Special offer!

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Our lovely friends over at Penny Black is using Design Memory Craft product in their Club Member Christmas series! Here's how you can access exclusive tips and techniques done with Design Memory Craft mediums over the next couple of weeks: 

Simply sign up to be a Penny Black Club Member HERE (it’s free!), and beginning on Sept. 24 and throughout the month of October, you will receive 4 exclusive emails featuring the mixing and matching of Gelatos, Gesso, Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, and more.  Within each email, Penny Black designer, Jill Foster, will explore topics such as achieving beautiful mixed media collage, stamping techniques, ATC designs, and scenic painting…

And with all of this Christmas excitement, Penny Black is also offering a special prize for a NEW Club Member.  After signing up for the free club HERE, just pop by and “like” the Penny Black Facebook page and leave them a comment that you’ve signed up for the Club Member Christmas event. One lucky winner will receive a prize pack of 3 featured stamps.(Giveaway closes September 24, 11:59 PM PST.)

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VROOM Baby Layout by Tonya Gibbs

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Hi everyone, today I wanted to share with you a masculine baby layout of my nephew, Gage. This photo was taken a month before his 2nd birthday. I watched him play in the floor forever with these little cars. In true "BOY" fashion, you could hear him making "VROOOOOOOOM" noises as he swung them around on the carpet. SO STINK'N CUT!

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Mixed Media Mini Journal Board with VIDEO

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Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and I'm sharing a few techniques on a mini journal board that I had fun with. I had a big "oopsie" in making this project, but I worked with it and allowed it to guide me in a very cool direction. Make sure to scroll down for the video! 

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I hope that you enjoyed my video and laughed along with me. ;) I really enjoyed making this piece as I wasn't sure what exactly I was going to do when I started, but I love how it turned out.

Supplies Used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® :

Gelatos® - Iced Chai, Iced Coffee (Steampunk Collection), Butterscotch (Neutrals Collection),
Mango (Yellow Set) Gold Champagne (Gold/Silver set), Blood Orange (50's Diner Designer Set),

Gesso
Gel Medium
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Paper Crafter Crayon™ in Brown
Mini Journal Boards
Gelatos® Mist Maker Set­

Other Supplies:

Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop (Microbial)
Paper (on tag) - Basic Grey (Highline)
Stamp - Technique Tuesday (Can Do)
Embossing Powder - Wow! (Passion Fruit Embossing Glitter)
Embossing Ink - Versamark
Staples
Twine
Seam Binding Ribbon

 

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Cherish DIY Embroidery Hoop

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Hi everyone! Margie Higuchi here with my last post for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Design Team - Summer 2014! Just want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® (shout out to sweet Naoko Ohno!!) for letting me play with their products on their stage - THANK YOU!! What an honor and privilege to be working with my amazing and talented team members during this term! LOVE you guys!

OK...now let's get to some FUN~!! I am using an embroidery hoop to create this sweet and simple home decor piece. With a combination of textual accents and Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® colors, you can re-create to your own design!

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Another Wearable Art necklace with Jen Matott

P1010802So last month I created a necklace with ComposiMold and the Mixed Media with Gelatos kit!  I loved it so much that I made another wearable art piece.  This time I used an UmWowStudio Hexagon Background die cut piece, canvas, and the Steampunk Gelatos® set.

Here are some step outs from my creation!

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Guest Design Team Call

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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. 

Our Mix & Match concept is centered on color coordinated palettes and mediums that are designed to make medium and color coordination a cinch for crafters. 

We're looking for talented designers to help promote our brand for design, memory and papercraft applications from October 2014-January 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 September 23rd at 2pm 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.   If can also send us a project that you have already posted on your blog or Youtube.  *please note- your personality is important to us.  Show us who you are!  
  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 September 26th. 

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Black and White by Zoey

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Hello everyone!

Zoey's here to show you another project I created! I worked on my A5 Journal Book , I never tried a Layout on this page size so I wanted to give it a try.

To start my page, I draw the feathers with Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK (#770075) - I love how these brush pens write on watercolor paper, they are so smooth! 

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Wish by Terri Burnette

Good morning everyone.  Today I want to share a mixed media project with you.  I wanted to make a little canvas to help me remember that wishes do come true.  So, on to the project.

Here is the final project:  

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I began with an 8 x 8 burlap canvas board.  I knew I wanted 3 areas to work on so I began with the backgrounds of each of the boards.  Using my Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen I swiped the ink over my stamp and stamped onto white tissue paper.  I continued until I had the design I wanted.  I love using my Stamper's Big Brush Pen to stamp.  The india ink is permanent and it is so easy!  Each of my 3 areas was stamped with a different background stamp.

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I have already decided that I would use 3 mini canvas' on the main 8 x 8 until I made the unfortunate discovery that I didn't have any mini canvas' in my stash!  So, I improvised.  I cut chipboard that I had so that I had several of the sizes I wanted to use and then glued them together.  I then adhered the stamped tissue paper to the chipboard stacks using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium.  I also gave the tops a coat as well.

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Once the Gel Medium was dry, I gave a light coat of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso to each board to lighten the patterns and give a base for the color to grab onto. I also applied Gesso to the wood elements I will add to the page later.

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At this point I decided to add a "frame" of Gesso around the area where the boards will be placed on the canvas.  

 

 

 

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Now, time for the color.  For the first coat I scribbled on Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint.  I used my finger to get the color distributed all over the board and sides.

 

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Next, I added Gelatos® Blueberry just along the edges and smoothed with my fingers.

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And last, Gelatos® Iced Chai for the edges to give them a little distressed look.  I love how the metallics in these colors catch the light too.

 

 

 

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I also added these same colors to the paper elements for the canvas.  Again, I used my fingers to move the color around.  I did not wipe my fingers between colors so I got a wonderful  mix of the colors without really trying!  These colors were also applied to the wood and chipboard elements.

 

 

 

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Now for a little fun.  I sliced off small pieces of the Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry using my palette knife.  I then added Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to each and mixed well with the palette knife.  Then I added it to the metal butterfly you see in the picture.  Simply drip the colors on and swirl with the palette knife.

 

 

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This is what the butterfly looked like after I applied my colored Glaze to it.  I also added a few beads in the center for a body.  This took some time to dry because I put it on really thick.  I left it on a small acrylic block overnight to dry.

 

 

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Once all the elements were dry I added them to the canvas.  I also added some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to the wood letters to give them some shine and was happy to see that it really brought out the colors and sparkle of the metallic colors.

 

 

 

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I hope you were inspired to keep Wishing today!  Stop by my blog to see more close up pics of the final canvas.

I wanted to take a moment to say a big Thank You to Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.  My time this summer on the Summer 2014 Design Team was truly a wish come true for me!  I know that their amazing products will continue to be my go to items for creating and continuing to make my wishes come true!

 

Supplies used: 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso, Glaze, and Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry and Iced Chai

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush pen Black #199

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Artist Pen Nougat #178

Other items used:  Damask stamp by Recollections, Quatrefoil Background stamp and Composer's Dream stamp by Stampabilities; metal feather by Paper Studio; metal butterfly by G45; Key and lock by Tim Holtz Ideology;  paper from Wallflower Stash by Tim Holtz; pearl stickers by Paper Studio; doily; vintage lace, Maya Road lace; Blue Fern Studios Doily Bunting; burlap canvas; chipboard by Grafix.

 
 

 

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Show Your Statehood Love!

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a photo tutorial for ya! I've made 5 of these for each state my husband and I have moved to! Here's what you'll need for this tutorial:

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1. Add a coat of Gel Medium with a foam brush to adhere wrapping paper.

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2. Apply Wrapping Paper burnishing out all the air bubbles with a spatula. Allow to dry.

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3. Add a thin coat of Gesso. Allow to dry.

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4. Adhere a state cut-out or mask (I used the state face font and my Sizzix eClips to cut this LA mask) using repositionable adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Dots Repositional Refillable) & trace outline of state. You can also freehand this part ;)

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5. Paint entire State area with Chalkboard Paint. I like to outline the state and get the little details with a small angular brush first. Dry

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6. Once dry, you can add PITT Pastel Pencil, Whipped Spackle, and/or White Stamper's Artist Pen accents. Try coloring dried Whipped Spackle with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens!

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So, here are some things I LOVE about our Chalkboard Paint that you may not find in others... It's a medium block matte color, so it looks almost like deep slate when it's dry! It also has more grit and texture to it lending to a truer chalkboard finish. It's VERY opaque, so a little goes a long way! You don't need any special finish to color it once it's dry!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,

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Take the Challenge with Mou, September 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the ninth 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®.
 
Once school is back in session, life gets really busy around here because of the school routine and various extracurricular activities. So, crafting time is premium. That's where this month's creative challenge comes in. In the past, I have done product challenges, theme challenges, inspiration challenges, etc. -- this month, my challenge for you is a time challenge. Create any project in 30 minutes or less.
 
Here's my take:
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Here are close-ups:
 
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Instead of doing a photo tutorial, I did a video this month to show you the techniques. I hope you enjoy!
 
  
 
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, 9/12 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
 
The prizes for this challenge are: One tub of Gel medium each.
 
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 9/15 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
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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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