A Peek at the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® class at CHA with Rita Barakat

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Hey there crafty peeps Rita Barakat here! For those who were not able to  make it to CHA I wanted to share some pics from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® mixed media texture class I taught! Here are my fabulous students and their finished projects!

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Snow Day Craft: DIY Coloring Pages

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Hi Everyone! It's Laura Bray here to talk about keeping the kids busy during the winter. Snow days. Kids love them. Parents? Not so much. Bad weather + no school can lead to bored children who can drive even the most patient parent insane. Coloring books are great solution to this problem, but older children can often get bored (or even insulted) by the idea of coloring with crayons. Why not let them watercolor? And maybe even make their own coloring pages?

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New Products!

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Ready for our new product launches?  We are too!  We're so excited to finally share our hard work with you.  This year, we're launching 4 new kits.  The first one up is the City Brights kit.  This kit has two of our new mediums (Asphalt and Cement), and Gloss Texture Gels (that's the neon tubes you see in the picture).  There are 19 pieces included in the kit including a fully illustrated Design Guide, 4 Gloss Texture Gels, Asphalt, Cement, 4 Designer Boards, 1 Mache Paper, 1 Textured Urban Paper, 1 Transparent Overlay, 3 Urban Stencils, 1 Palette Knife, and 1 Silver Split Ring.  MSRP: $19.95

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Create, plan and color your goals with our new Vision Board Kit (MSRP $24.95)!  This kit is a great starter kit for anyone who wants a functional piece of art.  Go ahead and layer your inspiration onto a linen board and use the 6 Color GRIP markers to write out your goals!  This kit includes 63 cardstock designs, plus embossed paper, and more!  

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Jump on the flower trend with our Paper Flowers Kit (MSRP $19.95)!  Our versatile kit comes with everything you'll need to make your own paper flowers.  Each kit includes 90 components including 1 Fully Illustrated Design Guide, 4 Gelatos, Texture Gems Ice, 72 Foam Adhesive Circles, 20 Crepe Paper Flower Pieces, 20 Cardstock Paper Flower Pieces, 10 Kraft Paper Flower Pieces, 10 Vellum Paper Flower Pieces, 12 Kraft Paper Tags, 8 Crepe Paper Flower Stickers, Spray Bottle, Paintbrush, Palette Knife.  

The board next to that shows the contents for the Metallic Textures Kit (MSRP $19.95).  If you're a fan of shiny metallic effects, then this kit is for you!  The Metallic Texture Kit will come with 19 Pieces, including 1 Fully Illustrated Design Guide, 2 Gelatos Colors, Texture Luxe in Gold, Silver, Pearl, and Copper, 6 Creative Surfaces, 2 Metallic Designer Printed Boards, Canvas Paper, Manilla Paper, Kraft Paper, Cork Paper, 2 Palette Papers, 2 Stencils, Palette Knife, Silver Split Ring.  

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For stencil fans, we've got new designs!  Our popular 6.5 x 6.5 will have two sets of new patterns: the 102 Stencil Collection (top right), and the 301 Stencil Collection (top left). We're also launching new jumbo sized 12 x 12 stencils, the Doodle Stencil Collection and the Scandinavian Stencil Collection (MSRP $8.95).

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  Of course we can't forget our mixed media fans- we're launching new mediums this winter!  The Cement, Asphalt, and the Texture Luxe Copper (MSRP $8.95) are all versatile mediums that you can use to add texture to your crafts.  

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Check out our new lettering set!  Each pack retails for $14.95.  These sets are perfect for art journaling and lettering!  

And that's it!  We hope you enjoyed seeing our new launches.  All of these products will be available on our website by 1/25.  If you prefer to buy local, don't forget to check in with your store!    


CHA Show 2016

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It's that time of the year again where we jet off to the sunny skies of California to attend the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Show!  If you've been following us for a while, you probably know what the show is about, but if you're new to this blog, it's probably a new show for you.  CHA is the biggest craft convention that's held in Anaheim every year.  Every year, manufacturers from around the world gather in Anaheim to launch their newest products.  

This year is a pretty significant year for us because Design Memory Craft just turned five!!  It's hard to believe that it's been five years since we launched our craft brand.

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Design Memory Craft Turns 5!

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Seven years ago, the concept behind Design Memory Craft was born.  Two years later, Design Memory Craft was launched at CHA.  It's been a whirlwind of experiences since then, with many things changes in the craft industry, but one thing always remained consistent: our fans.  Without our amazing fans, we wouldn't be where we are today.  Thank you so much and we look forward to being a part of your craft journey.  


No-Line Watercoloring with Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

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Aloha Guys!  This is Joyce from http://enjoyscrappin2.com and today I have a No-line watercolored card using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.  I personally love to watercolor and these watercolor pencils are by far my favorite.  The colors are very vivid,  intense and they blend out completely.  These pencils are Waterproof, Permanent and Archival, once it's dried.  Which makes layering very easy, without having the color underneath get effected.  I love them, they are very easy to work with.  I hope you enjoy this card and I'll see you next time.  Thanks again :)

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Canvas Flower Video Tutorial by Keren Tamir

 
Hi Everyone,
Happy New year!! I'm so excited to start the new year here on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog.
Today I created an inspirational canvas titled "Life is Good". It uses many different Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products and it especially features Gelatos®. I have a step by step video tutorial below on how I created the flower on my canvas.
 
 

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NEW Textures!

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We're so excited about our new product launches this winter!  Join us tomorrow at 9PM EST to see how you can use each of our new textures (Texture Luxe Copper, Asphalt, and Cement) in your crafts with designer Jen Matott!

RSVP here: http://ow.ly/WGqIU 


Love is Gold Tag - with Lisa

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Hi everyone it's Lisa back on the blog with you and wow! the holidays are over and now we get to start thinking about... LOOOVE! ♥ I don't usually send out Valentine's Day projects, but I absolutely adore making them. Especially when they're as glittery and fun as THIS one!!

I used Glass Bead Glitter Gel (completely luscious for ANY occasion) , Texture Luxe™ in Gold, some Texture Gems™ in Pearl for additional accents, along with just three Gelatos® Double Scoops® and Gesso to create this tag. Oh! And our amazing stencils..how could I forget? Let me show you show it's done.

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