More Playtime with Chalkboard Paint!

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 Hi there Faber-Castell Peeps!!  I hope you are enjoying a glorious spring!! I know that here in Atlanta we are in full swing of trees, flowers and everything blooming!

 

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Altered Spring Flowers Handbag by Jeanne

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Hi everyone! Jeanne Streiff here today with an background technique using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafters Crayons . I'll also show you how to use Gelatos® and a  Stamper’s Big Brush Pen to decorate flower die cuts to make them look more realistic. These techniques  can be used for scrapbooks, cards and art journals too!

 Here is a video I made showing you how to make my pretty handbag.

 

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Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft supplies:

  Gelatos®  (Butter Cream, Mango, Blood Orange, Green Tea, Coconut)

 Paper Crafters Crayons RedYellow

 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Scarlet Red

Palette Knife ( Gelatos®  Tool Set )

 Other supplies:

  Z Becky Brown Handbag & white purse insert (White Knight)

 Sizzix dies (659242 Camellia, 656064 Flowers, Branches & Leaves)

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Video Tutorial: Artist Trading Blocks

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with another Video Tutorial for you! This time, I'll be showing you my personal spin on these cool Artist Trading Blocks! I consider these three primary colors to be an artist's building blocks. It's our introduction into color theory! It where all color stems from. So, I'll be using some of your favorite Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® products to jazz up these Sizzix Artist Trading Blocks! 

Video Tutorial:

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial.

I used the following Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® products: Gelatos® (Red Cherry, Lemon, Blueberry), Stamper's Big Brush Pen (Magenta, Chrome Yellow, Cobalt Blue), Gel Medium, Collapsible Water Cup, Palette Knife (Gelatos Tool Kit)

Other Products Used: Sizzix (Blocks 3-D Scoreboards XL Die, Butterfly Frenzy Sizzlits Die), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Dodz Small, Dodz Medium, Dodz 3D, Crafty Power Tape), Hero Arts & Impress Stamps

Thanks for stopping by,

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Inspired by Candy!

March 2014 023100 Hey artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here and I am super excited to share this post with you!  I love working on different size projects, the bigger the better - this one is 16x20 canvas!  Inspired by candy!

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Beach fun and watercolors - a match made in heaven

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Hi it's Beck Beattie here again with a fun way to embellish your projects with some fun and colourful flowers.  Summer is just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere and while it is nearly winter where I am, I'm still trying to live in the warm weather by scrapbooking those summer holiday memories.  

For this layout I thought some bright an colourful beach flowers would be just perfect.  I had the perfect flower die set in the Spellbinders Blooms three die set, but really needed them two toned for the perfect effect.  I decided to reach for my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils for the perfect accent, and here is a video to show you how

 

Hope you enjoyed seeing how I turned the plain die cut flowers into flowers that pop with a little help from Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.  Here are some close up pics of the coloured flowers.  

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Magic is in the Air!


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Jen Matott here to share a page with you! My son has always been fascinated with the idea of magic.. when he was around 3 years old, he would think that he could make water disappear!  It was one hot day playing in the sprinkler when he thought he could do a little magic.  He grabbed some water from the sprinkler and would open his hand as if he did a magic trick!  So cute!

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Mixed Media board with Yuko

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Heelo! Yuko is here!
Today I want to introduce mixed media bord.
Spring approached in Japan and became warm-

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Art Journal video with Vicky

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Hi everyone, it's Vicky here today and I am sharing a unique art journal layout. A totaly different style, more on the graphic side. It was super easy and fast to achieve by mixing and matching different Faber Castell mediums. Here is a closer look

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I just love that matte finish of the chalkboard paint! You can watch a how-to video below

 

Supplies:

  • Art GRIP Aquarelles RED
  • Art GRIP Aquarelles YELLOW
  • Art GRIP Aquarelles GREEN
  • Art GRIP Aquarelles NEUTRAL
  • Gelatos® Color Gift Set
  • Glaze
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Whipped Spakle
  • Gelatos® Tool Set

Thank you for joining me today!

 

 

 

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Take the Challenge with Mou, April 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here  and welcome to the fourth 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®.
 
We just returned from our sprink break. We went on a cruise to Haiti, Jamaica, and Cozumel. When we go on such family vacations, I carry a sketch book and my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils, Deluxe Waterbrush, and Essential PITT Artist pens (BLACK). The light load works best for me. In between shore excursions and general entertainment and relaxing, I sketch simple scenes around me. 
 
How do you stay creative during your vacations? Show us any project you created on the go.

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Here's my take. 

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And I took a quick photo around the same time to show what I mean by simple scenes. Here's my son, busy playing with his i-pod nano on our private deck.

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I started with a pencil sketch.

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 Next I colored the sketch with various shades of Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils.

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I used the Deluxe Waterbrush to blend the colors. When dry, I added details with Essential PITT Artist pens (BLACK).

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And of course, I wasn't the only one enjoying being creative on vacation :)

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, 4/18 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge are: One set of 9 ct Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in the color of your choice.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 4/21 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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Art Journal Page with Jen Matott

 

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Hi creative friends!  I am so very excited to see the new products that Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® has released.  One of them is full of my artwork!  In fact, I designed the art and instruction booklet photos/ write up for this kit! 

It is the second one that I've designed for  them and I'm thrilled with how it looks!  WOW!  I can't wait for you to be able to get your hands on this kit.  In the process, I had to cut a couple pages out due to space and materials that were going to be included.  So, I wanted to share one of those pages that didn't make the cut with you! 

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MIX & MATCH

MIX & MATCH from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors & mediums will work beautifully together.

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