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October 2015

A layout with Texture Cards by Marie Eve Bernard


Hello ,

This is already my last post as a Guest Design Team Member.   I am very happy to have been on a such wonderful team.  Thanks  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® for the amazing opportunity !

So today, for my last project, I made a layout with the Texture Cards.  This tool is great for any type of mixed media project. It allow you to easily create texture in a variety of mediums: Whipped Spackle, Texture Luxe™, Texture Gems ™, Gesso, , Gel Medium... The Texture Cards are easy to clean and comes with a metal ring for easy storage.  You have 8 differents patterns.

On my project, I put the Whipped Spackle through a stencil and I add texture by rubbing the Texture Card on the medium (my stencil was still in place).

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Thankful Bunting Decor with Jen


Hi Artsy Friends!  I have a fun Autumn/ Thanksgiving project for you!  I found an adorable blank bunting at the dollar spot in a big name store all ready for decorating! It is kraft and came with eight triangle pieces already threaded on a piece of long twine.  It was perfect for a mantel!   I was inspired when I found the blank banner and knew I wanted to have it decorate my mantel. So, I cut eight smaller triangles out of mixed media paper and added stamping, color and Whipped Spackle mixed with Gelatos® colors.  Here's the result on my mantel.

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Decor Bulletin Board - with Lisa


Hi there my crafty friends! It's Lisa back on the blog to share a really fun home decor piece that I created just for ME! Since I just recently moved, I've been wanting to make something that's my style, but is also pretty to look at and serves as a landing spot for all of my schedules. This is what I made today. I love it so much! I hope you do, too.

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Abstract Art Class with Limor Webber (and the winner of the giveaway!)


Join us for a free abstract art class tonight with Limor Webber at 9PM EST!  We'll show you how you can use our 50's Diner Mixed Media Kit to create abstract art with re-purposed materials.  

Hope to see you tonight!  You can RSVP here



**Updated at 10/29

The winners of the giveaway is rogiesmamma and MelCorbin!  Congratulations!  Please send your mailing address to  Thanks!  


Painted pumpkin with Rita Barakat


Hey there Creatives Rita Barakat here today sharing my fall pumpkin made with PITT Artist pens, Gesso, chalkboard paint and Texture Gems!  I love fall; the change in the weather, kids going back to school and fall decorations! I love decorating with warm fall colors like oranges, browns, reds, most of my home is traditional but I also like to shake it up a bit by adding unexpected decorations like this this black and white painted pumpkin!!( Could it be that this purple and blue haired girl likes to shake things  up? I am thinking so!

If you want to paint a pumpkin, first you need to wash and dry it. 
It has a slick surface so you need to coat with a layer of Gesso. (Of course you can use a craft pumpkin but I used a real one - painting is much better than carving in my opinion! (Besides the inside make my hands itch, but I digress...) 
I started out drawing sections with a pencil. Then I added different designs but after a few sections I started thinking; I am going to have trace these sections with a pen so I decided to grab my PITT pen in black and just go for it! 
Once my designs were done I grabbed a small paint brush and the chalkboard paint and filled in some of the areas. 
I liked how it came out but I felt like it needed a little polish so I grabbed Texture Gems in Gold, drawing lines, small dots with a Qtip and big dots with the sponge tip applicator. It was a perfect finish!  The Texture Gems really does look like liquid gold! Those mixed media products really come in handy when decorating for fall! Do you paint or carve your pumpkins? 

Rita Barakat
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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® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

"Happy Owls" Mixed Media Canvas Featuring Faber-Castell Stencils


Hi Creative Artists!

It's Jill from for my final post as a Guest Design Team Member for Design Memory Craft. I have had such an incredibly fun time working with everyone on the team to create some of these projects that we've brought to you over the last few months and I'm actually really bummed out that my time has come to an end. But hopefully you'll all visit me on my site at to keep in touch!

I love owls. Obsessed with them, actually. They're my favorite, favorite thing to draw and I always seem to find them in home decor stores so they're pretty much all over my house too!

Today I wanted to share with you a canvas that I created using the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stencils, Gelatos® and a few other items you probably already have in your stash. Let's get started!

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Creating skin tones with Rita Barakat

8-IMG_0119Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here! Lets talk about skin color and how to achieve different looks with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.  

There are a myriad of options in the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® line, today I will cover two - Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils & Gelatos® Colors. Here I started with light colors 111 for the skin and 123 for blush and lips. Lightly coloring in the face. Building layers of color is always a good technique.

I am using a water filled pen to blend the colors. Of course the more water you use the lighter the color. You can go back and add more color to shade and add depth. But for a very fair complexion these colors work well together.

Making darker shades is easy by adding layers of color. Here I am adding Gelatos® Colors on top, just a few areas with a Chocolate Gelatos® Colors.  ( I am cracking up because it almost looks as though I was going to give her a goatee! But I digress...)

It is much easier to add color than take away, the chocolate color is very dark and needed some warmth so I added a little Cinnamon and Peach. I add a little at a time, blended, then add ed more  color if I need it.

When you are happy with here coloring stop: I am good with this. Now to add some hair color and details...


Rita Barakat
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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® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

New Guest Design Team!


Congrats to our new Guest Design Team!  We look forward to working with all of you.  To everyone who applied: thank you.  We enjoyed looking at all your styles, and we appreciate the time you took to apply to our team.   

Keren Tamir

Laura Bray

Giovanna Zara

Carisa Z

Evegnia Kovtun

Helen Allen

Chitose Nakamae

Hee Sun Kim 

Denisa G

Penny Ward

Margie Higuchi

Joyce Nakaoka

50's Diner Mixed Media Kit


Can you believe there's only eight more weekends until Christmas? We don't know about you, but one of the best (and worst) part about the holidays is when you shop around..and find all these great ideas...and then look at the calendar and realize there's only a couple of days left.  


This Mixed Media kit makes it easy to get a jump start on your holiday shopping!  Filled with 23 pieces of crafty materials, this kit includes everything your friends will need to create new pieces of home decor, scrapbook pages, or art journals.  The best part?  It's available at all Barnes & Noble stores.  So stop by your local Barnes & Noble and pick up one of these kits for a special friend (we won't judge if you pick one up for yourself:) ). 

So what does this kit include?

- 5 Gelatos Colors: Aqua Dolce, Squid Ink, Banana, Blood Orange, Metallic Melon

- 10 Mixed Media Stencils

- Texture Luxe

-Palette Knife

-Stipple Brush

-Dot Dabber

-2 Misting Bottles

-Drip Dropper

Here's a great craft that you can make yourself with this kit: an altered lampshade!  

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