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Inspirational Vision Board

Hey everyone, Erin Bassett here sharing how I used the Vision Board Kit to create a board that would be inspiring to me yet useful and interactive.

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One of my favorite things about this kit is that it comes with everything you need to get started creating and if you want to add in more things or use more products you can easily mix those in.  I created this video showing step by step how I created the actual bulletin board and each of the pieces I added to it:

After making the board and inserting it into a frame I had at home I took the 6"x6" piece of printed paper with the flowers on it and decide I'd watercolor them in using the Grip markers that also come in the kit and some Gelatos that I already had. The Grip markers are waterbased  and are perfect for scribbling out on a craft mat, adding water to, and then painting in the flowers on the paper. (And another cool thing about them is if they dry out you can dip them into water to reactivate them!)

I also used a stencil from the 101 Stencil Collection and both the Pearl and the Silver Texture Luxe to add some texture and shine to the background.

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I knew I wanted to tuck the other 6"x6" piece of paper behind the flower one so I wanted to keep it simple but meaningful and inspirational to me. I came up with the plan to just use a small tipped PITT Artist pen to write out attributes of the Lord that began with each of the letters. I really enjoyed focusing on those and knowing I can pull it out and refer to it when I need it. I used the PITT Artist pen instead of the Grip marker that comes in the kit because it has a smaller nib that made it easier to write small with but I will use the Grip marker for coloring.
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This kit comes with so many cute smaller pieces of paper and tags that are perfect for keeping my lists on, so I bundled them all together and put them on a ring so I could hang them on one of the pens that come in the kit .
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I also used some of the banner and diecut pieces that come in the kit to tie in with one of my favorite quotes I had written on another card that came in the kit.
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Don't you love that big, glittery hash tag!!! I knew that I wanted to use that on the frame and so I used my ScanNCut to cut out the word "inspire" out of double-sided  tape and glittered it up to match.
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This was such a fun project to do and I hope to keep using the board, adding to it, rearranging things, and continue to be inspired from it.

ERIN


We asked Jen to share a few design team stories! "Memories by Jen Matott"

I have so many amazing memories from the five years that I've been on this design team.  I was one of the original crew that started when the Design Memory Craft brand started.  DSC05490

I was sent a pack of Gelatos colors in blue, Art Grip Aquarelle pencils and some PITT Artist pens to try out and create something with.  It was amazing!  Coming up with brand new ways to use these fabulous products was a thrill!  I fell in love with Gelatos and the entire Design Memory Craft line!  I had used Faber-Castell pencils and markers since I was a kid but these were so full of possibilities!  My banner was the first art piece in the ads.  It was so exciting!  I have a lot of favorite projects from my time on this team but I'll share a few of my favorites and a few memories along the way!

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This booklet will always hold a special place in my heart.  It was the first kit project that I made and I created the project pages for the entire kit!  It went on to be one of the best selling kits.  I loved coming up with different ways to use the Gelatos on each page!  I still get a thrill when I see it on the packaging in the store!  Which leads to the next kit: Mixed Media with Gelatos.  I love this page from that artwork!  It was another amazing adventure to create art for this kit!

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One of my favorite memories was getting to go to CHA in Las Vegas and Anaheim, CA!  What fun that was!  Lots of demoing and meeting people that I only knew from online.  It was a blast hanging out with the other designers and people behind the scenes at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! 

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Every demo opportunity that I've had along the way has been amazing but especially with Marco's Paper!  Thanks for all those that stopped by and listened to me go on and on about these products and what they can do!

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Also, the trip to Cleveland, OH to meet with the rest of the design team and staff at Faber-Castell headquarters!  It was a dream come true.  Fun to explore the entire building, hang out with everyone and brainstorm the future!  I loved every moment of it!  

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There are so many good memories from working with these people and products.  I cannot say enough how lucky I was, how honored that they valued my artwork and ideas and that I got to work with such cool products!  I will be forever grateful for the long stretch that I got to work with this company!  But like all good things, it's time to move on and let some new artists have those same experiences.  I am sad to leave the team at this time but I have a lot going on at home with two very busy boys, my running/ training schedule and my own artwork.  I am an elementary school art teacher too so it is time to refocus my creative and personal goals.  I will continue to work with the Design Memory Craft products in my art and hope that I can still create work to show off these products.  Thank you for the amazing opportunity to inspire and share my love of art!


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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Blog Hop with LDRS Creative

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One winner will win a $50 LDRS store, and we'll also give away one $50 prize pack!  For a chance to win, stop by our blog every day this week and leave a comment.  Don't forget to stop by the LDRS blog too!  This giveaway will close on 3/28.

When I got these products, I immediately thought of Frida Kahlo with that image on the stamp.  Frida was an amazing female Mexican artist in the 1940's-1950's.  She used her heart and soul in every artwork she created and you can see the story of her life in her work!  She went through so many tragic and painful experiences but didn't let that affect her ability to make art.  In fact, it was therapy for her! 

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City Mini Album by Jen Matott

 

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Hi Artsy Friends!  Jen here to share a mini album I made with Metallic Gelatos® colors and our new Cement Texture Paste and Asphalt Texture Paste.  These mediums are so fun to use and create amazing texture to you projects!  Here are some of my pages and a few tips to share about them.

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Creating Under the Sea Art Journal and the Winner of the CardMaker Blog Hop!

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Aloha Guys!

This is Joyce from Enjoyscrappin2 and today I have an underwater art journal for you.  I love how this water scene turned out with all the fun little creatures!  I hope you like this journal and if you did, please check out the video below.  Thank you so much and I'll see you soon.

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