210 posts categorized "Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils"

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.

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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

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

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Blend the colors with Glaze medium for a subtle shin.

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

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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.

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

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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:

http://madebynicole.blogspot.com/2015/04/where-i-create-there-i-am-true-mixed.html

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 :)

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

Jennifer

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Canvas Corps Blog Hop Day 3 - Tiffany

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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:

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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).

 

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5. Paint Cityscape with Chalk Board Paint medium.

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

 

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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!

Close-ups:

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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,

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Congratulations! Card with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Art GRIP ® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Time Fuels Passion

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Hello Creatives!

Keri Sallee here and today I want to share with you an art journal piece I have been working on.

Lately, I have been working on drawing faces and I wanted to pair that "in progress" skill with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP®  Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, a new medium for me.

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Watercoloring With Stencils

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Hi creative people! It's Julia Stainton back with another card designing featuring stencils. This time I'm pulling out my watercolor pencils. Watercoloring is a huge look right now and the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils are a wonderful way to add color exactly where you want it. I love how portable they are!

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No Line Watercoloring Technique

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany with another Video Tutorial for you! Today, I'll be sharing a way to recreate the No Line Coloring method with Watercoloring! For this technique, we'll be stamping our images with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Subtle Colors & then coloring with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Gelatos®.

There are so many benefits to using the Stamper's Big Brush Pens:

  • Lightfast, so they don't fade in the sun or over time
  • Odorless, no nasty migraines from fumes
  • Permanent, perfect to Mix & Match with the watercoloring mediums
  • No Bleed-through, so you can stamp or color with these without worrying about the ink bleeding through your cardstock!
  • India Ink

Video Tutorial:

 

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I hope you're inspired to try this technique at home! I just love the soft artsy results :)

Thanks for stopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® products used:

Other products:

  • Lawn Fawn Stamps (flutter by, so much to say)
  • MISTI stamping tool by My Pink Petunia
  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper 
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Gold is everywhere!

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Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here. Have you noticed that ever where you look - fashion, gone decor, scrap booking, gold is everywhere! So I really has fun creating this project in blues - with gold hair!

 

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For this project I used the brand new Texture Gems for the gold! I used a mini spatula to spread the gold color - it lookd amazing in person! For the blues I used a blueberry Gelatos®Colors and a #144  Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Using more or less color and water you can get more shades out of one or two colors! So have you been using gold on your projects? You should! Gold is awesome!

Blessings!

Blessing,
Rita
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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®,The Crafters Workshop, DCWV, Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

 

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Smile Card by Lisa

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Hi there crafty friends! It's Lisa back with another project for ya and, like my DT teamies Tiffany and Rita, I have a project featuring the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Talk about ESP, huh?

These pencils are by far the best watercolor pencils I have ever owned in their category. The color is richly pigmented and lightfast and turns into a waterproof color once dry. The leads are glued through the bore of the pencil so that they never break. The triangular shape is ergonomic = so comfortable to work with.  But let me show you a quick card I made with them so you can see for yourself what a dream they are...

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