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October 2013

Happy Halloween!


Every year Faber-Castell USA has a costume contest which has been dominated by our head graphic designer.  Here's his costume for this year- what do you think?  

The pictures don't do it much justice so here's the short description- it's a hippo at the zoo- there's even a description of it in the front, and a sippy cup next to it.  The best part?  You can ride around on it!   Once you sit inside the small built in chair, there's a function that allows you to lift the jaws of the hippo so your face is visible from its mouth.  

C'mon did you expect anything less from a creative company??


Coloring with Art Grip pencils


 Hello! Tatiana Yemelyanenko is here and today I would like to share my new tutorial using Art Grip pencilsStamer's Big Brush PensGlaze and Mint Metallic Gelato.


Here's a video of the process


Hope this video will inspire you to create your own project with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products.


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Trick or Treat


Hi, it’s Jill  here with a quick and fun card featuring our Art Grip Color Pencils.  I began by coloring directly onto my stamp using a black (#199) Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and then stamping it onto white cardstock.  Next, I mixed and matched a few of my favorite colors of Art Grip Color Pencils to color my image.  Here’s a look at the pencil/color numbers used for each portion of my image.

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Creating Backgound for Cards using Gelatos & Paper Crafter Crayons

Hello there! Sharm here today to share how I created a background for my card using Gelatos® & Paper Crafter Crayons Blue Green. This is a fun alternative to using patterned papers for your card background. It is fairly simple and super fun since there's some stamping too!!

 Here's how I put my card together

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Freebie Friday!


It's Freebie Friday!  We have a special giveaway this week!  We're giving away two prize packs- one for you, and one for your crafty friend.  Use the app below to sign up for the giveaway.  Don't forget to share it with your friends!  


Spooky Apothecary Bottle Wall Art

Hi there, it's Tiffany here with a fun Halloween project for you using lots of Gelatos, Gel Medium, and Gesso! You can display these on your walls or prop them up on your mantel's vignette display. 

Here's the video tutorial for you:


What did you think? It's pretty easy to add color and dimension with Gelatos, right? Here are some project close-ups:

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A Gesso-ed 2004 Halloween

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Hello! Margie here to share a scrapbook page as we in the U.S. are about to celebrate Halloween! Although my kids are older, I go back in time (9 years ago! WOW - time flies!) to capture those memories using a little mixed media for my page. Aren't the papers cute? They're from BoBunny Press' Fright Delight Collection!

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Easy Boo Decor Using Textural Accents

Happy (almost) Halloween! Lisa here with you today with a super easy and fun little door hanger to invite (or scare) your friends and family away this Halloween.

Making a project like this couldn't be easier. It seriously took me 30 minutes to make. I think that's pretty darned good - especially for a slow crafter like ME! ;)

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