Small Art Journal page by Maya

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I fell head over heals for the Mini Journal Boards when I started playing with them. I keep a large Art Journal but as I am a cardmaker at heart I sometimes have trouble planning such a large surface. These Journaling Boards are just the perfect small format for me and I can add my own pages too since they are bound with rings.  Here's the process of making the page and I added a video at the end for you to watch if you'd like. Let's get started! 

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Gelatos® Colors Mixed Media Whimsical Flower Pillow


Hi lovely creative ones!

I've got a fun video tutorial for you today on how to make a whimsical mixed media flower pillow using Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors! 

Check it out:


For this project, you'll need the following supplies:

  • Muslin fabric (Unbleached and pre-washed and whatever size you want. The finished size of my pillow is about 8" x 10")
  • Gelatos® Colors in your choice of colors. (I used a variety of colors from a few different sets)
  • Faber-Castell PITT® Artist Pens (Black and White)
  • Texture Gems™ in Ice
  • Glitter Glue (I used Ranger Stickles™ in silver)
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Backing Fabric (I chose to use a black and white checkered fabric)
  • Thread
  • Needle 
  • Sewing Machine (or you can sew by hand too!)
  • Embellishments (I used Sari ribbon for my tassels)



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Creating texture on mixed media with Rita


Hey there creatives, Rita Barakat here with an easy way to add depth and texture to your mixed media projects! This tag was created on vellum paper.

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I wrote a little quote on my sketch book - I am always writing down ideas for use at a later time! The vellum is great because I can see the lettering underneath and trace it. (this is also a good way to practice writing!- you can always print it out from your computer but I digress... )

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It's hard to tell but there is Whipped Spackle and Texture Luxe Textural Accents on the tag. I used my finger to wipe some onto various areas. The Whipped Spackle is very matte and the Texture Luxe has very high sheen with the pearl like shimmer so they look great together!

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I used a PITT Art GRIP® Color Pencils but you can use your PITT® Artist Pens, or whatever you like to trace the letters.

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I added three Gelatos® Colors: :  Iced Coffee, Iced Chai and Snow Cone onto the tag.

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I used a baby wipe to blend the Gelatos® Colors -remember you must always blend in Gelatos® Colors, you can't just draw with them, you have to blend that color.

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I used a very wet paint brush to flick some splashes of Gelatos® Colors. I traced the writing but I didn't like the way it came out I decided to cover it with Gesso and try it again. (Gesso is your friend!) 

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Once it dries you can redo your lettering. Here is a close up...


Can you see all that texture? What will you be playing with today?
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

Art Journal Page with 3D elements made of Whipped Spackle by Sylwia



Hello Arty Souls! Sylwia here with two art journal pages for you! I am using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mini Journal Boards. In this project I will show you how to create 3D elements with Whipped Spackle. I absolutely love its texture, so yummy and creamy!

I also have a video tutorial for you ;)

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The new Gelatos Bright set with Rita!


Hey creatives. Rita Barakat here. Have you seen the new Gelatos® Colors 15 count sets? I made these set of tags with the Brights set! I am loving all the new colors!

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Ann Corbiere-Scott's 'Trust' Art Journaling entry featuring Gelatos and so much more!


 Hi, Ann here and I so excited to share my next step by step project. I am having an absolute blast guest designing for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.  I love to make art, I make it every day! It makes my heart sing! It fills my soul! It stretches my creative muscle! Art journaling is such a perfect outlet! Art journaling is all about expression and experimentation. You can't do it wrong-every page is a learning and growing experience. Make lots of art, like everything the more you practice, the better and better it gets. Trust the process.

As you will see, I love mixing lots of artsy mediums with the beautiful rich colors of Gelatos. Mixed Media at it's finest! I hope you are inspired to get out your favorite Faber-Castell art supplies and make some art today! Here we go!

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Wearable Crafts Week with Lisa


Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you and it's my turn on the blog to share my craft for our Wearable Crafts Week. Have you been enjoying the projects so far? So fun, right?

I have a super awesome tote bag to share with you today. I currently live in California and bags like these are an absolute necessity! We have a plastic bag ban, so you NEED a nice roomy bag like this to take shopping with you. And customizing it just makes it so much more personal. Who wants a bag that looks like everyone else's? Not this gal!!


I love that this bag already had the gold accents on it. It made it so fun to run with that idea. 

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Wearable Crafts Week

Wearable crafts week



Are these pins not the cutest things ever??  Pins are one of the most versatile crafts you can make to spruce up any outfit (and we're not talking about your Grandmother's pins!).

We were walking in the street the other day, and we saw the cutest flats in a store window with twine flower embellishments.  It was literally calling our name...until we saw the price tag.  The other con that came with the flats was how the embellishment could get dirty in a few wears. Who wants to be walking around with worn out embellishments?  Our solution was to create these removable pins that you can stick onto your existing flats.  And we're happy to say that it looks just as good as the ones we saw in the store:)

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Wearable Crafts Week with Jen


Hi!  It's Jen Matott here and I have an adorable wearable art clutch purse to share with you today!  I love getting dressed up and going out on the town and having your handmade accessories creates "Wow" factor in style!  This week the New York State Fair is opening which means the end of summer and beginning of Fall.  I entered Fine Art works and crafts into the competition and won 7 awards!  They have an art reception to see the work before the general public does.  So, I went with a couple of my friends and wanted to wear something fabulous as an exhibiting artist!  This little purse was perfect!

ClutchesThe clutch purse was a sort of canvas like material and has a leopard print inside lining.  It needed more color!

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Wearable Crafts Week with Rita

Wearable crafts week


Hey there Crafty Peeps Rita Barakat here today. In my travels I have met a lot of ladies that have  interesting jewelry. I especially love the ones that people make themselves. I thought it would be fun to make a little bracelet and right now natural accents are still very popular.So I thought I would take a stab at it and make my own! This is how it turned out! 

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