Mixed Media Hoop Art with Paper Flowers Kit

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Hi everyone! Carisa here with you today sharing some more fun with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Paper Flowers Kit. This is such a fun kit with everything you need to get started making your own beautiful watercolor handmade flowers. You get four gorgeous Gelatos® Colors in Metallic Melon, Lemon, Snow Cone and Metallic Grape. I pulled out some additional colors to make a bright, spring inspired mixed media hoop art canvas.

 

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Design Team Call Out!

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Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® is a leading manufacturer specializing in high quality art and craft supplies for mixed media applications. 

We're looking for talented designers to help promote our brand as a part of our core team for mixed media art. Our core team will consist of five designers; the successful applicant will have an established following and will need to work well with deadlines and consistently produce projects of high standard (including high quality photography). The applicant must also be available to promote Design Memory Craft without contractual restraints. 

As part of the Design Memory Craft Core Team you will:

  • Receive a project based pay
  • Have the ability, technology and personality to lead Ustream classes
  • Have the skills to create videos
  • Lead workshops and demos at trade shows and consumer shows 
  • Receive a surplus amount of Design Memory Craft products including the new products
  • Have the opportunity to be featured regularly on the redesigned Design Memory Craft blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram
  • We may also approach you about buying the original artwork for tradeshow and marketing use
  • Do other duties as needed

Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Create two original mixed media projects to post on the Design Memory Craft blog (in video format and/or image step outs)
  • Maintain your blog and link to Design Memory Craft’s website/blog
  • Follow the guidelines provided by Design Memory Craft (follow restrictions regarding use of competitive product on our site as well as yours)
  • Lead or moderate one Ustream class (schedule may differ according to our marketing calendar)

Please send us the following information by May 9th via email to DesignMemoryCraft@fabercastell.com with ‘Design Team Application’ in the subject line.

***Please note that late submissions will not be accepted***.

  1. Name, address and e-mail address.
  2. Short biography (tell us why you want to be on our team, and what makes you a valuable asset)
  3. Links to your blog and all other your public social media sites.
  4. One mixed media project with step by step directions. *please note- your personality is important to us.  Show us who you are! (This can be an existing project if it uses our products.)  Videos are also encouraged. 
  5. List all the brands you are currently affiliated with. 

The Core Team will be announced on May 16th.  


Mixed Media Art with Rita Barakat!

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Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here! I get so excited about mixed media projects and this one is especially fun because of the way it came about! Grab your Paper Crafter Crayons, Gesso and Gelatos®  and come back!

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OK first of all, I was thinking of a project to make and sharpening my Paper Crafter Crayons when I thought I am wasting the crayons. So I decided to put them on my art journal page...

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I had several colors going and decided to melt them with my mini iron.

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I know it doesn't look like much at first, but sometimes that's how mixed media is - messy and unpredictable. You just have to enjoy the process and  keep working it.

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I grabbed a Blueberry Gelato® and drew around the outside, at this point I am thinking it can't hurt right?

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I used a wet paintbrush to spread the color around. The melted Paper Crafter Crayons do make a solid hard surface that resists the Gelatos®.  (These aren't your kids crayons!) Once I filled in any empty areas I did work the melted areas a bit more until I liked how it looked, it goes back to a solid state super quick! Then I decided to dip a paper cup in gesso and makes some circles- it was a perfect finishing touch!  If you don't have Paper Crafter Crayons you should give them a try in your next mixed media project and if you do have them you have to try this technique!

Gelatos®
Paper Crafters Crayons

Blessings!
Rita Barakat
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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® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

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Spring Shoes by Jen

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Hi Artsy friends!  Jen here with another of my shoe creations!  I love altering shoes to wear with my basic outfits.  I always feel great wearing something that I created and something that is one of a kind. These shoes were purchased a local large store and were canvas.  Perfect for altering with Gelatos® colors!  I used Margarita Mix, Metallic Mint, Snow Cone, Lemon, Mango, and Passion Fruit for these shoes.  

 

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Art Journal Page by Jen Matott

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I have been working in an art journal lately with other art teachers.  We trade journals every month and create a page that explores techniques, images, ideas and lessons that we are inspired by for our students.  Our hope was that we might have a collection of professional art, ideas and lessons in which to share at the end of the year.   So, for this page, I was exploring some pen drawing and areas of color using Gelatos® watered down as well as splattered on.   As an Art educator and artist, I like working out ideas in a journal so that I can possibly use them on a full sized canvas or paper.  

 

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Art Journaling with Rita Barakat

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Hey creatives, Rita Barakat here. Have you been art journaling? I thought I'd share this insert I made in my art journal today. Sometimes you run across a great quote worth preserving; this one is from a song "If we're honest" by Francesca Battistelli. The minute I heard it I knew I wanted to do something with it putting it in my art journal was a perfect choice.
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First I had cut this page in my art journal book, just to break it up - it makes for a good place to hide journaling. I had some paint spilled on it previously but that's ok, sometimes you work with what you have.  I drew some lines and the words in pencil, then traced the words with a PITT® Artist Pen and erased those pencil lines.
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Then the fun part began! I don't know what it is but there is something very relaxing about drawing  doodles! Decorating my letters, not really worried about how it turns out...just doodling. Art journaling is perfect for trying out things, no worries, just be creative.
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Here is how it turned out, now it's time for color!

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I grabbed my Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and filled in some color.
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This is when it takes on a life of it's own, more doodles, more color... I used a little gesso to cover any unwanted spots of previous paint when I decided I wanted a clean look.
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Here is a close up, anything goes, sometimes you just have to be creative for the fun of it! I loved the way it came out. I also ended up using PITT® Pastel Pencils for the background, they blend easily for a soft look.  I used to do these all the time and I forgot how much fun it is! You definitely need to try this - what will you create?
 
Stampers Big Brush Pens -121 pale geranium lake, 102 cadmium yellow, 171 light green, 154 light cobalt turquoise, 199 black
PITT® Artist Pens in black - XS & S tips
PITT Pastel pencils  
 
Blessings!
Rita Barakat
April 2014 132100siggyb
 
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, manufacturer websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

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