Art Journaling

Pinkish Art Journal Spread

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Hello, it´s Denisa here. Today I´d like to share with you my latest art journal made on canvas cloth. Normally I do not use too much pink on my projects but one of my New Year´s resolutions was to do things that I never do. So I started with colours and here it is. My pink baby.


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Bible Journaling with Penny


Hello crafty friends...Penny here today. When I was first approached about Bible journaling, I didn't think I could do it. I mean really...drawing, doodling, marking up a Bible was kind of like burning a, but just not something I would do. And besides, what if I messed it up. Then I decided that everyone makes mistakes, but a true artist can figure out how to cover it up and make it look great! So....... you jump into the good book with your first stamp and you are hooked.

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Zentangle Boards by Guest Designer Hee Sun Kim


 Hello everyone! Hee Sun Kim here and I am excited to be sharing FABER-CASTELL DMC my first GDT post.

I would like to share Zentangle using the PITT Artist Pens.



This set consists of four sizes. B, M, S, XS

Various sizes are very useful when working Zentangle.

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Art Journaling page with video Tutorial by Keren Tamir

Hi Everyone, Its Keren Tamir here with an art journaling page for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog.
I really wanted to create a project that would be personal to me, that would make me feel inspired and would also try to inspire others.
I designed this double page spread in my art journal and I have a step by step video tutorial below on how I created it.
Here is the video tutorial:


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Strong Females


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Hello, crafty folks. It´s Denisa here. My first project for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® is an art journal spread in a bit of vintage mood and a great deal of mixed media featuring the awesome Stamper´s Big Brush Pens.

I love art journaling since there are no rules and limits. Whatever you do is totally up to your choice and the result is pretty unpredictable. One doesn´t have to plan things, they just happen as you go and it´s all about your imagination and freedom.

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Xyron and Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Day 1 with Jen (and the winner of Take the Challenge!)


Hi, artsy friends! 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 Xyron blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! For another chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the Xyron Facebook page!
This blog hop will end at 12am EST on November 22nd. Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on November 23rd.

Now, on to my little project that I made using Xyron and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products!  I was sent these lovely adhesive dispensers from Xyron and couldn't wait to try them out! 

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Here's what I made:

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Barnes & Nobles Mixed Media Kit with Guest Designer Carisa


Hi everyone! Carisa here with you today and I'm thrilled to be joining Faber Castell Design Memory Craft as part of their Fall/Winter Guest Designers. This is a big dream of mine and I'm still kinda pinching myself. I love using these products in my art journals and mixed media projects and it is my desire to inspire all of you over the next few months using some of my favorite products.

Today, it is all about the Mixed Media Set - Tropical available now at your Barnes and Noble stores! I think this would make the perfect gift for any of your crafty friends who may have mentioned wanting to try out mixed media or maybe YOU want to try mixed media but you just don't know how to get started. This kit is it! You get everything you need to truly get started on your own journey. I want to show you how I used all the products available in the kit in my art journal once I got it.

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This Happened by Jen Matott

ThisHappened - 3 copyHi, Artsy Friends!  I had to opportunity to go to an all weekend scrapbooking retreat this past weekend and had a blast creating, eating, and laughing!  I had the photos from my trip to the Faber-Castell warehouse and had been meaning to scrap it.  It was two years ago... see how long it takes me to get photos done?   I had so much fun looking around their warehouse and offices. 

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Creating skin tones with Rita Barakat

8-IMG_0119Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here! Lets talk about skin color and how to achieve different looks with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.  

There are a myriad of options in the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® line, today I will cover two - Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils & Gelatos® Colors. Here I started with light colors 111 for the skin and 123 for blush and lips. Lightly coloring in the face. Building layers of color is always a good technique.

I am using a water filled pen to blend the colors. Of course the more water you use the lighter the color. You can go back and add more color to shade and add depth. But for a very fair complexion these colors work well together.

Making darker shades is easy by adding layers of color. Here I am adding Gelatos® Colors on top, just a few areas with a Chocolate Gelatos® Colors.  ( I am cracking up because it almost looks as though I was going to give her a goatee! But I digress...)

It is much easier to add color than take away, the chocolate color is very dark and needed some warmth so I added a little Cinnamon and Peach. I add a little at a time, blended, then add ed more  color if I need it.

When you are happy with here coloring stop: I am good with this. Now to add some hair color and details...


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