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No Line Watercoloring Technique

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany with another Video Tutorial for you! Today, I'll be sharing a way to recreate the No Line Coloring method with Watercoloring! For this technique, we'll be stamping our images with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Subtle Colors & then coloring with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Gelatos®.

There are so many benefits to using the Stamper's Big Brush Pens:

  • Lightfast, so they don't fade in the sun or over time
  • Odorless, no nasty migraines from fumes
  • Permanent, perfect to Mix & Match with the watercoloring mediums
  • No Bleed-through, so you can stamp or color with these without worrying about the ink bleeding through your cardstock!
  • India Ink

Video Tutorial:

 

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I hope you're inspired to try this technique at home! I just love the soft artsy results :)

Thanks for stopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® products used:

Other products:

  • Lawn Fawn Stamps (flutter by, so much to say)
  • MISTI stamping tool by My Pink Petunia
  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper 
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Art Journal with Jen Matott

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I'm in a "Art Journal Swap" that trades journals and each person does a page in it following a theme that is set by the owner of the book.  It's fun to see what others have done in the book prior to you getting it but it's equally fun to create a page to pass on!

This book's owner left the theme up to each artist.  I just chose to create something mixed media with texture and color!  I wanted to keep my theme about art and creation.

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Steampunk Gelatos® Design

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Video Tutorial bringing you back to Gelatos® basics! I'll be showing you how to create a hand-painted design using the Steampunk Gelatos®. 

In case you're new to Gelatos®, there is SO much to love about them!

  • Acid-free
  • Lightfast, so no fading in the sun!
  • Odorless, no headaches!
  • Water Soluble, they glide effortlessly onto wet surfaces!
  • Come in an easy-to-use tube form.
  • Permanent on fabric.

Video Tutorial:

 

Close-up:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this video has encouraged you to create your own hand-painted geometrical designs!

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

Steampunk Gelatos®

Collapsible Water Cup

Gelatos® Tool Set

Essential Tools Set

Other:

Lawn Fawn Thanks Wood Veneer

Studio Calico Tiny Stars Wood Veneer

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive & Foam Tape

Neenah Solar White cardstock

Vellum

 

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Steampunk Birthday

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Hi everyone! It's Lisa here with you and I'm sharing a watercolor type of card made with the Gelatos® Steampunk colors. The way that I created it leaves the colors looking much softer than you'd expect, though. The paper itself has a resist embedded into it, which is very cool. Let me show you how:

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How about a Shamrock shake? And the winners of March Take the Challenge

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Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post! It's an art journal page. We are not Irish, but living here in the U.S., we are touched by many cultures and their celebrations in one way or another. For instance, on St. Patrick's Day, the kids have to wear something green to school and we love having Shamrock shakes from McDonald's... and I think it's great to have these opportunities to learn about other countries and cultures.

 To create this page, I took the following steps:

Attach old book paper to journal page with Gel Medium.

When dry, apply a coat of Gesso.

Sketch a drink cup with straw.

Color the page with Gelatos®colors: Lavender, Red Cherry, Mango, Pistachio, Blueberry, Grape, Coconut, Aqua Dolce, and Black Cherry. Blend with waterbrush.

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Journal next to the cup with PITT® artist pen BLACK.

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Dot the page with Stamper's Big White pen to finish.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents:  Gesso, Gel Medium,

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Blueberry, Grape (BLUE set); Lavender, Red Cherry (RED set); Mango (YELLOW set); Pistachio (GREEN set); Aqua Dolce (50's DINER); Coconut (NEUTRALS set); Black Cherry (STEAMPUNK set) 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big White pen
 
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pens: BLACK
 
Hope you enjoyed today's post and would journal about the big and little things about how other cultures impact your lives!

And now, the winners of  March 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. Hi, I love this theme. Here is my project: https://happycardmaking.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/mixed-media-un-dia-a-day/ Playing with acrylics and shading with Pitt Markers. It makes me happy! Thanks. isa

Posted by: Isabel Rivera | 03/06/2015 at 10:58 AM

2. thanks for the challenge and sharing your great page here is my entry http://laury55.blogspot.be/2015/03/time.html

Posted by: laury55 | 03/11/2015 at 01:46 PM

Congrats Isabel & Laury! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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

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Smile Card by Lisa

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Hi there crafty friends! It's Lisa back with another project for ya and, like my DT teamies Tiffany and Rita, I have a project featuring the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Talk about ESP, huh?

These pencils are by far the best watercolor pencils I have ever owned in their category. The color is richly pigmented and lightfast and turns into a waterproof color once dry. The leads are glued through the bore of the pencil so that they never break. The triangular shape is ergonomic = so comfortable to work with.  But let me show you a quick card I made with them so you can see for yourself what a dream they are...

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Watercolored Animal Stack!

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Hello Blogosphere!

It's Tiffany here today and I have a video tutorial showing you how I used my most favorite coloring medium, the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, to create this cute birthday card for Lawn Fawn's 5th Birthday!

What's not to love about these awesome pencils? Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils are so many things.

  1. Water Soluble, so they glide onto wet surfaces!
  2. Waterproof once dry, which is great for adding layers and depth!
  3. Lightfast, so they never fade!
  4. They're as precise or blended as you want them to be!
  5. The leads never break when sharpened.
  6. Their triangular grips ensure they don't roll around on your desk!
  7. You can use them with all of the other mediums in the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Mix & Match product line!

I could go on & on, but really just watch the video and you'll see just how easy it is to color with these!

Video Tutorial:

 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (154, 130, 163, 123, 176, 107, 162, 175, 111, 273)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen BLACK

Collapsible Water Cup

Deluxe Water Brush

Texture Gems™ Ice Liner (releasing in May)

Other Products:

Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets (Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four, Year Five)

Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad 140#

Fine paintbrush

 

 

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How to make Marquee Letters using Texture Luxe and Texture Gems

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Hi everyone, Mieko here! Today I would like to show you how I created the Marquee letters on my journal art page. This is my first art journal page using some of the new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products and some of other  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products.

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Take a Risk Tag by Lisa

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Happy weekend crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you and I have a cool tag to share today.  I love repurposing things I get in the mail to make tags and cards, or pieces of a canvas. Today's repurposed bit turned into a tag. Lots of texture and oh-so-pretty!

Let me show you how I created it!

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Take the Challenge with Mou, March 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the third Take the Challenge of 2015.

If you are new to this blog, let me fill you in about Take the Challenge. Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. We will pick TWO winners from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

For March, I have a prompt for you: TIME. Interpret it any way that's personal to you. For me, it's shared time, time spent with family, friends, observing how my children like to spend their time with each other... well, you get the idea. Here's my art journal page.

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The supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Chalkboard Paint, Gesso, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold (coming soon)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Blueberry (BLUE set); Bubblegum (RED set); Lemon, Mango (YELLOW set); Black Cherry, Cinnamon (STEAMPUNK set) 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: BLACK, SCARLET RED

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: 131, 176, 234 (NEUTRAL);  115 (YELLOW); 156, 162 (GREEN)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots, Chevron (coming soon)

Others: Sizzix Bigz Die Tick-Tock; die-cutting system; cardstock, art journal, old book page, stamp

And here are the steps.

Start by attaching scraps of old book page, junk mail, lace, etc. to the art journal page using Gel Medium.

When dry, apply a coat of Gesso to unify the elements.

Color the page with Gelatos® colors.

Stamp randomly by inking background stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen.

Diecut the clock. Stamp the image. Attach the image behind the clock and trim off excess. Attach the clock to the page with Gel Medium.

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Add colors and details to the stamped image inside the clock with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Gesso, and Stamper's. Big Brush pens. Color the clock with Chalkboard Paint.

Lay chevron stencil on the page and with palette knife from the Gelatos Mist Maker Set, apply a thin coat of Texture Luxe Gold paste. Repeat with the Dots stencil in different areas of the page.

Add some words cut out from book pages to the clock with Gel Medium.

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Here's another close-up of my page.

Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to the challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 3/13 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in you choice of color.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 3/16 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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