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December 2014

Kitchen Chalkboard by Shilpa


Hello Everyone,  Shilpa here,

  In few hours New Year will start, I belive you all are enjoying with family and friends.

so today, I've quick post to share with you....its Kitchen chalk board.

New year,  new resolutions, new plannings .. and I love being organized.  For my shopping and to do list I wanted to make small Chalkboard.

Here's the step by step

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Resolutions in a Hat by Mahe Zehra


Hi there everyone!

I hope y'all had a very Merry Christmas. I was fortunate enough to share mine with my parents :) 

Now I'm getting ready to spend New Years Eve with some friends and was wanting to do some fun party props for the photo booth. This week I'll share my resolution hats with you - these are super simple to make and you can easily do one for each guest. The topper for the hat is the blue bird of happiness and she is done using Gelatos® Double Scoop.

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Easy Gelato Technique: Fluffy Clouds


Hi everyone! It's Christina with you once again. The new year is almost upon us, can you believe it? It's such a busy time of year, I hope you've found some time just for yourself. Perhaps to create an art journal page, a scrapbook layout, tag or other artistic endeavor. 

I'm sharing with you a canvas I made for my sister. She adores Alice in Wonderland and I thought it might be fun to turn her into Alice. We exchanged gifts a few days ago and I can tell you, she loved it!

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Gradient Technique for Art Journaling by DeeDee Catron


DeeDee Catron - HOME AJ Page

Hi Folks! DeeDee here to join you for my third and final bit as a Guest Designer for Faber Castell Design Memory Craft. What a super honor to have been here! Thank you so much for joining me these past few months. 

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Christmas Star!

Wm star

Hi there everyone!  Today I'm sharing with you a mixed media piece that can be done in no time.  I made a bunch of these this year as Christmas gifts and I think I might keep on going to get a head start for next year ;)  Here are the steps and all the details you need to make this festive piece:

I started off with a piece of wood.  I sanded down the really rough edges and then used a generous amount of Gesso for my base.  I cut some paper, crumpled it all in my hand and adhered it to the wood block using some Gel Medium.  Then I added some Gelatos® to bring out the texture in the crumpled paper.

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Christmas Journal Poem

A warm welcome to this years holiday. I hope everybody is safe and sound, warm and cozy. Because I have the honor to create some holiday greetings, I want to bring to you a tradition of my childhood in Germany.

In the late 60s, when I was little, children have been asked to recite a poem or carol on christmas eve. Because of my stagefright I just did it once, but kept this night in good memory ever since.

For my video, I created a quick album cover just to match a selfmade christmas poem at the end of the video. I hope it will brighten up your holidays a bit and bring some DIY joy to everyone. Happy Holidays!


Materials used:

Faber-Castell Journal Boards 6x6"

Faber-Castell Mix and Match Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils green

Faber-Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Pen cobalt turquoise

Faber-Castell Gelatos® Double Scoop® Green Tea and Snow Cone

Faber-Castell Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell palette knife

snowflake stamp by Indigo Blu, old book page, scissors, May Art ribbons



Art Journal Page: Christmas Night, by Nicoletta Zanella


In my art and in my videos i love tell a story.

This is a story of Christmas Night when children hang the stocking by the fireplace and they leave a sweet for Santa Claus.

This is the Christmas Night Santa Claus, a gift for you and i gift for me.

Merry Christmas to everyone.

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December Art Journal with Rachel Kleinman

With all the pressures and deadlines of the holiday season it becomes difficult to make time for yourself and the things you enjoy. Last year I created a December art journal, which gave me a space to play with my paints, pens, and papers without any commitment, deadline, or guidelines. It was my "me-time" place and I absolutely loved it, AND... I even finished that journal! Now I'm going to start my December 2014 art journal!

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