Create Your Own Stylish Bullet Journal Pages

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial to create your own bullet journal pages using the Journaling Art PITT Artist Pen set from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. The set comes with three fine and brush nib Pitt Artist Pens® in Black, Blue and Green and a Textliner for highlighting along with super cute designer stencils. If you have this set, the only other thing you need is a plain journal or even make one yourself by folding some cardstock. Let me show you how I created my bullet journal page.


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Use the XS tip Black PITT pen to trace the stencil shapes to lay the foundation of your page.


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Use the S tip blue pen to add the icons.


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Write the dates with the B tip green PITT pen.


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Fill in your journal entries with the blue pen.


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Highlight with the textliner and doodle all around.

The doodling, of course, is totally optional. You may not have the time to do it on every page or you can add only a few doodles to each page. I love to doodle with the black pen to visually represent my journal entries. For example, I'm reading a book called The Unicorn in the Barn which inspired the unicorn on the top right of the page. We have a milestone birthday coming up, so I drew presents, cake, the birthday boy and his dog, the flowers are all that I am seeing whenever I am outside (I live in the Garden State) and so on and so forth.

Whether you have a little time or a lot, or you like it simple or detailed, this Journaling Art set is sure to become a staple in your bullet journaling!

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Canvas Decor with Wedding Stencil

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a canvas decor tutorial using the brand new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - Wedding! Whether you are trying to plan a stylish wedding on a budget or want to create home decor for your new life together, these stencils can help you succeed.

Before I show you how I created this canvas, let me list the supplies for you.

SUPPLIES

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - Wedding

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors - Aqua Dolce, Peppercorn and Persimmon (from the Translucents set)

Faber-Castell Design Memory CraftTextural Accents & Tools - Gesso, Whipped Spackle, Palette Knife (from Gelatos Tool Kit), Silicone Spatula (from Honey Medium Starter Kit)

8x10 canvas

Now, let's walk through the steps.


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Rub Gelatos color Aqua Dolce generously on the canvas. You could choose different color to suit your color scheme.


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Blend the color with Gesso to completely coat the canvas. Let dry.


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Lay the It Takes Two stencil at about the center of the canvas and apply Whipped Spackle through the stencil. Let dry.


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Lay a half wreath stencil design below the main image and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. When dry, place the other half wreath stencil above the birds and apply Whipped Spackle. Let dry.


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Rub a little of the Translucent Gelatos colors Persimmon and Peppercorn along the edges of the canvas and blend with your fingers or use the blending foam from the Translucents Gelatos set to finish.

See, wasn't that easy?

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and are going to make some pretty art with these Wedding stencils!
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Take Your Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos Kit on Your Travels

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Hi everyone, Mou here with some on-the-go inspiration using the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit!

This nifty kit comes with eight Gelatos colors, a Deluxe waterbrush and a silicone trey palette - everything you need to create on the go. Plus, there's an information booklet to guide you if this is your first time trying out Gelatos for watercoloring. All you need to use this kit are some watercolor papers, pencil and eraser.

Recently, I visited Puerto Rico with my family. I fell in love with the island and filled my sketch book with a lot of drawings and paintings. My favorite site was the Castillo San Cristobal in Old San Juan. Below is a step-by-step of one of my paintings of the fort.


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I started my painting with a light pencil sketch on watercolor paper. I use 140 lb cold press paper.


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I rubbed Gelatos color Snow Cone generously on the Silicone tray, diluted the pigment with the waterbrush and painted the sky first.


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I repeated the same dilution process with the Gelatos colors - Mango, Red Cherry, Black Licorice and Lime to add the first color layer to the fort and ground.


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I mixed Lime and Snow Cone with water on the silicone tray to paint the sea.


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After determining the light source, I added shadows with another wash of colors.


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I used the darker colors to add details to my painting to finish.

I hope you enjoyed this little inspiration/tutorial and are encouraged to take the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit along in your travels!

 

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Make a Snazzy Frame with the Mandala Art Set

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial for creating a snazzy paper frame using the Mandala Art set from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!

Let's start by looking at the supplies.

SUPPLIES

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens®: Mandala Art

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

White cardstock

Ruler

Pencil

Adhesive

Craft knife

Self healing craft mat

1" Circle punch/ die/ scissors

 

Now, let me walk you through the steps.


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Trim cardstock to 8.5 x 5.5 inches. You can also choose your favorite size. You'll need three pieces.

Start by tracing the outlines of the mini mandala stencil from the set using the S tip pens, altering the colors as shown. You'll need twelve of the mandalas for the given dimensions.


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Fill colors in the traced mandalas with the B tip pens as shown.


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If you have 1" circle punch or dies, you can place them framing the colored mandalas and punch or diecut them. You can also cut around the mandalas with scissors.


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Attach the mandalas along the outer edges of the second piece of cardstock on all four sides.


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With ruler and pencil, mark an opening in the page. Placing the page on a self healing craft mat, carefully cut the opening with craft knife.

Use a ruler to draw lines along the edges with Black XS tip PITT pen from the Essential set.

You can place a photo behind the frame. I decided to add a quote hand-lettered with the Black B tip PITT pen on the third piece of cardstock.

Use the frame to jazz up a scrapbook layout or a card. Or give it as a gift.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will try this lovely Mandala Art set!

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Quick Art with Watercolor for Beginners Kit

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial for a quick piece of art using Watercolor for Beginners Kit!

To create this, I used the Watercolor for Beginners Kit, Collapsible water cup and some watercolor paper. You can also use the papers included in the kit.


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Plan a composition for your piece. Lay the floral and leaf and vine stencils to trace the shapes with the PITT pen.


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Dip the paint brush in water and pick up some pigment from the little cake watercolor tray. Apply it to the same elements on the entire piece.

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For color variation or if you are not too comfortable with using paint brushes especially in the smaller areas, you can also use the watercolor pencils from the kit.

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Create variations in the foliage using blues, greens and yellows.


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Start coloring the flowers using orange first or choose any other color, but work with one color at a time.


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Continue coloring the flowers with pink and red.


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You don't have to limit yourself to solid colors. Feel free to experiment with shading and gradations.

If any of the details got lost while coloring, go back in with the stencils and PITT pen to add them after the paints dry.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Be sure to check out the Watercolor for Beginners Kit which makes it super easy to create elaborate compositions in just a few steps.

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Create Dreamy Landscapes with Translucent Gelatos

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial to show you how to create dreamy landscapes in just a few steps using the Gelatos® 15CT: TRANSLUCENTS.

Let's start with the list of supplies you'll need.

SUPPLIES

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® 15CT: TRANSLUCENTS

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Deluxe Waterbrush/ Collapsible Water Cup

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Silicone tray (from Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos set)

Faber-Castell Creative Studio Goldfaber 1221 6B Graphite pencil

Watercolor paper (I used 140 lb cold press by Canson)

 

Now let me walk you through the steps.


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Recently, I traveled to Puerto Rico on family vacation and fell in love with this beautiful island. We drove around the entire stretch of land and enjoyed the peaceful green vistas. Travel always inspires me to create. I came home with a sketchbook full of drawings and paintings (you can see them on my Instagram @mou.saha.studio) and I am still enjoying painting those scenes.

To begin painting your dreamy landscape, start with a light pencil sketch of the basic composition.


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If you look at my basic sketch, you'll see two parts - the heaven and the earth or the sky and the ground. I picked Creme de Menthe for the sky and Persimmon for the meadow.


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On the Silicone trey, rub patches of each color of Translucent Gelatos. Dilute them with the waterbrush and start creating washes to define the mountains in the distance and the grassland in the front.

Remember, the objects in the front will have more details because they are closer to you whereas the distant objects will remain more vague.


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Add details with the darker colors to the grassland.


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Finally, add some cattle to the foreground to finish.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will try out these Translucent Gelatos to paint dreamy landscapes of your own!
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A Quotable Quote with Modern Calligraphy Kit

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a lettering tutorial using the Modern Calligraphy Kit from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! I chose a quote that rings true in my heart - Creativity takes courage by one of my most favorite artists of all time, Henri Matisse.

Before we begin, let me list the supplies you'll need to follow along.

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Modern Calligraphy Kit

Watercolor paper ( I used 140 lb cold press by Canson)

Palette

And now, let me walk you through the steps.

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Use the curve tool from the kit to draw some light pencil lines with the Goldfaber 6B Graphite pencil as shown. These lines will be your baseline for your words.


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Write your quote with the same pencil.


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Go over the pencil lines with the B tip PITT pen. It is okay to make corrections at this stage. I changed how I wrote 'courage' in the previous step.


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Use the curve to add a line under 'courage' to emphasize the word.


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In a different font, add the author's name using the SB tip PITT pen.


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Squeeze little drops of the highly pigmented watercolor paints from the tubes in the kit onto a palette. Using the waterbrush, add small patches of color around the quote to finish the piece.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and be sure to try out the Modern Calligraphy Kit. With all the pieces provided including a lined practice pad in the kit, you'll be lettering beautiful quotes yourself in no time!
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Coloring a Stamped Image with Gelatos

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Carolyn Dube here coloring in a fun beach house rubber stamp using Pitt Pens and Gelatos.  Big Brush Pitt Pens are great for inking up a stamp.  Just use the side of the tip to cover the image in ink and stamp. 

One of the nice features of using a Pitt Pen to do this is the India ink won't react or smear when water is added on top of it.  

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Block in color with your favorite Gelatos. No need to worry about filling in entire areas, we'll take care of that in the next step.  I used iridescent Gelatos for the house and roof.  The water is a blue highlighter Gelatos. That one is so translucent that I could color over the image and all the detail showed through.  
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Use a water brush and move the color around to fill in entire areas.  By putting the Gelatos only on the edges of the house, when I use the water brush to pull the color around it creates instant interest with some areas darker and some lighter.  

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Now it's your turn to play. Grab stamp and start coloring it in with your favorite Gelatos!

 

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Introducing Mixed Media Transfers

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a video to introduce you to the brand new Mixed Media Transfers from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! In this video, I talk about the key differences between these Mixed Media Transfers and scrapbooking rub-ons that some of you might be familiar with and I also walk you through the techniques of application and coloring theses transfers. I used Mixed Media Transfers from the Tropical and Words set to create pretty postcards and notecards in this example and you can also make lovely additions to your art projects with the Feathers and Flowers sets.

Click the play button below or follow this link to watch the video.


I hope you enjoyed the video. Try these out and I know that you’ll have fun!


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Wedding Table Markers with Gelatos & Stencils

Hi gang, Diana Trout here today with a fun DIY wedding decor project.

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For the project, I used

Faber-Castell Mixed Media Wedding Stencils
Glaze Medium
Texture Luxe in Pearl and Silver
Gelatos in Pastel, Lemon, Coconut and Guava from the Pastel Set
Gelatos in Comet and Setellite from the Iridescent Set
Mixed Media or Watercolor paper
Frame

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Begin by scribbling the Guava, Lemon and Watermelon Gelatos  on the paper then rub them in. I used Metallic Icing Gelatos with just one image from the embellishments stencil. Place these stenciled images randomly around the paper making some images a bit stronger and others a bit more smudged. You can see in the first and last image where I put my stenciled images. 

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Next, paint a layer of Glaze over the Gelatos to seal them. Let this coat dry completely before going on to the next steps. 

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I mixed some Satellite Gelatos with Silver Texture Luxe. Use your paint knife to slice a little Gelatos and add Texture Luxe to the Gelatos (I use a craft mat but you can use freezer wrap, a paper plate or palette paper). Mix it up well. I used a blue colored Gelatos to get some contrast with the peachy colored background: Orange and Blue are complementary colors. 

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Use a ceramics or make up sponge and gently dab the mixture through the stencil. When using stencils, be careful to dab off extra paint and use an up-and-down motion to apply the paint. I tinted the Silver Texture Luxe with Mars (also from the Iridescent set to stencil the leaf. I used the Pearl Texture Luxe for the champagne glass. 

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Use the Pearl Texture Luxe for the Banner stencil and the Silver Texture Luxe paint mixed with the Blue Gelatos for the Table No.

This was such an easy project! You could probably get a bunch of these table numbers done for your wedding in under two hours. Use your wedding colors. I think all different frames from a thrift store would be fun for the rustic/elegant wedding decor that is so stylish right now. 

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I hope you enjoyed this project.