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Home Décor with Gelatos

Hello Loves.  So glad to be here with you as part of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Team.  Very grateful for this opportunity to create and share with you.  

It’s summer and many of us are all gearing up for a fun and festive 4th of July.  One of my favorite things for the holidays and seasons is to create something fun to hang on our door.  I love seeing what my neighbors do and have to join the fun with my own little handmade creation.  This time I decided on our last name initial.  How cool is that!  It’s quick and easy.  Here’s how you too can make your own!

Gather your supplies

Supplies

Cover letter with Gesso.  

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Use washi tape to create section lines, to allow for painting straight lines.

Use Gelatos® Boysenberry to cover top right, activate with water, spread using finger or paint brush.  I used my finger. Add Gelatos® Double Scoop®  Red Cherry to create red strips and use Gelatos® Iced Coffee to smudge in various spots to create an aged look. 

Stripes added

Punch out stars and cover with Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  Allow to dry and then adhere using Gel Medium.  Set aside to dry. 

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Use Gelatos® Boysenberry and Gelatos® Double Scoop®  Red Cherry to color string.  Color on and rub in with fingers. This step is messy, have baby wipes handy for cleaning hands. 

Use Mixed Media Stencils, Scandinavian to create bird and color using Gelatos® Boysenberry, Metallic Grape and Snow cone.  Cut out bird.  Outline using a Black Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen, or here I used the Polychromos black pencil.

String and bird
 

Wrap string around top right and tie bow. 

Use Gel Medium to adhere bird bottom left.

  Bird and string added

Use Mixed Media Stencils, Scandinavian to add flower by spreading  Texture Luxe™  in Gold over stencil to create sparkle and dimension.  Adhere string from bird beak to flower using Gel Medium. 

Finish off by adding dots using Texture Gems™ in gold. 

Protect by covering with Glaze or Gel Medium.

Done

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Tada! 

Supplies Used: 

•Gelatos® Double Scoop® Red Cherry (also available in original size)

•Gelatos® Colors Boysenberry, Iced Coffee, Metallic Grape, Snow Cone

•Gesso

•Gel Medium

•Glass Bead Glitter Gel

•Mixed Media Stencils, Scandinavian

•Texture Luxe™

•Texture Gems™

Thank you so much! 

Tiare. 

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 http://www.tiaresmith.com


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


Inspirational Vision Board

Hey everyone, Erin Bassett here sharing how I used the Vision Board Kit to create a board that would be inspiring to me yet useful and interactive.

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One of my favorite things about this kit is that it comes with everything you need to get started creating and if you want to add in more things or use more products you can easily mix those in.  I created this video showing step by step how I created the actual bulletin board and each of the pieces I added to it:

After making the board and inserting it into a frame I had at home I took the 6"x6" piece of printed paper with the flowers on it and decide I'd watercolor them in using the Grip markers that also come in the kit and some Gelatos that I already had. The Grip markers are waterbased  and are perfect for scribbling out on a craft mat, adding water to, and then painting in the flowers on the paper. (And another cool thing about them is if they dry out you can dip them into water to reactivate them!)

I also used a stencil from the 101 Stencil Collection and both the Pearl and the Silver Texture Luxe to add some texture and shine to the background.

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I knew I wanted to tuck the other 6"x6" piece of paper behind the flower one so I wanted to keep it simple but meaningful and inspirational to me. I came up with the plan to just use a small tipped PITT Artist pen to write out attributes of the Lord that began with each of the letters. I really enjoyed focusing on those and knowing I can pull it out and refer to it when I need it. I used the PITT Artist pen instead of the Grip marker that comes in the kit because it has a smaller nib that made it easier to write small with but I will use the Grip marker for coloring.
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This kit comes with so many cute smaller pieces of paper and tags that are perfect for keeping my lists on, so I bundled them all together and put them on a ring so I could hang them on one of the pens that come in the kit .
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I also used some of the banner and diecut pieces that come in the kit to tie in with one of my favorite quotes I had written on another card that came in the kit.
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Don't you love that big, glittery hash tag!!! I knew that I wanted to use that on the frame and so I used my ScanNCut to cut out the word "inspire" out of double-sided  tape and glittered it up to match.
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This was such a fun project to do and I hope to keep using the board, adding to it, rearranging things, and continue to be inspired from it.

ERIN


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

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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!


Do you have a Vision? Join us the entire week as we explore Vision Boards! We have invited Designers to share Creative Ideas on How to Personalize the Vision Board Kit

Hi all! I wanted to share what I did with the NEW Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Vision Board Kit. Seeing these boards in artists' studio, I was thrilled that this was offered. Here's my take on this unique kit...

 

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The kit comes in a box like this with all the materials you'll need to be inspired by...

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 To create your board, you will the linen material, two layers of support (foam sheet - to pin into and poster board - to anchor) and double-sided tape. All included. I placed an 1.5 inch long piece in between the boards to secure. I didn't bother to iron the linen piece and it will eventually be smooth when assembled :)

 

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Cut excess from all four corners for a clean corner (aka Miter Cut).

 

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I personalizing the board by stenciling areas Texture Luxe™ Pearl and 102 Stencil Collection - Leaf Design.

 

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While the stenciling is drying, I took the package of die cuts and started to group my thoughts...this may change in the process. LOVE that this is a continuous work in progress board :)

 

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I used the GRIP Color Markers - great triangle shape with raised dots for a great hold while you're writing.

 

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The colored die cuts in the kit are fun to embellish with Glass Bead Glitter Gel from my stash. They will dry clear and will be FULL of texture and sparkle = LOVE!

 

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Pins are also included so that you can pin inspiring die cut words and tags on your vision board. I used one of the GRIP Color Markers to color the edge of my white "INSPIRE" die cut.

 

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The white die cuts I used my Design Memory Craft® Double Scoop® Gelatos® in Bubble Gum and Raspberry to bring them to life. I blended the color with a Misting Bottle and watercolor brush.

 

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Once everything was dried, I adhered most of the die cuts (some with 3D Foam Squares for dimension) and my Hawaii photo with Gel Medium which does many things such as extends color, seals projects, acts as a texture, etc.

 

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For the finishing touch, I added on the enamel dots from the kit which also matches the GRIP Color Markers. How cool is that?!

 

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Here's another look at my vision board...can't decide if I want to put it on an easel for desk top or in a frame for the wall...

 

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Such a unique gift for someone to personalize and make it their own. Great for a teen, an artist or how about for that college student for their dorm/apt?! What would you add to YOUR VISION BOARD? Tell us by commenting below in the post. Would love to hear!

 

Interested in what Design Memory Craft® has to offer in other kits? See by clicking: Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Gift Sets and Kits.

 

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Margie Higuchi

 

Supplies:

Design Memory Craft®: Vision Board Kit, Texture Luxe™ Pearl, 102 Stencil Collection, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Misting BottleDesign Memory Craft® Double Scoop® Gelatos® (Bubble Gum & Raspberry) and Gel Medium

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: 3D Foam Squares - White, Regular

 

Margie enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media. She considers herself lucky to have been a product designer for a line of chipboard products, a design team member on many craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, written articles and published artwork in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas as well as on TV.

Margie's “go-to” product is Design Memory Craft® Gelatos®! She uses them in her cards, pages and mixed media projects. They mix and match with many things from water to whipped spackle…The sky’s the limit! Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their two college-bound boys, they put up with her crazy schedules and endless craft supplies! Visit her blog at SCRAPS of (my) Life.

 


We asked Rita to share a few thoughts about her time on our Design Team! "Five years with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft" by Rita Barakat

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Hey there creatives, Rita Barakat reflecting on the past five years I have spent here at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. Being one of the originals - or OGG, Original Gelatos Girls I remember getting that first email before anyone knew what Gelatos were! I almost threw it out because I did not know the sender; but after a little time spent on Google I decided it was LEGIT! (LOL) And it's a good thing I did because there was a whirlwind of activity to follow!

Here are a couple of my first projects I did on the team. Even then I loved color, so I knew it would be a perfect fit!

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As the core design team we had to wear aprons for CHA and I just couldn't leave mine blank! I ended up falling in love with decorating aprons! (This was one of many over the years!  PITT Artist pens work great on fabric!)

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I've had a lot of fun on this team, I loved traveling, doing demos and meeting other creatives in person! 


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I loved teaching at CHA  and other venues...

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I've loved the friends I made along the way. I learned a lot about the creative business, the art itself and I feel like I blossomed into who I am today creatively...

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As fun as it's been, when given the opportunity, I chose instead to start a new venture. This is my last post as an official design team member OGG for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. As a Mixed Media Artist I know I won't be giving up my Gelatos and PITT Artist pens anytime soon, but I am excited about what the future holds for me creative wise!  I am thankful I was able to work with some amazing people and products; to have met so many beautiful people in person and of course for the sweet blog readers.

It's a new season.
Good luck to the new team and make sure you check in with me at RitaBarakat.com.


Blessings!
Rita Barakat
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Rita Barakat is a 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, manufacturer websites and magazines. She designs and teaches workshops for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. Not anywhere near a local event? Sign up for her newsletter and receive a Top Secret Mixed Media Class each month! http://ritabarakat.com/classes/ Written by Rita Barakat - Visit Website


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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Layered Stenciled Journal Page with Jen

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Hi Artsy Friends!  It's always fun to share a journal page that I have worked on with you!  I am doing a sort of "round robin" journal swap with fellow art teachers in my school district and this page was one of them using lots of stencils and layers.  I wanted to try some different materials together and use different techniques.

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Coloring Book Home Decor with Gelatos Tutorial

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Today I'm thrilled to share a coloring book project using Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® to create a dimensional wall hanging perfect for any room with imagination (ie. kid's room, college student dorm room or my craft room! LOL!). My project is placed on the fireplace mantel...for now :) 

I started coloring with my watercolor brush using Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® in Green Tea, Margarita Mix, Watermelon, Lemon, Raspberry, Metallic Melon and Snow Cone. The Collapsible Water Cup filled with water and my palette was my acrylic stamp block made my coloring go fast.

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