Art GRIP® Color Pencils

Decorative Magnets

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Hello, it´s Denisa. Today I´d like to share with you my handmade magnets. They´re made of ordinary jar lids. I wanted to spruce up my kitchen a little bit because it´s quite small and the only place for some flat decorations is my fridge. So decorative magnets were the right thing.

 

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Creating texture on mixed media with Rita

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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...

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


Canvas Corp Blog Hop Day 5- Jen

Hi everyone and welcome to day five of the blog hop with Canvas Corp! To win Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®'s $50 prize, comment below each day this week.  One random winner will be selected on April 20th. 

Hi everyone!  Jen here to share with you a project that creates with Canvas Corp bag and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.   FrontofbagI started with a hexagon stencil from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencil 101 Collection and used Gelatos® Colors Brights set to create areas of shape and color.

GelatosonbagColor inside the stencil and then blend with finger.  I rub in a circlular direction to create a mixed effect.

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I used the same stencil to dab Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint over to create some black areas.  Once dry, I added Art GRIP® Color Pencil in white over the chalkboard painted shapes as well as PITT® Artist Pen in Black around some of the Gelatos® shapes.

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Here's a view of the back of the bag... I just added some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint through the hexagon stencil and drew with the ArtGrip colored pencil in white.

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On the front of the bag, I colored with the Gelatos® Colors in Snow Cone from the Brights set.  I tipped the bag up ( I suggest putting a piece of cardboard inside the bag to create a flat, solid surface to paint on) and sprayed water to create drips down the surface.  Some text was stamped using a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black over some areas.

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Next, I added Texture Luxe™ in Gold to some chipboard shapes from UmWowStudio using a foam dabber in the Gelatos Tool Set.

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Using that same hexagon stencil, I added some of the Texture Luxe™ in Gold through using a palette knife.  Allow to dry completely.

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Draw a shape (I created a bee shape) with a PITT® Artist Pen and use as a guide to backstitch using colored floss.

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Be sure to hop along with our lovely Design Team all of this week to see what we've made with the Canvas Corp. products and check out THEIR blog to see what they've done with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products this week, too!   I hope you enjoyed my project!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencil 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors Brights set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ in Gold

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Color Pencil in white

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT® Artist Pen in Black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

 

Other materials:

Canvas Corp Canvas Shoulder bag

text stamp (unknown)

colored craft floss DMC

UmWowStudio Hexagon Confetti Chip


Video Tutorial: Valentines Cards!

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a NEW Video Tutorial hot-off-the-press! This time, I'll be revisiting some important Art GRIP®Color Pencil techniques for Valentine's Day! My video is 3-part: easy (fire hydrant), intermediate (dog), and difficult coloring (bicycle). I'll show you my 3 steps for coloring: base color & shape, contrast & depth, blending & highlighting! 

Art GRIP®Color Pencils are acid-free, lightfast, and permanent! The leads also NEVER break because the entire color shaft is glued into its wooden case. You also don't need any special blending stump or Gamsols mineral oils (which are toxic) for blending...this is a HUGE plus for me!

My favorite valentine I ever received was a handmade card from my husband! It had zero sense of balance or art, but was packed full of heart :)

Video Tutorial:

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope the video helps you in your Art GRIP® Coloring endeavors! What's the most memorable Valentine you've ever received? 

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Art GRIP® Color Pencils (Neutral, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue)

Essentials Tools Set

GRIP Triangular Sharpener

 


Video Tutorial: Night Sky Card

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a fun Video Tutorial! I hope all of our American friends enjoyed their 4th of July weekends! We had a huge neighborhood BBQ and had a blast! This card screams summer, so I hope you enjoy the following tutorial because it's time to use those new Gelatos® Steam Punk!


Video Tutorial:

 

 

Up Close & Personal:

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So, go get those Gelatos and make your own night sky creation!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Starlight Journal page with Jen Matott


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Hi fellow artists!  I want to share another of my art journal pages from my Sketchbook Project 2014 book.  Every year I create a journal for the Sketchbook Project from the Brooklyn Art Library.  It's a traveling art show of art journals!   You can choose your own theme based on a variety of starting topics they give you.  Mine was based on "Borders and Lines" but I decided to title it "In Certain Circles..." This page was inspired by rays of light.

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Take the Challenge with Mou, March 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the third '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 randomly from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
 
We are in the last month of the first quarter of 2014...already! I'm already starting to re-evaluate some of the things that I planned for this year -- what to keep, what to set aside for now, what to drop, etc. And one core theme that's guiding my thought process significantly is satisfaction -- that of doing a job well, living up to my own expectations, meeting standards, etc. and above all feeling fulfilled in what I do, how I do it, who I do it with and for, and why I do it. When those pieces fit, I stay motivated, curious, and creative. I find that the greatest everyday motivator for me is loving what I do and wanting to do more of it. So, my motto is "Do what you love, love what you do." 
 
What's your motto? Show us any project that captures the essence of your motto.
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Video Tutorial: Chalkboard Entertaining, Part 1

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Hello Everyone!!! It's Tiffany here and I've started a fun series of Video Tutorials featuring our new Textural Accent medium, Chalkboard Paint! The series, Chalkboard Entertaining, shows various ways a clever crafter like yourself can apply chalkboard paint to the art of entertaining and decorating! It's amazing how all of the other Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® mediums work with this trendy paint!

First up, I'll be showing you how to jazz up your drinkware:

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The project uses PITT® Pastel Pencils, Art GRIP® Color Pencils, Metallic PITT Pens, and Paper Crafters™ Crayons with the dry Chalkboard Paint Textural Accent!

 

I hope you enjoyed this week's installment of Chalkboard Entertaining! Stay tuned for more episodes in February!

-Tiffany