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Feeling Grateful!

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Hi everyone, Mou here today wishing all my North American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

About 8 years ago, I started keeping a gratitude journal where I jot down at least one thing each day. Some days my entries are artful and some days they are just a list or a sentence or even a word. Sometimes, I also create simple drawings with hand-lettered words and have them in front of my eyes just as a reminder. Today, I'll show you the process behind one such drawing so you can create one too.

For this project, I used the following supplies:

Faber-Castell

Watercolor pencil Goldfaber Aqua tin of 48 (#114648) - 108,109, 115, 183, 273

Deluxe Waterbrush (#770306)

PITT Artist Pens B tip - Raw Umber, Dark Sepia

Other - Watercolor paper, pencil


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Start with a light pencil sketch of a pumpkin.


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Fill in with Goldfaber Aqua watercolor pencils as shown.


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Blend the colors with the Deluxe waterbrush. Let dry.


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Hand-letter the word grateful with Raw Umber PITT Artist pen B tip. You can write lightly with pencil first if you like.


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Draw some vines and add accents to your drawing with Raw Umber and Dark Sepia Brush tip PITT pens to finish.

You can keep it in your journal, put it in a frame or just clip on to a vision board.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will pull out your watercolor pencils and PITT pens to create such reminders for yourself and others!

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Autumn Landscape with Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils

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Hi everyone, Mou here with an autumn landscape today with Goldfaber Aqua watercolor pencils!

For this, you'll need very few supplies -

Watercolor pencil Goldfaber Aqua tin of 48 (#114648)

Deluxe Waterbrush (#770306)

Other: Watercolor paper, pencil and a clipboard (to hold your paper on location)


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This was a super quick and light pencil sketch of an estate in a nearby park.


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The building is surrounded by evergreens and maple trees. I chose Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor pencils that matched my view closely. I started by coloring the surroundings first.


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Using the Deluxe Waterbrush I blended the colors to create the surrounding.

Next, I colored the building and added the details to finish.

If you have this tin of Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils, a Deluxe Waterbrush and a little, you can sketch anywhere. The result does not have to be exact or perfect, but it will certainly give you practice and maybe become inspiration for bigger paintings in future.
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These Fall Feelings: Art Journal Page

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Hello everyone! Mou here with an art journal video tutorial all about the Fall!

Materials

Faber-Castell -

Gelatos – Iridescents

Gelatos – Translucents

Gel Medium

Goldfaber Aqua pencils

Collapsible Water cup

Paper Crafter Crayons – Neutral

Stampers Big Brush Pen set of 3 - RED

Hello Fall Printable Image Collection

Other – Watercolor paper, Scissors, Trimmer

You can watch the video tutorial by pressing 'play' below  or click right here.

 

I hope you enjoy!
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DIY Celebration Card

Is there anything better than celebrating friends and family? Adding a personal touch, and a heartfelt note is always a good idea. 

To make this card you'll need:

 

Start by scribbling a little bit of the gelato onto a palette (any smooth surface would work).

 

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Pick up some of the color using the larger of the sponges from your tool kit and start coloring over top of the stencil.


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Once you've colored in the whole picture, take your metallic pitt pen and write your greeting on the front of the card!


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Use the Pitt Artist brush pen for the envelope. You can write their name or a congratulatory message, whatever you'd like!


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Finish up with a nice note on the inside, and you've just made a wonderful, personal gift for your friends!

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Photo Feb 28  9 52 26 AMChelsea has a not-so-slight obsession with all things lettering. Watching lettering videos is what got her started, and you can usually find her posting videos using every art supply she can get her hands on! From brush pens to watercolors, and everything in between!

 

 

 

 

 


Eco Mixed Media Tag

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Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an eco mixed media tag made from upcycled chipboard and cardboard! In this tutorial, you'll see how easy it is to transform discarded things with just a few mediums and supplies. So, let me list the supplies I used and break my process down into steps.

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents - Gel Medium, Gesso, Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - Mandala, 201 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® - IRIDESCENTS (Nebula, Satellite); STEAMPUNK (Iced Chai, Iced Coffee)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Tools - Palette knife, Silicone Spatula

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Collapsible Water Cup

Other - Chipboard, cardboard, thread, hole punch, cardstock, scissors, background stamp


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Cut open a cereal box with scissors. Cut it into an 8" long x 4" wide rectangle. Snip the top corners at about 45 degree angles. Punch a hole near the top center to make the tag.

Lay the Mandala stencil on the tag as shown and apply a coat of Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Let dry.


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Cut a piece of a cardboard box. Peel off the top layer to expose the corrugated surface. Tear a small piece. Attach it to the tag with Gel Medium using the silicone spatula.


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Apply a coat of gesso over the dry layers.


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Color the tag with Gelatos colors. Blend them with water using paint brush from the Iridescents set.


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Did you know that you can stamp with Gelatos colors? 'Ink up' a background stamp with Gelatos color Iced Coffee. Spritz a little water on the stamp. Stamp randomly around the tag.


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Drip some Gelatos color down the tag to add another layer of interest.


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Trace the above stencil from the 201 collection on cardstock with PITT pen. Color it with Gelatos colors and cut around it to create a focal point piece.


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Cut some thread with scissors and mush it up in your hands. attach it to the tag with gel medium. Attach the focal point piece overlapping the thread.

Cut a small strip of cardstock and snip one end to look like a banner. Write 'Be Cool' on it with PITT pen. Attach to the tag to finish.

Hope this tutorial inspires you to take a second look at discarded objects and to give them a new life!
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Mixed Media Art Journaling

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Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a mixed media art journal page! Art journaling is such a free-ing and relaxing practice. I just add layers of colors and mediums and stop when I feel the page is done. If you have never tried art journaling, may be you should try. There are no rules really and no right or wrong way of doing it.

Here are the supplies I used for this page -

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Ice Layers Bubbles

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors - Buttercream, Fig, Iced Chai, Iced Coffee, Metallic Melon, Nebula

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 202 Mandala

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Transfers - Flowers, Words

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Silicone spatula, paint brush

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Collapsible Water cup

Other: watercolor paper (140 lb cold press 6"x9"), found papers and trims, scissors, heat tool (optional)

Now, let me walk you through the steps.


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Cut a piece of Ice Layers - Bubbles with scissors and attach to the page. The Ice Layers are self-adhesive clear texture layers that can be used as a whole or cut up as I did. If you are planning to cut it apart, be sure to keep the protective layers on so the pieces don't stick to your cutting tools. You can even use it as stencil.


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Attach pieces of found papers and trims to the page using gel medium and silicone spatula or a brush. Seal the pieces in place with a top coat of gel medium. Let dry.


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Place a Mandala Mixed Media Paper stencil and apply Whipped Spackle with a palette knife. Let the Spackle dry completely.

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Apply a coat of gesso to unify the pieces and to prepare the page for adding colors.


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Rub Gelatos colors as shown.


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Blend the colors with a paint brush dipped in water.


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Rub some Gelatos colors on a palette or craft mat and dilute the pigment with water. Splatter some on the page and let some colors drip down.


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Once the colors are thoroughly dry, cut out pieces from the Mixed Media Transfers Flowers and apply to the page with the craft stick included in the kit.


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Create a focal point with one of the phrases from the Words Mixed Media Transfers to finish.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will give art journaling a try!

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Home Decor with Mandala Stencil

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a home decor tutorial using and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 202 (Mandala)Gelatos® 15CT: TRANSLUCENTS and Mixed Media Transfers - Words.

SUPPLIES:

For this project, you'll need -

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 202 (Mandala)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Transfers - Words

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® 15CT: TRANSLUCENTS

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP Aquarelle Water Color Pencils RED

Other - watercolor paper, palette knife, silicone spatula, paper trimmer, watercup with water


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Trim watercolor paper to your favorite size. I trimmed mine to 9 x 6".

Apply a coat of gesso to prime the paper.


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Once the gesso is completely dry, color the page with Gelatos colors Translucents.


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Blend the Gelatos colors with water and the paint brush that came with the Gelatos.


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Lay the Mandala stencil at about the center of the page and apply Whipped Spackle with a palette knife.


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Add some more Gelatos colors over the stenciled design and blend with water.


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When the page is dry, rub on the Mixed Media Transfer Word - Smile Daily - in the center.


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Make some marks with a watercolor pencil to finish.

You can display the finished piece in a frame or clip it on to a photo wire or even give as a gift. 
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Bible Journaling

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a Bible Journaling tutorial using the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Bible Journaling Kit. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Bible Journaling Kit

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools - Gel Medium, GlazeGesso, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool Kit

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Collapsible Water Cup

Silicone Spatula (from Honey Medium Starter kit - you can use a brush instead)

Scissors

Watercolor paper (I used 140 lb cold press by Canson, cut to 9x9 inches)


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The Bible I have does not have a wide margin, so I make color copies of the verses, trim around with scissors and attach to a wider piece of watercolor paper with Gel Medium. You may not need to do this step if your Bible is designed for journaling.

Apply Gesso around the verse and even layer on parts of the verse that you don't plan to focus on. Let dry.


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Add some color to the page using the highlighter Gelatos from the kit. Blend with water.


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Lay the stencil Trust His Path on the page and apply Whipped Spackle with a palette knife.


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Doodle a frame around your chosen verse with a PITT pen.


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Cut out a phrase from the kit with scissors to attach to the page. Add a diecut or sticker to decorate.


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Rub some more Gelatos colors on and blend it with a coat of glaze over the whole page. Let dry completely.


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Doodle some feathers around the verse with PITT pen.


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Handletter the verse near the framed verse and doodle a frame around it with the Metallic Gold PITT pen. Make marks and add more touches of gold all around the page to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will find the Bible Journaling Kit very useful in your own art practice!

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Canvas Decor with Wedding Stencil

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a canvas decor tutorial using the brand new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - Wedding! Whether you are trying to plan a stylish wedding on a budget or want to create home decor for your new life together, these stencils can help you succeed.

Before I show you how I created this canvas, let me list the supplies for you.

SUPPLIES

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - Wedding

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors - Aqua Dolce, Peppercorn and Persimmon (from the Translucents set)

Faber-Castell Design Memory CraftTextural Accents & Tools - Gesso, Whipped Spackle, Palette Knife (from Gelatos Tool Kit), Silicone Spatula (from Honey Medium Starter Kit)

8x10 canvas

Now, let's walk through the steps.


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Rub Gelatos color Aqua Dolce generously on the canvas. You could choose different color to suit your color scheme.


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Blend the color with Gesso to completely coat the canvas. Let dry.


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Lay the It Takes Two stencil at about the center of the canvas and apply Whipped Spackle through the stencil. Let dry.


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Lay a half wreath stencil design below the main image and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. When dry, place the other half wreath stencil above the birds and apply Whipped Spackle. Let dry.


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Rub a little of the Translucent Gelatos colors Persimmon and Peppercorn along the edges of the canvas and blend with your fingers or use the blending foam from the Translucents Gelatos set to finish.

See, wasn't that easy?

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and are going to make some pretty art with these Wedding stencils!
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Home Decor with Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a mixed media decor tutorial using the new Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)!

Collect the following supplies and follow along -

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Gold

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Silver

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos - Translucents (0r Gelatos colors of your choice)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Palette Knife

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Silicone spatula (optional)

8" x 8" stretched canvas

Plastic wrap


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Apply a coat of gesso to the canvas. Let dry.


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Add a base coat of colors using the Gelatos colors - Translucents - Lychee, Creme De Menthe, Thistle and Persimmon and blend them with a sponge. You can replace these colors with Gelatos colors of your choice or those that match your event/occasion color scheme.


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Apply a thin top coat of Texture Luxe™ Silver with palette knife.


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Immediately cover the wet canvas with a piece of plastic wrap. Smoosh the plastic over the wet Texture Luxe™ Silver around gently with your fingers to create texture. Leave the wrap on till the Texture Luxe™ Silver dries. Do not try to speed up the drying process with a heat tool as the heat might melt the plastic onto the canvas.


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Carefully peel away the plastic wrap to reveal the textured surface.


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Lay the Always & Forever stencil at about the center of the canvas and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Avoid applying Whipped Spackle on the 'o' or wedding ring part of the Forever. Let the medium dry thoroughly.


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Apply Texture Luxe™ Gold on the wedding rings part of the Always & Forever stencil with palette knife. Let dry completely.


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Apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel to create the gem part of the wedding rings using the Always & Forever stencil and palette knife. Let dry.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and would play with the Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding) and various mediums to create fun projects for your home or to give as gift!

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