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November 2014

"She" Mixed Media Canvas


Hi friends! Linsey here. I hope you had a great weekend! I had a fun one and even completed this mixed media art canvas, which will be a birthday gift for one of my very talented and inspiring friends. I love doing mixed media art canvases with little or no premeditation because it allows me to just create and see what comes of it. I find this artistic process very freeing, especially with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products!  I hope you enjoy it as well! And here we go! "She"....

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Tracing with Gelatos


Welcome to a video tutorial by Guest Designer Baerbel Born.


In my last video I showed how you can apply and text or image on any surface with paper tissues. This time I show you, how you can copy and trace any image you want on any surface with the help of Gelatos. You can trace photos, magazines or your favorite old masters painting on your very own canvas.

My aim is, to bring artwork and painting to everyone, even if you think you cannot draw. Everyone can draw!

The finished results can look like this, and many more results are possible.

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'Joy' Tag...

Hi Everyone!  Krista here again to show you how I created this keepsake tag.  I'm thinking of putting it on the cover of an art journal, but it can be added to the outside of a package, used as a card or simply put on a mini easel to set out on display...Ok lets get started, here are some step by step instructions on how to make one yourself!

I applied some Gesso with a piece of cardboard to a manilla tag, I didn't worry too much about perfect coverage as I wanted to create texture.  Then I very randomly scribbled some Gelatos® in Coconut and Chocolate, added a spritz of water and blended it all over with my fingers.  I wiped off the excess and it created a wonderfully textured and interesting background!

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Mixed Media Ornament Card - With Video



Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you today with a super, super fun project for you to end your weekend and a VIDEO, too. Woohoo!

I hope that you'll enjoy watching the video I put together for all of you. It was a real "joy" (get it?) to make this one...especially since my Internet, cable, TV, phone...pretty much everything was down all day. Yikes!


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:
Gel Medium
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Whipped Spackle
Collapsible Water Cup
Palette Knife
GRIP Triangular Sharpener

Gelatos® in the following colors:
Acqua Dolce
Cotton Candy
Metallic Blueberry
Metallic Mint
Sno Cone

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in the following colors:
151 - Helioblue Reddish
153 - Cobalt Turquoise
156 - Cobalt Green
251 - Silver

Stamper's Big Brush Pens in the following colors:
Black 199
Cobalt Green 156
Cobalt Turquoise 153
Cold Grey III 232
Light Cobalt Turquoise 154
White 101

All Other Products:
Stamp: Chevron (Jamie Doughtery Designs)
Stencil: Mini Random Stars (The Crafter's Workshop - Jenni Bowlin)
Sequins: Lawn Fawn
Dies: Joy (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Circle Dies (My Favorite Things)
Rub-ons: Luxe (Pink Paislee)
Paper: MFT, Neenah & Core'Dinations
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

I hope that you enjoyed the card and video today! Thanks for watching!

Lisa Sig




Holiday Art Journal Video: All is Calm

Hi everyone! Today was our first day of snow. Flakes have been falling since since last night and the world is covered in a blanket of white. Well, my world anyway! Out come the boots, mitts and holiday decorations! 

The holiday season is the inspiration for my art journal video today. Design Memory Craft® 'Mix and Match' makes it so easy to mix mediums and choose colors. Can you guess what Christmas carol my quote is from?

Here is the finished page: 

All is Calm watermark

And here is the art journal video!


Here are the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products that I used:

Earl Grey Gelatos® , Silver Ice Gelatos® Double Scoop® 

Matte Medium


Stampers Big Brush Pens

Stamper's Big Brush Pen Raw Umber (180)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen indanthrene Blue (247)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen Warm Grey (III 272)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen Black (199)

Essential PITT Artist Pens (Black)

Stamper's Big White Pen

I hope you are inspired to create some holiday themed pages of your own! 

Happy Holidays,


I Am Not Like Other Girls by Mahe Zehra


Hello Everyone! 

It's Mahe again with another project inspired by the wonderful Faber-Castell products. In this project we will be using the following materials.

1. A 12x12 Canvas

2. A Printout of the Alice picture, background paper and quote. You can find them at this link.

3. Faber-Castell Gel Medium

4. Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel

5. Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle

6. Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

7. A Large White Flower

8. Lots of Colored Flowers

9. Diamontees

10. Butterfly Stickers

11. Chipboard base - 12x12

12. Gelatos Double Scoop in the following colors, Rasberry, Metallic Mint, Lemon and Bubble Gum

13. Glue

14. Small Gold Frame

This canvas is fun to make and will make an awesome gift for creative folk on your list! You can use the same techniques and change the themes to suit the recepient.


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Autumn inspiration with Olga

Olga Kovalchuk Autumn card

Hello everyone! 

I hope you all enjoy this new autumn day :) And here with you again Olga Kovalchuk to share with you my autumn inspiration. I hope you will like my new creation and I also hope that my tutorial will be interesting and inspiring for you.

I love nature very much and I always find a great inspiration when I go for a walk in the wood. Usually I find in the wood very beautiful things that I can use in my creations :) Some of this pretty nature gifts you can see at my new card :)


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