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Creating an Easy Distressed Background with Whipped Spackle and Gelato


Hello Creatives!

Keri Sallee here and I am happy (and sad!) to be presenting you my last project as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer.

Today, I want to share with you an easy way you can make a distressed background using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle and Gelatos®. 

Here is my completed project.

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Butterfly Love

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Well, here we are at the end of my guest, design term.  Awwwwe.  I'm not ready yet.  I truly enjoy using the products and being able to share tutorials and encourage others to create.  What could be better. 

It's really been grand.  So let's take this term out with a BANG!  Well, a butterfly and a little butterfly love.  Yes?

Still creating in my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mixed Media Journal.  Here I share my beautiful page and the steps to create it. This really makes me smile.  Love the color combination.  Yum!

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Art Journaling Week 4

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It's the last day of our Art Journaling Month!  We hope you've been inspired as much as we have by these amazing journals!



The rings (pictured above) are actually included in the Mixed Media Journal sets, but designer Lisa Adametz decided to glitz it up with a piece of ribbon.  We love how clean this looks!  



For a more rustic look, try using a piece of burlap ribbon.  This journal was created based on designer Jennifer Matott's trip to Italy, and it really does lend a polished distressed finish to the Italian theme.IMG_6090

For a more beachy look, try designer Tiffany Johnson's finish.  The clean minimal string is a perfect finish for the bright popping colors she selected.  

This concludes the end of our Art Journaling Month!  Thank you for stopping by to check out the different journals, and we'd like to give a BIG thank you to our fabulous design team.  You guys are absolutely the best!


Ustream Class Tonight with Limor Webber


Join us for a free Ustream class tonight at 9PM EST with the fabulously talented Limor Webber!  

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Updated 6/26: The winner of the grand prize is G Davis!  Please send your address to  Thanks!


Art Journaling Month Week 4

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Today we're sharing designer Rita Barakat's journals! 

This week is all about wrapping up your journals- and what a better way than using ribbons?  Take three pieces of ribbons and tie the journals together before gathering up everything into one knot.  Now it's ready to be hung somewhere!  


And just because we absolutely love Rita's gorgeous's another quick look at her beautiful pages. 



Thanks for visiting today!  We'll be sharing more ways to tie your journal pages this week!

Art Journaling Week 4 with Mou and our NEW Guest Design Team!


 Hi everyone, Mou here with the 4th and final week of Art Journaling month!

In the beginning, we picked an art journal and an inspiration piece. Week 2 was about creating foundations. Week 3, we started drawing, journaling, adding photos, etc. And in this 4th week, it comes all together... and here are all the pages from my art journal.  If you want to keep it simple, use the rings that are provided with the mixed media journal boards.  


I have colored, stamped, added texture, illustrated, and added natural objects in my art journal. You could add anything you like, such as, photos, ephemera, fabric... anything you can imagine :)


Starting with the cover


Spread 1


Spread 2


Spread 3


Spread 4


and Spread 5.

I hope you enjoyed the process of our art journaling and that you found it inspiring enough to start your own art journals!



Congratulations to our new Guest Design Team!  Thank you so much to everyone who applied- we really enjoyed looking at your beautiful crafts, and we're so grateful to be a part of your community. If you didn't make the team this time, please try again in our next call in October.   

Congratulations to our new team- we look forward to working with you! 

Isabelle Nelis

Valérie Ouellet 

Ann Scott

Sylwia G

Jill Adamy

Marie Bernard

Marjolaine Walker 

Lyn Crawcyzyk

Lisa Lahiff

Zoey Scarpelli

Maya I

Happy Father's Day!


Hi everyone! It's Lisa here with you and I just wanted to start out today's blog post by wishing all of our gentlemen crafter's a very Happy Father's Day (whether you are a dad to kids or fur children or a pet rock...ha!) . This post is dedicated to all of you, and to those of you who support us crazy  dedicated crafters in our daily  shenanigans  struggles. :) My dad certainly knows that sentence is true about ME! 

Let me show you how I put today's Dad's Day card together:

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Art Journaling with Irit Landgraf


Hi! Irit here with my last project as part of the guest design team. It's been great and I thank Design Memory Craft for this opportunity! After making many scrapbook layouts I decided to play in my art journal.

I started with priming my page with gesso. This is a critical step for the techniques I will be using later and for easily blending the Gelatos®. Once my gesso was completely dry I added some stamping using an alpha stamp set and Stamper's Big Brush Pens.

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Mixed Media Mannequin


Mixed media and altered projects and It's Julia Stainton here today with a project  that combines vintage style with mixed media techniques to create an altered art piece.

For me, there's nothing quite as fun as adding layers of paint, pigment, gesso and paper together along with all kinds of bits and pieces. I've had this project on my project to do list for quite some time and I'm so excited to have finally gotten around to making it.

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