DCWV Blog Hop Day 3 - Mou


Hey everyone Mou here today with a holiday decor project as part of the DCWV Blog Hop.

Hop with us for a chance to win our $50 prize pack and a prize from DCWV! Here’s how to enter: stop by our blog each day this week and leave a comment. One random winner will be announced on December 15th. The blog hop will close on December 12th at 11PM.


For this project, you'll need

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Palette Knife

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mister

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® in the following colors: Blueberry, Boysenberry (Blue)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper’s Big Brush Pen: Cobalt Green # 156 (Blue)

DCWV Winter in the Woods Stack

DCWV Christmas Creations Stack

shadow box (mine is upcycled from packaging)

Here are the steps to make this project.


Measure your box and attach two or three different patterned paper inside using gel medium.


Lay a stencil and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife to mimic falling snow.


Apply gesso to the inside and outside the shadowbox.


Cut out snowman from patterned paper and coat it with glass bead glitter gel.


Add some dimension to the snowman using Gelatos colors.


Cut an ornament out of patterned paper and add dimension by shading with Stamper's Big Brush pen.



Attach the pieces inside the shadowbox as shown.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and good luck for the hop :)

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DCWV Blog Hop Day 2 - Jen and Lisa

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Hey everyone it's Jen AND Lisa here with you today for TWO awesome projects today as part of the DCWV Blog Hop.

Hop with us for a chance to win our $50 prize pack and a prize from DCWV! Here’s how to enter: stop by our blog each day this week and leave a comment. One random winner will be announced on December 15th. The blog hop will close on December 12th at 11PM.

Lisa here and I created something maybe a little different using the goodies I received from DCWV. I decided to create packaging for a wine bottle! 


I live very close to Napa so this is a perfect gift for many of my neighbors and friends, but it could also be used for sparkling cider, etc.

I found the idea to make this from Pinterest, but the post? Was in Norwegian. Oh yeah. It was fun trying to decipher it. It took me forever. Even Google translate failed me.  The post took me to where I could find a template, but I still had a hard time. Once I DID figure I out? I made my OWN template. To save. Forever. ;)

Here are my steps:

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Winter Blog Hop with DCWV - Merry Christmas Cards

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This week we have a blog hop with DCWV!

Hi Everyone It's Limor Webber here with a fun tutorial using the fabulous products from DCWV and Faber Castell Design Memory Craft!

Hop with us for a chance to win our $50 prize pack and a prize from DCWV! Here’s how to enter: stop by our blog each day this week and leave a comment. One random winner will be announced on December 15th. The blog hop will close on December 12th at 11PM.


I wanted to Share how I created this super fun Mixed Media Card with you all so here we go!



I took two Gelatos® Double Scoop® and rubbed them on my craft mat as you see above and sprayed it with water to dissolve the Gelatos® .



With a waterbrush start applying to the amazing pre-Gold Embossed cards from DCWV.  With a dry cloth wipe off any excess that may have been left on the Gold image.  You will be left with something like what you see in the photo below.


If you are a simple card maker you may be happy with leaving it as is but of course I had to take it a step further LoL!

Step 3


Using Glass Bead Glitter Gel and a Resin Frame, I added the Glass Bead Glitter Gel using a brush lightly over the frame and dried it with a heat gun.



Using the same hydrating technique I had done in step 1 I added the dissolved Gelatos®  on the frame randomly then heat set it with my heat gun.



I mounted two pieces of DCWV cardstock and added the Happy Christmas chipboard to the middle of the frame.  I painted the chipboard and a bit of the frame with some gold acrylic paint and added glass beads inside the frame.  I gently poured Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Glaze and let it dry overnight.


Note: I poured quite a large amount of Glaze which took almost 2 days to dry completely clear.  Drying time will depend on how much you pour.


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and be sure to come join us all week for more!





Good luck!

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Noel Mixed Media Canvas


Hi everyone! It's Lisa here with you today and I have a cool mixed media canvas to share with you that would be perfect as a gift for your neighbor, friend, or co-worker. I really hope that you like it. I took a LOT of photos, so let's get started!

1. This is a 8 x 10" pre-gessoed canvas that was turned on the long side.  A piece of patterned paper was cut to size (the edges were torn just a little) and adhered to the canvas using Gel Medium.

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Holiday Specials!

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Paper Crafter's Library Feature!


Today we have a blog feature in the Paper Crafter's Library! You may remember the designer, Zoey Scarpelli from her past blog posts here and we're thrilled to welcome her back.  

Stop by their blog to check out her step by step instructions for this stunning mixed media canvas!  They'll also be giving away a few of our favorite products so don't forget to enter in their giveaway!  

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Take the Challenge with Mou, December 2014

Cyber Monday eBlast

Before we start off with today's post, we'd like to interrupt with a short commercial for our Cyber Monday special.  If you're lookout for gifts or just looking to stock up, this is your chance! To buy all of our aquarelles for 50% off, enter the promo code FREEGRIP at checkout. 

Happy shopping!


Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the twelfth and final 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®.

December is the season of gift giving. The challenge this month is to create any small handmade gift using your mixed media stash.  

Here's my take.


Here's a list of supplies I used:

  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Whipped Spackle

  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Steampunk set

  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Big Brush pens: Black, Scarlet Red, Chrome Yellow

  • Others: paintbrush, stamp, fabric, canvas, punchinella, palette knife

Here are the steps:


Use Gel Medium to attach tissue to canvas.


Cut a design from fabric and attach to canvas with gel medium.


Coat parts of the canvas with gesso.


With palette knife, apply Whipped Spackle through punchinella.


Color around the image with Gelatos colors.


Apply a coat of Glass Bead Glitter Gel all over the canvas. Let dry thoroughly.


Add colors around the butterfly or the image you chose with Stamper's Big Brush pens.


Embellish with stamp. Cut a label shape from fabric and write a favorite word on it to finish. 

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, 12/12 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge are: One Glass Bead Glitter Gel tub & one Mini Journal Board.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 12/15 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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Did you know? With Rita Barakat

    RitaBarakat4 Hey there creatives! Rita Barakat here! Did you know that you can use Glass Bead Glitter Gel on fabric? Well you can! OK , you can but don't wash it! LOL , this is strictly decorative!

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"She" Mixed Media Canvas


Hi friends! Linsey here. I hope you had a great weekend! I had a fun one and even completed this mixed media art canvas, which will be a birthday gift for one of my very talented and inspiring friends. I love doing mixed media art canvases with little or no premeditation because it allows me to just create and see what comes of it. I find this artistic process very freeing, especially with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products!  I hope you enjoy it as well! And here we go! "She"....

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Tracing with Gelatos


Welcome to a video tutorial by Guest Designer Baerbel Born.


In my last video I showed how you can apply and text or image on any surface with paper tissues. This time I show you, how you can copy and trace any image you want on any surface with the help of Gelatos. You can trace photos, magazines or your favorite old masters painting on your very own canvas.

My aim is, to bring artwork and painting to everyone, even if you think you cannot draw. Everyone can draw!

The finished results can look like this, and many more results are possible.

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