54 posts categorized "Handmade Accessories"

Gelatos® Colors Mixed Media Whimsical Flower Pillow


Hi lovely creative ones!

I've got a fun video tutorial for you today on how to make a whimsical mixed media flower pillow using Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors! 

Check it out:


For this project, you'll need the following supplies:

  • Muslin fabric (Unbleached and pre-washed and whatever size you want. The finished size of my pillow is about 8" x 10")
  • Gelatos® Colors in your choice of colors. (I used a variety of colors from a few different sets)
  • Faber-Castell PITT® Artist Pens (Black and White)
  • Texture Gems™ in Ice
  • Glitter Glue (I used Ranger Stickles™ in silver)
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Backing Fabric (I chose to use a black and white checkered fabric)
  • Thread
  • Needle 
  • Sewing Machine (or you can sew by hand too!)
  • Embellishments (I used Sari ribbon for my tassels)



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Wearable Crafts Week with Lisa


Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you and it's my turn on the blog to share my craft for our Wearable Crafts Week. Have you been enjoying the projects so far? So fun, right?

I have a super awesome tote bag to share with you today. I currently live in California and bags like these are an absolute necessity! We have a plastic bag ban, so you NEED a nice roomy bag like this to take shopping with you. And customizing it just makes it so much more personal. Who wants a bag that looks like everyone else's? Not this gal!!


I love that this bag already had the gold accents on it. It made it so fun to run with that idea. 

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Wearable Crafts Week with Jen


Hi!  It's Jen Matott here and I have an adorable wearable art clutch purse to share with you today!  I love getting dressed up and going out on the town and having your handmade accessories creates "Wow" factor in style!  This week the New York State Fair is opening which means the end of summer and beginning of Fall.  I entered Fine Art works and crafts into the competition and won 7 awards!  They have an art reception to see the work before the general public does.  So, I went with a couple of my friends and wanted to wear something fabulous as an exhibiting artist!  This little purse was perfect!

ClutchesThe clutch purse was a sort of canvas like material and has a leopard print inside lining.  It needed more color!

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Wearable Crafts Week with Rita

Wearable crafts week


Hey there Crafty Peeps Rita Barakat here today. In my travels I have met a lot of ladies that have  interesting jewelry. I especially love the ones that people make themselves. I thought it would be fun to make a little bracelet and right now natural accents are still very popular.So I thought I would take a stab at it and make my own! This is how it turned out! 

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Dried Glass Bead Glitter Gel Embellishments

Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing some projects that utilize Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glass Bead Glitter Gel in a super fun way. I've taken gel off-the-page and used it to create colorful embellishments!

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Let's Go to the Beach


Hello, Angie Blom here. I am so excited to be a part of the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®  Guest Design Team. It was on my bucket list for a long time to  have this opportunity to work with these fantastic mixed media products that I love so much. I am over the moon with excitement and can't wait to share some fun projects with you.

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May Arts Blog Hop - Day 1

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons. 

Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!



For Day 1, I have an ir-RISIST-ible trim for ya featuring May Arts 1" Solid Wrinkled Ribbon in White with a Texture Gems Ice Liner watercolor resist technique! Before I dive into my project, I wanted to share with you, my most meaningful Valentine EVER...

"Once upon a time in 6th grade, my first boyfriend (more like dude I waved to across the classroom and occasionally sat next to at lunch) gave me a cheesy Tasmanian Devil card with a box of chocolates. I wasn't a huge Tasmanian Devil fan, but soon after I started watching the cartoons with lovey dovey moon eyes and the Whitman chocolates were pretty special at the time, considering my 11-year-old palette ;) I look back on it now and it was one of those lame first Valentine's Day moments I'm certain we all get hazed into- teddy bears, chocolates, roses, balloons, tasmanian devil cards...right?! But, it still holds a special place in my heart."

Okay onto the quick technique video tutorial:



I hope to learn about some of your most memorable Valentines!!!! I also hope you enjoyed to quick technique video! I loved working with the May Arts Ribbon.

Now HOP on over to The May Arts Blog!


Thanks for hopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Texture Gems Ice Liner ***coming soon***

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil (123)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen (Magenta)

Collapsible Water Cup

Other Products Used:

May Arts 1" Solid Wrinkled Ribbon White

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A gift wrapping tutorial by Mou & winners of December Take the Challenge


Hi everyone, Mou here today with a gift wrapping tutorial. I like to keep my wraps simple and unique. Here are a couple of ways I'm wrapping my gifts this year.

For this project, you'll need:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® in the following colors: Red Cherry (Red set); Pistachio (Green set)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper’s Big Brush Pen: Black # 199

Others: kraft wrapping paper, paint brush, pencil  


Cut wrapping paper for the gifts you want to wrap. Wrap gifts and secure with wrapping paper with tape or stitch into packets.


Draw an oval on the wrapped surface with pencil. Following the outline of the oval, draw and color circles in various sizes with Red Cherry Gelatos color.


Draw leaves around the red circles with Pistachio Gelato color.


Use Glaze to blend and add shin to the colored design.


Write sentiment with Stamper's Big Brush pen.


Splatter some diluted gesso with paint brush to mimic snow.



Add some ribbon, label, tag, or candy cane to the wrapped gift to finish.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and would use your Faber Castell Design Memory Craft mixed media stash to wrap and personalize your gift wraps this year.

And now, the winners of December 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. OH what a gorgeous piece of inspiration Mou! That is going to make a wonderful gift for a very lucky someone!! Thanks for all you do to bring us these fun challenges each month! I thoroughly enjoy them and they have helped me grow artistically for sure!!  I sure hope you will continue with them in 2015! :) I played along this month and made a festive birdhouse from a toilet paper roll. Happy Holidays one and all! http://linseyrickett.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-twitterpated-christmas.html

Posted by: Linsey R | 12/06/2014 at 05:32 PM

Linsey, this was really creative! Thanks for sharing with us :)

2. I had a PLAN with this right away! I shared it on my blog...

You can find my entry  HERE

Posted by: Ellie Knol | 12/08/2014 at 04:44 PM

Congrats Linsey & Ellie! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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

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Sunset Background


Hi everyone! It's Limor Webber Here with a quick tutorial on how to use your Gelatos and Glaze to create a simple backround.

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Mixed Media Mini Journal Board with VIDEO


Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I'm sharing a few techniques on a mini journal board that I had fun with. I had a big "oopsie" in making this project, but I worked with it and allowed it to guide me in a very cool direction. Make sure to scroll down for the video! 





I hope that you enjoyed my video and laughed along with me. ;) I really enjoyed making this piece as I wasn't sure what exactly I was going to do when I started, but I love how it turned out.

Supplies Used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® :

Gelatos® - Iced Chai, Iced Coffee (Steampunk Collection), Butterscotch (Neutrals Collection),
Mango (Yellow Set) Gold Champagne (Gold/Silver set), Blood Orange (50's Diner Designer Set),

Gel Medium
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Paper Crafter Crayon™ in Brown
Mini Journal Boards
Gelatos® Mist Maker Set­

Other Supplies:

Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop (Microbial)
Paper (on tag) - Basic Grey (Highline)
Stamp - Technique Tuesday (Can Do)
Embossing Powder - Wow! (Passion Fruit Embossing Glitter)
Embossing Ink - Versamark
Seam Binding Ribbon


Lisa Sig

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