183 posts categorized "Art Journaling"

"Create" Art Journal cover by Ann Corbiere-Scott


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!

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Linnie Blooms Blog Hop with Jen


Hi, Artsy friends! Thanks for stopping by our blog hop with Linnie Blooms! We'll be sharing easy, mixed media projects this week. To enter in our giveaway, make sure to stop by each day and leave a comment. One winner will receive $50 in Design Memory Craft products. The giveaway will end on 9/27. Good luck!

I have a fun and easy project for you using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products with Linnie Blooms Mixed Stitched Media Products.  I used Linnie Blooms 5 x 7 canvas sheet, Sunflower, Petal Flower, and Leaves in two sizes.

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An Art Journal page and winners of September Take the Challenge

Hi blog friends, Mou here with today's post and it's an art journal page!

As my oldest is getting closer to turning into a teenager, I hear about a lot of peer pressure for conformity, generic expectations and stress over acceptance vs. being true to yourself. From her choices of clothing to friends, after-school activities, choice of music and the list goes on while she weighs her options and balances authenticity with social acceptance. We have all been there and we know that at times it's hard to say 'no' to popular choices in favor of what we know to be right for us in the long run. It's the dilemma of fitting in and standing out. As she enters this realm of choices that she has to be responsible for, I try to encourage and remind her that it's important to remain true to herself and that these choices might alienate some people but not those who are truly meant to be her friends, I also try to validate that it is easier said than done and the pressure is real but it get easier as she grows older, wiser and more confident of her choices. From all those conversations with her, sprung this art journal page.

It is somewhat symbolic to me. The little triangles are like little obstacles that surround all of us. But they are not so big that we can't overcome or work around them. To translate that feeling into tangible texture, I applied Whipped Spackle through a triangle stencil. I used a heat tool to dry the texture medium and to introduce a few bubbles into it to create a bumpy texture.

From another perspective, the triangles are arrows pointing a certain way to look forward to. They are also like stepping stones guiding the way once you can rise above the small stuff and take a look at the bigger picture! The colors all around are using Gelatos colors.

Then there's the quote that says it all! I handlettered it with Stamper's Big Brush pen BLACK to make it stand out on a busy background.

Supplies used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Gelatos Designer Colors - 50's Diner 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen BLACK

Others: Art journal, heat tool

And now, the winners of September 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. Paper Therapy Ponderings  said...

here is the link to my project  http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/2015/09/apple-for-teacher.html
Barb Housner

6:36 AM

[Barb Housener posts her links and comments on my personal blog as she can't post on Typepad due to technical issues]

2. So glad that I can start joining in the fun again.  Here's my work : http://vanessamenguitagutierrez.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/live-love-create.html  Thank you for looking!

Posted by: Vanessa | 09/09/2015 at 06:10 AM

Congrats Barb and Vanessa!  And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Winners, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [naoko@fabercastell.com] with September 2015 Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)

An art journal page with Marie-Eve Bernard



It's Marie-Eve Bernard and I'm here today to present you a art journal page with a simple watercolor technique.  As a guest design team member, we have received a box full of marvelous products!  One of those products was this little Mixed Media Journal. These ultra-durable, double sided board have a watercolor texture and are designed to withstand wet mediums without warping. Bind your journal pages together with the expandable rings (included) or use your own twine, yarn, ribbon or fabric! Try these boards with any Design Memory Craft® product!  The possibilities are endless!

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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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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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Just say yes - art journal by Maya Isaksson

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I really love to make pages in my art journal. To me it's a fun way to try out new techniques, products or just play a bit without the need for it to be perfect. And if something goes wrong there's always Gesso to cover everything up and start over again. This time I was in the mood to make something soft and calm instead of bright and colorful as I usually do. Here's how I made my page.

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Metallic Canvas with Jen Matott

Hello everyone!! I have a little canvas project to share today.  I created this with a burlap covered canvas board.

 I added lots of fun Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and miscellaneous pieces from my stash.   I wanted a gorgeous art decor with lots of circles and arrows.

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A Gel Printing Experiment with Marjolaine Walker



Hello creative friends, it's Marjolaine Walker here and I'm back with the second part of my mini mixed media art journal. Since I'm inspired by people who are true to themselves, I decided to expand on the words that I had on the other six pages of my journal. Be brave, kind, honest, bold, amazing and REAL! This time I experimented with something new, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products with a gel printing plate. It was a lot of fun seeing what worked and what didn't and I hope you will try it for yourself. I mixed and matched some Gelatos®,  Texture Luxe™ and  Chalk Board Paint and finished it off with Pitt Artist Big Brush Pens which are permanent, light fast, acid free and archival. I recorded the process so you could see, I hope you enjoy the video!

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Stenciled Negative Background

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with another way to use those Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils with the new Mixed Media Stencils! I love the new Mixed Media Stencils because they come in a variety of patterns at an affordable price! They're also disposable, but with a coat of glaze you can prolong their life & usability! Pretty neat, right?


Video Tutorial:


I hope you're inspired to try this SUPER EASY technique on your own!

Thanks for stopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Other Products:

  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper
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