48 posts categorized "Metallics"

Spring has come


Hello! Mieko here today to share my new tutorial using Paper Crafter Crayons™ blue/green and red/yellow, Silver Gelato and Essential PITT Artist Pen. I have made a long postcard. I created the colorful background with Paper Crafter Crayons and Gelato.

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A Mixed Media card by Nadia!


Hello everyone! It's Nadia Cannizzo here with you today sharing my second post as a Guest Designer here on the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft blog!!


Today I am sharing a Mixed Media card I created with lots of amazing products from Design Memory Craft!

Here is my video tutorial which includes detailed steps and close ups!!


Materials List

Faber Castell Design Memory CraftWhipped Spackle

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Double Scoop Gelatos Margarita Mix and Snow Cone

Art Grip Aquarelle #163

Gelatos Metallic Mint and Black Licorice

PITT Artist Pen Black 199***


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'Flowers' a canvas...

Final pic wm

Hello everyone!  Krista here again showing you another fun project you can do using some Gelatos®, Stampers Big Brush Pens and Textural Accents.  I've got a little video-slideshow-tutorial on how I created this 6" x 12" canvas. 


This canvas was super fun (and fast) to make.  I used lots of Gelatos® and Stampers Big Brush Pens.  If you've never tried Gelatos® before you MUST!  They are my fav, my go to, my can't live without...lol.  They blend effortlessly with or without water, are compact, highly pigmented acid free color sticks that glide on creamy smooth (just like butter) for maximum color and coverage.  And the Brush Pens always finish things off beautifully.  These pens are all lightfast India Ink and have a durable brush nib for a multitude of uses!  I would be lost without them!  :)

Anyway, hoping this project brightens your day and puts a little glimmer of hope that spring is just around the corner!  

Enjoy your day! ~Krista van Tol


Supplies Used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, Gelatos®:  SnowCone, Raspberry, Margarita Mix, Lime, Metallic Mint, Peach, Watermelon, Red Cherry, Metallic Melon, Lemon, Tangerine, Mango.  Faber-Castell Artist Pen Black#199, Stampers Big Brush Pens:  May Green #170, Light Cobalt Turquoise #154.  Textural Accents:  Gesso, Gel Medium.

Other:  6x12 canvas, baby wipes, old book paper, stencil (TCW), water spritz bottle, rub-on sentiment. 

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Mix & Match With Metallics


Hi! Jeanne Streiff here today!

I love the look of metallics on a neutral background. This look is very easy to achieve with Mix & Match products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! I found this old picture of my family and I thought it would be fun to do a single picture 8" x 8" vintage scrapbook page.

The little one is me... so I guess I'm a little vintage myself. 

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Gelatos color my world!

Friends together layout

Hi everyone Beck Beattie again here sharing another Scrapbook page to inspire you with yummy Faber-Castell® Design Memory Crafts® products.  

I have really been enjoying exploring the mix and match system working with differnet products that work just so well together.  Today I'm really featuring the use of Gelatos and how you can add LOADS of colour into your projects using thes nifty sticks of colour goodness.  

While going through my photos trying to find that 'perfect' photo, I came across this pic of friends' girls from when we went duck feeding with all the kids one day.  I love how sweet the photo is and can't wait to Scrapbook it a second time so I can gift them one each.  

Here is a video so that you can see how the background is created, and the layout comes together, while learning some techniques along the way.  

I have to apologise for the occassional video shaking as my new camera set up just wasnt working, but I really wanted to show all the techniques so left it in.  


For today's project I have used:

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Crafts® Gelatos in Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum and Metallic Mint

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Crafts® Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Crafts® Gesso

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Crafts® Glaze

I have teamed these up with the following Spellbinders® dies:

Gold Facets, Gold Majesty Circles, Standard Circles Small and Lacey Circles.  

I have also used paper by Heidi Swapp, Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock, flowers from Kaisercraft and Manor House Creations, lace from Prima Marketing, sticker word from Jillibean Soup and tiny twine from Craft Queen.

I'd love to see you adding some colour into your projects, and please share with us on the Design Memory Crafts Facebook page here.  I'd LOVE to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

xxxBeck Beattie


Guest Designer

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Take the Challenge with Mou, February 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the second 'Take the Challenge' of 2014! 

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. The following Monday, we will pick TWO winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
It's February! Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Your challenge this month is absolutely simple...create any project related to Valentine's Day.
Here's my take. 
To make this card I used the following Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products:
Gelatos®: Metallic Mint
Paper Crafter Crayons: White (NEUTRAL pack)
PITT Artist pens: BLACK
Other products: cardstock, patterned paper, diecut, vellum, adhesive, lace trim, sewing machine, scissors
Let me walk you through the steps of how I made my card
I folded cardstock to make a 5.5" x 4.25" card. I cut some textured patterned paper to 5" x 3.5" and attached it to the card. Next, I applied some Gesso with palette knife from the Gelatos Tool set.
Once the Gesso dried, I rubbed some Metallic Mint Gelato® and blended it with wet brush.
I stitched a piece of lace trim to the card.
I dotted a themed diecut with white Paper Crafter Crayon to create a resist design.
Next, I colored the diecut with Art GRIP watercolor pencils, blended the colors with wet brush to reveal the dot design.
I attached the diecut to the card with foam tape and added a strip of heart print foiled vellum to the right, tucking it under the right edge of the patterned paper. Finally, I wrote the sentiment 'Be Mine' with PITT Artist pens on a piece of pink cardstock, cut a heart around it, and attached it to the card with foam tape. 
Here's a close-up.
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, 2/14 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One set of 4 ct Gelatos® in the color of your choice and one Mini Journal Board.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 2/17  to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all and Happy Valentine's Day!
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Video Tutorial: Chalkboard Entertaining, Part 1


Hello Everyone!!! It's Tiffany here and I've started a fun series of Video Tutorials featuring our new Textural Accent medium, Chalkboard Paint! The series, Chalkboard Entertaining, shows various ways a clever crafter like yourself can apply chalkboard paint to the art of entertaining and decorating! It's amazing how all of the other Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® mediums work with this trendy paint!

First up, I'll be showing you how to jazz up your drinkware:


The project uses PITT® Pastel Pencils, Art GRIP® Color Pencils, Metallic PITT Pens, and Paper Crafters™ Crayons with the dry Chalkboard Paint Textural Accent!


I hope you enjoyed this week's installment of Chalkboard Entertaining! Stay tuned for more episodes in February!


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$5 Gift Series: Nesting Trinket Boxes with Mou


Post 2 of our holiday $5 gift series!  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the next post! 

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's tutorial. 

I believe that adding your loving handmade touches to a simple gift makes it priceless.

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May Your Christmas Be Cozy Warm & Bright


Hi everyone!

It's Stephanie here and today I have a holiday card to share to get you into the holiday spirit!! For this card, I really wanted to mimic a dark night sky with snow coming down on a silhouette of trees. To create this look, I used dark cardstock colours - navy blue and turquoise.




To make the night sky shimmery and magical looking, I heat embossed a star background with clear embossing powder and then I added both white and silver metallic Gelatos® over top. I blended them in with my fingertips and was left with a great metallic shimmer.

To create the illusion of falling snow, I used my white Big Brush Stampers Pen and 'dotted' it all over the sky until I was happy with the amount. The perfect touches to create this snowy night card.

To see how I created the card, you can watch my process in the video below:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!!


Faber-Castell Gelatos® (Metallic Silver, White)

Faber-Castell Stampers Big Brush Pen (White)

Impression Obsession Craft Die

Hero Arts Tiny Star Stamp

Hero Arts Embossing Powder

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Spooky Apothecary Bottle Wall Art

Hi there, it's Tiffany here with a fun Halloween project for you using lots of Gelatos, Gel Medium, and Gesso! You can display these on your walls or prop them up on your mantel's vignette display. 

Here's the video tutorial for you:


What did you think? It's pretty easy to add color and dimension with Gelatos, right? Here are some project close-ups:

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