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Sketchbook Project 2014 with Jen Matott


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Every year I create a journal for the Sketchbook Project from the Brooklyn Art Library.  It's a traveling art show of art journals!   You can choose your own theme based on a variety of starting topics they give you.  Mine was based on "Borders and Lines" but I decided to title it "In Certain Circles..."  This is the cover of the book. 

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Altered Spring Flowers Handbag by Jeanne

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Hi everyone! Jeanne Streiff here today with an background technique using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafters Crayons . I'll also show you how to use Gelatos® and a  Stamper’s Big Brush Pen to decorate flower die cuts to make them look more realistic. These techniques  can be used for scrapbooks, cards and art journals too!

 Here is a video I made showing you how to make my pretty handbag.

 

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Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft supplies:

  Gelatos®  (Butter Cream, Mango, Blood Orange, Green Tea, Coconut)

 Paper Crafters Crayons RedYellow

 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Scarlet Red

Palette Knife ( Gelatos®  Tool Set )

 Other supplies:

  Z Becky Brown Handbag & white purse insert (White Knight)

 Sizzix dies (659242 Camellia, 656064 Flowers, Branches & Leaves)

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Video Tutorial: Artist Trading Blocks

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with another Video Tutorial for you! This time, I'll be showing you my personal spin on these cool Artist Trading Blocks! I consider these three primary colors to be an artist's building blocks. It's our introduction into color theory! It where all color stems from. So, I'll be using some of your favorite Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® products to jazz up these Sizzix Artist Trading Blocks! 

Video Tutorial:

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial.

I used the following Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® products: Gelatos® (Red Cherry, Lemon, Blueberry), Stamper's Big Brush Pen (Magenta, Chrome Yellow, Cobalt Blue), Gel Medium, Collapsible Water Cup, Palette Knife (Gelatos Tool Kit)

Other Products Used: Sizzix (Blocks 3-D Scoreboards XL Die, Butterfly Frenzy Sizzlits Die), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Dodz Small, Dodz Medium, Dodz 3D, Crafty Power Tape), Hero Arts & Impress Stamps

Thanks for stopping by,

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Inspired by Candy!

March 2014 023100 Hey artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here and I am super excited to share this post with you!  I love working on different size projects, the bigger the better - this one is 16x20 canvas!  Inspired by candy!

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Magic is in the Air!


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Jen Matott here to share a page with you! My son has always been fascinated with the idea of magic.. when he was around 3 years old, he would think that he could make water disappear!  It was one hot day playing in the sprinkler when he thought he could do a little magic.  He grabbed some water from the sprinkler and would open his hand as if he did a magic trick!  So cute!

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Take the Challenge with Mou, April 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here  and welcome to the fourth Take The Challenge of 2014!

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®.
 
We just returned from our sprink break. We went on a cruise to Haiti, Jamaica, and Cozumel. When we go on such family vacations, I carry a sketch book and my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils, Deluxe Waterbrush, and Essential PITT Artist pens (BLACK). The light load works best for me. In between shore excursions and general entertainment and relaxing, I sketch simple scenes around me. 
 
How do you stay creative during your vacations? Show us any project you created on the go.

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Here's my take. 

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And I took a quick photo around the same time to show what I mean by simple scenes. Here's my son, busy playing with his i-pod nano on our private deck.

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I started with a pencil sketch.

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 Next I colored the sketch with various shades of Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils.

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I used the Deluxe Waterbrush to blend the colors. When dry, I added details with Essential PITT Artist pens (BLACK).

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And of course, I wasn't the only one enjoying being creative on vacation :)

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, 4/18 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge are: One set of 9 ct Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in the color of your choice.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 4/21 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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Art Journal Page with Jen Matott

 

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Hi creative friends!  I am so very excited to see the new products that Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® has released.  One of them is full of my artwork!  In fact, I designed the art and instruction booklet photos/ write up for this kit! 

It is the second one that I've designed for  them and I'm thrilled with how it looks!  WOW!  I can't wait for you to be able to get your hands on this kit.  In the process, I had to cut a couple pages out due to space and materials that were going to be included.  So, I wanted to share one of those pages that didn't make the cut with you! 

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Tutorial on building a mixed media background with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products!

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Hello everyone!

It's Nadia Cannizzo here with you today sharing with you my 3rd post as a Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Guest Designer!

Today I have created a mixed media layout and I have included a step x step with photos to show you how I used Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products to build my background. 

First I will show you some close ups of the finished layout , followed by the step x step.

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I {heart} your smile...

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Hi Everyone, Krista here again sharing with you a single page scrapbook layout I've created.  There are a lot of different elements on this layout (using Gelatos®, Pitt Artist Pens, Textural Accents, Stampers Big Brush Pens etc...) so I've created a little slideshow video you can check out below.  

 Enjoy!  

 

Thanks for watching!  Until next time, have a great day! 

Krista :)

Products Used:  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®

Gelatos®: Snowcone, Margarita Mix, Lemon, Tangerine, Watermelon, Bubblegum, Raspberry, Lavender.  

Pitt® Stampers Big Brush Pen in Cold Grey I (#230), Light Cobalt Turquoise (#133), Pitt® Artist Pen in Black (#199)

Textural Accents®: Palette Knife, Gesso, Whipped Spackle, Chalkboard Paint

Other:  The Crafters Workshop Stencils, Simon Says Stamp, Heidi Swapp Chipboard resist Alpha's, My Favorite Things Dies, Doodlebug Designs paper, Water spritzer, Baby wipes, Misc Embellishments

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Awesome Card & Video!

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Hi everyone! Jeanne Streiff here today with an easy (and it was so much fun to make!) background technique using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® and Gesso. This technique would be great for your scrapbook pages and art journals too!

  As a bonus I will show you how to make ribbon to match your project perfectly using Gelatos®!

Here is a video I made showing you how to make the card.

 

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MIX & MATCH

MIX & MATCH from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors & mediums will work beautifully together.

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