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Creating an Easy Distressed Background with Whipped Spackle and Gelato


Hello Creatives!

Keri Sallee here and I am happy (and sad!) to be presenting you my last project as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer.

Today, I want to share with you an easy way you can make a distressed background using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle and Gelatos®. 

Here is my completed project.

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Mini Book Cover


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



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.


Thanks for stopping by,


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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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Art Journaling Week 3 with Mou and winners of Take the Challenge

Hi everyone, Mou here today as we continue into week 3 of our art journaling journey.  


So let's recap here... we have chosen a journal and an inspiration piece and created the foundations in our journals. My journal is about seeing beauty beyond landmarks and exotic vacations. It's about paying attention to the beauty in little insignificant things that are often ignored. I took this challenge so if any of you out there feels like they can't art journal because they didn't take a vacation to an intriguing place, I can show you that you can create on the go as well as right where you are. So, while we go on wonderful trips to Italy with Jen, to Florida with Tiffany and to Colorado with Lisa, this time I invite you to take a walk with me in my neighborhood and explore my backyard. Here's to beauty in humble things!


This is my sea glass collection sitting on my window sill. Love how time can polish off the sharp edges of a piece of broken glass. They are no longer clear and bright. But the smoothed out uneven pieces of colored glasses glow in the sunlight. Every morning, I see them when I make breakfast. I sketched the stack with pencil and colored them with various shades of Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. To create an impression of a soft shimmering morning sun through the window, I applied Glass Bead Glitter Gel through a stencil with palette knife. For journaling I used PITT Artist pen BLACK Superfine and the calligraphy pen from Journaling PITT Artist Pens set for the title.


While my Whipped Spackle was still wet after stamping into it, I wrote on it with a pencil.


After stenciling and multi-colored stamping, I still felt that my page looked boring. So I colored the backdrop with some Lemon Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color and blended it with a Deluxe Waterbrush. Love this Waterbrush as it makes watercoloring so easy on the go, whether on a trip or just local strolling and quick sketching.


Here are my real leaves. The background is Chalkboard paint and then I painted a frame around it with Gesso and journaled with the Magenta pen from PITT Artist Pens Writing Set: RED/YELLOW. An it wrote beautifully even on a glazed surface! The title is written with the Stamper's Big White pen, another favorite of mine.


The eggs are colored with Metallic Mint Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color and the shadowing is with PITT Pastel Pencils NEUTRALS. Now, because I'm working on a book where facing pages touch each other when closed, I don't want the pastel pencil to rub off. So I sealed it with Glaze.


Here the background is Chalkboard paint and the leaves are colored with Stamper's Big Brush pens Chrome Yellow # 109 and Scarlet Red # 118. They are also the Stamper's Big Brush pens I used to stamp the background. Yep, you can stamp on Chalkboard paint with Stamper's Big Brush pens... I just realized that while playing!


You can use your PITT Pastel Pencils not only for coloring and shadowing, you can use it as chalk! They go on beautifully on a surface painted with Chalkboard paint. Again, seal it off before you close the book.

Be sure to join me next Monday as I share my finished pages with you. Check back throughout this week to see how Jen, Tiffany, Rita and Lisa are working on their art journals. From what I have seen so far, I know I'll come back every day for more!

And now time to announce the winners of Take the Challenge with Mou, June 2015!

1. Here's my project:  http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2015/06/welcome-your-majesty-friends-with-flair.html

So much fun using your products on my project!!! < 3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Posted by: Janis in ID | 06/05/2015 at 04:55 AM

2. here's my project http://creationsforastar.blogspot.com/2015/06/using-whats-on-my-desk.html  and my inspiration is located within Thanks so very much, I love working in my art journal!

Posted by: Diana Fernandez | 06/05/2015 at 12:05 PM

Congrats Janis in ID and Diana! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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

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Art Journaling Week 2 with Lisa and blog hop with Stampendous

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Hi everyone! Lisa with you today. We started our Art Journal Journey's last Monday and here we are for the second week and it's a BONUS that we are also blog hopping with Stampendous! Yay!


For my post last week I shared how I was using Gesso, Gel Medium,  Gelatos® and a fun vintage postcard image to start building up my Art Journal. This week I'll be adding more layers with stamps, stencils, and additional Textural Accents.

I used  the same Gelatos® as last week (over a Gesso base) to give my board a coated with color look. I know I want to journal on a lot of my pages to I'm planning where to use the lightest colors as I color.



Using a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black #199 I used one of the Stampendous Stamps from this set called NK Studio Wired Cling Rubber Stamps (NKCRS02) by the artist Nathalie Kalbach.



Then I put down a messy layer of Chalkboard Paint where I thought I'd want my journaling to go.


And I then stamped on top of the dried Chalkboard Paint with a layer of white pigment ink using the Journal Lines Perfectly Clear Stamps (SSC1205):


Perfect grid lines for all of my journaling! In this case with the Chalkboard Paint the PITT Pastel Pencils will work perfectly for my journaling.

I added some more texture with Whipped Spackle, one of the Mixed Media Stencils and another stamp  NK Studio Grunge Cling Rubber Stamps (NKCRS03):




Next week is all about embellishments, so I hope you'll be joining us then as we keep working on our Art Journals. And don't forget to stop by the Stampendous Blog to see what THEIR team is creating with our products! :)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Whipped Spackle
Chalkboard Paint
From the Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: METALLICS – Iced Pear, Metallic Blueberry, Iced Currant, Iced Coffee.
PITT Artist Pen Cobalt Green #156
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Black #199 and May Green #170
Pastel Pencils #1122-101 and 1122-226
Stencil Pack 101 Collection

Stampendous Stamps: Wired, Journal Lines, and Grunge

Lisa Sig

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Art Journaling Month 2015 Week 1 with Lisa

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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.

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

Hi everyone! It's Lisa here with you today to share the inspiration for my art journal this month. I just got back super late Wednesday night/Thursday morning from a whirlwind trip to Colorado! So this trip is the inspiration for my art journal. It was so amazing and exactly what I needed. 

I'll be using Instagram photos, doing some journaling, adding texture, and stamping throughout the journal. I hope that you'll all enjoy the process.

I'm using this classic postcard image as my jumping off point.

To prep my art journal pages I'm going to start with Gesso. Since I know I'll be using Gelatos® in various shades I like to use  Gesso to really help the Gelatos® glide and blend, but this is totally not necessary. Just a personal preference.


I already printed the image and cut out the word "Colorado". Since I'll be doing a mix of journaling and adding photos I cut the word into pieces and added Gel Medium to the top. I'll be adding layers of color and texture as I build the journal so I want to make sure the letters are sturdy.


I then applied some washi tape in just a few strips which I adhered (again) with the Gel Medium.


I collected a few Gelatos® for this first page from the new Metallics 15-pc Collection:  Iced Coffee, Metallic Blueberry, Metallic Icing, Iced Currant, Iced Pear. And I'll be using these consistently throughout my project.

Stay tuned as I continue to build my project. I'll be using the Journal Lines Perfectly Clear Stamps from Stampendous to assist with my journaling.


I can't wait to share my short, but exciting trip to Colorado with you through this art journal. It was so much fun and such a needed getaway for me.

See you next week!

Lisa Sig

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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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Simple Shading using Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos (R)


Hello Creatives!!

Keri Sallee of the Guest Design Team here and today I want to share with you a simple way to add shading to your projects using just 2-3 colors of Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos (R.)

Shading can be intimidating to those new to the process, so I can drafted an easy to follow Snapguide to show you step by step how to do it to make this simple flower. 

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Be Strong Tag Using Texture Gems - With Lisa


Hi everyone! Lisa with you today to share a few fun ideas using the Texture Gems™ (and a few other awesome products) on a black tag.

Let me show you how I did this:

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  • Ardis on Art Journaling Month Week 4

    Hi. I love Rita's style! I wanted to know if she would share how she did the black area that's over the blue and red on the sample journal page she did? (shown above - the one that says 'remember' on it) It almost looks like it might be with plastic wrap or something. Looks very cool! :D


  • Ruby C on Creating an Easy Distressed Background with Whipped Spackle and Gelato

    Like the look of the chalkboard black peeking through with the black stamping on top. I bet this would be fun to try with the texture cards too. Love your finished canvas. Your young lady's eyes are so expressive. I'm sure I'll see you again on the Design Memory Craft blog.

  • Angela S on Butterfly Love

    Hi Tiare!

    I went to visit your website - and there's nothing there. :(

  • Tamiko on Butterfly Love

    I love your butterflies. Love how you created texture with your gesso.. Hopefully you can come back for another term, I enjoy seeing your creations!!

  • Riikka on Art Journaling Week 4 with Mou and our NEW Guest Design Team!


  • Ruth Gauss on Mini Book Cover

    So beautiful! What wonderful texture you got with the bricks and I love the soft watercolored flowers! And I learned that you can use the waterbrush to take color directly from the Gelatos - that's so good to know! Thanks so much for sharing!

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