215 posts categorized "Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils"

Watercoloring Video Tutorial


Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Tutorial on Watercoloring with the new Gelatos® Design Colors - Bali & Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils! I recently designed the following card for Ellen Hutson & everyone was asking for a tutorial, so I aim to please!


Here's the video tutorial:

I hope you enjoyed that video tutorial! I adore this stamp set and these new colors & I know you will too!

Thanks for stopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

Other Products:

  • Essentials by Ellen Stamp Set (Bohemian Garden by Julie)
  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140#
  • MISTI Stamping Tool
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Stenciled Watercolor Background

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Video Tutorial showing you an easy way to create a beautiful background with the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils! I'm currently on Spring Break Vacation, so I was inspired by the ocean in Florida!

If you're not familiar with the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, they're pretty amazing and my most favorite product in the Design Memory Craft® Mix & Match line! Not only are they completely water soluble, but you can get beautiful vibrant detail with them that will last because they're also lightfast & permanent once they're dry! I especially love how portable they are!

Video Tutorial:


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're inspired to create something of your own today!

See you soon,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Other Products Used:

  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper
  • Washi Tape
  • Awesomeness ;)
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Discover Watercolor. Love Watercolor.

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I love to make art.  I love to experiment.  I love to play.  Books, sheets of paper, canvas, cards, crates no matter the surface, if there is space, there is a place to play.  I am in!  However, books hold a special place in my heart because you get to experiment and you can simply close the book to others eyes, if you want.  You have a record of your art and your progress all in one neat spot.  

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MOM Scrapbook Page Using Texture Cards

MOM Scrapbook Page Using Texture Card by Margie Higuchi MAY15

This weekend is Mother's Day and I am far away from mine. So I took a picture of my mom and me from our last visit together and made a scrapbook page.

I wanted to try the new Texture Cards set to create my background. So I grabbed my Whipped Spackle and cardstock to make a sample board on each Texture Card. This is how it came out... Hard to choose, right? LOL! But I ended up using Texture Card #8.

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Did you know? with Rita Barakat

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Hey there artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here with my latest apron. Did  you know that you can use PITT® Artist Pens and Big Stampers Brush pens work on fabric? They are filled with India ink, which means they are odorless, waterproof, lightfast and archival. The images you make  stay bright and vibrant for many years to come. I have even thrown aprons in the wash with detergent and they come out beautifully - no change in the colors! I love that! This apron was made especially for one of my blog readers! I hope she loves it!

Because of the delicate fabric I did choose to use a little Gesso under the face. You have to test your fabrics if you choose to use them - thicker fabrics work quite well and don't bleed, but this particular fabric did (looks like she had chapped lips! LOL). No need to panic though, a little Gesso adds a stiffness to the fabric and keeps the marks in place - especially important when doing faces.

Here is a close up! I love products that have multi-purposes don't you? What will you do with your PITT® Artist Pens?


April 2014 132100siggyb Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®,The Crafters Workshop, DCWV, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Promise of new beginnings & the winners of April Take the Challenge with Mou and the Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post.

Spring promises of new beginnings. Beginnings filled with possibilities. Here's an art journal page about the essence of beginnings for me.


I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: 15 ct. PASTELS

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

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils:124 (RED), 147 (BLUE), 131, 176, 234 (NEUTRAL)  

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 201 collection: Fleur de lis

Others: Sizzix Egg & Wire Basket die & die-cutting system; art journal, cardstock, old book paper stamps, acrylic mounts, lace trim


Prime the journal page with gesso. When dry, color with your favorite shade of Gelatos® Pastels colors.


Blend the colors with Glaze medium for a subtle shin.


Diecut basket and eggs from cardstock. Prime the diecuts with gesso and color the eggs with PASTELS Gelatos® colors and blend with Glaze medium.


Attach some bits of lace and the diecuts to the page using gel medium.

Add details to the eggs using Stamper's Big Brush pens.

Color the basket with Gesso and Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils.


Stamp around some more using the same stamp but different colors of Stamper's Big Brush pens.


Cut a word you like from an old book page and attach to the egg to finish.

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

1. This is my entry: hope it fits the challenge. For me is ...using Gelatos in the most creative ways! http://giogioscrap.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/free-e-book-newsletter-and-gelatos.html

Posted by: gio | 04/08/2015 at 07:55 AM

2. This was too great a challenge not to join in on :-)

I really love you AJ page - so inspiring (as always!).

This morning I got up early to work on this so time wouldn't get away from me. I hope you like it:


Warmly, Nicole

Posted by: Nicole Maki | 04/10/2015 at 01:15 PM

Congrats Gio & Nicole! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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


The winner of the blog hop is Jennifer Taylor!  Congratulations!  Please send your mailing address to naoko@fabercastell.com. 


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Canvas Corps Blog Hop Day 3 - Tiffany


Hi everyone and welcome to day one of the Blog Hop with Canvas Corp! To win Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's $50 prize, comment below each day this week.  One random winner will be selected on April 20th.  

Hey Blogosphere, it's Tiffany for Day 3 of our Blog Hop with Canvas Corp and today I'm showcasing the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® product line with an 8 x 10 Stretched Natural Canvas. I definitely went out of my comfort zone to create on such a large-to-me surface, but I had fun! What matches more perfectly with a Cityscape Canvas than the Manhattan Gelatos®? Nothing, right? Oh, I usually create Video Tutorials, but decided to make a Photo Tutorial for you:


1. Create a Cityscape Mask from cardstock & then dab Gel Medium through the Brick Background Stencil (Stencils 10ct 201 Collection) using a foam brush. Allow to dry.

2. Color background with the Gelatos® Designer Colors - Manhattan

3. Blend with a wet brush & then dab away the excess color with a towel to reveal the Gel Medium resist.

4. Trace Cityscape Mask outline using an Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil (black).



5. Paint Cityscape with Chalk Board Paint medium.

6. Paint windows with Gesso medium. Allow to dry.



7. Dab Texture Luxe™ Gold through Key & Fleur Di Lis Stencils (Stencils 10ct 201 Collection) using a foam dauber. Dab a little throughout the canvas to add more texture as well. Allow to dry.

8. Paint "home" with Chalk Board Paint medium onto the key with a fine paintbrush.

9. Splatter Chalk Board Paint medium across finished canvas & add some to the upper-left corner. Spray with a mini-mister (Essentials Tool Set) of water to all drips.  Allow to dry & then add embellishments!




I hope you enjoyed this photo tutorial & much as I enjoyed working with the Canvas Corps 8 x 10 Stretched Natural Canvas!

Thanks for hopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

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Congratulations! Card with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils


Hi everyone, Mieko here today to share Congratulations Card using Stamper's Big Brush, Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Gel Medium. In Japan April is the season of new starts. In March 2015 my elder son graduated from university and began to work in April.

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils create beautiful backgrounds for your card and PITT® Artist Pens apply to your stamps  for even color and crisp images every time. It's  perfect for applying multiple colors to stamps.

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Stylin' and Profilin' Art Journal Page

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Playing in my journal brings me joy and I am thrilled to continue to share that happiness with you.  Here is my latest page in my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mixed Media Journal.  Isn't she sweet?  I love how she turned out. Here's how you can make her too.

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Take the Challenge with Mou, April 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the fourth 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®.

My April prompt for you is CREATIVITY. How are you creative, your favorite creativity quote, is creativity your life style or just a hobby... whatever it means to you, create a project around the idea of creativity. Here's my art journal page.


On this project, I used:

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

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

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils:115, 350 (YELLOW); 156 (GREEN), 123, 124, 125, 133 (RED), 147 (BLUE)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101 collection: Hexagons

Others: Sizzix Framelits Die Set 4PK w/Stamps - Limitations; die-cutting system; art journal, old book page, stamps, acrylic mounts, lace trim

And here are the steps.

Apply a coat of Gesso to prime the journal page.

Color the page with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Blend with wet brush. Repeat to create interesting layers of colors.

Stamp randomly by inking background stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens.

Attach pieces of lace trim using Gel Medium.

Lay Hexagon stencil on page and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Let dry.

Apply coats of gesso to old book paper. Let dry.


Ink up butterfly stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen. Stamp on primed book paper. Diecut the butterfly. Attach the butterfly to the page with Gel Medium

Add colors and details to the stamped image inside the clock with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

Stamp the quote below the butterfly. Add details with gesso and paint brush.

Ink up background stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens and stamp over the stenciled shapes.

Add more details, highlights and shadows with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.


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, 4/17 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, 4/20 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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