162 posts categorized "Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils"

Sketching on the go with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post! In keeping with the creative-on-the-go theme from my April Take The Challenge, I'm going to share with you some more pages from my vacation sketchbook. This is more for inspiration than to teach any particular technique other than observing your surroundings. Each of these sketches are created with 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Deluxe Waterbrush



These were done in Labadee, Haiti.


This was near Jamaica.


This was Cozumel. There were several Catamarans that took cruisers to their shore excursions. The one my family took to snorkel the coral reef was called Fury.


Saw this butterfly on a plant where we shopped in Cozumel.

Now, I could go back in and add journaling to these sketches and make it a visual journal of my vacation. I like to scrapbook my vacations, but working on sketchbooks like this one is definitely more fun! How about you?

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Beach fun and watercolors - a match made in heaven

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Hi it's Beck Beattie here again with a fun way to embellish your projects with some fun and colourful flowers.  Summer is just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere and while it is nearly winter where I am, I'm still trying to live in the warm weather by scrapbooking those summer holiday memories.  

For this layout I thought some bright an colourful beach flowers would be just perfect.  I had the perfect flower die set in the Spellbinders Blooms three die set, but really needed them two toned for the perfect effect.  I decided to reach for my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils for the perfect accent, and here is a video to show you how


Hope you enjoyed seeing how I turned the plain die cut flowers into flowers that pop with a little help from Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.  Here are some close up pics of the coloured flowers.  

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Art Journal video with Vicky


Hi everyone, it's Vicky here today and I am sharing a unique art journal layout. A totaly different style, more on the graphic side. It was super easy and fast to achieve by mixing and matching different Faber Castell mediums. Here is a closer look


I just love that matte finish of the chalkboard paint! You can watch a how-to video below



  • Art GRIP Aquarelles RED
  • Art GRIP Aquarelles YELLOW
  • Art GRIP Aquarelles GREEN
  • Art GRIP Aquarelles NEUTRAL
  • Gelatos® Color Gift Set
  • Glaze
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Whipped Spakle
  • Gelatos® Tool Set

Thank you for joining me today!




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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.


Here's my take. 


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.


I started with a pencil sketch.


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


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


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


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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A Mixed Media card by Nadia!


Hello everyone! It's Nadia Cannizzo here with you today sharing my second post as a Guest Designer here on the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft blog!!


Today I am sharing a Mixed Media card I created with lots of amazing products from Design Memory Craft!

Here is my video tutorial which includes detailed steps and close ups!!


Materials List

Faber Castell Design Memory CraftWhipped Spackle

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Double Scoop Gelatos Margarita Mix and Snow Cone

Art Grip Aquarelle #163

Gelatos Metallic Mint and Black Licorice

PITT Artist Pen Black 199***


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Art journal page - People


Hi everyone Magda Polakow again! Today I have for you another journal pages made from fantastic Faber-Castell® Design Memory Crafts® products.

Once again I have tried to make a projects purely from Faber-Castell® Design Memory Crafts® products. Playing with few products only gives an opportunity to try new ideas and to discover new techniques.

Today I have for you an easy project. It is not an extraordinary project but the most important, as it shows the technique. This technique gives a texture to simple drawing or other images without covering them.

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Video Tutorial: Watercolor Striped Card


Hello Blogosphere!!! All things Mardi Gras have come to an end here in New Orleans and so many of us are ready for Spring-forward and the Summer! My card is inspired by the on-going nautical trend as well as a new trend I've seen of mixing different patterns! 

Here's a Video Tutorial:


My Watercolor Striped Card:


I used the following Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft™ products:

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! I'll be sure to answer them. I hope you enjoyed my Video Tutorial! You guys have an awesome day :)


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Stampendous blog Hop with Rita Barakat

Stampendous hop


It's Day 4 of our blog hop with Stampendous! Here's how you can win our daily prizes:  visit our blog and theStampendous blog.  Leave a comment about what you liked best about the craft.  We'll have a giveaway every day so don't forget to come back for the rest of the week!  The winners will be announced on our blog on Monday, March 10th.

Hey there bloggers Rita Barakat here! I bet you did not expect to see a stamped card from me but I was inspired!I received this stamp for the blog hop and it came out more like a little piece of art! Here is part of a beautiful stamped image from Stampendous (the vase bouquet stamp) that I colored with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils!  

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Stampendous Blog Hop with Jen Matott



It's Day 3 of our blog hop with Stampendous! Here's how you can win our daily prizes:  visit our blog and the Stampendous blog.  Leave a comment about what you liked best about the craft.  We'll have a giveaway every day so don't forget to come back for the rest of the week!  The winners will be announced on our blog on Monday, March 10th.

Tag18If you are just finding us for this blog hop, Welcome!  Make sure you check out the other projects from the first two days!  Leave a comment for a chance to win a giveaway!  If you are returning, glad you are back today for me to share this fun birthday tag.  I used an XL shipping tag for this project.

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  • Carol Mc on A quick art journal cover tutorial

    Looks great. Thank you for the tutorial.

  • TracyM #6773 on Sketching on the go with Mou

    Your sketches are really beautiful Mou!!!
    Your vacations must be even more memorable for having your sketchbook - thank you for sharing!!!

  • TracyM #6773 on Take the Challenge with Mou - April winners

    CONGRATULATIONS Elly and Cassandra!!!

    I really enjoyed seeing the projects shared :)

  • Cassandra on Take the Challenge with Mou - April winners

    How very exciting! Congrats to Elly too! Your lighthouse has amazing patterning.:)

  • Cassandra on Sketching on the go with Mou

    WOW! You are very talented. I wish I could draw like that. Beautiful way to capture your travel surroundings.:)

  • VickieMarie Dispensa on Art Journaling with Die Cuts

    I love your designs. And will be attempting to mimic them this week. Keep up your talent.
    Also, needed to say,..........Each time I find something I like it always calls for something more. Could u tell us if we could sub something else that we might have on hand?
    Like gesso with some elmers added? Just wondering. As a senior citizen, living on 700 a month I cant go out and buy. If there are a few cuts, tricks please email me. tks. vickie [email protected]

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