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Ann Corbiere-Scott's Bloom Art Journal page featuring Aquarelle water color pencils

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Hi, Ann Corbiere-Scott here and I am over the moon to be a little part of the most amazing company, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! I am thrilled to share some Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencil artsy fun with you!  I love art journaling, I have oodles of them!  I find them a excellent way to try out new techniques and products, coupled with a positive message is absolutely perfection to me! 

Here we go! I am madly in love with the mini Mixed Media journal, so I took a page from mine and jumped right in!

1. I adhered a vintage book paper page onto the mixed media journal page with Gel Medium.

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2. I painted a thin layer of Chalkboard paint over the book paper, I wanted to be able to slightly see the words through the paint. 

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3. On another sheet of book paper, I loosely drew some organic flowers and leaves with Art GRIP Aquarelle water color pencils (I used 168 for the leaves and 117,121,111, 107, 152, 125, 162, and 156 for flowers). With a wet brush, activate the watercolor to create loose, flowy flower and leaf shapes.

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4. With an XS PITT® Artist Pen, randomly scribble draw flower and leaf outlines around painted shapes.

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5. Cut out and adhere in a frame like shape, with Gel Medium, taking a moment to layer and tuck pieces under others for lots of visual interest and depth. ( here's a trick I use-before I adhere it all down, I play with placement of all of the bits and pieces. Once I have a layout I really like, I take a photo with my cell phone, then I have a visual reminder to work from when adhering!)

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6. Lastly, I wrote the word bloom with a pencil onto the open chalkboard space. Next, I traced over the pencil lines with the silver (251) pencil. To add depth to your handwritten letters, widen the down strokes. Fill in the open down stroke spaces with the silver pencil. Go over the outer lines of each letter with a Silver (251) PITT artist pen 1,5 and add a few coordinating colored enamel dots for a bit more dimension.

Supplies used

  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (green 168 for leaves,red/ orange 117, red 121, orange 111, yellow 107,blue 152, purple 125, green 162, teal 156, silver 251 for lettering)
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Gel Medium
  • PITT® Artist Pen(s) XS black 199 and silver 251
  • mini Mixed Media Journal
  • vintage book paper 
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles enamel dots
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Mini Book Cover

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Hi everyone! It's Mieko with my final guest post on Faber-Castell ®Design Memory Craft® Guest Design team. Today, I would like to share a mini-book cover I made using Gelatos®, Big Brush Pens and other Design Memory Craft products.

 

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Art Journaling Week 3 with Tiffany

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with Week 3 of our Art Journaling Month & this week we're featuring Embellishing techniques! For my video tutorial I'll be sharing various techniques using the Stamper's Big White Pen, PITT Artist Pens, and Paper Crafter Crayons™! I've also chosen to add some washi tape accents!

I hope you learned some new tricks and techniques! Last week was pretty intense with all those Gel Medium transfers & Stampendous Stamping Techniques, so this week I went back to my mood board to refocus. I highly recommend creating your own Mood Board! I like to use Pic Monkey.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Tiff

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Art Journaling Week 3 with Jen

Art Journaling Banner 3Welcome back to another week of sharing our journals with you!  We are embellishing this week. I started to go through my hundreds of photos from my trip to Italy in 2011.  I picked some of my favorites. Those that have a story to tell or that represent my trip best.  Adding color, textures, and words was next.

JenMatottJOurnal - 1 (2)I drew some on the Chalk Board Painted circle with a Stamper's Big White Pen, Metallic PITT Artist Pen in Silver, and an Art Grip White Colored Pencil.  I added a title "Italy" with the Stamper's Big White Pen.

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Then, I used another Stampendous stamp and a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Chrome Yellow to stamp some text.

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I used our new Texture Gems™ in Gold to embellish a bit and create some sparkle to my title area. They look like little gold gems and stay puffy when dry!

On to my next page in my journal book...  I used the Paper Crafter Crayons™ in an assortment of colors from all three color sets to shade the bricks in.  I layered colors for a fun look.

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Then, I used our Chalk Board Paint to splatter on the page with our stipple brush from the Gelatos Tool Set.  

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I added a photo and some word strips using the Gel Medium as an adhesive and top coat (to the word stickers only).

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I also added the title puffy stickers with Gel Medium too.  I wanted to ensure they would on fall off later!  This stuff holds it's ground!

Next up, is another page using Gelatos® colors from the Pastels set. I used my finger to blend the colors over the collaged background.

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Adding some Texture Luxe in Gold with a sponge applicator through a stencil (101 Collection)  creates the perfect embellished background for a page about Italy!

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It picks up just the right amount of texture and leaves a very metallic shimmer to the page!

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I did brush a light coat of Gel Medium over it in order to write smoothly with an Essential  PITT Artist Pen in small tip.

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The last page I'm going to share with you, shows how I used the Metallic Gelatos® Colors wet over a Gel Medium stenciled background.

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I was inspired by the colors and textures of Tuscany, Italy when I visited there and hope you enjoy my art that captures some of the beauty I saw on my trip.  Be sure to join me next Tuesday as I share my finished pages with you. Check back throughout this week to see how  Tiffany, Rita and Lisa are working on their art journals. 

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Stenciled Watercolor Background

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Video Tutorial showing you an easy way to create a beautiful background with the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils! I'm currently on Spring Break Vacation, so I was inspired by the ocean in Florida!

If you're not familiar with the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, they're pretty amazing and my most favorite product in the Design Memory Craft® Mix & Match line! Not only are they completely water soluble, but you can get beautiful vibrant detail with them that will last because they're also lightfast & permanent once they're dry! I especially love how portable they are!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're inspired to create something of your own today!

See you soon,

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Other Products Used:

  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper
  • Washi Tape
  • Awesomeness ;)
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Art Journaling Week 2 with Tiffany and blog hop with Stampendous

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We started this journey last Monday and encouraged readers to join the designers every week for a month to create their own art journals. I hope you have your journal and inspiration piece picked out.

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Video Tutorial showing you how I created the foundation for my Art Journal Boards. You'll learn different ways to use Gesso, Gel Medium, and Whipped Spackle including Photo Transfers! You'll also see the various ways Stampendous Stamps lend AWESOME texture to those Art Journal pages.

I loved the versatility and quality of Stampendous Stamps, both the Cling & Clear stamps! Here are some of my favorites:NK Studio Marks Cling Rubber Stamps & Discover Today Perfectly Clear Stamps

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 Once my art journal's foundation was dry, I went at hand-painted various titles with Chalkboard Paint & then added some color with PITT Pastel Pencils. This is similar to my Art Journal Cover's title!

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 Thanks so much for stopping by! Stop by next week to see how I jazz it up a wee bit more!

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Art Journaling Month 2015 with Jen

 

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Mou started the challenge this month that coincides with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's Art Journaling month. I also encourage you to start your own Art Journal this month.  Like the designers of Design Memory Craft, choose an inspiration piece and choose a journal. Based on the inspiration, start working on your art journal. You can keep working on your journal throughout the month and beyond. Share with us your inspiration piece and the art journal you have picked by leaving comments to this post with your links.

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We are using the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Square Journal Board. You are free to choose your own favorite journal. 

For my journal inspiration, I was inspired by this photo from Tuscany, Italy.  I went there with my husband in the summer of 2011 and it was a trip of a lifetime!  I decided to create a short journal about my favorite photos from that trip.   This photo was not taken by me but I found it while looking at Pinterest and it took me right back to my trip!

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I started my journal with some fun tissue papers and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.

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For several of my pages, I adhered papers to the journal to prepare them for further embellishment.

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I started my pages with these papers not because of what is printed on them, but rather the colors that they provide that reminded me of Italy.  I will be adding more details and colors to the pages too and will share my progress each week on Tuesdays.  I'll be adding many more mediums and textures to this as well! 

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I'd like this journal to reflect the colors and textures of Tuscany, Italy as I remember them from my trip there.  I have so many photos but I want to showcase my favorites through this journey.

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Discover Watercolor. Love Watercolor.

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I love to make art.  I love to experiment.  I love to play.  Books, sheets of paper, canvas, cards, crates no matter the surface, if there is space, there is a place to play.  I am in!  However, books hold a special place in my heart because you get to experiment and you can simply close the book to others eyes, if you want.  You have a record of your art and your progress all in one neat spot.  

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Canvas Corp Blog Hop day 2 with Rita

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Hi everyone and welcome to day two of the blog hop with Canvas Corp! Rita Barakat here and today I am sharing a Canvas Corp 6x6 Canvas Stitched Mini I decorated with a few of my girls. I had so many pictures I made a little video of the finished mini portfolio below (this is the cover)! Here are some tips and techniques I used...

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 You can use Gesso or paint directly on the canvas with Gelatos® Colors! If you are doing a lot of fine detail you might want to use a thin layer of Gesso first - it gives you a smoother surface and a little more time to manipulate the colors.  
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I draw directly on the canvas, then spread the color with a wet paint brush. If I am covering a large surface, such as the background I grab Gelatos® Double Scoop®  and mist the surface instead of just using a wet paint brush.
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RitaBarakat.com5 All of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® textures worked on the canvas; with and without stencils. On the left I am using the Texture Luxe™ Gold  with a stencil. On the right I used the Chalkboard Paint for the wings (I love the contrast between the paint and Gelatos®) and the Glass Bead Glitter Gel with the stencil. Have you tried the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products on canvas yet? Here is my finished project...  

 

Be sure to hop along this week  with our fantastic Design Team to see what we've made with the Canvas Corp. products and check out the Canvas Corp blog to see what they've done with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products this week, too! To win Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's $50 prize, comment below each day this week.  One random winner will be selected on April 20th. Good luck!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:
Chalkboard Paint
Texture Gems™ 3-ct Metallics (Gold & Pearl used in project)
Mixed Media Stencil Pack 101
Gesso
Gel Medium
Glass Bead Gel
Texture Luxe™ Gold
Gelatos® Tool Set Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: PASTELS .
Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: BRIGHTS
Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: METALLICS .
Collapsible Water Cup

Other: Canvas Corp 6x6 Canvas Stitched Mini  

Blessings!
Rita

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 Rita Barakat 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, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®,The Crafters Workshop, DCWV, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Art Journal with Jen Matott

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I'm in a "Art Journal Swap" that trades journals and each person does a page in it following a theme that is set by the owner of the book.  It's fun to see what others have done in the book prior to you getting it but it's equally fun to create a page to pass on!

This book's owner left the theme up to each artist.  I just chose to create something mixed media with texture and color!  I wanted to keep my theme about art and creation.

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