Hey there creatives, Rita Barakat here today! Holidays are just around the corner and I don't know about you but there have been times when I needed to wrap a present quickly and didn't have any wrapping paper. So what's a girl to do? Pull out my supplies of course! Today I grabbed a gift box, my Paper Crafter Crayons and my Clover mini iron.
Heat up your mini iron, pick your colors and roll them up a bit. Melt the paper crafter crayons by placing them on the iron. Spread the melted crayons on the box, melt a little more and repeat until the box is covered.
My box already had a shiny coating on it but any box will do - make sure not to keep the mini iron still in one place, so it doesn't burn the box. I used red, magenta and silver.
Once the box is covered take the tip of your mini iron and draw your design - use a paper towel to wipe off the color as you go. If you make a mistake smooth it over the paper crafter crayons and start again. Easy to customize to any design and even add a personal message! And if you haven't used the Paper Crafter Crayons these are not your kids crayons - when it's dry (and it dries quickly) it is solid! You will love them!
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, manufacturer websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.
Paper Crafter Crayons
Hi ya! Lynn here and I've got a super cute quick project for you that is perfect for popping in your bag and making art on the go.
My geekiness over drawing tons of patterns has led me into creating coloring book style drawings. I'm sure you've heard about adults turning to coloring books to de-stress from our busy lives? Well, here's how you can make a coloring book from your very own designs.
Here are the supplies that I used for this project:
* PITT Artist Pens® in various colors (I'll tell you the colors during the tutorial)
Can I just say that the Mini Mixed Media Journal® seriously has it going on? We're talking very heavy duty board that lets you work on both sides. Which means with a six board set you can go nuts and create TWELVE patterns to color in - woo!
I used Pitt Artist Pen® in Cold Grey VI 235 to create the outlines for the patterns:
If you're new to drawing patterns, here are a few tips:
1. If you need some inspiration, take a look around you. You'll be surprised at how many everyday items have patterns on them. They make great jumping off points for your own drawings.
2. Use a black or dark grey pen to draw your patterns - these create great contrast for the colors you will add.
3. Draw large shapes/images first and then go back and fill in with smaller details.
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Once you have your patterns complete, it's time to COLOR!! Yay! I used a combo of Pitt Artist Pens® and Paper Crafter Crayons® on this project.
I started coloring with Pitt Artist Pens® in the following colors:
* Deep Scarlett Red 219
* Orange Glaze 113
* Magenta 133
* Cobalt Green 156
* Black 199
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After I finished with the Pitt Artist Pens®, I worked with the Paper Crafter Crayons®. Since the journal boards do have some texture to it, you can see a little bit of it come through when you use the crayons. But I really like the effect, makes me think of coloring as a kid. :)
The crayons are super cool, lots of pigment and really smooth. Here is how I applied them to my pattern:
And viola! Your little coloring board is done!
I adore creating super complex projects but I also value the simpler, FUN projects too. It's nice sometimes to just play and go with the flow. That's how this project feels to me - a lovely little pause in a hectic schedule.
I hope you'll make your own little coloring book and if you do, I'd love to see pictures - have fun!!!!
Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a fun Melted Paper Crafter Crayons™ project anyone can do! I was inspired by some homeschool activities involving melted wax that I found on The Artful Parent Facebook Page. If you're a parent and don't follow that page, do it now! Not only do I find fun activities to do with my children, but I find new ideas for myself!
Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with Week 3 of our Art Journaling Month & this week we're featuring Embellishing techniques! For my video tutorial I'll be sharing various techniques using the Stamper's Big White Pen, PITT Artist Pens, and Paper Crafter Crayons™! I've also chosen to add some washi tape accents!
I hope you learned some new tricks and techniques! Last week was pretty intense with all those Gel Medium transfers & Stampendous Stamping Techniques, so this week I went back to my mood board to refocus. I highly recommend creating your own Mood Board! I like to use Pic Monkey.
Thanks for stopping by,
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Welcome back to another week of sharing our journals with you! We are embellishing this week. I started to go through my hundreds of photos from my trip to Italy in 2011. I picked some of my favorites. Those that have a story to tell or that represent my trip best. Adding color, textures, and words was next.
I drew some on the Chalk Board Painted circle with a Stamper's Big White Pen, Metallic PITT Artist Pen in Silver, and an Art Grip White Colored Pencil. I added a title "Italy" with the Stamper's Big White Pen.
Then, I used another Stampendous stamp and a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Chrome Yellow to stamp some text.
I used our new Texture Gems™ in Gold to embellish a bit and create some sparkle to my title area. They look like little gold gems and stay puffy when dry!
On to my next page in my journal book... I used the Paper Crafter Crayons™ in an assortment of colors from all three color sets to shade the bricks in. I layered colors for a fun look.
I added a photo and some word strips using the Gel Medium as an adhesive and top coat (to the word stickers only).
I also added the title puffy stickers with Gel Medium too. I wanted to ensure they would on fall off later! This stuff holds it's ground!
Next up, is another page using Gelatos® colors from the Pastels set. I used my finger to blend the colors over the collaged background.
It picks up just the right amount of texture and leaves a very metallic shimmer to the page!
I was inspired by the colors and textures of Tuscany, Italy when I visited there and hope you enjoy my art that captures some of the beauty I saw on my trip. Be sure to join me next Tuesday as I share my finished pages with you. Check back throughout this week to see how Tiffany, Rita and Lisa are working on their art journals.
Hi,everyone! I'm Mieko Sejima. This is my first post as a 2015 Guest Design Team Member. I'm so honored to be chosen as a new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guset Design Team and so excited to be able to share some of my creativity with you here.
Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I'm sharing a little Mixed Media Mini Canvas that I made using just about everything that Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® has on the shelf. ;) It was fun using a little bit of everything. "Mixable Mediums + Matching Color Palettes = Mixed Media Made Simple." It's so VERY true!
I have a lot of photos to share so please bear with me! Let's get started:
I am so excited to part of the new Faber-Castell guest design team! This is my first project and I hope you enjoy playing along as much as I did while making this.
I love altered and upcycled art of all kinds and try to use as many recycled elements as I can in my art. My studio is full of found objects, old book pages, magazines and other treasures that have to be saved and incorporated into art projects.
Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the tenth Take The Challenge of 2014!
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®.
This month, I have a theme challenge for you: Create any project about Halloween or Day of the Dead.
Here's my take. I used a journal board to make a seasonal décor. You don't always have to use a piece for its intended purpose.
Here's a list of supplies I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Lemon & Mango (Yellow set), Lavender (Red set), Margarita Mix, Raspberry, Snow Cone, Watermelon (Tropical set), Green Tea (Green set), Black Cherry (Steampunk set)
Others: stencil, paintbrush, ribbon
Here are the steps:
Coat a square journal board with Gesso. Let dry.
Pick the Gelatos that will work for your color scheme. I want to make mine colorful and not conventional Halloween colors, more like the fiesta of the Day of the Dead.
Rub the Gelatos colors in a cluster like above.
Use a mister from the tool set to dilute the colors. Use a brush to help the colors flow a little.
Add more water and allow the colors to drip. Add some more colors if you wish.
Once the colors dry, lay a stencil over the board and apply a thin coat of Whipped Spackle with a palette knife from the tool kit.
Remove and clean up the stencil right away.
Color the ribbons with Gelatos and wet them for the colors to spread. It's a fun way to get ribbons in any color you want to perfectly match your project. Tie the ribbons through the holes when they dry.
And here's a close up of my journal board.
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, 10/17 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One set of Paper Crafter Crayons in your choice of color.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 10/20 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
Hi everyone! Lisa with you this crafty Wednesday to share a little Mixed Media piece I made.
When I was making this I wanted to just use stuff from my stash, things I hadn't used, and create in a netutral color palette. Try to keep it fairly simple, but just go where the art lead me. Y'know?
1. Starting with the scrap of MDF (medium-density fibreboard) - which was already cut to 4 x 6" - I coated it with a thin layer of Gesso. Then apply pieces of patterned tissue paper using Gel Medium to adhere the tissure to the board. And apply another coat of Gel Medium on top. Allow to dry.
2. Once dried tear the overhanging pieces of tissue off.
4. Apply Custom Glaze with brayer for even coverage (or whatever YOU prefer). Then utilize the palette knife to lightly "draw" vertical and horizontal lines into the Glaze while still wet to create texture. Allow to dry.
5. Add melted Paper Crafter Crayons™ in Neutrals, Oranges, and a pop of Red.
6. Pull out your stash of embellishments and add them wherever you find it pleasing to the eye. Create your quote using letter stickers (covering with Gel Medium) and add additional color from the Paper Crafter Crayons™ where needed. And that's IT!
Thanks for joing me today!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:
Gelatos® Tool Set #770312