Hi Faber-Castell Peeps!! It’s me, Karen, here again to show you what I love about my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft pens and crafter crayons! I may not be the best at sketching and drawing, but I love to cut and tear paper into shapes to make projects.
This week, I sketched a sailboat and cut it out of some of book paper and then my favorite scrapbook paper. I glued the pieces down to my canvas with Faber-Castell Gel Medium, sealed the whole thing with Gel medium, and let it dry. What I love about using gel medium is the fact that it isn’t sticky like glue. I also love that when I am working on my finishes, I can actually ‘erase’ pen marks for a little bit since they sit on top of the medium and dry a little bit slower!
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Hello, Olga Siedlecka here. I feel more than honoured to be here and I’m so exited to share with you my first project prepared as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® guest designer. I’m a addicted to a joined smell of coffee, cookies and a fresh magazine. I always cherish such moments of relaxation as a sheer pleasure. Moreover, I usually find flicking through fashion pages very inspiring. I also look upon each and every color magazine as if it were first and foremost my source of illustrations and texts to be used afterwards. This time I decided to the mixed media portrait using wonderful Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® media.
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Hi Faber-Castell friends, my name is Karen and I am SO excited to be showing you all my first project here as a guest designer for Faber-Castell Design, Memory Craft!
Last week I bought a gorgeous pint of strawberries. They were shiny, plump and deliciously sweet tasting. I ended up sketching them in my sketchbook just because they made me SO happy! And then the more I thought about them, I had to turn them into a canvas!
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Hey there creative people Rita Barakat here! When I am out and about I hear two things- either you are an avid follower of the blog and never do any mixed media because you are intimidated by mixed media but you love looking at it or you just cant get enough! Either way, todays post is for you! Mixed media- will you try it? Time to get your hands dirty! (Or get your gloves out- yes I know you!) "The best is yet to come" would that be a great theme for a wedding? Exciting times starting on a new venture ! I made this little canvas as I was thinking of a table with gifts and mementos at a wedding. How sweet would it be there with the other best wishes for the bride and groom! This project is simple enough for the beginner as a quick and easy project if you are an old pro!
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Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post.
What would you do if you got Gelatos® in double the size? I'd use them on bigger projects I thought. Here's an 18" x 24" canvas created with Gelatos®Double Scoop®, some Gesso, Gel Medium, and Glaze.
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Hi crafty friends!
I'm here with my final post as a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. I've had such a great time being on the team and am so grateful to have had the opportunity! Thank you to Naoko and all the Design Memory Craft team!
Thank you also to the lovely Guest Design ladies who were on the team this term too. It's been lovely working with you!
Today I've got a canvas, which I made using several of the Gelatos® and PITT® Artist Pens!
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Hello everybody, Kasia Krzymińska here. With my last blog post as a guest designer I want to show you one of my biggest works I made in last weeks. And I have to admit that I'm proud of myself, yes I am. It's not about the result but about the process. I'm happy I finally tried something else, something that I always wanted to create.
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Hey sweet creatives how goes things?
here and I was finally able to carve a little creative time
into my schedule this weekend- OK not really, but I did it anyways!
The weather around here this week has been chilly (mornings in the 30's) so I was inspired
to make this mixed media winter girl painting. Of course today it was 87! But that's Texas!
She is one of four weather girls collection I have created.
Here are some pictures in progress...
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I hope your Christmas was wonderful! It's not long now and we'll be ringing in a new year. I thought this cute telephone stamp would be a funny way to ring it in on a mini canvas.
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Hello to all our Design Memory Craft readers. Leonie here today, welcome to my Christmas post.
Christmas prepations are in full swing here along with all the usual end of year celebrations including lots of activities for my children as they come to the end of another school year. The past couple of years I've made the same type of presents for the childrens' school teachers. Small canvas panels depicting Christmas story scences and quotes. The canvases themselves are the only thing I need to purchase and the rest is made up of scraps of patterned paper and a few embellishments from my stash so they work out to be relatively inexpensive gifts but each one is quite unique.
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