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What do you put on your art journal pages? with Rita Barakat

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Hey artsy peeps Rita Barakat here using several Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products to create today art journal pages! I also gathered random embellishments to add to my pages!

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Today I want to show you the new Brights Gelatos® Colors pack! I had so many pictures for this project I decided to put them all in a short video form for ya! Enjoy!


What do you put on your art journal pages?

Blessings! Rita

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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

An art journal page & the winners of May Take the Challenge with Mou (and the winners of the blog hop)

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post.

It's an art journal page about drowning negative noises around us.

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I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Whipped Spackle, Texture Gems™ 3ct Metallics

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Designing with Gelatos® Kit

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

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

Others: Sizzix Bird Silhouette die; die-cutting system; art journal, patterned paper, book paper, stamp

Let me walk you through the steps of creating this page.

Color the page with Gelatos colors from the Designing with Gelatos® Kit. Blend colors with gesso.

Attach diecut bird to page with gel medium.

Color the floral foam stamp from the kit and mist it with water. stamp on the page.

Color rubber stamps with Gelatos colors and stamp on the page.

Apply Whipped Spackle through Dots stencil as shown. Let dry. 

Cut chosen text from old book paper. attach to page with gel medium.

Cut off a small section of bubblegum Gelatos into the mister included in the kit. Crush it with the back of the paint brush. Add water. Shake to mix. Mist the section of the page above the bird. let some wet mist drip down the page.

Embellish the bird by adding small dots along the outline of the bird to finish the page.

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Here's a close-up of my page.

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

1. Hi Mou ... amazing art journal page. I did some watercoloring on my canvas with some spring colors.. I love spring :)

Here is my entry for the May challenge http://blendingartandcraft.blogspot.com/2015/05/spring-colors.html

Posted by: bhavana | 05/06/2015 at 08:26 PM

2. your page is wonderful, thanks for the step by step instructions.Love this challenge, here is my entry http://laury55.blogspot.be/2015/05/spring.html

Posted by: laury55 | 05/15/2015 at 02:57 AM

Congrats Bhavana & Laury! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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

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Blog hop

Congratulations to the winner of the Waffle Flowers blog hop!  Please send us your mailing address to naoko@fabercastell.com.  Thanks!

Dee

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Blog Hop with Waffle Flower Crafts:Day 4 with Rita

11210407_707105506066128_4432758192192028129_n We're so excited to be hopping with Waffle Flowers this week! Here's some information about this wonderful company via their website: 

"Waffle Flower started in April 2014 to explore possibilities in product designs. like to think of ourselves as a tool company. We hope our stamps and dies will help make crafting fun and approachable for everyone! 

Fun, Inspiring, Versatile and Easy to use; all of our products were designed with our FIVE code in mind. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best crafting experience by using high quality photopolymer for our stamps, safe metal for our dies; all made in USA."

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Rita Barakat here today and I had the pleasure of working with: Planner Add On - Weather 1 Be My Guest stamp set Partly Cloudy DieAren't these tiny stamps adorable?!?


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I had such a fun time with these products I made this canvas tag and used the stamps in my planner.

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I am sure you keep a busy (crazy) schedule just like me!  Add a few PITT® Artist Pens and Stamper’s Big Brush Pens with these weather stamps make keeping a schedule so much more fun! So how about a tutorial on the tag?

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First I drew on the edges of this little canvas tag. I spread the color around with a wet paint brush and set aside to dry.

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I used the die to cut out these sweet clouds and sun. I cover the clouds with Whipped Spackle to make them look light an fluffy!

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I smashed a little Butter Cream and mixed it with Whipped Spackle for the sun. I used  Texture Gems ™  to outline the edges.

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I stamped the words "hello sunshine" directly on the little canvas, then added the sun and the clouds with a little Gel Medium. SUch a fun little project! We hope you can find time to create and make something today! To enter our $50 product giveaway, leave a comment here each day throughout the blog hop (May 12-14). Here's how you can enter the Waffle Flower's giveaway: 

• Use #WaffleFlowerCrafts on their social media sites (http://waffleflower.com/blog)
• Link to their Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2540006@N24/
• Playing in our bi-weekly challenge: http://bit.ly/WFChallenge 

*The blog hop will close at 11:55 on Thursday, May 14th. *

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products used:
Gelatos® Colors  in Butter Cream &  Aqua Dolce
PITT® Artist Pens (various colors) 
Whipped Spackle Texture Gems ™  & Gel Medium
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in Light Blue, Chrome Yellow, Violet, Orange Glaze,  May Green 

Blessings!
Rita
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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®, DCWV, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

 

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Take the Challenge with Mou, May 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the fifth 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 May prompt for you is SPRING. Create anything you like that relates to spring in some way. 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 Medium, Texture Luxe™ Gold, Whipped Spackle, Texture Cards, Gelatos Mist Maker Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101 collection: Dots
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Blueberry, Cotton Candy (BLUE set), Margarita Mix (TROPICAL set)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pens BLACK
Others: Sizzix Die Watering Can; die-cutting system; art journal, patterned papers
 
And here are the steps.
 
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Apply a moderately thick coat of Gesso to prime the journal page. While still wet, color with Margarita Mix Gelatos color. Create a texture pattern using Texture Card # 8.
 
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In a bowl, mix about 3 parts water and 1 part gesso. Add in Blueberry and Cotton Candy Gelatos colors by cutting a little off with the palate knife. Mix well.
 
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With a drip dropper, drop a generous quantity of the above mix and let it travel around by turning the journal page in different directions.
 
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Go back in with the same Texture Card to accentuate the texture further.
 
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Apply Whipped Spackle through the Dots stencil. Let dry. Rub in some Texture Luxe Gold with your fingers around the page. When the page feels dry, drip in more of the liquid mix prepared above.
 
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After the water dries, Add diecut watering can and some handcut water drops with gel medium. Let dry.
 
With PITT Artist pen, outline the elements, doodle and journal on the page. Again, drip in more of the liquid mix to finish.
 
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, 5/15 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
 
The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Cards.
 
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 5/18 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!
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Stay Strong and Shine Layout with Jen Matott

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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

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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.

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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

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

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Blend the colors with Glaze medium for a subtle shin.

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

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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.

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

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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:

http://madebynicole.blogspot.com/2015/04/where-i-create-there-i-am-true-mixed.html

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 :)

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

Jennifer

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Canvas Corp Blog Hop day 2 with Rita

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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.  
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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.
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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
Gesso
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  

Blessings!
Rita

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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?

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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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