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Guten Tag (Hello) from Jamie Dougherty

Hello everyone! Jamie Dougherty here and I am beyond excited to be joining the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft team. I am honored to be a Featured Designer and wanted to kick off this new adventure with a little home decor piece to say Guten Tag or Hello ;) 

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This little home decor piece was created on a 5x7" wood panel. Those of you who know me, know how much I love working with wood so I wanted to share how beautifully my favorite surface works with one of my favorite Design Memory Craft® mediums. The rich and colorful Gelatos®

 

 

As you can see in the video tutorial. The Gelatos® allow the wood's grain to show through while still accenting and defining the details in the wood.

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Thank you everyone for joining me today and welcoming me to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft family. I look forward to creating many more projects and sharing many more techniques and ideas with you.

Happy Creating

Jamie

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www.jamiedoughertydesigns.com


Country Style Vision Board by Penny

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Hello friends....Penny here today as a Guest Designer with some inspiration using the new  Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Vision Board Kit. When this kit first arrived, I was like a kid in a candy store. So many fun elements in the kit, I just didn't know where to start. Being a country girl at heart, and knowing that pallet boards are popular right now...I started with that.

Let me show you how fun this is to put together:

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1.  Start by making the Linen covered foam board according to Design Memory Craft directions in the included Design Guide.

Then start having some fun...

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2.  For my Vision Board I used four yards of lace that I adhered double sided tape to, then ruffled it by hand about every inch. 

 

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3.  Again using double sided tape, I attached the ruffle to the back of the Vision Board.

 

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4.  Pallet boards were adhered together and cut to 17 x 14 inches. I then mixed  Coconut Gelatos® with water and flicked it across the boards. I also used a Stipple Brush to add a bit of my mixture to the edges of the wooden boards.

 

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5.  There are so many fun elements in this Vision Board Kit, that I am sure you will have a hard time selecting some to play with. I used a few that I could color with the provided markers in the kit.  

 

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6.  I adhered some of the elements like this pattern paper with re-positionable glue. Most of the cardstock paper pieces, I adhered to the board with the provided straight pins.

 

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 7.  This is where you can have a lot of fun changing your board daily, weekly or monthly as desired. I want to go skiing in January, so that is what my board is about. There are so many ideas to use for your own Vision Board.....wedding, special anniversary, vacation, baby, remodeling....How would you design your Vision Board?

 

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 The picture of my Vision Board at the top has flowers in the mason jar...but I also like the idea of having the markers & pins handy when I want to add something new to my board. Just giving you options here!!!  :)

 

Supplies:

Vision Board Kit (#770409)

Gelatos Tool Set (#770312)

Gelatos® Coconut (#771217)

Lace

Pallet Boards

Eye Hooks/Wire

Double sided tape

Small Mason jar

Jute

 

Thanks so much for visiting with me today. I hope you find some kind of inspiration to create your own Vision Board.

Happy Crafting,

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Penny Ward...Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Nana, Breast Cancer Survivor and Card Designer. Life is good!


We asked Jen to share a few design team stories! "Memories by Jen Matott"

I have so many amazing memories from the five years that I've been on this design team.  I was one of the original crew that started when the Design Memory Craft brand started.  DSC05490

I was sent a pack of Gelatos colors in blue, Art Grip Aquarelle pencils and some PITT Artist pens to try out and create something with.  It was amazing!  Coming up with brand new ways to use these fabulous products was a thrill!  I fell in love with Gelatos and the entire Design Memory Craft line!  I had used Faber-Castell pencils and markers since I was a kid but these were so full of possibilities!  My banner was the first art piece in the ads.  It was so exciting!  I have a lot of favorite projects from my time on this team but I'll share a few of my favorites and a few memories along the way!

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This booklet will always hold a special place in my heart.  It was the first kit project that I made and I created the project pages for the entire kit!  It went on to be one of the best selling kits.  I loved coming up with different ways to use the Gelatos on each page!  I still get a thrill when I see it on the packaging in the store!  Which leads to the next kit: Mixed Media with Gelatos.  I love this page from that artwork!  It was another amazing adventure to create art for this kit!

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One of my favorite memories was getting to go to CHA in Las Vegas and Anaheim, CA!  What fun that was!  Lots of demoing and meeting people that I only knew from online.  It was a blast hanging out with the other designers and people behind the scenes at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! 

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Every demo opportunity that I've had along the way has been amazing but especially with Marco's Paper!  Thanks for all those that stopped by and listened to me go on and on about these products and what they can do!

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Also, the trip to Cleveland, OH to meet with the rest of the design team and staff at Faber-Castell headquarters!  It was a dream come true.  Fun to explore the entire building, hang out with everyone and brainstorm the future!  I loved every moment of it!  

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There are so many good memories from working with these people and products.  I cannot say enough how lucky I was, how honored that they valued my artwork and ideas and that I got to work with such cool products!  I will be forever grateful for the long stretch that I got to work with this company!  But like all good things, it's time to move on and let some new artists have those same experiences.  I am sad to leave the team at this time but I have a lot going on at home with two very busy boys, my running/ training schedule and my own artwork.  I am an elementary school art teacher too so it is time to refocus my creative and personal goals.  I will continue to work with the Design Memory Craft products in my art and hope that I can still create work to show off these products.  Thank you for the amazing opportunity to inspire and share my love of art!


Doodle Tote Bag by Jen Matott

 

770620_1Jen Matott here to share a project that you might have seen a glimpse of on product packaging of our new large 13" x 13" Doodle Stencil Collection!  Yes, that bag is one that I created!  A canvas bag doodled on with PITT Artist pens,  Stencil and Gelatos® colors! I'll share how I created this so you can create your own unique tote bag!

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Spring Shoes by Jen

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Hi Artsy friends!  Jen here with another of my shoe creations!  I love altering shoes to wear with my basic outfits.  I always feel great wearing something that I created and something that is one of a kind. These shoes were purchased a local large store and were canvas.  Perfect for altering with Gelatos® colors!  I used Margarita Mix, Metallic Mint, Snow Cone, Lemon, Mango, and Passion Fruit for these shoes.  

 

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Be Awesome Canvas - by Lisa

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Hi everyone! It's Lisa here to share a really "awesome" canvas with you today. This is on a 6 x 6 " non cradled maple hardwood art board and is perfect for creating any king of mixed media pieces. I use the term "canvas" loosely as it actually has no canvas attached to it, it is solid wood.

I wanted to use some of the older Textural Accents, older Gelatos® colors and mix them up with the new, and this is what I created. I hope that you like it. I had a really great time creating it. 

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New Sneaks by Jen Matott

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Jen Matott here to share a pair that I jazzed up just for the new year!  I got a pair of these canvas knock offs at chain store and knew they would be the perfect canvas for some color!  I wanted to create a unique, one of a kind shoe to kick off my back to school (after the break) look! I was inspired by the hexagons from theMixed Media Stencils 101 Collection set and these warm colors.

 

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Home Decor with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

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Hello creatives, Rita Barakat here today with a little welcome sign!
When I saw the new Scandinavian stencil released at CHA I immediately knew I needed to use this sweet little tea cup!
Of course using the brand new cement texture paste and Gelatos® was in order as well! I think this would be fun in a kitchen don't you?
Well grab your supplies and let's get started!

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