Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

We asked Jen to share a few design team stories! "Memories by Jen Matott"

I have so many amazing memories from the five years that I've been on this design team.  I was one of the original crew that started when the Design Memory Craft brand started.  DSC05490

I was sent a pack of Gelatos colors in blue, Art Grip Aquarelle pencils and some PITT Artist pens to try out and create something with.  It was amazing!  Coming up with brand new ways to use these fabulous products was a thrill!  I fell in love with Gelatos and the entire Design Memory Craft line!  I had used Faber-Castell pencils and markers since I was a kid but these were so full of possibilities!  My banner was the first art piece in the ads.  It was so exciting!  I have a lot of favorite projects from my time on this team but I'll share a few of my favorites and a few memories along the way!

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This booklet will always hold a special place in my heart.  It was the first kit project that I made and I created the project pages for the entire kit!  It went on to be one of the best selling kits.  I loved coming up with different ways to use the Gelatos on each page!  I still get a thrill when I see it on the packaging in the store!  Which leads to the next kit: Mixed Media with Gelatos.  I love this page from that artwork!  It was another amazing adventure to create art for this kit!

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One of my favorite memories was getting to go to CHA in Las Vegas and Anaheim, CA!  What fun that was!  Lots of demoing and meeting people that I only knew from online.  It was a blast hanging out with the other designers and people behind the scenes at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! 

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Every demo opportunity that I've had along the way has been amazing but especially with Marco's Paper!  Thanks for all those that stopped by and listened to me go on and on about these products and what they can do!

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Also, the trip to Cleveland, OH to meet with the rest of the design team and staff at Faber-Castell headquarters!  It was a dream come true.  Fun to explore the entire building, hang out with everyone and brainstorm the future!  I loved every moment of it!  

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There are so many good memories from working with these people and products.  I cannot say enough how lucky I was, how honored that they valued my artwork and ideas and that I got to work with such cool products!  I will be forever grateful for the long stretch that I got to work with this company!  But like all good things, it's time to move on and let some new artists have those same experiences.  I am sad to leave the team at this time but I have a lot going on at home with two very busy boys, my running/ training schedule and my own artwork.  I am an elementary school art teacher too so it is time to refocus my creative and personal goals.  I will continue to work with the Design Memory Craft products in my art and hope that I can still create work to show off these products.  Thank you for the amazing opportunity to inspire and share my love of art!


Color a Page with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils + Winners of April Take the Challenge with Mou

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Hello there fellow bloggers, Mou here with today's inspiration! I am coloring a page with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

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Mixed Media Hoop Art with Paper Flowers Kit

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Hi everyone! Carisa here with you today sharing some more fun with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Paper Flowers Kit. This is such a fun kit with everything you need to get started making your own beautiful watercolor handmade flowers. You get four gorgeous Gelatos® Colors in Metallic Melon, Lemon, Snow Cone and Metallic Grape. I pulled out some additional colors to make a bright, spring inspired mixed media hoop art canvas.

 

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Creating Under the Sea Art Journal and the Winner of the CardMaker Blog Hop!

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Aloha Guys!

This is Joyce from Enjoyscrappin2 and today I have an underwater art journal for you.  I love how this water scene turned out with all the fun little creatures!  I hope you like this journal and if you did, please check out the video below.  Thank you so much and I'll see you soon.

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Three ATC's with Gelatos® by Keren Tamir

 
 
 
Hi Everyone its Keren here with three ATC's designed for the Farber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog.
I've Mixed & Matched Gelatos® and other Farber-Castell Design Memory Craft products to create texture and colour on the background. I also have a step by step video tutorial on how I created these ATC's.
 
Here is the video tutorial below:
 

 
 
 

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Bible Journaling with Penny

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Hello crafty friends...Penny here today. When I was first approached about Bible journaling, I didn't think I could do it. I mean really...drawing, doodling, marking up a Bible was kind of like burning a flag...legal, but just not something I would do. And besides, what if I messed it up. Then I decided that everyone makes mistakes, but a true artist can figure out how to cover it up and make it look great! So....... you jump into the good book with your first stamp and you are hooked.

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No-Line Watercoloring with Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

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Aloha Guys!  This is Joyce from http://enjoyscrappin2.com and today I have a No-line watercolored card using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.  I personally love to watercolor and these watercolor pencils are by far my favorite.  The colors are very vivid,  intense and they blend out completely.  These pencils are Waterproof, Permanent and Archival, once it's dried.  Which makes layering very easy, without having the color underneath get effected.  I love them, they are very easy to work with.  I hope you enjoy this card and I'll see you next time.  Thanks again :)

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Canvas Flower Video Tutorial by Keren Tamir

 
Hi Everyone,
Happy New year!! I'm so excited to start the new year here on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog.
Today I created an inspirational canvas titled "Life is Good". It uses many different Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products and it especially features Gelatos®. I have a step by step video tutorial below on how I created the flower on my canvas.
 
 

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Art to wear: a glamorous earrings from a doilie

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Hello Giovanna here, this time with a super glamorous set to wear! I am an avid collector of thrifted stuff, like old doilies, so from one of these I made a couple of earrings, and a lovely pendant...and, ok also a matching keyring, I couldn't stop myself! :-)

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