Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Iron Off Emboss Resist Technique


Aloha Guys!  This is Joyce from  Today I'm here with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and I'll be sharing Iron off emboss resist technique using, various products from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft®  This is a super cool technique and it's very easy to do, so come and join me :)   Thank you so much!

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Creating skin tones with Rita Barakat

8-IMG_0119Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here! Lets talk about skin color and how to achieve different looks with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.  

There are a myriad of options in the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® line, today I will cover two - Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils & Gelatos® Colors. Here I started with light colors 111 for the skin and 123 for blush and lips. Lightly coloring in the face. Building layers of color is always a good technique.

I am using a water filled pen to blend the colors. Of course the more water you use the lighter the color. You can go back and add more color to shade and add depth. But for a very fair complexion these colors work well together.

Making darker shades is easy by adding layers of color. Here I am adding Gelatos® Colors on top, just a few areas with a Chocolate Gelatos® Colors.  ( I am cracking up because it almost looks as though I was going to give her a goatee! But I digress...)

It is much easier to add color than take away, the chocolate color is very dark and needed some warmth so I added a little Cinnamon and Peach. I add a little at a time, blended, then add ed more  color if I need it.

When you are happy with here coloring stop: I am good with this. Now to add some hair color and details...


Rita Barakat
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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® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Mixed Media Background + VIDEO by Valerie Ouellet



Hi everyone! This is my last post for Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Guest team. Thank you for this opportunity. You can continue to follow me on my blog and on my youtube channel.

For my last page , I had fun with my two favorite products: Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Gelatos®.

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Happy Halloween with Art GRIP® Aquarelles and Lisa


Hey everyone it's Lisa with you today this first day of October. (Can you believe it?!!) Now I must admit, I'm really not a fan of Halloween, but I love the colors of Autumn AND Halloween and I thought that breaking out my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils for a sweet card would be just the thing.

Here are the steps to make this cute Halloween card:

1. Stamp images using Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black onto watercolor paper. 

2. Using select colors from Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils carefully color in images. *Tip - When coloring in images, be "loose" with color placement. Start with darker colors at bottom and top, then work lighter colors towards the center. This works best for round images.

3. With Deluxe Water Brush go over the penciled in areas to create a blended, watercolored look.  Work from bottom to center and from top to center. Dab off excess water with paper towel, if necessary. Add additional color if desired, and re-wet/blend. Be careful not to over-saturate the paper.

4. Stamp small spider with black pigment ink, heat set with clear embossing powder.

5. Die-cut all images with matching dies.

6. Stamp sentiment on to white paper with black pigment ink, heat set with clear embossing powder.

7. Attach foam squares to the backs of pumpkins and spider. Arrange and attach all pieces to pre-cut piece of 4" x 4"  patterned paper.

8. Draw curly web for spider using Essential PITT Artist Pen.

9. Adhere Sentiment.

10. Card base is standard A2 sized black card stock folded on the horizontal edge. White card stock trimmed ⅛" smaller is adhered to the black card base. A piece of purple glitter cardstock is trimmed to 2" wide and 5⅜". This piece is adhered to the lower portion of the white cardstock. The patterned paper square (with the pumpkins, ghost, and spider) is adhered on top of that.

This is a super simple, super sweet card that really packs a punch to show off those Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Thanks so much for joining me today on this spook-tacular October 1st. ;)

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Yellow
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Red
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Green
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Neutral
Essential PITT Artists Pens Black
Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Black
Deluxe Water Brush
GRIP Triangular Sharpener

Have an amazing week!

Lisa Sig

An art journal page with Marie-Eve Bernard



It's Marie-Eve Bernard and I'm here today to present you a art journal page with a simple watercolor technique.  As a guest design team member, we have received a box full of marvelous products!  One of those products was this little Mixed Media Journal. These ultra-durable, double sided board have a watercolor texture and are designed to withstand wet mediums without warping. Bind your journal pages together with the expandable rings (included) or use your own twine, yarn, ribbon or fabric! Try these boards with any Design Memory Craft® product!  The possibilities are endless!

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Stenciled Negative Background

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with another way to use those Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils with the new Mixed Media Stencils! I love the new Mixed Media Stencils because they come in a variety of patterns at an affordable price! They're also disposable, but with a coat of glaze you can prolong their life & usability! Pretty neat, right?


Video Tutorial:


I hope you're inspired to try this SUPER EASY technique on your own!

Thanks for stopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Other Products:

  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper

Custom Stencil Art YOU can do!


Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a short picture tutorial for you! I adore the Sunglasses/Mustaches stencil from the Mixed Media Stencils 10ct 201 Collection, but was stumped as to how to incorporate it into my every day crafting! Then a lightbulb went off in my head & I remembered seeing a cool watercolor print on Pinterest featuring simply drawn sunglasses that were watercolored!


First, I started experimenting with the various frame options on watercolor paper. Then I doodled the details with a PITT Artist Pen (black, M). Mixing our mediums is one of my favorite things to do, so next I added color with my Gelatos® and details with my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. The only thing left to do was to frame it or add it to a card! You could even use it for a pocket scrapbooking page! 

I absolutely love the results & hope this encourages you to use the Mixed Media Stencils with the PITT Artist Pens to create custom art!

Thanks for stopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft© Products Used:



A step-by-step video of a scrapbook layout using the Ice Texture Gems ™ by Marie-Eve Bernard


I'm  Marie-Eve Bernard. This is my first post on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog as a member of the guest design team and I'm so thrill to be part of it!  I hope to inspired you with my creations during the next four months!  

Today, I want to share with you a layout that showcase Gelatos®, Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and Ice Texture Gems ™.  I really love Gelatos®.  Theses littles sticks makes me so happy!  They are easy to use and we can use it in so many differents ways.  In the step-by-step video, you will see who I have use them to create my background and alter my chipboards.

So there is my layout.  The two stars on the photos are my wonderful husband , Laurent, and my oldest daughter, Delphine. On the photo, she's one...and now, I can't believe she's five and going to preschool in September.  Times flies so fast!!  


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Ann Corbiere-Scott's Bloom Art Journal page featuring Aquarelle water color pencils


Hi, Ann Corbiere-Scott here and I am over the moon to be a little part of the most amazing company, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! I am thrilled to share some Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencil artsy fun with you!  I love art journaling, I have oodles of them!  I find them a excellent way to try out new techniques and products, coupled with a positive message is absolutely perfection to me! 

Here we go! I am madly in love with the mini Mixed Media journal, so I took a page from mine and jumped right in!

1. I adhered a vintage book paper page onto the mixed media journal page with Gel Medium.

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2. I painted a thin layer of Chalkboard paint over the book paper, I wanted to be able to slightly see the words through the paint. 


3. On another sheet of book paper, I loosely drew some organic flowers and leaves with Art GRIP Aquarelle water color pencils (I used 168 for the leaves and 117,121,111, 107, 152, 125, 162, and 156 for flowers). With a wet brush, activate the watercolor to create loose, flowy flower and leaf shapes.


4. With an XS PITT® Artist Pen, randomly scribble draw flower and leaf outlines around painted shapes.


5. Cut out and adhere in a frame like shape, with Gel Medium, taking a moment to layer and tuck pieces under others for lots of visual interest and depth. ( here's a trick I use-before I adhere it all down, I play with placement of all of the bits and pieces. Once I have a layout I really like, I take a photo with my cell phone, then I have a visual reminder to work from when adhering!)


6. Lastly, I wrote the word bloom with a pencil onto the open chalkboard space. Next, I traced over the pencil lines with the silver (251) pencil. To add depth to your handwritten letters, widen the down strokes. Fill in the open down stroke spaces with the silver pencil. Go over the outer lines of each letter with a Silver (251) PITT artist pen 1,5 and add a few coordinating colored enamel dots for a bit more dimension.

Supplies used

  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (green 168 for leaves,red/ orange 117, red 121, orange 111, yellow 107,blue 152, purple 125, green 162, teal 156, silver 251 for lettering)
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Gel Medium
  • PITT® Artist Pen(s) XS black 199 and silver 251
  • mini Mixed Media Journal
  • vintage book paper 
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles enamel dots

Step-by-step video : Watercolor background with stencil by Valérie Ouellet


Good day! 

I'm Valérie Ouellet from Quebec and I've been scrapbooking for 6 years now. I'm a stay-at-home mom happy to be taking care of 3 little monsters which are often the main subject of my layouts. While I'm creating, my style is quite lively and colorful and I tend to use watercolor often and medium.

I present you my first creation for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft as an invited DT. I'm honoured to be part of the team for the next 4 months.

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