Previous month:
March 2015
Next month:
May 2015

April 2015

Good Times- Scrapbooking Tutorial by Irit Landgraf


Hi! Irit here with a new project, using my favorite media, Gelatos®, in my favorite colors. Let's get started!

I started my layout with gesso. I used it on most of my layout, but left some areas I knew will not be painted bare. As my base layered I added some color with Gelatos® Double Scoop® in Guava and Metallic Melon, using a wet baby wipe for blending.

2015-04-11 15

For my second layer I went with some bright colors, Bubble Gum, Lemon and a more muted Peach. I used wet wipes, my fingers and some water for blending.

2015-04-11b 15

This technique is one of my favorites, removing color with a baby wipe through a stencil. Just remember that you must prime your paper with gesso to be able to do this.

2015-04-11l 15

I love making my own embellishments, and decided to experiment with some Whipped Spackle. I applied a thin layer of it, and then stamped right onto it. I sprayed my stamp with some water before, just to make sure it doesn't pick up too much of the Whipped Spackle. I also applied some through the same floral stencil.

2015-04-11 16

Don't forget to clean your stamp before you try this! I obviously did... I then applied some gelatos in the same colors as my background and used some water to blend them. After everything was dry, I added a thick later of Glass Bead Glitter Gel. I love the finished look, but you do lose some of the details in the image this way, so make sure it's something big and simple without a lot of tiny details. I added some more Whipped Spackle through a stencil behind my photo, as well as some fabric flowers I colored with Gelatos. Here's the finished project with some close ups-

2015-04-19 10

2015-04-19 10.03

2015-04-19l 10

2015-04-19op 10

I also made a video tutorial that shows exactly how I created this layout-


List of products:

Gelatos® Double Scoop®-

Guava (#770250)

Metallic Melon (#770267)


Bubblegum -Gelatos Colors-Red (#770156)

Peach-Gelatos Color- Neutral (#770160)

Lemon-Gelatos Color- Yellow (#770157)


Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Whipped Spackle

Other products used- Amy Tan Rise&Shine Thickers and patterned paper, Obsession Impression stamps, Crafter's Workshop stencil, Maggie Holmes sequins, Prima fabric flowers, A Flair For Buttons flair, Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'll be back next month with a new project! Have a great day!

Our family - playing with Gelatos® Double Scoops®


Hello there! It's Riikka here to share another guest project with you! This time I did a quick layout using Gelatos® Double Scoops® and making a print with them. 

The title of the page is "Our family" but the picture is of Legos? Let me explain. Our girls love Legos. Especially my older one can spend hours and hours building houses and cars and restaurants out of them. So one day my husband brought home some new Legos that he thought would represent our family in a funny way. So meet our Lego family! My husband, me and our two daughters!


First I added some color to the white background using Gelatos® Double Scoops®. On top I drew the hexagons using a PITT® Artist Pen and a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® stencil. I used the PITT® Artist Pen also for the journaling - the Black ones are nowadays the only pens I use for that! Love the flow of the pen and that it will stuck to any surface. The PITT® Artist Pens are made of India ink like the Stamper's Big Brush pens which I also used in the page. I stamped with them some scribble texture to the background and finally added also little doodled circles to the page.

Underneath is a video showing the steps I used to create the page.


 I used a Gelli Plate in my project, but you can use your craft sheet as well. The image will be slightly different, though, as the plate is soft and gives up a little when you apply pressure. One key point is also the amount of water you apply while taking the print. The more water, the more watercolor like the image will be but also then the colors will be lighter and if you are making a pattern it might not come off as detailed. The best way is try and see what's the right amount for your project! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Until next time!


Materials from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:

Gelatos® Double Scoop® - Metallic Mint, Snow Cone, Green Tea

PITT® Artist Pen - Black M and S

Stamper's Big Brush Pens - Light Cobalt Turquoise 154, Black 199

Stencils 101 Collection

Feather Art by Angie Blom



Happy Sunday... Hope you are all having a wonderful relaxing day..  Today I am going to show you  a fun project using the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze in my background.  To start I needed to get my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  Mixed Media Journal .. I used the square size.  Then using the circle dots Mixed Media stencil with the Texture Cards.. I love these cards.. they come with 8 different designs. This is my kind of heaven. 

Continue reading "Feather Art by Angie Blom" »

Rooster canvas


Hello everyone it's kimberly N here to share with you a simple but fun way to make a piece of art you would be proud showcase. 

First step I cut, a rooster out with my cricut, you can do this with any other animal you choose, then layer it so it has some depth, now add Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso all over a lay the rooster on top of the Gesso then continue to cover the top of rooster with Gesso.  Make sure it's completely dry before next step.

Continue reading "Rooster canvas " »

Star Marquee Light


Hi! Dana Tatar here sharing a star marquee light that I altered to add a little glamor to my craft space. I used one of my favorite color combinations, gold and blue, for this project. I had a lot of fun adding dimensional stars to this piece with the NEW Gold Texture Luxe™!

Continue reading "Star Marquee Light" »

Winner of the Ustream Class


Congratulations to the winner of our Ustream Class!  Please send an email to with your mailing address.  


Missed the class?  No problem!  Get the recap here


Ustream Class TONIGHT!


Join us for a free Ustream class TONIGHT at 9PM EST.

Spring is a season full of celebrations and parties.  Wow your guests and make yours extra special with this budget friendly banner by Tiffany Johnson!  Her secret?  Faux calligraphy:)

We'll also be giving away prizes during the class so don't miss it!

RSVP here


Mermaids, Gelatos and Glaze

Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here sharing a mixed media page from my art journal book. If you haven't seen the newest Gelatos® Colors they are gorgeous!  I used the new metallic  Gelatos® Colors on my mermaid tail and hair. I used peach and cinnamon Gelatos® Colors for the skin.

Continue reading "Mermaids, Gelatos and Glaze" »

Promise of new beginnings & the winners of April Take the Challenge with Mou and the Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post.

Spring promises of new beginnings. Beginnings filled with possibilities. Here's an art journal page about the essence of beginnings for me.


I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: 15 ct. PASTELS

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: BLACK, SCARLET RED, MAGENTA, NEUTRAL set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils:124 (RED), 147 (BLUE), 131, 176, 234 (NEUTRAL)  

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 201 collection: Fleur de lis

Others: Sizzix Egg & Wire Basket die & die-cutting system; art journal, cardstock, old book paper stamps, acrylic mounts, lace trim


Prime the journal page with gesso. When dry, color with your favorite shade of Gelatos® Pastels colors.


Blend the colors with Glaze medium for a subtle shin.


Diecut basket and eggs from cardstock. Prime the diecuts with gesso and color the eggs with PASTELS Gelatos® colors and blend with Glaze medium.


Attach some bits of lace and the diecuts to the page using gel medium.

Add details to the eggs using Stamper's Big Brush pens.

Color the basket with Gesso and Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils.


Stamp around some more using the same stamp but different colors of Stamper's Big Brush pens.


Cut a word you like from an old book page and attach to the egg to finish.

And now, the winners of  April 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. This is my entry: hope it fits the challenge. For me is ...using Gelatos in the most creative ways!

Posted by: gio | 04/08/2015 at 07:55 AM

2. This was too great a challenge not to join in on :-)

I really love you AJ page - so inspiring (as always!).

This morning I got up early to work on this so time wouldn't get away from me. I hope you like it:

Warmly, Nicole

Posted by: Nicole Maki | 04/10/2015 at 01:15 PM

Congrats Gio & Nicole! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Ladies, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [] with April Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

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


The winner of the blog hop is Jennifer Taylor!  Congratulations!  Please send your mailing address to