Happy Day-Watercolor background tutorial with video by Valerie Ouellet


Hi everyone!

I like to create colorful layouts and I love the colors of the new Gelatos® Bright kit.

For this project, I would like to show you a technique to create a watercolor background very easily with Gelatos®.

First, prepare your scrapbook sheet with Gesso and dry it with the heatgun. You can now start applying your Gelatos®. After this step, spray water on your works.

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Altered birdhouse, steampunk style with Claribou

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Greetings, partners in crime. 

For my last project, I designed a layout using Black Cherry Gelatos® from the new Steampunk Collection. I so totally felt in love with this rich colour that I figured I could use this lethal weapon one more time. 

As you might know, most serial killers do tend to leave evidence at the scene of a crime. Those clues help forensic experts to draw up the killer’s profile which will eventually lead to his arrest (I'm going somewhere with this, stay with me). This is called the signature. Usually, it refers to the selection of the victim and what it means to him. Sometimes, they even leave those clues behind intentionnaly. Indeed, some of them do want to get caught.

Well, I don’t. I do not intend to leave clues behind me. They are looking for a killer artist creating scrapbooking layouts using Gelatos ? I will not do that. I will go outside the box this time. Same weapon. Different victim. 

A bird house. This should put them on a very wrong track.

I hope you don’t mind me taking you along with me on this journey.

So this is how it went. 

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Art Journal page with Zoey

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Hello everyone!

Zoey's here today with a quick and easy art journal page. The inspiration for this art journal page I had it from the quote "home is where your heart is"...quickly changed in "Home is forever".

I love using Mini Journal Boards as the base of my art journal pages, they are ready to work on, but I like to add a really thin layer of Gesso before starting to add any other mediums.

I grabbed few colors from the brand new Gelatos® Colors BRIGHTS , I scribbled the Gelatos® and then I blended everything with a baby wipe. I love how smooth are the Gelatos® on Gesso!

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Just say yes - art journal by Maya Isaksson

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I really love to make pages in my art journal. To me it's a fun way to try out new techniques, products or just play a bit without the need for it to be perfect. And if something goes wrong there's always Gesso to cover everything up and start over again. This time I was in the mood to make something soft and calm instead of bright and colorful as I usually do. Here's how I made my page.

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Altered Vase Ustream Class Tonight!


Earlier this month we were cleaning out our supply closet at Faber-Castell, and we noticed a bunch of old vases that were leftover from a trade show.  The vases were nothing special- just plain glass vases probably purchased in bulk from a wholesale store. One thing we hate is waste so we thought about re-purposing them and giving them a new life. 

Designer Lisa Adametz was called to help us with this mission, and we think she did a fabulous job!  So grab your old glass vases and login tonight to join us on Ustream at 9PM EST!  We'll be giving away a few of our favorite products after the class so don't miss it!

RSVP here

This class will be held on Ustream at 9PM EST


This giveaway is now closed. 

The grand prize winner of this Ustream class is Keast!  Congratulations!  Please send your mailing address to DesignMemoryCraft@fabercastell.com.  


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Give Me Wings... A Journal Page


Hello!  It's Guest Designer Lisa Lahiff here with you today, and I am stopping by to share a new journal page that I have created by mixing and matching lot of Faber-Castell Design and Memory Craft goodies.  Let's take a look at the over all project first, and then I'll share step by step instructions/photos on how to replicate this look for yourself!

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Metallic Canvas with Jen Matott

Hello everyone!! I have a little canvas project to share today.  I created this with a burlap covered canvas board.

 I added lots of fun Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and miscellaneous pieces from my stash.   I wanted a gorgeous art decor with lots of circles and arrows.

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A Gel Printing Experiment with Marjolaine Walker



Hello creative friends, it's Marjolaine Walker here and I'm back with the second part of my mini mixed media art journal. Since I'm inspired by people who are true to themselves, I decided to expand on the words that I had on the other six pages of my journal. Be brave, kind, honest, bold, amazing and REAL! This time I experimented with something new, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products with a gel printing plate. It was a lot of fun seeing what worked and what didn't and I hope you will try it for yourself. I mixed and matched some Gelatos®,  Texture Luxe™ and  Chalk Board Paint and finished it off with Pitt Artist Big Brush Pens which are permanent, light fast, acid free and archival. I recorded the process so you could see, I hope you enjoy the video!

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Rita's Ustream Class!


Thanks for joining our class with Rita today!  The recap can be watched here.

Our next class will held next week at 9PM EST with Lisa Adametz.  Hope to see you there!  In the meantime, you can RSVP for that class here. 


The winner of the Grand Prize Giveaway is G. Oubre!  Congratulations- please send your mailing address to designmemorycraft@fabercastell.com

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A layout with Gelatos® by Marie Eve Bernard




It's Marie-Eve Bernard.  I'm here today to share with you a layout  I made using my wonderful Gelatos®.  Gelatos® are my favorite product to work with!  Absolutely LOVE them!!  So there is my creation.

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