Pearl Texture Luxe for the Banner stencil and the Silver Texture Luxe paint mixed with the Blue Gelatos for the Table No.

This was such an easy project! You could probably get a bunch of these table numbers done for your wedding in under two hours. Use your wedding colors. I think all different frames from a thrift store would be fun for the rustic/elegant wedding decor that is so stylish right now. 

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I hope you enjoyed this project. 


Watercoloring with Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a watercolor painting using the brand new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit! 

Over the years, you have seen Gelatos used in mixed media projects, on various surfaces. Gelatos are water-soluble pigment sticks - you can use them as watercolors as well and the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos shows you how to.

The kit includes -

  • Eight Gelatos® colors
  • Deluxe Water Brush

  • Silicone craft tray

  •  

    14 page booklet showing you how to create floral and gemstone designs and hand lettering using the kit

The other materials I used -

  • watercolor paper
  • pencil


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Start with a sketch. You can start simple as the design guide will show you.


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Rub the Gelatos colors on the silicone craft tray and fill the Deluxe Waterbrush with water.

Add a first wash of color to your drawing.

Remember to leave highlights in your composition. The rim of the ceramic planter is where the light shines the brightest in my painting. I left that space blank as we do not use white paint in watercolors.


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Start adding more colors to add depth to the painting. Decide upon a source of light and add shadows to the planter and plants.


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Add details to the painted elements but do not overwork the details.


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Anchor the planter to the ground by adding a shadow to the side away from the light to finish.

I hope you'll create your own watercolor paintings using the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit!
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Bullet Journaling with PITT Pens

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a bullet journaling page using the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens®: Journaling Art!


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The PITT Artist Pens®: Journaling Art set includes

  • Three Pitt Artist Pens® -  India ink, permanent, lightfast and will not bleed through pages - perfect for writing, doodling, planning, even tracing and filling in designer stencils
  • One Textliner - water-based, ideal for highlighting important events and notes
  • Designer Stencils with all the daily icons you'll need to plan

The only other materials I used for this bullet journal page are white cardstock, pencil and a straight edge. I'll show you how I designed my own journal/planner page using this set. You could also use a planner or journal of your choice.


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If you are designing your planner page, start at the very top. Trace the wavy banner using the PITT Artist pen COBALT GREEN 156 S-tip.


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Use a straight edge to draw a light pencil line down the center of the page. Trace the mini square in the designer stencil, the dotted lines and the banner on both sides of the line as shown using the same COBALT GREEN pen.


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Add decorative shadows to the traced elements using LEAF GREEN 112 B-Tip PITT pen.


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Start entering the events, appointments, reminders and other important details to your planner page using the designer stencils and BLACK 199 S-tip PITT pen. Add decorative touches to fill up the rest of the page.


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Use the neon straightliner to highlight the important entries on your page.


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Start decorating the remainder of the page with doodles as shown. This is totally optional but you might find doodling quite relaxing!
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I hope you'll try the PITT Artist Pens®: Journaling Art set.
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20 Minute Studio Marbling Art for Beginners Kit

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Carolyn Dube here playing with the 20 Minute Studio Marbling Art for Beginners kit.   To get set up, add water to a container that is at least a little larger than the paper you are using.  Next, pick a color you love from the pastels and rub it against the sanding board.  You'll see the color floating on top of the water.Marbling-kit-faber-castell-carolyn-dube-3

 Choose another color and repeat.  How much soft pastel should you add?  Experiment, try it will small amounts and larger amounts to get different looks. I had a lot of the blue but only added a little of the green.

 

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Add another color.  With the yellow, I added a lot more color.  I'm a lot of color kind of person.

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 Here's a close up of what the top of the water looked like.

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 Now it's time so pick up the color.  Place your paper on top of the water.

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Promptly,  lift the paper up. It only has to touch the water to grab the color.  Set it aside to dry.To ensure your colorful design stays put, spray with hair spray or a fixative once it is totally dry.  If your paper does not dry flat, you can iron it flat or set it between a couple of heavy books to flatten back out. 

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How many colors can you add?  As many as you want!  Here, I added every color in the kit, except black and white.  Some I added more of, some less, but there is a lot of color happening.  The top of the water has far more color floating on it than in the blue/yellow/green example above.  

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Here's what all that color looked like when I pulled it out of the water.  How did I get that white spot? That was a water bubble.  Was it a mistake? It was unexpected but to me it is an   O.O.P.S. or Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly.  I hadn't planned on the pop of white there but it really shows how much color is everywhere else.  

Now it's your turn to play and add a little or a lot of color with the 20 Minute Studio Marbling Art for Beginners Kit!

 

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Home Decor with Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a mixed media decor tutorial using the new Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)!

Collect the following supplies and follow along -

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Gold

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Silver

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos - Translucents (0r Gelatos colors of your choice)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Palette Knife

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Silicone spatula (optional)

8" x 8" stretched canvas

Plastic wrap


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Apply a coat of gesso to the canvas. Let dry.


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Add a base coat of colors using the Gelatos colors - Translucents - Lychee, Creme De Menthe, Thistle and Persimmon and blend them with a sponge. You can replace these colors with Gelatos colors of your choice or those that match your event/occasion color scheme.


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Apply a thin top coat of Texture Luxe™ Silver with palette knife.


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Immediately cover the wet canvas with a piece of plastic wrap. Smoosh the plastic over the wet Texture Luxe™ Silver around gently with your fingers to create texture. Leave the wrap on till the Texture Luxe™ Silver dries. Do not try to speed up the drying process with a heat tool as the heat might melt the plastic onto the canvas.


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Carefully peel away the plastic wrap to reveal the textured surface.


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Lay the Always & Forever stencil at about the center of the canvas and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Avoid applying Whipped Spackle on the 'o' or wedding ring part of the Forever. Let the medium dry thoroughly.


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Apply Texture Luxe™ Gold on the wedding rings part of the Always & Forever stencil with palette knife. Let dry completely.


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Apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel to create the gem part of the wedding rings using the Always & Forever stencil and palette knife. Let dry.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and would play with the Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding) and various mediums to create fun projects for your home or to give as gift!

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Quick & Easy Notecards with PITT Artist Pens®: Mandala Art

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial for quick and easy note cards using PITT Artist Pens®: Mandala Art.


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To make these note cards, all you need are:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens®: Mandala Art

Watercolor paper, trimmed to 5.5 x 5.5 inches each

Ribbon (optional)


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Lay the mini Mandala stencil along the top edge of the paper. Trace the designs with the two S-tip pens as shown.

Repeat two more rows alternating the colors and turning the stencil to alternate the designs.


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Color in the shapes as shown, again, alternating the colors using both the S-tip and B-tip pens.


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Here's the finished note card, super simple and quick! Just turn it over to write your message.

Or, create a whole bunch, stack them neatly and tie with a ribbon to give as a gift!
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