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March 2015

NEW Donna Downey Videos!



A few months ago, we filmed our new video series with the fabulous Donna Downey, and now we're excited to finally be able to show the videos.  The first of our series has been launch on My Craft Channel, so check out our videos there!

We're also sharing some of the pictures we took when the shoot took place.  Thanks to Donna's professionalism, the entire shoot actually  was finished in a day (15 episodes!)  You can probably tell from the pictures that there's never a dull day with Donna:)

Remember This | Scrapbooking Tutorial by Irit Landgraf


Hi there! Today I want to share a project that was super fun and easy to make. I just picked my favorite bright Gelatos® and the rest was just pure fun. Let's get started!

I decided to start with some watercolor tags. I think this is a great way to experiment, and if you mess it up there's always the other side, or just toss it and start over on another tag. No 12*12 papers wasted!

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Journaling Board with Gelatos® and VIDEO


Hi everyone! It's Laurel Beard here again today to share another page from my Mixed Media Journal. This one is a little wild and crazy and outside of the box for me, but I love it. I made it with my son in mind so I kept the color palette in of blues and greens.... This board is so easy to make and showcase the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® and new stencils perfectly! Gelatos® are so versatile. So many things can be done with them. In this board, I used a wet wipe thru a stencil to remove some of the color to create the design! I love this line is Mix & Match so you can mix and match all the different products and mediums together beautifully. At the end of this post, I have a video to share with you showcasing the process as well as the detailed supply list.

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No Line Watercoloring Technique


Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany with another Video Tutorial for you! Today, I'll be sharing a way to recreate the No Line Coloring method with Watercoloring! For this technique, we'll be stamping our images with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Subtle Colors & then coloring with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Gelatos®.

There are so many benefits to using the Stamper's Big Brush Pens:

  • Lightfast, so they don't fade in the sun or over time
  • Odorless, no nasty migraines from fumes
  • Permanent, perfect to Mix & Match with the watercoloring mediums
  • No Bleed-through, so you can stamp or color with these without worrying about the ink bleeding through your cardstock!
  • India Ink

Video Tutorial:



I hope you're inspired to try this technique at home! I just love the soft artsy results :)

Thanks for stopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® products used:

Other products:

  • Lawn Fawn Stamps (flutter by, so much to say)
  • MISTI stamping tool by My Pink Petunia
  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper 

Whipped Spackle and Gelatos® Journaling Board with Video


Hi there! Laurel Beard here as a guest designer for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Design Team.  I'm here with the first part of the Mixed Media Journal I am creating....  Throughout my time here, I will mix it up and  share the different pages I am creating for my journaling board as well as some cards designs.  I am LOVING all these Faber Castell® Design Memory Craft® line and I love that all the products are mix & match! Today's journaling board uses the Gelatos®Whipped Spackle, and Stamper's Big Brush Pens.

This was so much fun to create, and super easy too!!!! I hope you will check out the video below... You can watch it right here or over on my youtube channel.


A few more close ups of my project today:


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Ustream Class Recap

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Did you miss last night's Ustream class? No worries, get the full recap here

The winner of the grand prize is MTPatB!  Congratulations- please send us an email at  


Free Ustream Class TONIGHT!

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Come join us for a free Ustream class tonight at 9PM EST!  

Designer Rita Barakat will be leading the class on this gorgeous mixed media piece that was created using Chalkboard Paint, Gelatos®, PITT® Artist Pens and more! 

We'll also be doing a giveaway during the class so don't miss it! 

RSVP here.


Art Journal with Jen Matott


I'm in a "Art Journal Swap" that trades journals and each person does a page in it following a theme that is set by the owner of the book.  It's fun to see what others have done in the book prior to you getting it but it's equally fun to create a page to pass on!

This book's owner left the theme up to each artist.  I just chose to create something mixed media with texture and color!  I wanted to keep my theme about art and creation.

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Gold is everywhere!

Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here. Have you noticed that ever where you look - fashion, gone decor, scrap booking, gold is everywhere! So I really has fun creating this project in blues - with gold hair!


For this project I used the brand new Texture Gems for the gold! I used a mini spatula to spread the gold color - it lookd amazing in person! For the blues I used a blueberry Gelatos®Colors and a #144  Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Using more or less color and water you can get more shades out of one or two colors! So have you been using gold on your projects? You should! Gold is awesome!


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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®,The Crafters Workshop, DCWV, Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers