Holiday Canvas Collage: I Could Have Danced All Night


Hi everyone! It's Christina (seena) Young here with a pretty collage project that is simple to put together using matte medium. As October ends I'm thinking ahead to the holiday season. All the festivities inspired my canvas. Well, that and I stumbled upon a used bookshop going out of business and scored some wonderful sheet music for a song (ha ha). 

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Holiday Ustream Class!

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Thanks for watching our Ustream tonight!  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  Missed the class?  We'll have it uploaded to our Youtube channel, so you can catch it there.  

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Enjoyed the class - SOOOOO many ideas to do with my granddaughter!! Thank you!

Posted by: Candice Schwark | 10/29/2014 at 10:07 PM


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Winter card DREAM from Olga for your inspiration

Olga Kovalchuk winter card DREAM

Hello everyone! :) Today here with you Olga Kovalchuk and I'm very happy and very exited to share with you my first project, which I made for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft as a guest designer. My dream came true and now you all can see what I made for your inspiration :)

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A Simple Thank You....

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Hello Everyone!  Krista here today to share with you a sweet little thank you card you can whip up in no time!  I know the theme isn't shouting fall, but I'm trying to cling on to the last shred of hope it will stay warmer just a little bit longer ;)  This card was definitely fun to make.  I used lots of different mediums since I wanted to create a variety of visual interest with texture!  If you know me you know how much I love my Gelatos®!!!  Its hard for me not to use them on everything I create!  This card is no exception!

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Be Merry Tag Duo

DeeDee Catron - Be Merry tag Duo

Hello everyone! :) DeeDee here today, super excited to be inspiring you using the amazing range of products from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft®. Today's project and tutorial come in the form of a Tag Duo and video. 

As much as I totally adore Halloween, I have found myself gravitating towards Christmas already. The glittery snow (not now that I live in Las Vegas, lol) the jingle bells and warm tidings. It speaks to my soul this year! So I'm jumping in head first with some tags that will be perfect either on my mantle, hanging from my tree, or even tied to presents. 

Here they are.... Be Merry Tags.

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Jewelry hanger canvas by Baerbel Born


Dear fans of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products, I am so proud to be on the fall/winter team 2014! For my first project I decided to make something traditional and useful, my colorful canvas will serve as a jewelry hanger from now on and help me to present and display my earrings and necklaces.

My inspiration for this project is a summary of many years of crafting experience: I teached in many craft workshops and often they had one thing in common: The crafters didn't dare to paint or write by hand. It has always been my wish to help all those friends and artists who need some help with their paintings.

If you find an image or text you like, you can transfer it onto your canvas! All you need is tissue paper or paper napkin and a ball pen.

How you can copy and transfer any image to your painting I will show you in my video. I made the video with a quote that matches the topic: 'So many things carelessly discarded, will be picked up and turned into a jewel for someone else.' (George Meredith)

But please keep in mind the technique will also work for images, like faces or houses....

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Chalk Board Paint Patchwork


Hi! everyone.

Hee Sun Kim here with my first project at Design Memory Craft.


Today.  I would like to share Faber- Castell design Memory Craft's Gelatos & Chalk Board Paint Patchwork Technique with you.

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Mixed Media canvas: Is not a mistake... By Nicoletta Zanella (And last night's Ustream winner)

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Hi everyone! I'm Nicoletta. At home I had a canvas, I watched it and i turned it... oh yeah it's much more interesting behind i think!I melted  Gelatos Double Scoop with water and I've sprayed on canvas

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Haunted Halloween Birdhouse and Video with Rachel (Comment here for Ustream)

Hello everyone! This is Rachel Kleinman here with my first ever post with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft! I am beyond excited to be a part of the Fall/Winter 2014 Guest Design Team and thank you for joining me for my first 'official' project :)

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A Halloween Chandelier with Mou & October Take the Challenge winners

Hi everyone, Mou here with Halloween home decor tutorial for you.


Do you ever shop in kid craft aisles? I do... some for my kids, especially my son who loves to paint things, but also for me. Don't always have a plan, but I pick up random things here and there. Such was the case of the Halloween chandelier.


After sitting in a bin in my studio for at least a couple of years, it finally saw light of day. I found this chandelier at JoAnn. I altered it with the following supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: Gold Champagne, Iced Chai, Tangerine, Mango, Red Cherry, Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Metallic Mint

Others: punchinella, stencil, string


Start by adding a coat of Gesso to the chandelier pieces. Be sure to coat both the front and the back as you'll see all the sides when it's assembled and displayed.


Next, coat parts of the chandelier with chalkboard paint leaving out the candles and flames.


It should look something like this.


Color the candles with Gold Champagne and Iced Chai Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.


Color the flames with Mango, Tangerine and Red Cherry Gelatos® colors and blend with Gel Medium.

Add some dimension to the chandelier structure by rubbing on  Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Gold Champagne and Metallic Mint Gelatos® colors. Blend the colors with your fingers.


Lay a stencil over the chalkboard painted part of a chandelier piece and apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel with palette knife. Let dry thoroughly. Repeat on every surface of each chandelier piece.

When dry, lay a punchinella over some parts and color lightly with Iced Chai Gelatos® color.


Assemble the pieces together and tie with string to display in a chosen spot.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and now, it's time to announce the winners of October 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou.

Drumrolls please...

1. Just finished this yesterday

Posted by: Jean Marmo | 10/06/2014 at 07:18 AM

2. Blogger  Paper Therapy Ponderings  said... (on my blog)

here is the link to my project since typeset does not like me
Barb Housner

6:06 PM


Congrats Jean & Barb! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Jean & Barb, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [] with September Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)



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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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