146 posts categorized "Art Journaling"

Stay Strong and Shine Layout with Jen Matott


Hi artsy friends!  I am sharing a scrapbook layout with you that I used some of my favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products! I used Inside Out Journaling's April Kit for the papers and embellishments as well.

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Mermaids, Gelatos and Glaze

Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here sharing a mixed media page from my art journal book. If you haven't seen the newest Gelatos® Colors they are gorgeous!  I used the new metallic  Gelatos® Colors on my mermaid tail and hair. I used peach and cinnamon Gelatos® Colors for the skin.

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Promise of new beginnings & the winners of April Take the Challenge with Mou and the Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post.

Spring promises of new beginnings. Beginnings filled with possibilities. Here's an art journal page about the essence of beginnings for me.


I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: 15 ct. PASTELS

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: BLACK, SCARLET RED, MAGENTA, NEUTRAL set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils:124 (RED), 147 (BLUE), 131, 176, 234 (NEUTRAL)  

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 201 collection: Fleur de lis

Others: Sizzix Egg & Wire Basket die & die-cutting system; art journal, cardstock, old book paper stamps, acrylic mounts, lace trim


Prime the journal page with gesso. When dry, color with your favorite shade of Gelatos® Pastels colors.


Blend the colors with Glaze medium for a subtle shin.


Diecut basket and eggs from cardstock. Prime the diecuts with gesso and color the eggs with PASTELS Gelatos® colors and blend with Glaze medium.


Attach some bits of lace and the diecuts to the page using gel medium.

Add details to the eggs using Stamper's Big Brush pens.

Color the basket with Gesso and Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils.


Stamp around some more using the same stamp but different colors of Stamper's Big Brush pens.


Cut a word you like from an old book page and attach to the egg to finish.

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

1. This is my entry: hope it fits the challenge. For me is ...using Gelatos in the most creative ways! http://giogioscrap.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/free-e-book-newsletter-and-gelatos.html

Posted by: gio | 04/08/2015 at 07:55 AM

2. This was too great a challenge not to join in on :-)

I really love you AJ page - so inspiring (as always!).

This morning I got up early to work on this so time wouldn't get away from me. I hope you like it:


Warmly, Nicole

Posted by: Nicole Maki | 04/10/2015 at 01:15 PM

Congrats Gio & Nicole! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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


The winner of the blog hop is Jennifer Taylor!  Congratulations!  Please send your mailing address to naoko@fabercastell.com. 


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Canvas Corp Blog Hop day 2 with Rita

Hi everyone and welcome to day two of the blog hop with Canvas Corp! Rita Barakat here and today I am sharing a Canvas Corp 6x6 Canvas Stitched Mini I decorated with a few of my girls. I had so many pictures I made a little video of the finished mini portfolio below (this is the cover)! Here are some tips and techniques I used...

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 You can use Gesso or paint directly on the canvas with Gelatos® Colors! If you are doing a lot of fine detail you might want to use a thin layer of Gesso first - it gives you a smoother surface and a little more time to manipulate the colors.  
I draw directly on the canvas, then spread the color with a wet paint brush. If I am covering a large surface, such as the background I grab Gelatos® Double Scoop®  and mist the surface instead of just using a wet paint brush.
RitaBarakat.com5 All of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® textures worked on the canvas; with and without stencils. On the left I am using the Texture Luxe™ Gold  with a stencil. On the right I used the Chalkboard Paint for the wings (I love the contrast between the paint and Gelatos®) and the Glass Bead Glitter Gel with the stencil. Have you tried the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products on canvas yet? Here is my finished project...  


Be sure to hop along this week  with our fantastic Design Team to see what we've made with the Canvas Corp. products and check out the Canvas Corp blog to see what they've done with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products this week, too! 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. Good luck!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:
Chalkboard Paint
Texture Gems™ 3-ct Metallics (Gold & Pearl used in project)
Mixed Media Stencil Pack 101
Gel Medium
Glass Bead Gel
Texture Luxe™ Gold
Gelatos® Tool Set Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: PASTELS .
Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: BRIGHTS
Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: METALLICS .
Collapsible Water Cup

Other: Canvas Corp 6x6 Canvas Stitched Mini  


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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®,The Crafters Workshop, DCWV, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Got Texture?


Hey there artsy peeps RitaBarakat here! Today I just want to share a little technique I used to get a little texture on my bird.

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Stylin' and Profilin' Art Journal Page

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Playing in my journal brings me joy and I am thrilled to continue to share that happiness with you.  Here is my latest page in my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mixed Media Journal.  Isn't she sweet?  I love how she turned out. Here's how you can make her too.

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Take the Challenge with Mou, April 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the fourth 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®.

My April prompt for you is CREATIVITY. How are you creative, your favorite creativity quote, is creativity your life style or just a hobby... whatever it means to you, create a project around the idea of creativity. Here's my art journal page.


On this project, I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: BLACK, SCARLET RED, MAGENTA, NEUTRAL set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils:115, 350 (YELLOW); 156 (GREEN), 123, 124, 125, 133 (RED), 147 (BLUE)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101 collection: Hexagons

Others: Sizzix Framelits Die Set 4PK w/Stamps - Limitations; die-cutting system; art journal, old book page, stamps, acrylic mounts, lace trim

And here are the steps.

Apply a coat of Gesso to prime the journal page.

Color the page with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Blend with wet brush. Repeat to create interesting layers of colors.

Stamp randomly by inking background stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens.

Attach pieces of lace trim using Gel Medium.

Lay Hexagon stencil on page and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Let dry.

Apply coats of gesso to old book paper. Let dry.


Ink up butterfly stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen. Stamp on primed book paper. Diecut the butterfly. Attach the butterfly to the page with Gel Medium

Add colors and details to the stamped image inside the clock with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

Stamp the quote below the butterfly. Add details with gesso and paint brush.

Ink up background stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens and stamp over the stenciled shapes.

Add more details, highlights and shadows with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.


Here's another close-up of my page.

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 Friday, 4/17 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in you choice of color.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 4/20 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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New Stencils on Mixed Media Journal Board with Jen Matott

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If you've seen our new packaging for the Mixed Media Stencils 101 Collection, you might recognize this piece.  I did the artwork for that package!  I used lots of media on this one! 

Using a Mixed Media Square Journal board, I applied some lace and fabric tape to create a background texture.

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Art GRIP ® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Time Fuels Passion


Hello Creatives!

Keri Sallee here and today I want to share with you an art journal piece I have been working on.

Lately, I have been working on drawing faces and I wanted to pair that "in progress" skill with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP®  Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, a new medium for me.

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Whipped Spackle and Gelatos® Journaling Board with Video


Hi there! Laurel Beard here as a guest designer for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Design Team.  I'm here with the first part of the Mixed Media Journal I am creating....  Throughout my time here, I will mix it up and  share the different pages I am creating for my journaling board as well as some cards designs.  I am LOVING all these Faber Castell® Design Memory Craft® line and I love that all the products are mix & match! Today's journaling board uses the Gelatos®Whipped Spackle, and Stamper's Big Brush Pens.

This was so much fun to create, and super easy too!!!! I hope you will check out the video below... You can watch it right here or over on my youtube channel.


A few more close ups of my project today:


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