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.
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!
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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!
Here's what I made:
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.
Hi, 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.
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.
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
Hello bloggers, Mou here today with an autumn journal page!
We have been visiting local orchards and picking our own apples, berries and peaches. Many of these farms also have sunflower patches. We are allowed to cut our own stems for a fee. We have brought home several of those of gorgeous happy flowers, all of which are bigger than my littlest's head. These places also have pumpkin patches and we plan on visiting again to bring home some orange beauties. This would be the first time we will get to do this from real pumpkin patch. In the past, when we lived in Florida, we could only get pumpkins from tents where they stacked them in piles. So, I'm looking forward to that. But in the meantime, I had to draw and my own pumpkin in my Mini Journal Board!
These are the supplies I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT artist pens: BLACK
To create this page, I started by coloring the background with Mango and Red Cherry Gelatos colors. Blended the colors with a very wet brush.
Once the colors dried, I sketched a pumpkin with PITT Artist pen. Added more colors to the pumpkin and blended them dry with the Blending Chisel from the Gelatos Tool Set.
Next, I laid the dots stencil from the Stencils 10 ct 101 collection and applied Whipped Spackle with palette knife, also from the Gelatos Tool set.
After the Whipped Spackle dried, I inked up a stamp with Stamper's Big Brush Pen #118 Scarlet Red from 3 ct RED set and stamped around the page.
At this point, my page looked very orange. I wanted to add a bit of color variation. I chose Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color Margarita Mix for this. Rubbed it near the top right part and blended it with a wet brush.
Finally, I inked up the same stamp with Stamper's Big Brush Pen #170 May Green and stamped over the greener area to finish.
Hope you enjoyed my pumpkin page! Please share your pumpkin creations in your comment links so we can all be inspired by YOU!
And now, the winners of October 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...
1. I saw your challenge come up on my phone while I was at the grocery store... so this happened :-)
Love your nursery decor. SO cute!!!
2. I totally loved this challenge and dived right in here's my carried away take on the challenge! http://milagroscrivera.blogspot.com/2015/10/chalk-owl.html?m=1
Congrats Nicole and Milagros! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)
Winners, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [email@example.com] with October 2015 Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.
Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)
Hi Artsy friends! During my travels to demo for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft with amazing store owners, I have saves some of my demo pieces. Even though they do not start with an idea to complete them, I find I'm inspired by some of the color combos and playful use of Gelatos® and mediums. This page grew from one such demo paper.
Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here and today I want to talk to you about layers! One of the things about art journals and mixed media is anything goes! I want to show you how I started these pages in my art journal with left overs! Yes left overs! When I have paint or Gesso leftover on my paint brush or spatula while working on a project I wipe it on another page on my art journal for future use. Yes, sometimes I like to start with a clean canvas, but sometimes I don't- it makes it a little bit of a challenge but also more interesting.
Hi, Ann Corbiere-Scott here-and I am thrilled to share one last artsy project before my time as a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is done. I have had the absolute BLAST stretching my creative muscle along side some of the most talented in our industry! I love to art journal and have art journals aplenty in a wide array of sizes and types. I enjoy creating imaginative covers as much as I do the pages within. I had this idea of coupling wood veneer pieces, book paper, and gelatos! I am madly in love with it! Hope you are inspired to give this technique a try-it is super fun!
Here we go!
Fantastic project Gio! Thanks for the tutorial.
Gelatos are such great fun! Thanks for the tutorial.
Fabulous process video - loved how you created the border around your pages. Stunning work!
Meravigliosa questa casetta giocattolo per gli uccellini, Gio!!!!!!! :D Grande riciclo!
.....E congratulazioni!!!! :D
Love love this cute birdhouse thank you for the tutorial xxxx
Fabulous bird house! I love the little bird peeking out of the opening - so sweet!