Subway Selfie Layout by Jen Matott

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 I love a good selfie once in awhile but I hate the silly faces people make.  I just had to take one when I was in the subway in New York City a couple years ago for an Art Education Association Conference.  The NAEA conference travels around each year to a different city.  That year, it was only 5 hours from me!  I had to go!  So, some fellow art teachers and I traveled there and stayed for 4 days.  We attended workshops by day (I even presented one on Visual Journaling) and explored the museums, landmarks, and shops by evening!

Riding the subway after a fun night out on the town led to some silly selfies.  Each of us took our own selfies making that signature "duck face" just to be funny.  So, this page is about that memory! 

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Flowers Mixed Media Canvas ....by Shilpa

 

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Hello Everyone, Shilpa here with my first project at Design Memory Craft and I am super excited about this new journey!!

Today, I've brought to you a Mixed Media Canvas which is inspired by Faber- Castell design Memory Craft's amazing Texture Accents and Double Scoop Gelatos.

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Mixed Media Halloween Art Video with Christina

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Hello everyone, it's Christina (seena) Young! I'm so excited to be here today sharing my first post as a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! Inspired by Halloween, I'm sharing a mixed media collage project featuring Chalk Board Paint and Gelatos®. I've created the Bride of Frankenstein, mwahahaaa (evil laugh)! The finished project is a 9x12 piece of art you can make a part of your Halloween decor. Here are a few photos:

Chalk Board Paint as the hair - so much fun to paint!

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Whimsical Lady Butterfly by Mahe Zehra

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Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to part of the new Faber-Castell guest design team! This is my first project and I hope you enjoy playing along as much as I did while making this.

I love altered and upcycled art of all kinds and try to use as many recycled elements as I can in my art. My studio is full of found objects, old book pages, magazines and other treasures that have to be saved and incorporated into art projects.

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Happy Mixed Media Art Piece by Daniela Dobson

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Supplies:

Stamper's Big Brush Pen PINK MADDER
Stamper's Big Brush Pen COBALT BLUE
Stamper's Big Brush 3 ct YELLOW
Stamper's Big Brush Pen LIGHT BLUE
Stamper's Big Brush Pen VIOLET
Stamper's Big Brush Pen MAY GREEN
Stamper's Big White Pen
Stamper's Big Brush Pen ORANGE GLAZE
Stamper's Big Brush Pen CHROME YELLOW
Stamper's Big Brush Pen CHROME GREEN
Stamper's Big Brush Pen NOUGAT

Stamper's Big Brush Pen BLACK

Gel Medium

Metallic Gelatos Color & Clear Stamp Metallic Melon, Metallic Grape, Metallic Blueberry, Metallic Mint

Gelatos Color- Yellow Tangerine, Mango, Lemon and Butter Cream
Gelatos Colors-Red Guava, Lavender, Bubble Gum and Red Cherry
Gelatos Color-Blue Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Boysenberry and Grape
Gelatos Color- Green  Pistachio, Lime, Green Tea and Spearmint
Gelatos Color- Neutral Peach, Butterscotch, Chocolate and Earl Grey
Metallic Gelatos Color & Clear Stamp Metallic Melon, Metallic Grape, Metallic Blueberry, Metallic Mint
Gelatos Designer Colors - 50's Diner
Gelatos Color BLACK & WHITE

Essential PITT Artist Pens Black

Other Supplies:

Watercolor paper

Old book pages

May Arts twine

My Mind’s Eye chipboard and sticker

Basic Grey button

Impression Obsession Stamps

The Crafters Workshop template

Therm O Web adhesive

Plaid paint in Taffy

 

Instructions:

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Sunset Background

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Hi everyone! It's Limor Webber Here with a quick tutorial on how to use your Gelatos and Glaze to create a simple backround.

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Mixed media Seasonal Tags with Rita

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Hey there artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here and I love fall! So of course I had to gather my supplies to make some Mixed Media Seasonal tags!

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Be Happy Layout by Jen Matott

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Do you have a child who just loves art? Young children love to make messes and create with wild abandon. I often sit with my kids and enjoy watching them just discover what the colors will do.  My son doesn't worry about what his work looks like too much.  This day he was just having a great time creating colors and adding water!  Sometimes I have to remember to be more like that and not worry too much about placement, color choice and just play!

I took this fun printed paper by Studio Calico and scribbled all over it with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Color Pencils. 

I wanted to mimic the fun scribbling in my son's artwork. 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Rose

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Hi there crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you this Tuesday and I have a special card for you in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I know far too many women who have been affected by this horrible disease. So with my card today I wanted to show my support for all of my friends who have battled breast cancer -- no matter what stage they're in - early stages, remission, even cancer free. 

Here's how I made the card:

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Take the Challenge with Mou, October 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the tenth Take The Challenge of 2014!

If you are new to this blog, let me fill you in about Take the Challenge. 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. We will pick TWO winners from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

This month, I have a theme challenge for you: Create any project about Halloween or Day of the Dead.

Here's my take. I used a journal board to make a seasonal décor. You don't always have to use a piece for its intended purpose.

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Here's a list of supplies I used:

Here are the steps:

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Coat a square journal board with Gesso. Let dry.

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Pick the Gelatos that will work for your color scheme. I want to make mine colorful and not conventional Halloween colors, more like the fiesta of the Day of the Dead. 

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Rub the Gelatos colors in a cluster like above.

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Use a mister from the tool set to dilute the colors. Use a brush to help the colors flow a little.

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Add more water and allow the colors to drip. Add some more colors if you wish.

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Once the colors dry, lay a stencil over the board and apply a thin coat of Whipped Spackle with a palette knife from the tool kit.

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Remove and clean up the stencil right away.

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Color the ribbons with Gelatos and wet them for the colors to spread. It's a fun way to get ribbons in any color you want to perfectly match your project. Tie the ribbons through the holes when they dry. 

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And here's a close up of my journal board. 

Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to the challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 10/17 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge are: One set of Paper Crafter Crayons in your choice of color.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 10/20 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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MIX & MATCH

MIX & MATCH from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors & mediums will work beautifully together.

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