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Holiday Art Journal Video: All is Calm

Hi everyone! Today was our first day of snow. Flakes have been falling since since last night and the world is covered in a blanket of white. Well, my world anyway! Out come the boots, mitts and holiday decorations! 

The holiday season is the inspiration for my art journal video today. Design Memory Craft® 'Mix and Match' makes it so easy to mix mediums and choose colors. Can you guess what Christmas carol my quote is from?

Here is the finished page: 

All is Calm watermark

And here is the art journal video!

 

Here are the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products that I used:

Earl Grey Gelatos® , Silver Ice Gelatos® Double Scoop® 

Matte Medium

Gesso

Stampers Big Brush Pens

Stamper's Big Brush Pen Raw Umber (180)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen indanthrene Blue (247)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen Warm Grey (III 272)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen Black (199)

Essential PITT Artist Pens (Black)

Stamper's Big White Pen

I hope you are inspired to create some holiday themed pages of your own! 

Happy Holidays,

Christina

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Mixed Media Ornament Card - With Video

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Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you today with a super, super fun project for you to end your weekend and a VIDEO, too. Woohoo!

I hope that you'll enjoy watching the video I put together for all of you. It was a real "joy" (get it?) to make this one...especially since my Internet, cable, TV, phone...pretty much everything was down all day. Yikes!

  

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:
Gesso
Gel Medium
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Whipped Spackle
Collapsible Water Cup
Palette Knife
GRIP Triangular Sharpener

Gelatos® in the following colors:
Acqua Dolce
Blueberry
Coconut
Cotton Candy
Metallic Blueberry
Metallic Mint
Sno Cone

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in the following colors:
151 - Helioblue Reddish
153 - Cobalt Turquoise
156 - Cobalt Green
251 - Silver

Stamper's Big Brush Pens in the following colors:
Black 199
Cobalt Green 156
Cobalt Turquoise 153
Cold Grey III 232
Light Cobalt Turquoise 154
White 101

All Other Products:
Stamp: Chevron (Jamie Doughtery Designs)
Stencil: Mini Random Stars (The Crafter's Workshop - Jenni Bowlin)
Sequins: Lawn Fawn
Dies: Joy (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Circle Dies (My Favorite Things)
Rub-ons: Luxe (Pink Paislee)
Paper: MFT, Neenah & Core'Dinations
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

I hope that you enjoyed the card and video today! Thanks for watching!

Lisa Sig

 

 

 

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Pocket full of Sunshine and a Free Ustream Class TONIGHT!

 

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Hello Everyone :) 

DeeDee here today, and I can't believe we're 2/3 of the way through our Guest spots! EEK. So far I've had a ton of fun showing you some of my favorite ways to use Faber Castell Design Memory Craft ® products and I'm super excited to show you more today. Let's jump right in shall we?? 

Continue reading "Pocket full of Sunshine and a Free Ustream Class TONIGHT! " »

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A journal page and winners of November Take The Challenge with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here today. Here's another page from my art journal...

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On this page, I used:

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

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: Chrome Green, May Green, Cobalt Green
Others: journal, paint brush, image, fabric, patterned paper, black paint, stamp
Here are the steps:
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Coat pages with Gesso. When dry, color with Gelatos.

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Spray water with mister and let colors drip down.

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Moisten foam stamp with water and color with Gelato.

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Stamp the flower a few times along the right edge of the page. Outline them with pencil.

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Attach strips of paper and fabric to the left page with Gel Medium.

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Stamp on the pages using Stamper's Big Brush pens.

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Choose an image from a magazine. Cut it out. Layer it on the page face down with Gel Medium. Work out any bubbles with your fingers. Let dry thoroughly.

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Spritz on the image with water and gently rub off the magazine paper to reveal the transferred image. Journal on the facing page to finish.

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Here's a close-up of my page.

And now, the winners of November 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. This is my project for the challenge- small 3 pieces banner made with Gelatos! http://iritshalom.blogspot.co.il/2014/11/around-world-with-rubber-dance-october.html

Posted by: irit | 11/07/2014 at 08:44 AM

2. You inspired me to make by very own pillow box. 

http://purplebunnypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2014/11/taking-challenge-with-mou.html

Posted by: Teresa Godines #6857 | 11/15/2014 at 03:50 PM

Congrats Irit & Teresa! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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

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Improbable - Mixed Media Mini Canvas

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Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I'm sharing a little Mixed Media Mini Canvas that I made using just about everything that Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® has on the shelf. ;) It was fun using a little bit of everything. "Mixable Mediums + Matching Color Palettes = Mixed Media Made Simple." It's so VERY true!

I have a lot of photos to share so please bear with me! Let's get started:

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Dia de los Muertos Inspired page with Jen Matott

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As much as I love dressing up for Halloween, I love dressing up to educate my students in my art classes!  I went as a Day of the Dead Mexican Sugar Skull last Halloween.  I painted my face and created a headband of blossoms to celebrate not only our Halloween holiday but also the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos.  I love the meaning behind their celebration... to honor those that have passed before us.  To remember and celebrate our loved one's lives.  A couple days of dancing, eating, singing, parades, and family sounds like a great way to remember our heritage.  While I am not Mexican, I can appreciate a holiday that celebrates the life of others even while they have died.  Keeping their memory and accomplishments alive is part of the remembering!

Continue reading "Dia de los Muertos Inspired page with Jen Matott" »

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Water Coloring using Gelatos® with Mindy.

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Hi there everyone. It's GDT Mindy here.

I'm so very excited about being a guest designer for Faber-Castell.

Today I have a little water coloring project I made using Gelatos®. First, I'd like to say how in love I am with these little amazing sticks of color! You can seriously do anything with them.

I started off by stamping my image and then taking Acqua Dolce, Lavendar and Earl Grey Gelatos®. and mixed the colors up a little for my background.

Continue reading "Water Coloring using Gelatos® with Mindy." »

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Watercolor Spotlight Card

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Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you today and I'm sharing a card that I created for one of my other creative teams.  Here's the thing, though, the entire piece is watercolored using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Even the black and white. Yep! So, it's an awesome piece to share here, too. :)

 This card took a little bit of time to create, but was VERY easy to create.

Continue reading "Watercolor Spotlight Card" »

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Take the Challenge with Mou, November 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the eleventh 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®.

November is here. I have Thanksgiving on my mind. Every year, I make a list of the things I'm thankful for about each person in my family. While we don't do elaborate Thanksgiving meals, we enjoy the week off together. I like to give everyone my list in the form of some small handmade gift. This month, your challenge is to do the same. Create any small gift for a person you are thankful for.

Here's my take: 

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Here's a list of supplies I used:

Here are the steps:

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 Apply a coat of gesso to the pillow box diecut.

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Rub Mango, Green Tea, pistachio and Metallic Mint Gelatos colors to the pillow box. Blend with wet brush.

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On a label diecut, stamp sentiment using Black Stamper's Big Brush pen.

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Draw a border to the diecut label with Scarlet Red Stamper's big Brush to make look like label stickers.

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Make a list of the reasons you are thankful for some. Fold and place that note inside the box and shut the box closed with adhesive.

Cut off a small bit of Blueberry Gelato color with palette knife from the Gelatos Mist Maker set and crush it down. Put the Gelato in the Drip Dropper filled halfway with water. Shake to mix. Drip on pillow box as shown.

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Color embossed diecut leaf with Mango, Red Cherry, and Iced Coffee Gelatos colors.

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Tie twine to the pillow box.

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Tuck in leaf and label under the twine.

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, 11/14 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge are: One Gelatos Mist Maker set.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 11/17 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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Halloween Boo Journal Board

Happy Halloween my crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I have a super easy and fun project for you to make for either a decor piece OR as a page in your journal. Your choice.  Cool right?

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This project was very fun to make and, yes, a tiny bit on the messy side.

I started off with a Square Journal Board that I coated in Gesso and 3 chipboard letters - painted in Chalkboard Paint. When the Gesso was dry on the Journal Board I applied VERY heavy layers of Gelatos® (in the following colors: Gelatos® Double Scoop® Black Licorice, Red Cherry, Mango and also reg. size Metallic Grape, Metallic Blueberry, and Black Cherry) all over the board. Then I used a paintbrush to "paint" the Gelato® colors and allow it to move and drip.

I dried it at this point and then rubbed the Gelatos® in wherever I wanted directly with my fingers. I added tiny bits of Chalkboard Paint from what was left on my brush on the edges. And dried again. And then I added just a touch of Glass Bead Glitter Gel.

To do the "mummy gauze" effect, I used a piece of cheesecloth and a tiny bit of Chalkboard Paint mixed with a spritz of water. I smooshed the cheesecloth into the Chalkboard Paint/water mixture and it comes out in a grey/black/white color. Very cool! And then I dry it with my heat tool. (I'm very impatient.)

I adhered the cheesecloth to the Journal Board and the Chipboard letters to the cheesecloth. I then added some Glass Bead Glitter Gel to my letters. But...It needed more. EYES! However, I don't "do" googly eyes. So I had to make my own. ;) I used some pearls and then used a punch tool for pupils. And voila'! Eyes! I wanted them to look scary, but you can see that they had a mind of their own. 

Here are some close-ups for you:

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another angle...

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With the rings that come with either size of Journal Boards (the Square or mini)  it's easy to add them to your own personal Journal OR you can add twine, ribbon or any other embellishment to make them into fun, home decor. What will you make with your Journal Boards?

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Haunting!  

Supplies:
Chalkboard Paint
Gesso
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Gelatos® Double Scoop®: Red Cherry, Black Licorice, Mango. Gelatos®: Metallic Blueberry, Metallic Grape (Metallic Collection) and Black Cherry (Steampunk Collection)
Square Journal Board
Gelatos® Tool Set

Lisa Sig

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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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