Mixed Media Kit (50's Diner and Tropical) Now Available at Barnes & Noble!


Looking for a good mixed media starter kit?  Stop by your local Barnes & Noble to pick up one of these kits!  

770501 Components

Each kit will have the above assortment- 10 stencils, 2 Misters, 1 Drip Dropper, 1 Dot Dabber, a fully illustrated Technique Guide, 1 Spatula, 1 Texture Luxe, and 5 Gelatos. 

Are you curious what you can make with the kit?  Here's a home decor idea we made with the Tropical Kit.  

Mirrors on Wall

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One Card Done Two Ways with Marjolaine Walker


Hello creative friends, Marjolaine Walker here. Today I have a simple card to show you that I made twice. Once with PITT Pastels and once with Gelatos®. As you've probably already noticed, I use Gelatos® all the time. My PITT Pastels on the other hand have sat unused for many years. How sad is that? They are amazing and I should have been creating with them all along! With minimal effort the color glides on the paper and blends easily. They are lovely to use! I have recorded the process to make this card, I hope you enjoy watching the video and that you'll try this out for yourself!

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Take the Challenge with Mou, October 2015

Hello Bloggers, Mou here! Are you ready for a creative challenge? I hope you are, for it's time for the October 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou!

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®.

October is the month of Halloween, at least here in the States. If  you are around children, you know that what they love most about that, is the Trick or Treat ritual. So, I thought, for October, why don't I issue you a two-part challenge? No no, don't worry it won't be too tricky and as always there will be a treat at the end! And even if you are not in the States, you can totally play along too. So, without further ado, your challenge this month is:

Part 1: Use BLACK Chalkboard Paint (as much or as little you like) on something you create. It does not have to be Halloween-related, although that would be fun too! 

Part 2: Add an owl. Sketch it, doodle it, draw it, transfer it, stamp it... you decide it.

Take a look at what I made.


I really love owls. I see them practically everywhere from mugs to pendants and I am impressed with how artists interpret this wise bird in their works. So, I decided to make a nursery décor for my baby with an owl on it.

Here's a list of supplies I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Chalkboard Paint
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Pastel Pencils NEUTRALS
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Tool: GRIP Triangular Sharpener
Others: wood plaque, paint brush

If you like to do something similar, here are the instructions.
Start by painting the wood plaque with BLACK Chalkboard Paint. You don't need to gesso your wood plaque. Once the first coat dries, apply another coat.


Sketch your bird with WHITE PITT Pastel Pencil. This works like chalk, only better. Keep a GRIP Triangular Sharpener handy for you'll need to sharpen your WHITE PITT Pastel Pencil in between.

Once you have the outline, fill in details and shade some parts.


Here's a close up of my nursery plaque.

Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to this challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Sunday, 10/18 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

And now the TREAT part as promised... The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Pastel Pencils NEUTRALS (#770182)
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 10/19 to see if YOU won! Good luck to all!

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A Scrapbook Layout Tutorial featuring the Gelatos® Colours



This is Marie-Eve Bernard.  Today, I want to share with you a layout with fall colors.   I use my wonderful Gelatos® Colours.  Here in Quebec, we can enjoy the magnificent fall colours.  This is what inspired me for this layout. Hope you enjoy!

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Halloween Mixed Media Card


Hi Creatives! 

Happy Autumn! Best time of year in my neck of the woods where the weather turns crisp, the trees change to beautiful colors and we can break out the warm sweaters and hot cocoa! It's the shortest season yet the one I wish would last longer!

The project that I'll be showing you this week is for a Halloween mixed media card. As a kid, my mother always instilled in us to send mail. Thank You notes, Birthday cards, Sympathy cards, Thinking of You cards. Whatever the occasion was, she would always send a card in the mail. And I think that form of communication is really starting to fade away, which totally bums me out. I love getting mail (other than bills, of course!) Who doesn't like to go to their mailbox and open it to see a nice card from somebody special? 

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Happy Halloween with Art GRIP® Aquarelles and Lisa


Hey everyone it's Lisa with you today this first day of October. (Can you believe it?!!) Now I must admit, I'm really not a fan of Halloween, but I love the colors of Autumn AND Halloween and I thought that breaking out my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils for a sweet card would be just the thing.

Here are the steps to make this cute Halloween card:

1. Stamp images using Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black onto watercolor paper. 

2. Using select colors from Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils carefully color in images. *Tip - When coloring in images, be "loose" with color placement. Start with darker colors at bottom and top, then work lighter colors towards the center. This works best for round images.

3. With Deluxe Water Brush go over the penciled in areas to create a blended, watercolored look.  Work from bottom to center and from top to center. Dab off excess water with paper towel, if necessary. Add additional color if desired, and re-wet/blend. Be careful not to over-saturate the paper.

4. Stamp small spider with black pigment ink, heat set with clear embossing powder.

5. Die-cut all images with matching dies.

6. Stamp sentiment on to white paper with black pigment ink, heat set with clear embossing powder.

7. Attach foam squares to the backs of pumpkins and spider. Arrange and attach all pieces to pre-cut piece of 4" x 4"  patterned paper.

8. Draw curly web for spider using Essential PITT Artist Pen.

9. Adhere Sentiment.

10. Card base is standard A2 sized black card stock folded on the horizontal edge. White card stock trimmed ⅛" smaller is adhered to the black card base. A piece of purple glitter cardstock is trimmed to 2" wide and 5⅜". This piece is adhered to the lower portion of the white cardstock. The patterned paper square (with the pumpkins, ghost, and spider) is adhered on top of that.

This is a super simple, super sweet card that really packs a punch to show off those Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Thanks so much for joining me today on this spook-tacular October 1st. ;)

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Yellow
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Red
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Green
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Neutral
Essential PITT Artists Pens Black
Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Black
Deluxe Water Brush
GRIP Triangular Sharpener

Have an amazing week!

Lisa Sig

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Serial tag victims with Claribou


Greetings, partners in crime. 

I though I would go multiple this time. Multiple victims. Multiple techniques. Multiple colours. At first, I aimed at 3 victims ... but I soon realized I couldn't stop there ... So I eventually ended up sacrifying 7 of them. 

Thought you might want to see them. So here we go. 

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Guest Design Team Call!


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® is a leading manufacturer specializing in high quality art supplies including pens, color pencils and watercolor pencils for art, crafts, scrapbooking and papercrafting. 

We're looking for talented designers to help promote our brand for design, memory and papercraft applications from November- February 2015.  The successful applicant will need to work well with deadlines and consistently produce projects of high standard. 

As part of the Design Memory Craft Guest Design Team you will:

  • Receive a surplus amount of Design Memory Craft products including the new products
  • Have the opportunity to be featured regularly on the redesigned Design Memory Craft blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • We may also approach you about buying the original piece for tradeshow use.


  • Create a card, layout, or a mixed media project to post on the Design Memory Craft blog. 
  • Maintain your blog and link to Design Memory Craft’s website/blog.
  • Follow the guidelines provided by Design Memory Craft

Please send us the following information by October 19th, 2015 4pm EST via email to naoko@fabercastell.comwith ‘Design Team Application’ in the subject line.

***Please note that late submissions will not be accepted***.

  1. Name, address and e-mail address.
  2. Short biography
  3. Links to your blog
  4. 1 project with step by step directions. *please note- your personality is important to us.  Show us who you are! (this can be an existing project!)
  5. Finally…like/follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/DesignMemoryCraft), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/designmemcraft/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft )!

The Guest Design Team will be announced on October 21, 2015.  

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"Create" Art Journal cover by Ann Corbiere-Scott


Hi, Ann Corbiere-Scott here-and I am thrilled to share one last artsy project before my time as a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is done. I have had the absolute BLAST stretching my creative muscle along side some of the most talented in our industry! I love to art journal and have art journals aplenty in a wide array of sizes and types. I enjoy creating imaginative covers as much as I do the pages within. I had this idea of coupling wood veneer pieces, book paper, and gelatos! I am madly in love with it! Hope you are inspired to give this technique a try-it is super fun!

Here we go!

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Autumn is in the Air with Jen Matott



Hello Artsy friends!  It's that time of year when the air grows crisp with cool weather and pumpkin everything!  I created this page with that in mind!

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