Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Being Bold Art Journal Page

Welcome back everyone! This is Rachel Kleinman here to share a new art journal page - Freedom Lies in Being Bold.

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I started by adding some old torn book pages and pieces of punchinella to my page using Design Memory Craft Gel Medium. This will add subtle interest and texture to the page without being overpowering.

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Once the Gel Medium was dried, I scribbled some pink and red Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils directly on the page as well Double Scoop® Gelatos® in Mango. I spread the colors with a large wet paintbrush until the entire page had color.

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Next I added some patterns with a Mixed Media Stencil from the Stencil 101 Collection combined with the beautiful Boysenberry Gelatos®. I just added a small amount of Boysenberry Gelatos® to the spaces of the stencil and blended with my finger. You can also wipe the stencil down with a baby wipe to drag the color onto your journal page.

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Now it's time to add the focal image! I traced the beautiful flowing leaves pattern from the Doodle Stencil Collection with my Black PITT® Artist Brush Pen.

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Finally we get to color in those gorgeous leaves! I started by filling in each leaf with Design Memory Craft Gelatos® in Kiwi. I spread the pigment using my blending tool from the Gelatos® Tool Kit... this was so helpful with getting the color in those skinny spaces! Then I added some shading with a touch of Lime and Snow Cone Gelatos®, and finally added some highlight with my Stampers Big Brush Pen in White.

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This wasn't enough texture for me, so I decided to add some big polka dots to the leaves. I mixed Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle with some Boysenberry Gelatos® and used that paste with the circle pattern from the Stencil 101 Collection. Once the Whipped Spackle was completely dry I used my finger to add some Texture Luxe™ Gold to the dots and random places throughout the page.

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The page was finished off with a quote that I wrote using a Black PITT® Artist Brush Pen and a Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen... I think next I'll practice some handwriting tricks, everyone can always improve ;). Handwriting is a personal mark and doesn't always need to look perfect for your projects.

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Thanks so much for joining me! I hope you've been inspired to dive into your art journal today!

SUPPLIES

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils RED

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Mango

Gelatos® Snow Cone, Lime, Boysenberry, and Kiwi

Stamper's Big Brush Pens;  Deep Scarlet Red 219Black 199, White 101

PITT® Artist Pen Black

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents:

Gel Medium

Whipped Spackle

Texture Luxe™ Gold

Stencil 101 Collection

Doodle Stencil Collection

The Gelatos® Tool Kit

 

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Put a Bird on it Canvas

Hello everyone, this is Rachel Kleinman from rwkrafts.com here for my first post as a member of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft CORE Design Team! I am so excited to be working for this amazing company. I have been using these wonderful mixed media products for years and truly love them! With that, I'm here to share my newest canvas - Put a Bird on it!

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I've put together a full process video that shows you how the canvas came together, as well sharing some fun techniques that mix Design Memory Craft Glaze medium with Gelatos®. Don't worry, if you're not a video person I've got some step by step photos as well!...

 

 

I started with a gesso'd 6x6" canvas that I colored with Gelatos® colors Limoncello and Margarita Mix then blended with water. I was playing with some techniques that use the Glaze medium and this first technique is my favorite: I blended Gelatos® Passion Fruit with Glaze using my spatula. This creates a very thick somewhat translucent colored glaze that looks beautiful when dried on the canvas. (I recommend watching this in the video... it's just yummy!)

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Next I did a similar technique with Glaze and Gelatos® Orange Soda but I didn't mix the Gelatos® fully into the Glaze. This leaves more of the clear gloss behind with added hints of the Gelatos® pigment. I did this to spread my paste over a triangle stencil from the Stencils 101 collection.

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I love mixing and matching even my wet mediums together to see what happens! Here I mixed Texture Luxe™ Gold with Glass Bead Glitter Gel and added 'smudges' of it on my canvas with my spatula. The Glass Bead Glitter Gel adds a little extra sparkle and texture to the already brilliant Texture Luxe™.

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For the focal image of my canvas, I traced this bird from the Scandinavian Stencil Collection with my black PITT Artist Pen. Then I colored it with Art Grip® Aquarelle watercolor pencils. Once dried, I cut out each piece and adhered it to the canvas with Gel Medium.

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 I used a couple extra elements to add finishing details to the canvas, such as Gold Texture Gems™, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, and Pearl Texture Luxe™ paste.

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Thank you so much for joining me in my first post here! I hope you've been inspired to use some of your Design Memory Craft mediums in a different way! 

 

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Supplies:

Gesso

Gel Medium

Glaze

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Texture Gems™ Gold

Texture Luxe™ Gold

Texture Luxe™ Pearl

Gelatos Tool Set

Stencils 101 Collection

Stencils Scandinavian Collection

Essential PITT Artist Pens Black

Gelatos® Margarita Mix, Passion Fruit, Limoncello, Orange Soda  

Metallic PITT Artist Pen Gold

Art Grip® Aquarelle Pencils

 

OTHER SUPPLIES:

6x6 Canvas

Printmaking Paper

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A Touch of This A Bit of That with Jamie Dougherty

Hello everyone,

Jamie Dougherty here and today I'd like to share with you a video tutorial I created of a tag I designed that would be perfect for bible journaling. Or you can use the techniques in the video in your art journal or other mixed media projects. I hope you enjoy.

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Take your mediums and art and create a little bit of journaling.  It can be for your faith, love, hope. 

No matter how your faith walks in this world. Use these watercolor layering techniques to create something beautiful.

 

 

I can't wait to see what you create from this tutorial. Please make sure you share your work with us on Facebook and tag Design Memory Craft so we can see your work!

Happy Creating

Jamie

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Patriotic Watercolor Pendant

Hello, friends!  I'm Adrianne, and I'm going to share a patriotic-themed pendant with you today.  This piece is easy to make, and lets you share your red white and blue with your own style and flair!

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The silver frame is a pre-made jewelry tray available in the jewelry section of your favorite craft store, and it showcases your tiny work of art.  I'm going to share my minimalist star design today, but you can put your own spin on your design to wear a piece that is one of a kind!

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You can get the watercolor look you love easily using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.  Draw or trace a single star on a 1" square piece of white watercolor paper, and color it in shades of blue (see supply list below for the colors used here).  With a paintbrush and water, gently blend the colors.

In addition to the watercolors, you can add your favorite textures, too!  I painted the star with Pearl Texture Luxe to set it off just a little more.

Note: my pendant tray has a 1" square opening, but consider other shapes and sizes!  You can trim your paper to the correct size, and place it in the tray to ensure it's sized properly before you begin.  

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Once the elements of your tiny work of art have dried, give the backside of the square a generous coat of glaze to adhere it to the inside of the pendant tray.  Coat the top with a heavy layer of glaze as well, and leave it flat to dry.  

When dry, string the pendant on a long necklace chain.  If you would like to add a handmade beaded charm, I'll show you the steps to create one!  These beads add a pop of red to the muted blue design for a simple and elegant look for Independence Day.

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Stack a few coordinating beads onto a 2" jewelry head pin (see below for exact supplies used).  Grip the pin just above the beads with a pair of round nose jewelry pliers.  Wrap the wire end over one side of the pliers, forming a loop.

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Next, wrap the wire end of the pin around the base of the pin, filling the space between the top of the bead and the loop you created.  Cut off any excess wire with wire cutters.  Attach a 15mm jump ring to the charm's loop, ensuring it's twisted fully closed to complete your beaded charm.  Alternately, you could use pre-made bead or metal charms to accent your art pendant!

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String the art pendant and charm onto a necklace chain, and be prepared for the compliments you'll receive!  I prefer a long chain of 30" to hang at the ribcage area, but a standard 18" necklace will work with most necklines.  (It's your art - wear it the way you love it!)

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Thanks for joining me for today's wearable art project!  Don't forget - this technique works well for all kinds of seasonal or personalized jewelry.  

Supplies Used:

White watercolor paper, trimmed to 1" square

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils #141 and #144

Fine tip paintbrush and water

Texture Luxe, Pearl

Glaze

1" square silver pendant tray

26" silver necklace chain

2" silver jewelry head pin

8mm faceted glass rondelle bead, red

6mm faceted glass rondelle bead, white

4mm silver spacer bead

15mm silver jump ring

Jewelry pliers

Round nose pliers

Wire cutters





 

 


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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