Simple Shading using Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos (R)


Hello Creatives!!

Keri Sallee of the Guest Design Team here and today I want to share with you a simple way to add shading to your projects using just 2-3 colors of Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos (R.)

Shading can be intimidating to those new to the process, so I can drafted an easy to follow Snapguide to show you step by step how to do it to make this simple flower. 

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Stenciling Transparencies

Stenciling is such a wonderful technique with so many possibilities. It's Julia Stainton here today with a project  that puts a spin on stenciling and has a great touch of glam.

There's so many different surfaces that you can stencil on. Most often I use paper but you can also stencil on fabric, canvas, wood and actually almost anything. I've been wanting to try stenciling on transparencies but not every medium is suited for adhering itself to the slick plastic surface. The new Texture Luxe™ from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  is a wonderful product and I couldn't wait to try it out and see how it worked on the transparencies.

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Free Ustream Class Tonight!



Have you ever seen a craft where you love the detailing, but you aren't sure how to make it?  Tonight's class with designer Jen Matott will have you making mixed media canvases like a pro.  

We're also giving away prizes tonight so don't miss this class!

RSVP here: 

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Video: Watercoloring with Art Grip Aquarelle watercolor pencils with Laurel Beard



Hi everyone! Laurel Beard here today with you to share how easy and fun it is to color with the Design Memory Craft ® Art Grip ® Aquarelle watercolor pencils. I am pleased as punch to be guest designing over here for a few months!! The entire Design Memory Craft® line is amazing! All the products are designed to mix and match so you can really have a lot of fun with them... And it's a great investment... Here's the card I made for today.

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Happy Day | Scrapbooking Tutorial By Irit Landgraf


Hi! Irit here with a new colorful project using my favorites, the beautiful Gelatos®.

I started by adding some washi tape to my patterned paper and priming the paper with gesso. I then picked a rainbow of colors, beautiful happy colors!

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Movie Magic - layout with a video


Hi there! It's Riikka here sharing another guest project with you! This time I went playing with Chalk Board Paint, Gelatos® and Texture Luxe™. 

I was intrigued to try the Gelatos® on the Chalk Board Paint, how they would mimic chalks on top of the paint and how the colors would shine from the black surface. What also shines from black is the Texture Luxe™. I used the silver one here in my layout and created a twinkling background for my page.

Texture Luxe™ is thick enough to be used with a stencil for a dimensional effect. And the shine it has is just awesome! The paste is smooth and silky and the end finish really shines. As the paste has some tooth too, you can use it in a way of adhesive - please see the video below to learn what I mean!


The topic of the page is like the title suggest movie magic. Don't you just love the feeling a good movie gets you into? When you leave the theater and are still captivated by the story, the visual aspects of the movie and well, the movie magic? I don't go to the movies as often I would love to, but even more I then enjoy the feeling after seeing something captivating! It almost feels like you are in the story when you are heading home at best.


The page has three different type shine on it. There's the sparkling, high shine of the glitter, the satin like shine of the Texture Luxe™ and then silk like sheen of Gelatos®. Talking about star shine! I also added bokeh styled little dots here and there around the page using Stamper's Big Brush pen - one of my favorite things to do lately!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you with my project! Until next time!


Supplies from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:

 Chalk Board Paint

Texture Luxe™ - Silver

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - White

Gelatos® - Blueberry

Gelatos® - Snow Cone, Margarita Mix

Gelatos® - Silver Ice

PITT® Artist Pens - Blacks


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Friendship balsa box


Hi! Kimberly New here.  Today I'll be sharing my altered balsa box.  

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Be Strong Tag Using Texture Gems - With Lisa


Hi everyone! Lisa with you today to share a few fun ideas using the Texture Gems™ (and a few other awesome products) on a black tag.

Let me show you how I did this:

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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 July 2015- October 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 June 17th, 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 (, Pinterest (, and Twitter ( )!

The Guest Design Team will be announced on June 22, 2015.  

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What do you put on your art journal pages? with Rita Barakat Artjournal
Hey artsy peeps Rita Barakat here using several Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products to create today art journal pages! I also gathered random embellishments to add to my pages!

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Today I want to show you the new Brights Gelatos® Colors pack! I had so many pictures for this project I decided to put them all in a short video form for ya! Enjoy!

What do you put on your art journal pages?

Blessings! Rita

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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, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®,The Crafters Workshop, DCWV, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

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