Ann Corbiere-Scott's Bloom Art Journal page featuring Aquarelle water color pencils


Hi, Ann Corbiere-Scott here and I am over the moon to be a little part of the most amazing company, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! I am thrilled to share some Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencil artsy fun with you!  I love art journaling, I have oodles of them!  I find them a excellent way to try out new techniques and products, coupled with a positive message is absolutely perfection to me! 

Here we go! I am madly in love with the mini Mixed Media journal, so I took a page from mine and jumped right in!

1. I adhered a vintage book paper page onto the mixed media journal page with Gel Medium.

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2. I painted a thin layer of Chalkboard paint over the book paper, I wanted to be able to slightly see the words through the paint. 


3. On another sheet of book paper, I loosely drew some organic flowers and leaves with Art GRIP Aquarelle water color pencils (I used 168 for the leaves and 117,121,111, 107, 152, 125, 162, and 156 for flowers). With a wet brush, activate the watercolor to create loose, flowy flower and leaf shapes.


4. With an XS PITT® Artist Pen, randomly scribble draw flower and leaf outlines around painted shapes.


5. Cut out and adhere in a frame like shape, with Gel Medium, taking a moment to layer and tuck pieces under others for lots of visual interest and depth. ( here's a trick I use-before I adhere it all down, I play with placement of all of the bits and pieces. Once I have a layout I really like, I take a photo with my cell phone, then I have a visual reminder to work from when adhering!)


6. Lastly, I wrote the word bloom with a pencil onto the open chalkboard space. Next, I traced over the pencil lines with the silver (251) pencil. To add depth to your handwritten letters, widen the down strokes. Fill in the open down stroke spaces with the silver pencil. Go over the outer lines of each letter with a Silver (251) PITT artist pen 1,5 and add a few coordinating colored enamel dots for a bit more dimension.

Supplies used

  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (green 168 for leaves,red/ orange 117, red 121, orange 111, yellow 107,blue 152, purple 125, green 162, teal 156, silver 251 for lettering)
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Gel Medium
  • PITT® Artist Pen(s) XS black 199 and silver 251
  • mini Mixed Media Journal
  • vintage book paper 
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles enamel dots
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Step-by-step video : Watercolor background with stencil by Valérie Ouellet


Good day! 

I'm Valérie Ouellet from Quebec and I've been scrapbooking for 6 years now. I'm a stay-at-home mom happy to be taking care of 3 little monsters which are often the main subject of my layouts. While I'm creating, my style is quite lively and colorful and I tend to use watercolor often and medium.

I present you my first creation for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft as an invited DT. I'm honoured to be part of the team for the next 4 months.

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Layout with Watercolor Pencils ... Claribou's first official victim

Greetings, partners in crime ! As a new member of the Guest DT, I have the pleasure to reveal my first victim.

CrayonsSince the featured product for this week is Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, I've decided to go wild and commit a page using this very efficient and yet fun supply. 

As you may know, serial scrapbookers do have their own little rituals and weapons of choice. Mine is Gelatos® Colors. I’ve used this product many times and feel comfortable with the many ways to play with it. 

So the watercolor pencils were new territory for me.  I must admit I was a little sceptical at first. How could it possibly be so different from Gelatos® Colors ? I couldn’t be more wrong. I absolutely L-O-V-E-D playing with the color blending. So fun and versatile. 

My favorite part : the watercolor pigments dissolve completely. I mean completely. No incriminating evidence left behind.

It was a delight. Beware, pages … I will use this new weapon anytime now.

Anyhow. Enough with the product. I’m obviously convinced. I’m pretty sure you will be too. Let’s get to the project. Here is how it went.


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You Rock Mixed Media Tag with Lisa


Hey everyone! Lisa with you today to share how to use your stencils that may have gotten a little tattered or torn in a new way! This is a super easy way to give those stencils new life. 

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Art Journaling techniques with Rita Barakat
Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here today with another art journal page and video! Lots of techniques with PITT Artist pen and Art Grip Aquarelles today so get out your supplies, art journals and watch this quick video!





Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® 
Gesso, PITT Artist Pens – black, small and brush tips
Stampers Big Brush - Light Flesh 132, 
Art Grip Aquarelle pencils 141 (purple)& 115 (orange)

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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®, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers


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Happy About Texture Page with Jen Matott (and the Ustream winner!)


Hi artsy friends!  I have a scrapbook page to share with you today.  I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Crafter's Big Brush PensWhipped Spackle and PITT Artist Pen in Black for this page!  I'm going to lead you through a fun way to easily customize your Whipped Spackle color for your projects.  I also used the Stamper's Big Brush Pens in an unexpected way. Here's the scoop:

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Ustream Class Today!


Put your Gelatos to work!  Learn how to make this adorable reclaimed wood sign with Tiffany Johnson.
This class will be held on Ustream on Wednesday (7/8) at 12PM EST 
RSVP here
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Watercolor Effects with Rita Barakat



Hey there creative peeps, Rita Barakat here today with an art journal page using PITT Artist Pens and lots of water for various watercolor effects! Lots of pics so I made a short video for ya!

Supply list

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® 
Gesso, PITT Artist Pens - Light Cobalt Turquiose 154, Sky Blue 146, Cobalt Green 156
Stampers Big Brush - 
Light Flesh 132,  Blueberry & Black Licorice Gelatos® Colors 

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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®, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers


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Take the Challenge with Mou, July 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the seventh Take the Challenge of 2015.

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®.
In July, let's take a color challenge. Create anything you like using mainly the color GREEN. Here's my art journal page.
On this project, I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools: Gesso, Gel MediumWhipped Spackle
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 201 collection: Keys
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Buttercream (YELLOW set), Green Tea, Lime (GREEN set), Metallic Mint, Metallic Blueberry (METALLIC set)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen: WARM GREY IV (NEUTRAL set)
Others: Sizzix Die Globe; die-cutting system; art journal, old book paper, stickers
And here are the steps.
With Gel Medium, attach some old book paper, stickers and diecut to your journal page.
Apply a coat of Gesso. Ink up a script stamp with Warm Grey IV Stamper's Big Brush pen. Stamp randomly on the background to create a layer.
Use Gelatos colors to add some green color to the background.
Add shadows with more Gelatos colors as well as Stamper's Big Brush pens.
Lay the house key stencil from the Stencils 201 set and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Lift stencil and let the medium dry.
Cut out words from old book paper and attach with Gel Medium.
This time, you'll have an extra week to work on this challenge... that's right! It's summer and it's busy. So you get three weeks instead of two to work on this challenge.
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 Sunday, 7/26 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stencils 101 Collection.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 7/27 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
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Ustream Class Next Wednesday


Join us for our FIRST afternoon class next Wednesday 7/8 at 12 PM EST!

Designer Tiffany Johnson will be leading this class to create this gorgeous reclaimed wood home décor.  If you've wanted to learn more tips on how to use the Texture Luxe and Gelatos, then this class is for you! 

We'll also be doing lots of giveaways during the class so don't forget to tune in:)

RSVP here.

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