Textural Accents

Introducing Mixed Media Transfers


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!


Home Decor with Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)


Hi everyone, Mou here with a mixed media decor tutorial using the new Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)!

Collect the following supplies and follow along -

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Gold

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Silver

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos - Translucents (0r Gelatos colors of your choice)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Palette Knife

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Silicone spatula (optional)

8" x 8" stretched canvas

Plastic wrap


Apply a coat of gesso to the canvas. Let dry.


Add a base coat of colors using the Gelatos colors - Translucents - Lychee, Creme De Menthe, Thistle and Persimmon and blend them with a sponge. You can replace these colors with Gelatos colors of your choice or those that match your event/occasion color scheme.


Apply a thin top coat of Texture Luxe™ Silver with palette knife.


Immediately cover the wet canvas with a piece of plastic wrap. Smoosh the plastic over the wet Texture Luxe™ Silver around gently with your fingers to create texture. Leave the wrap on till the Texture Luxe™ Silver dries. Do not try to speed up the drying process with a heat tool as the heat might melt the plastic onto the canvas.


Carefully peel away the plastic wrap to reveal the textured surface.


Lay the Always & Forever stencil at about the center of the canvas and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Avoid applying Whipped Spackle on the 'o' or wedding ring part of the Forever. Let the medium dry thoroughly.


Apply Texture Luxe™ Gold on the wedding rings part of the Always & Forever stencil with palette knife. Let dry completely.


Apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel to create the gem part of the wedding rings using the Always & Forever stencil and palette knife. Let dry.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and would play with the Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding) and various mediums to create fun projects for your home or to give as gift!


Holiday Ornament Trio with Holiday PITT Artist Pens


Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial for you to dress up a set of paper mache Holiday ornaments using the Holiday Lettering Mix Nib Set PITT Artist Pens!


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Holiday Lettering Mix Nib Set PITT Artist Pens

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Colors - Iridescents - Comet, Mars, Odyssey

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents - Gesso, Texture Gems™ 3ct Metallics - Gold, 102 Stencil Collection, 201 Stencil Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool set

Other: Paper mache ornaments


Apply a coat of Gesso to your ornaments to prime the bases.


Color the ornaments using Gelatos Colors - Iridescents - Comet, Mars and Odyssey. Blend with gesso. Let dry.


Choose your favorite stencil from the 102 Stencil collection. Layer it on the ornament colored with Gelatos Colors - Iridescents - Comet. Use Permanent Green Olive 167 B Nib to trace the design through the stencil.


Darken the edges of the ornament using the Black 199 B nib PITT pen.


Trace the stencil design on the red ornament, colored with Gelatos color Mars, with Pale Geranium Lake 121 B nib PITT pen and on the ornament colored gold with Gelatos color Odyssey with Gold 250 Bullet Nib pen. Distress the edges of both ornaments with the Black 199 B nib PITT pen.


Use the stipple brush from the Gelatos Tool set to fill in banner designs using stencil from the 201 Stencil collection on the ornaments. This will create label-like spots on the ornaments where you can hand-letter Holiday words. 


In your best lettering style, hand write your favorite Holiday words on the ornaments.


Place small dots with the Texture Gems Gold on the left side of each ornament to finish.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and have fun creating with the Holiday Lettering Mix Nib Set PITT Artist Pens!




Gelatos Zhoosh and a Star Garland

Star garlands and winter go together like snow and cocoa! 


Today's project starts with a spin on a technique my students dubbed the Sumi Smoosh. Let's call it Gelatos Zhoosh (Jooosh: make it lively). Check out the video at the end of this post to see more in depth tips. 

Here's what you need for this simple and addictive technique and today's project. Make plenty of Zhooshed paper to have on hand for any paper craft you have up your sleeve. I like the 90# mixed media paper for this. It's easy to fold, trim and die cut.


For the Gelatos Zhoosh

Gelatos (any kind)
A plastic report cover, sleeve or packaging
Water mister
90# Mixed Media type paper, I cut it into 6" squares so it would fit into my die cut machine. 

NOTE: Watercolor paper isn't recommended for this technique.

For the Garland 

Star dies or punches. Hand cut stars are beautiful in my opinion, especially when cut by kids.
Decorative trim
String or twine for garland
Hole punch


Start by defining the area on your plastic where you'll be Zhooshing. I used a black pen to create the area. Now just scribble on the plastic Gelatos.


Open the cover and scribble in the traced square with Gelatos. Spritz gentle with water, place the paper inside and close the cover again, Zhooshing the activated Gelatos over the paper. Open and Voila! 


For a variation, try stenciling with Glaze medium onto your paper and let it dry before Zhooshing. You could use Gesso, Texture Luxe or Texture Gems for extra shine. Glass Bead Glitter Gel would work here too. 


After the paper has dried, cut stars (by hand, punches or die cuts). 


Go wild by stamping with Pitt Pens, adding Glass Beat Glitter Gel and doodling with Pitt Pens (the Metallics are very nice). More is more with Star Garlands. 


I made Glittery Tinsel Tassels because ... well why not? LOL. Here's my Garland cheering up the dreary view from my studio window. 


I use to lay out the supplies for projects like this for my kids to come and go with. 

Make the paper in one session.
Make the stars and decorate at will.
Snowy weekend fun.

Enjoy the video. I added some color theory tips for you too.


Fall Pumpkin with Gelatos


Hi everyone, Mou here with a mixed media pumpkin tutorial using Gelatos®! Get out your Gelatos® and follow along to see how I made the pumpkin above.


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos colors: Mango, Banana, Lemon,  Margarita Mix, Green Tea, Cherry, Black Licorice, Chocolate, Cinnamon

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush 3 Ct Red

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Whipped Spackle, Gesso, 102 Stencil Collection, Gelatos Tool Kit

Other: Watercolor paper, pencil


Lightly sketch a pumpkin on watercolor paper with pencil. Color in with  Gelatos colors Lemon, Banana, Mango, Cinnamon and Chocolate as shown.


Blend the colors with Gesso.


Color around the pumpkin with Gelatos colors Margarita Mix and Green Tea.


Lay a stencil from 102 Stencil Collection over the pumpkin and apply Whipped Spackle with Palette knife. Shift the stencil a bit and repeat in a different area of the pumpkin.


Apply more Gelatos colors to the background and the pumpkin through stencils.

Also make marks on the pumpkin with Stamper's big Brush pens.


Make more marks in and around the pumpkin. Drip some Black Licorice Gelatos color down the pumpkin.

Write pumpkin in brush lettering style with Stamper's Big Brush pens to finish.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial!



Art Journaling with Tea Stains


Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial to show you how to use Tea Stains on your art journal pages!

Let's start by looking at the supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft -

Tea Stain - Agra

Stencils 10-ct 101 Collection

Whipped Spackle

Essential PITT Artist Pens - BLACK

PITT  Artist Pens Lettering Set - JEWEL BRUSH

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - BLACK

Gelatos Tool Set

Other -

100% Cotton Fabric

Rubber stamp

Dye Bath Containers

Hot water

Watercolor paper, Magazine page, Scrap Paper, Seam binding, Tags

Sewing machine, Thread, Needle

Baby wipe


Start by preparing the dye baths, one for each color. Place the Tea Stain Dye bag in the container and add hot water to it and let it steep just like tea for about 5 minutes. Be careful to not burn yourself.

Place 100% cotton fabric squares into the dye baths. Leave it in longer for more saturated colors. Carefully remove and let the fabric dry.


Also dip in some  seam binding and baby wipe into the dye baths. Let them dry.


Add some pattern to the dyed fabric, torn in strips, with rubber stamp inked with Stamper's Big Brush pen.


Layer your papers and fabric as shown. Machine stitch to hold everything securely in place.


With Essential PITT Artist pen, sketch a key on a manila tag.


Attach the tag to the page. Machine stitch.


Add some texture to the page with Whipped Spackle applied through the dots stencil from 101 collection with palette knife.


Make marks on the page with Stamper's Big Brush pen and Jewel Brush Lettering pen. Also add some stitches to the page with needle and thread.


On a small tag, add a word and attach to the page to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! 





Sweet Notes

Sweet Notes 1

Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   Back to school is in full swing for many and many more starting in the coming weeks.  This is a great time to make some "sweet notes" to slip into a lunch box, book bag or even into a briefcase. 

Here's how... 

Sweet Notes 2


Supplies Used:

Gelatos® Brights 

Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 304

Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium and Brush Nib Black #199

Gelatos® Tool Set

Whipped Spackle

PITT Artist Pens Writing Set: RED/YELLOW



Fly Free Art Journal Page

FC Fly Free Done

Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   Summer time and the crafting is easy...especially with our Honey Medium Kit.    

Grab it along with one of our fun Ice Layers and your all set to create a fun, art journal page and fly, free creatively!

Here's what I did....  




Now it's your turn.  Please share if this inspires you. I'd love to see what you make.  Just tag me on Instram @iamclassygirl or Facebook at Tiare Smith Designs.  

Supplies Used:

Me in Pink

Tiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Pick up more FREE tutorials from Tiare at http://www.tiaresmith.com

All You Need is Love - Mango Gelatos Tag

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Don't you just love this time of year, when all the flowers are in full bloom?! It's very fitting that the Gelatos® Color Mango is bright and happy.  This is Rachel Kleinman here sharing a spring-filled tag.

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I started with a Gesso'd tag, mixed Glaze Medium with Mango Gelatos®, and painted that mixture through a diamond stencil from the Stencil 102 Collection

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While the Glaze dried I worked on all the pieces of the tag. I colored this cloth ribbon with Passion Fruit Gelatos®, spritzed it with water, and mixed around the ribbon until the pigment bled through the cloth. 

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Then I started painting the paper flowers with Mango and Red Cherry Gelatos® using a wet paintbrush.

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I wanted to add some 'cool' toned colors so I used Snow Cone Gelatos® with a Stencil 102 stencil. I love how great the Snow Cone looks against the cloth ribbon!

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Finally, it was time to put all the pieces together! I attached the paper flowers and the quote with Gel Medium. I also die cut some flowers from watercolor paper that I had previously used the Color Fizz tablets on.

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Of course I added the final touch of Glass Bead Glitter Gel to the flowers!

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Thanks for joining me and enjoy some creative time!




Gelatos®: Mango, Red Cherry, Snow Cone, Passion Fruit

Stencil 101 Collection


Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Glaze Medium

Gel Medium

Color Fizz

An Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Blue Moon & Color Fizz


Hi everyone, Mou here with a video tutorial for you today! I'll show you how I created the above art journal page using Color Fizz and Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Blue Moon.

Color Fizz are effervescent pigment tablets that are activated with hot water and creates a unique coloring experience. Two sets of Color Fizz - Champagne Brights and Primary Pop were released at Creativation 2017. Here's an introductory video in case you are curious:

Here's a complete list of supplies I used to make this page:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft -

Color Fizz Primary Pop

Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS - Blue Moon, Nebula

Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

Gel Medium

Collapsible Water Cup

Gelatos Tool Set - Drip Dropper


Watercolor paper, hot water, paper towel

And here's the video:

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! Be sure to share your creations with Color Fizz with us too.