173 posts categorized "Art Journaling"

Mini Mixed Media Journal with Marjolaine Walker

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Hi creative friends, Marjolaine Walker here with my first post as a guess designer. I am so thrilled to be here! This project is part one of a two part project.  The Mini Mixed Media Journal has twelve pages and today I am showing you six. I will be doing something different to finish up the rest of the journal.

For my projects I rely heavily on Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mix and Match collections. The reason for this is that I am partially color blind and need all the help I can get in putting colors together! Mix and Match takes the guess work out of it for me because the colors are set to look fantastic together. All the Gelatos® I used come from the 15 piece Brights that has quickly become my favorite!

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You're Beautiful Darling Journal Page

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Hello!  It's Lisa Lahiff here and I am so excited to be here with my first Guest Designer Spot here with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®!  Today I am sharing my first journaling page in my Mini Journal Boards that I've created with a mix of Gellatos®, PITT® Artist Pens, and Texture Gems™.  Let's get started...

I began this journal page by first stamping my floral images and with Pigment Ink and coloring with Gelatos®.

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An art journal page with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here today with an art journal page.

Summer is a time for going camping or RV-ing for many. My page is inspired by a camping staple: a lantern.

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On this project, I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools: Gesso, Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Buttercream (YELLOW set), Green Tea, Lime (GREEN set), Iced Coffee, Black Cherry (STEAMPUNK set)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen: WARM GREY IV (NEUTRAL set), SCARLET RED (RED set)

Others: Sizzix Die Rustic Lantern; die-cutting system; art journal, old book paper, patterned paper 

And here are the steps.

With Gel Medium, attach some old book papers to your journal page. Attach a patterned paper block at the center. Color the page with Gelatos colors. Ink up stamp with Warm Grey Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp around the page. Add some gesso on parts of the page and blend it in.

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Layer the diecut lantern on the page with Gel Medium. Color the lantern with Scarlet Red Stamper's Big Brush pen and add shadowing with Black Cherry Gelatos color and highlights with Gesso. Add shadowing around the lantern using Warm Grey Stamper's Big Brush pen.

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Cut text out of old book paper and attach it to the lantern. Draw a frame around it with pencil to finish.

Hope you enjoyed today's post and have fun creating with all the fun Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products this summer!

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Ann Corbiere-Scott's Bloom Art Journal page featuring Aquarelle water color pencils

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Hi, Ann Corbiere-Scott here and I am over the moon to be a little part of the most amazing company, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! I am thrilled to share some Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencil artsy fun with you!  I love art journaling, I have oodles of them!  I find them a excellent way to try out new techniques and products, coupled with a positive message is absolutely perfection to me! 

Here we go! I am madly in love with the mini Mixed Media journal, so I took a page from mine and jumped right in!

1. I adhered a vintage book paper page onto the mixed media journal page with Gel Medium.

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2. I painted a thin layer of Chalkboard paint over the book paper, I wanted to be able to slightly see the words through the paint. 

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3. On another sheet of book paper, I loosely drew some organic flowers and leaves with Art GRIP Aquarelle water color pencils (I used 168 for the leaves and 117,121,111, 107, 152, 125, 162, and 156 for flowers). With a wet brush, activate the watercolor to create loose, flowy flower and leaf shapes.

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4. With an XS PITT® Artist Pen, randomly scribble draw flower and leaf outlines around painted shapes.

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5. Cut out and adhere in a frame like shape, with Gel Medium, taking a moment to layer and tuck pieces under others for lots of visual interest and depth. ( here's a trick I use-before I adhere it all down, I play with placement of all of the bits and pieces. Once I have a layout I really like, I take a photo with my cell phone, then I have a visual reminder to work from when adhering!)

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6. Lastly, I wrote the word bloom with a pencil onto the open chalkboard space. Next, I traced over the pencil lines with the silver (251) pencil. To add depth to your handwritten letters, widen the down strokes. Fill in the open down stroke spaces with the silver pencil. Go over the outer lines of each letter with a Silver (251) PITT artist pen 1,5 and add a few coordinating colored enamel dots for a bit more dimension.

Supplies used

  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (green 168 for leaves,red/ orange 117, red 121, orange 111, yellow 107,blue 152, purple 125, green 162, teal 156, silver 251 for lettering)
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Gel Medium
  • PITT® Artist Pen(s) XS black 199 and silver 251
  • mini Mixed Media Journal
  • vintage book paper 
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles enamel dots
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Art Journaling techniques with Rita Barakat

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Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here today with another art journal page and video! Lots of techniques with PITT Artist pen and Art Grip Aquarelles today so get out your supplies, art journals and watch this quick video!

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Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® 
Gesso, PITT Artist Pens – black, small and brush tips
Stampers Big Brush - Light Flesh 132, 
Art Grip Aquarelle pencils 141 (purple)& 115 (orange)



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®, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

 

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Happy About Texture Page with Jen Matott (and the Ustream winner!)

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Hi artsy friends!  I have a scrapbook page to share with you today.  I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Crafter's Big Brush PensWhipped Spackle and PITT Artist Pen in Black for this page!  I'm going to lead you through a fun way to easily customize your Whipped Spackle color for your projects.  I also used the Stamper's Big Brush Pens in an unexpected way. Here's the scoop:

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Watercolor Effects with Rita Barakat

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey there creative peeps, Rita Barakat here today with an art journal page using PITT Artist Pens and lots of water for various watercolor effects! Lots of pics so I made a short video for ya!
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Supply list

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® 
Gesso, PITT Artist Pens - Light Cobalt Turquiose 154, Sky Blue 146, Cobalt Green 156
Stampers Big Brush - 
Light Flesh 132,  Blueberry & Black Licorice Gelatos® Colors 

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®, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

 

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Take the Challenge with Mou, July 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the seventh Take the Challenge of 2015.

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®.
 
In July, let's take a color challenge. Create anything you like using mainly the color GREEN. Here's my art journal page.
 
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On this project, I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools: Gesso, Gel MediumWhipped Spackle
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 201 collection: Keys
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Buttercream (YELLOW set), Green Tea, Lime (GREEN set), Metallic Mint, Metallic Blueberry (METALLIC set)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen: WARM GREY IV (NEUTRAL set)
Others: Sizzix Die Globe; die-cutting system; art journal, old book paper, stickers
 
And here are the steps.
 
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With Gel Medium, attach some old book paper, stickers and diecut to your journal page.
 
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Apply a coat of Gesso. Ink up a script stamp with Warm Grey IV Stamper's Big Brush pen. Stamp randomly on the background to create a layer.
 
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Use Gelatos colors to add some green color to the background.
 
Add shadows with more Gelatos colors as well as Stamper's Big Brush pens.
 
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Lay the house key stencil from the Stencils 201 set and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Lift stencil and let the medium dry.
 
Cut out words from old book paper and attach with Gel Medium.
 
This time, you'll have an extra week to work on this challenge... that's right! It's summer and it's busy. So you get three weeks instead of two to work on this challenge.
 
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 Sunday, 7/26 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
 
The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stencils 101 Collection.
 
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 7/27 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
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Butterfly Love

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Well, here we are at the end of my guest, design term.  Awwwwe.  I'm not ready yet.  I truly enjoy using the products and being able to share tutorials and encourage others to create.  What could be better. 

It's really been grand.  So let's take this term out with a BANG!  Well, a butterfly and a little butterfly love.  Yes?

Still creating in my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mixed Media Journal.  Here I share my beautiful page and the steps to create it. This really makes me smile.  Love the color combination.  Yum!

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Art Journaling with Irit Landgraf

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Hi! Irit here with my last project as part of the guest design team. It's been great and I thank Design Memory Craft for this opportunity! After making many scrapbook layouts I decided to play in my art journal.

I started with priming my page with gesso. This is a critical step for the techniques I will be using later and for easily blending the Gelatos®. Once my gesso was completely dry I added some stamping using an alpha stamp set and Stamper's Big Brush Pens.

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