98 posts categorized "Scrapbooking"

Happy Day-Watercolor background tutorial with video by Valerie Ouellet


Hi everyone!

I like to create colorful layouts and I love the colors of the new Gelatos® Bright kit.

For this project, I would like to show you a technique to create a watercolor background very easily with Gelatos®.

First, prepare your scrapbook sheet with Gesso and dry it with the heatgun. You can now start applying your Gelatos®. After this step, spray water on your works.

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Stenciled Negative Background

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with another way to use those Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils with the new Mixed Media Stencils! I love the new Mixed Media Stencils because they come in a variety of patterns at an affordable price! They're also disposable, but with a coat of glaze you can prolong their life & usability! Pretty neat, right?


Video Tutorial:


I hope you're inspired to try this SUPER EASY technique on your own!

Thanks for stopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Other Products:

  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper
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Layout with glittery Black Cherry Gelatos® by Claribou

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Greetings, partners in crime !

For my second layout, I decided to use the gorgeous, glittery and very fancy Black Cherry Gelatos® from the new Steampunk Collection. I absolutely love the various shades of this color. Deep, light and colorful at the same time. Once this color comes in contact with the paper, it glitters and forms all kinds of tones. Pretty unique weapon ! 

Here's the project at the very final stage. 

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A step-by-step video of a scrapbook layout using the Ice Texture Gems ™ by Marie-Eve Bernard


I'm  Marie-Eve Bernard. This is my first post on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog as a member of the guest design team and I'm so thrill to be part of it!  I hope to inspired you with my creations during the next four months!  

Today, I want to share with you a layout that showcase Gelatos®, Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and Ice Texture Gems ™.  I really love Gelatos®.  Theses littles sticks makes me so happy!  They are easy to use and we can use it in so many differents ways.  In the step-by-step video, you will see who I have use them to create my background and alter my chipboards.

So there is my layout.  The two stars on the photos are my wonderful husband , Laurent, and my oldest daughter, Delphine. On the photo, she's one...and now, I can't believe she's five and going to preschool in September.  Times flies so fast!!  


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Step-by-step video : Watercolor background with stencil by Valérie Ouellet


Good day! 

I'm Valérie Ouellet from Quebec and I've been scrapbooking for 6 years now. I'm a stay-at-home mom happy to be taking care of 3 little monsters which are often the main subject of my layouts. While I'm creating, my style is quite lively and colorful and I tend to use watercolor often and medium.

I present you my first creation for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft as an invited DT. I'm honoured to be part of the team for the next 4 months.

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Layout with Watercolor Pencils ... Claribou's first official victim

Greetings, partners in crime ! As a new member of the Guest DT, I have the pleasure to reveal my first victim.

CrayonsSince the featured product for this week is Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, I've decided to go wild and commit a page using this very efficient and yet fun supply. 

As you may know, serial scrapbookers do have their own little rituals and weapons of choice. Mine is Gelatos® Colors. I’ve used this product many times and feel comfortable with the many ways to play with it. 

So the watercolor pencils were new territory for me.  I must admit I was a little sceptical at first. How could it possibly be so different from Gelatos® Colors ? I couldn’t be more wrong. I absolutely L-O-V-E-D playing with the color blending. So fun and versatile. 

My favorite part : the watercolor pigments dissolve completely. I mean completely. No incriminating evidence left behind.

It was a delight. Beware, pages … I will use this new weapon anytime now.

Anyhow. Enough with the product. I’m obviously convinced. I’m pretty sure you will be too. Let’s get to the project. Here is how it went.


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Happy About Texture Page with Jen Matott (and the Ustream winner!)


Hi artsy friends!  I have a scrapbook page to share with you today.  I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Crafter's Big Brush PensWhipped Spackle and PITT Artist Pen in Black for this page!  I'm going to lead you through a fun way to easily customize your Whipped Spackle color for your projects.  I also used the Stamper's Big Brush Pens in an unexpected way. Here's the scoop:

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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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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!

Video Tutorial:


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

See you soon,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Other Products Used:

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

Art Journaling Banner 2We 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.

JenMatottJOurnal - 1Last week, I showed you how I prepped my pages with some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium and papers.  This week, I'm building the bases of all my pages with more of our Textural Accents to create an additional layer on the pages.

JenMatottJOurnal - 8Here, I'm using Gel Medium through one of our new Mixed Media Stencils. I will be adding more color and using it as a resist in next week's post.

JenMatottJOurnal - 9The Gel Medium will be milky until fully dry and then it turns clear!  It's like magic!  It stays somewhat textured and raised.

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I also used the Gel Medium for adhering a Mixed Media Stencil onto the page itself.  I just adhered it down and coated over it to ensure good, even coverage.

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Another page in which I 'm adding more Gel Medium to adhere papers.  I used Chalk Board Paint over it to create a center of interest to my journal page.

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Using one of the Mixed Media Stencils, I created a scribbled frame using a PITT Pastel Pencil in white.

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Some Gelatos® colors in the Pastel set were added and smudged.  I also dripped some wet Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color - Gold Champagne down the top of the page.  Once dry, it gives a beautiful shimmer to the page.

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Stampendous was so very generous and sent us loads of stamp sets!  My favorites were the ones below from NK Studio called Kaffee Klatsch  and Wired.  I  adored the textures and shapes for my page here.



I inked up the stamp with a Stamper's Big Brush pen in Black and stamped some of the smaller doily prints and the barbed circle. Once dry, the ink is permanent as it is India Ink!

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That's it for this week's progress on my journal pages.  I hope you will continue on with us in your own journal and create bases for the pages.  Join me next week as I layer more and add more embellishment to my journal pages!


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