Simple Shading using Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos (R)
So This Journey Begins Scrapbook Page Using Stencils

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.  

The Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mixed Media Journals are really cool.  The thickness of each page makes me happy.  I can use as much texture, color or moisture that I want and the pages are full and intact when I am done.   Woot! Woot!  

For this creation, I wanted to play with the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, so a sturdy surface was in order and the mixed media book was perfect.  Of course, I get to keep all my guest design team art all in one place and that makes it even more awesome!

So here we go my beautiful watercolor flowers. Here's how it all came together. 

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Sketch the top of a simple vase.

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Use the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils , yellow and green set to add splotches of color.  I dipped my brush into water and then touched the watercolor pencil and then paint.  Add extra water to allow to drip. 


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Repeat but this time gather several colors above vase opening to start creating the flowers.  Also, add color to vase. 


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Next, use Stamper's Big Brush Pen White 101 and Black 199 and PITT® Artist Pen Black 199 to draw in details. 


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Use Faber Castell Graphic Stencil to dab on a bit of color using Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Melon and Gelatos® Colors Snow Cone.  I used a paper towel to pick up color and dab onto page.


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Splatter a bit of black on page using Gelatos® Double Scoop® Licorice.  Dab brush in water and flick across top of Gelatos to create splatter. 


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Write the word discover on page using a PITT® Artist Pen Black 199, to finish it off.  

Supplies Used: 

  • Gelatos® Double Scoop® Licorice, Metallic Melon
  • Gelatos® Colors Snow Cone
  • Stamper's Big Brush Pen White 101 and Black 199
  • PITT® Artist Pen Black 199
  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

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Tiare 1Bio: Hi!  I am Tiare Smith.  I am an avid mixed media artist and art journal enthusiast.   I have the most wonderful supportive husband and family.  No children or pets.  I LOVE color!   I find inspiration in everything around me from items in my own home and yard, to things I see on a leisurely stroll, to people, shapes and items found in a store, restaurant or museum.  Inspiration is endless!    I find joy learning, growing and sharing my passion with others.  

Currently, I host a monthly online art journal pajama party(class), as well as online workshops and on-site classes.   I spend time creating daily and I encourage others to embrace their art daily, as well.  

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Jean Marmo

Absolutely gorgeous!

Ruby C

It looks like your flowers are having a party! Great techniques, beautiful colors. I love the way you play. I haven't started an art journal yet. Maybe I should give it a try.


Beautiful and fun! I love it.

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