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Mixed Media fun

Fun times wm

Hi, it’s Beck Beattie here again for sadly my last post for my guest design spot term.  I have enjoyed this experience so much and learnt so many new techniques through experimenting with the divine products we received.  I really wanted to have some fun with this last post and play with the different products in some ways I haven’t before, and created this mixed media Scrapbook page.

I just love how the colours, various products and layers come together to create the layout full of details and interest.  To show you just how it all came together I have created a video for you to enjoy and hopefully learn some new techniques.


As you can see I really enjoyed experimenting with the different products and having some fun.  Be sure to play with your products and see what they can do applied in different ways or mixed with other products for unusual effects.   Here are some close ups of the textures created in the layout.

Sneak wm

Sneak 2 wm

I hope you enjoyed my share today and I have inspired you to get creative today

Thanks for stopping by.


Beck Beattie

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Guest Design Team



Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft   Gelatos® Black Licorice      Silver Ice              Metallic Blueberry           Tangerine  

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pen

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft PITT Big Brush Pen                                Black                      Cold Grey III

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft Gesso

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft Crafters Crayons Orange


Other products:

Bazzill Cardstock – Card Shoppe Marshmallow & Liquorice

Kaisercraft ‘Mister Fox’ collection papers

Tinby Designs Metallic Melts – First Light & Carbon

Spellbinders Bird on a wire

The crafters Workshop Mini Well Rounded stencil 6 x 6"

Imagine Crafts irRESISTibles spray Tangello

2Crafty Chipboard chickenwire

Craft Queen Tiny Twine orange

Kaisercraft Stamps

Mesh tape

Basic Grey chipboard alphas

Websters Pages Storytellers alphas

Be yourself in journaling

Be yourself

Hello, Olga Siedlecka here. In my last post as a guest designer I would like to present you my another entry based on a mixed media journal and versatile products by Faber-Castell, which you can mix and match with flying colours.


1. I started with covering the surface with a light coat of Gesso and watered Gelotos. Then I put a thick coat of Whippled Spackle using both a stencil and a spatula and let it dry.


2. I glued some collage scraps with Gel Medium and colored them with Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and bit of water. I also traced the dimentional elements. I think that a little color goes a long way.


3. I placed another stencil and covered the surface beneath with Gelotos in blue palette. Then I started stamping using PITT® Artist Pens with big brushes which are waterproof and perfectly matched to color sets.


4. Finally, I doodled some patterns on the whole using black PITT® Artist Pens and glued some embellisments with Gel Medium. And voila! The dimensional journal entry was ready.

I hope you feel a bit inspired. Have a nice day!



PITT® Artist Pens 199

PITT® Artist Pens Big Brush Neutral

Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils® Blue

Gelatos® Colors Metallic Melon, Blood Orange, Watermelon, Acqua Dolce, Snow Cone


Whippped Spackle

Gel Medium

Palette knife, Stipple Brush

Ice Resin Blog Hop Winners



Apologies for our late post- unfortunately our server (typepad) was undergoing another Ddos attack.  According to their blog, it looks like things are up and running again so hopefully this will be the last bought of attacks! 

The winner of the Ice Resin blog hop is Elena Cortes!  Congratulations- please send an email to  Thanks!

Visit the ICE Resin blog for their winner! 



Mixed Media Journal with Metallic Gelatos


Hello to everyone, Mieko here sharing with you a project using Metallic Gelatos® Colors & Clear Stamp.It’s my last post as a member of the Design Memory Craft®  Guest Design Team. I have loved being on this team and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity!

Continue reading "Mixed Media Journal with Metallic Gelatos" »

Inspiration around you

Hi everyone, Mou here today!

Magnolias are in full bloom all around here... the big white flowers and their intoxicating fragrance fill the nights when we sometimes hang out by the pool in the back porch. They inspired me to create a little collage.


To create this collage, I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft  Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Aquarelle Art Grip Pencils: 144, 153 (BLUE set)151 (GREEN set)119, 126, 136 (RED set)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: Light Cobalt Turquoise 154, Skyblue 146, Cobalt Turquoise 153, Manganese Violet 160, Magenta 133, May Green 170, Permanent Green Olive 167

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Deluxe Waterbrush

Let me walk you through the steps.


Prep your page with Gesso.


Sketch your inspiration with pencil.


Color around the sketch with watercolor pencils.


Blend the colors with waterbrush.


Add colors and details to the sketch with Stamper's Big Brush pens.


Attach bits and pieces of tissues and book paper with Gel Medium around the flower.


Tone down the prints and areas of intense colors with a bit of Gesso to finish.

Here's a close up


What would you create with inspiration that's around you?

Take the Challenge with Mou, May 2014 Winners

Congrats to the winners of Take the Challenge with Mou, May 2014! AMAZING creations from so many of you. LOVED the variety of projects. Thank you so much for playing along and inspiring all of us to just create :)

1. This is my proposal for the challenge of Mou. I really like using Faber Castell products!

Posted by: gloria vivas | 05/15/2014 at 02:39 PM

2. Thank you for the challenge and inspiration Mou and entrants! Your work is all so beautiful! Good luck everyone!

Posted by: Linsey R | 05/14/2014 at 09:53 PM

Gloria and Linsey, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [] with May Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)

Art journal video with Vicky

Art journal flip flops

Hi everyone! It's Vicky here and today I am sharing a fun art journal layout. In the video below I will show you a technique on how you can create awesome mixed media results by just using your patterned papers, the Faber-Castell gel medium and your PITT Stamper's Big Brush pens. 


If you had to keep it limited in terms of supplies then your must have tools should be your gel medium jar and your big brush markers! I'll show you today how versatile they are, you can apply color with them to your layout, stamp with them and even add shading or highlights.


To create my summer scene I used papers, glued them down with my gel medium and then used my artist pens to do the shading. To add more details I just glued down some flat wooden embellishments here and there.


You can watch the video below



  • Faber-Castell gel medium
  • Faber-Castell gesso
  • Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush

(for a list of the rest of the supplies including embellishments and stamp sets please see description below the video on YouTube)

Thank you all for joining us today!