Limiting your color palette- Steampunk Colors

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Hey there Arsty peeps Rita Barakat here!  I am doing a little spotlight on Steampunk Gelatos®Colors. If you are ever stuck for ideas sometimes limiting your color palette can be a great way to challenge yourself! Especially if the colors are outside of your comfort zone! That's what I did here on this art journal page. By repeating layers of complementary colors you can get a lot of depth in your work and challenging your self is always a great way to grow!

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It's Macaron Day!



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It's Macaron Day, and we're featuring our new Macaron set from the Gelatos® Designer Series! The Macaron collection's dreamy color palette was inspired by #Paris#Laduree and #Fauchon ’s beautiful and delicious macarons.

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®'s Product Development team refreshed Gelatos® with new clear dispensers that showcases the colorful pigments.  Our new Macaron collection is presented in a soft creamy pastel color palette. 

Comment with your favorite macaron flavor to win a pack of the Macaron Gelatos®!  

About the artwork and packaging: The product developer is also the artist and packaging designer, her illustrations are created with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Artist Pens and Gelatos® used as watercolor. 

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Steampunk Gelatos® Design

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Video Tutorial bringing you back to Gelatos® basics! I'll be showing you how to create a hand-painted design using the Steampunk Gelatos®. 

In case you're new to Gelatos®, there is SO much to love about them!

  • Acid-free
  • Lightfast, so no fading in the sun!
  • Odorless, no headaches!
  • Water Soluble, they glide effortlessly onto wet surfaces!
  • Come in an easy-to-use tube form.
  • Permanent on fabric.

Video Tutorial:

 

Close-up:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this video has encouraged you to create your own hand-painted geometrical designs!

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

Steampunk Gelatos®

Collapsible Water Cup

Gelatos® Tool Set

Essential Tools Set

Other:

Lawn Fawn Thanks Wood Veneer

Studio Calico Tiny Stars Wood Veneer

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive & Foam Tape

Neenah Solar White cardstock

Vellum

 

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Steampunk Birthday

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Hi everyone! It's Lisa here with you and I'm sharing a watercolor type of card made with the Gelatos® Steampunk colors. The way that I created it leaves the colors looking much softer than you'd expect, though. The paper itself has a resist embedded into it, which is very cool. Let me show you how:

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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How about a Shamrock shake? And the winners of March Take the Challenge

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Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post! It's an art journal page. We are not Irish, but living here in the U.S., we are touched by many cultures and their celebrations in one way or another. For instance, on St. Patrick's Day, the kids have to wear something green to school and we love having Shamrock shakes from McDonald's... and I think it's great to have these opportunities to learn about other countries and cultures.

 To create this page, I took the following steps:

Attach old book paper to journal page with Gel Medium.

When dry, apply a coat of Gesso.

Sketch a drink cup with straw.

Color the page with Gelatos®colors: Lavender, Red Cherry, Mango, Pistachio, Blueberry, Grape, Coconut, Aqua Dolce, and Black Cherry. Blend with waterbrush.

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Journal next to the cup with PITT® artist pen BLACK.

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Dot the page with Stamper's Big White pen to finish.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents:  Gesso, Gel Medium,

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Blueberry, Grape (BLUE set); Lavender, Red Cherry (RED set); Mango (YELLOW set); Pistachio (GREEN set); Aqua Dolce (50's DINER); Coconut (NEUTRALS set); Black Cherry (STEAMPUNK set) 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big White pen
 
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pens: BLACK
 
Hope you enjoyed today's post and would journal about the big and little things about how other cultures impact your lives!

And now, the winners of  March 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. Hi, I love this theme. Here is my project: https://happycardmaking.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/mixed-media-un-dia-a-day/ Playing with acrylics and shading with Pitt Markers. It makes me happy! Thanks. isa

Posted by: Isabel Rivera | 03/06/2015 at 10:58 AM

2. thanks for the challenge and sharing your great page here is my entry http://laury55.blogspot.be/2015/03/time.html

Posted by: laury55 | 03/11/2015 at 01:46 PM

Congrats Isabel & Laury! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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

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Red head - mini canvas by Riikka Kovasin

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Hello there! It's Riikka here sharing my very first guest post for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! I couldn't be more excited! I really enjoy doing mixed media pieces and for my first project I decided to do a smaller scale version of one of my lady canvases.

I used Gelatos® to color the picture and drew the features of the character with PITT® Artists Pens and Stamper's Big Brush Pens. Gelatos® work really well in a project like this as they have that lovely creamy texture and they are easy to mix together just by smearing with your finger.  The end result resembles almost like painting. On the other hand the India ink products like the PITT® Artist Pens are awesome as they stuck to the creamy surface Gelatos® create and also are permanent after drying.

 Underneath is a little video showing how I created the piece - starting with creating the background using Gel Medium and finishing with Glass Bead Glitter Gel. I hope you enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by today! Until next time! 

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Materials from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:

Gel Medium

Gelatos® Double Scoop® - Coconut

Gelatos® Peach, Butterscotch, Chocolate

Gelatos® Mango, Tangerine

Gelatos® Guava, Lavender, Red Cherry

Gelatos® Watermelon, Raspberry 

Gelatos® Lime

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Subtle Tones Set

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Neutral Set

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Light Blue

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Black

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - White 

PITT® Artist Pens - Black

PITT® Artist Pens - Journaling

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

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If You Could See The Miracle by Angie

 

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Hello Angie Blom here today sharing a card I did using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products. Today I am showing you what fun you can have using the PITT® Pastel Pencils . 

Here is my step by step process.. 

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My most treasured memory's FAMILY

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Hello everyone, Kimberly here.  Today I would like to share with you a recycled book, I turned into a journal.

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Smile Card by Lisa

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Hi there crafty friends! It's Lisa back with another project for ya and, like my DT teamies Tiffany and Rita, I have a project featuring the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Talk about ESP, huh?

These pencils are by far the best watercolor pencils I have ever owned in their category. The color is richly pigmented and lightfast and turns into a waterproof color once dry. The leads are glued through the bore of the pencil so that they never break. The triangular shape is ergonomic = so comfortable to work with.  But let me show you a quick card I made with them so you can see for yourself what a dream they are...

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