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May 2017

How to use a Deluxe Waterbrush

Watercolor Floral Design with Laura Bray

Hello Crafty Ladies!

Laura Bray here with some technical tips for getting great results with a Deluxe Waterbrush and Art GRIP®Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils today.

First off, let's talk about how to load that pretty waterbrush!

So once your brush is loaded, let's see some ways you can use the Art GRIP®Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils to create a pretty floral design.

And now watch me work as I create a floral design.

Did you see how I used the Gelatos®Color of the Week, Chocolate, to create some nice shading in the piece. Fun, right?

I love to make floral patterns and I have dozens and dozens of them in my drawers here. So what's a girl supposed to do with all those pretty patterns? How about punching shapes out of the paper and making yourself a little mini-banner for your home or studio? I even used a little of Chocolate Gelatos® to darken the edges and give the banner an aged look.

Punch Floral Design

Mini Banner Beauty Shot 1

Supplies Used:

For banner:

  • Paper punch 
  • String
  • Glue



All You Need is Love - Mango Gelatos Tag

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Don't you just love this time of year, when all the flowers are in full bloom?! It's very fitting that the Gelatos® Color Mango is bright and happy.  This is Rachel Kleinman here sharing a spring-filled tag.

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I started with a Gesso'd tag, mixed Glaze Medium with Mango Gelatos®, and painted that mixture through a diamond stencil from the Stencil 102 Collection

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While the Glaze dried I worked on all the pieces of the tag. I colored this cloth ribbon with Passion Fruit Gelatos®, spritzed it with water, and mixed around the ribbon until the pigment bled through the cloth. 

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Then I started painting the paper flowers with Mango and Red Cherry Gelatos® using a wet paintbrush.

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I wanted to add some 'cool' toned colors so I used Snow Cone Gelatos® with a Stencil 102 stencil. I love how great the Snow Cone looks against the cloth ribbon!

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Finally, it was time to put all the pieces together! I attached the paper flowers and the quote with Gel Medium. I also die cut some flowers from watercolor paper that I had previously used the Color Fizz tablets on.

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Of course I added the final touch of Glass Bead Glitter Gel to the flowers!

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Thanks for joining me and enjoy some creative time!




Gelatos®: Mango, Red Cherry, Snow Cone, Passion Fruit

Stencil 101 Collection


Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Glaze Medium

Gel Medium

Color Fizz

Cotton Candy Poppy Card

Cotton Candy and Envie

Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   More glitz, more glimmer, more glitter.  Yes, please!  

 The Gelatos® Cotton Candy and Glass Bead Glitter Gel make for the perfect sparkly card for someone special! 

Grab your Gelatos® Cotton Candy and let's make this cute card together.  It's a great way to make someone's day.  Watch this quick video to learn how....


Cotton Candy 1


Now it's your turn.  Please share if this inspires you. I'd love to see what you make.  Just tag me on Instram @iamclassygirl or Facebook at Tiare Smith Designs.  

Supplies Used:

Me in Pink

Tiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Pick up more FREE tutorials from Tiare at

Summer 2017 Design Team Call Out


Calling all Mixed Media Designers!

The Design Memory Craft® brand team is looking for talented designers to join our Core Design Team.

As one of our designers, you will be enjoy many exciting industry opportunities along with generous compensation and lots of FREE Product. 

This is an excellent opportunity to be compensated while doing what you love – creating and teaching Mixed Media art.

What are the benefits of joining our team?

  1. Generous compensation
  2. Lots of FREE PRODUCT
  3. Opportunities to travel with our brand management team to events and shows (as needed)
  4. Teaching opportunities including workshops/make n takes
  5. Exposure on our Social Media channels and our blog
  6. Association with one of the world’s most prestigious art companies, Faber-Castell®
  7. Ability to work with best in class, high quality products

Ideal Candidates:

  1. Create beautiful pieces of art that inspire others to use our brand of products
  2. Ability to teach artistic techniques to consumers
  3. Have an established social media following
  4. Desire to work with us at tradeshows, workshops and special events as needed
  5. Willingness and ability to follow guidelines and design direction
  6. Excellent social media skills and ability to produce high quality videos

Monthly Responsibilities:

  1. Create two or more original mixed-media projects to post on our blog
  2. Creation of videos
  3. Opportunity to design projects for special events and publications
  4. Willingness to work closely with brand management

Excited to show us your talent and portfolio?  Send us the following information by June 5, 2017

  • Include your name, mailing and email address , home and cell numbers
  • Links to your blog and social media channels
  • Short biography – tell us about yourself, your qualifications and why you would make an excellent team member.
  • Examples of your mixed media art. Provide 1 project with step by step instructions
  • Videos are welcome
  • List of all brands you are currently affiliated with
  • Like and follow us on Facebook (
  • Please send entries to

We look  forward to hearing from you.  GOOD LUCK!


The Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Brand Management Team (Kim, Kristin and Tonya)

How to Create an Art Journal Page with Glaze, Gelatos & Coloring Book Page


Hi everyone, Mou here with an art journaling tutorial showing you some techniques using Glaze medium, Gelatos color of the week Cotton Candy and a coloring book page! Let's start by looking at the supplies I used.


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft


 Here's the video tutorial. Watch by clicking the play button below or follow this link.

I hope you enjoyed the video and that you are inspired to use your supplies in various different ways!







How to add drop-shadows to your hand lettering projects

Hand Lettering with Laura Bray
Hand Lettering

Hi, it's Laura Bray! Today I want to show you how to take your hand-lettering and drawings to the next level by creating drop-shadows and shading. Without shading, your projects will look good, but if you take the time to add a little shading, I promise your work will POP! off the page.

Supplies needed:


I used the lettering and illustration I demonstrated to make a gift tag, but you can use these design ideas for so many projects such as art journaling, framed artwork, and place cards. I hope you will give it try!

A Mother's Day Card with Honey Medium Kit & Iced Rose Gelatos


Hi everyone, Mou here with a video tutorial for making a mother's day card with Honey Medium and Gelatos color Iced Rose!

Before we begin, let me list the supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Honey Medium Starter Kit

Stamper’s Big Brush pen - BLACK

Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil - Red set


Watercolor paper

Alphabet stamp

And here's the video tutorial. You can watch by clicking the play button below or follow this link.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will make beautifully textured project using Honey Medium!