Mixed Media Sampler

Mixed Media Tin for hand lettering!

Hi friends! Chelsea here to show you how to make a beautiful hand lettered watercolor piece! 


The products we'll be using today come from the Faber-Castell mixed media tin. You'll also want some mixed media paper, and painters tape for the edges.


First things first, tape down the edges of your paper so you'll have a nice, clean border. Then start scribbling with your watercolor pencils! Here I'm using the light blue, dark blue, purple, and pink.


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Next, take a wet paintbrush, and blend the colors together.


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Once dry, peel off the tape, and grab your Pitt Artist  brush pen (I used Cold Grey VI 235), and letter whatever quote/phrase you'd like.


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Now it's time to add the highlights! Take your white watercolor pencil, and add a small detail anywhere you'd naturally see light shine on the letters, to really make your letters pop.


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Enjoy your finished product!


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Chelsea has a not-so-slight obsession with all things lettering. Watching lettering videos is what got her started, and you can usually find her posting videos using every art supply she can get her hands on! From brush pens to watercolors and everything in between!

Creating Texture on an Art Journal Page with Texture Gems


Hi everyone! Carisa here with you today and I am stepping out of my normal color palette with you on an art journal journey that took me quite a few places before I found my happy place. That's one of my most favorite parts of pulling out an art journal to play in…learning new things, discovering new colors and trying new ways to work with different mediums. We're doing all that and more today, so I hope you will join me and maybe take the challenge I gave myself to pick up colors I wouldn't normally reach for. You never know, you might find a new favorite like I did...Gelatos® Colors Passion Fruit, anyone!?

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Art Journaling Week 2 with Tiffany and blog hop with Stampendous


We started this journey last Monday and encouraged readers to join the designers every week for a month to create their own art journals. I hope you have your journal and inspiration piece picked out.


Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Video Tutorial showing you how I created the foundation for my Art Journal Boards. You'll learn different ways to use Gesso, Gel Medium, and Whipped Spackle including Photo Transfers! You'll also see the various ways Stampendous Stamps lend AWESOME texture to those Art Journal pages.

I loved the versatility and quality of Stampendous Stamps, both the Cling & Clear stamps! Here are some of my favorites:NK Studio Marks Cling Rubber Stamps & Discover Today Perfectly Clear Stamps





 Once my art journal's foundation was dry, I went at hand-painted various titles with Chalkboard Paint & then added some color with PITT Pastel Pencils. This is similar to my Art Journal Cover's title!


 Thanks so much for stopping by! Stop by next week to see how I jazz it up a wee bit more!



Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Stampendous Products Used:

Mixed Media Tag Tutorial by Nicoletta Zanella


Hi everyone! Nicoletta is there for show you the last project. I love Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products and for this tag i used a mix of techniques with them.

Is a brilliant tag and is a rough tag. Contrasting shades, different textures, brilliance and opacity live together in this work.

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Mixed Media Mini Journal Board with VIDEO


Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I'm sharing a few techniques on a mini journal board that I had fun with. I had a big "oopsie" in making this project, but I worked with it and allowed it to guide me in a very cool direction. Make sure to scroll down for the video! 





I hope that you enjoyed my video and laughed along with me. ;) I really enjoyed making this piece as I wasn't sure what exactly I was going to do when I started, but I love how it turned out.

Supplies Used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® :

Gelatos® - Iced Chai, Iced Coffee (Steampunk Collection), Butterscotch (Neutrals Collection),
Mango (Yellow Set) Gold Champagne (Gold/Silver set), Blood Orange (50's Diner Designer Set),

Gel Medium
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Paper Crafter Crayon™ in Brown
Mini Journal Boards
Gelatos® Mist Maker Set­

Other Supplies:

Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop (Microbial)
Paper (on tag) - Basic Grey (Highline)
Stamp - Technique Tuesday (Can Do)
Embossing Powder - Wow! (Passion Fruit Embossing Glitter)
Embossing Ink - Versamark
Seam Binding Ribbon


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Bride Canvas using May Arts Ribbons and Design Memory Craft BLOG HOP


Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs.  Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win and more inspiration!


Leave a comment here and on the May Arts blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and May Arts!  For another chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the May Arts Facebook page! International participants are welcome!


This blog hop will end at 12am EST on September 28th.  Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on September 30th


I'm so excited to be sharing my project with you today, because May Arts has some seriously AMAZING products!

Here is my finished canvas :)


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Joy - Mixed Media Canvas

Joy mixed media canvas by Daniela Dobson

Hello, Daniela Dobson here with my last post as a Guest Designer.  This was such a wonderful opportunity to design with a fabulous company and products!

I have been admiring the glittery reindeer silhouettes lately and wanted to create one for myself. If you remember my first canvas, that I created not that long ago. That one is looking a little lonely on my mantel and it needs a friend.

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December 'Take the Challenge' with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here!

Today, I have a challenge for you. I feel that  creative challenges help us experiment and learn new things. Challenges can help  us get unstuck from creative ruts. They can also inspire us to create in ways we  would not have thought of otherwise. So, I decided to take a few creative  challenges myself and thought you might like to play along.
Every month, on  the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days  to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your  creation based on that challenge. The following Monday, we will pick TWO  winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that week's  challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory  Craft®.

Today's challenge is themed: Christmas Greetings!

Hard to believe that 2012 is already coming to an end and it's time for the Holidays! And Holidays means gifts, greetings, and more... So, here's my Christmas greeting for you all!



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Holiday Memories card

Holiday Memories by Daniela Dobson

Hello, Daniela Dobson here with a quick holiday card.

1. Die cut snowman using Silhouette Cameo. Color the edges of snowman using Metallic Silver Gelatos and Cotton Candy Gelatos. Use your fingers to blend the colors together.

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