Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is a beloved Fine Arts brand that creates materials for professionals and connoisseurs alike - and if you're of the latter breed, don't let the term "Fine Arts" scare you away!
We wanted to share a few of their fun (and easy to use) products with you. If you like color, you want to delve into something new, or are looking for a little more Design Memory Craft (their colorfully fun line) insight, get ready to be inspired as you read through the list...
These little tablets look a tad medicinal, but they are 100% colorful fun. In bright hues that are just as fun to watch as they are to play with, we're a little crazy about them! So... what is Color Fizz exactly? Color Fizz are small tablets (about the size of a nickel) that are water soluble - this means they mix with water, like watercolors. Pop one of these little tablets into water and VOILA! You have colored water to paint with, splatter with, and more. Add more water for a more subtle color and less for a vibrant one.
2. Texture Gems
Whether you're a card maker or a scrapbooker, you know the importance of the sometimes elusive "finishing touch." Texture Gems are that finishing touch. In tubes that look fit for adhesive, Texture Gems can be used for those finishing dots and swirls, but can also be used to your imagination. Draw with them; write with them... they can even be added to wood, fabric, glass, metal, plastic, and more... so they're a versatile material. Available in Metallics and Ice, your projects will feel like its their time to shine with these posh accents.
3. Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos
A popular among Design Memory Crafters, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's Gelatos are a go-to for color that's easy to use, versatile, and stunning. Coming in nearly any shade you can imagine, these little tubes that resemble chapstick might become your new best friend. So... what are Gelatos? These are pigment sticks that apply creamily and smoothly onto your paper crafting projects. Gelatos are waterbased, meaning they can be used in a variety of different ways, with brushes and water, with sprays, stamping, and more. They're blendable too, so you can create shading, ombres, rainbows, and more.
One of Gelatos' more surprising uses is with fabric. They can be used to stain and dye t-shirts and other fabric projects. Apply the color, use water to saturate and spread, allow to dry completely, then heat set with an iron to make the color wash-resistant! SO cool. Plus, they come in sets, individuals, bright colors, iridescent ones, shimmery ones... if you want options, Gelatos have you covered.
Watch this video to learn a few unique ways to use Gelatos that you're going to love!
Named after all of your favorite teas, Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft Tea Stains are to DYE for. Dye watercolor paper and fabric, or even stain paper with this pigment that is packaged as creatively as its uses. Tea Stain is created with a combination of pigment and actual tea, to give you colors that are more organic in nature. Heat up some water, as you normally would for tea, then let the tea bag soak until the water is colored to your taste*.
Use a brush to apply it to paper for fun designs and staining, or dip your fabric in to dye it! Tea Stain is available in two sets: Agra and Jaipur and each set has 6 tea bags (3 different colors) and instructions!
5. Ice Layers
You don't have to be stencil-savvy to use Ice Layers, a surprisingly easy-to-use and beautiful template that gives you options regarding your creative desires. These stencils are adhesive backed, so you can add them on top of your projects (like a 3-D sticker) to add texture and shine. They can be colored on or used as a traditional stencil... even to create resists. Because they are adhesive backed, they won't be slipping around, which can be a struggle in mixed media ventures!
Ice Layers are available in a variety of designs, from geometrics to florals. You can see them here.
6. Honey Medium
Golden, caramel, sugary sweet - Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's Honey Medium makes it possible to take your projects to new levels that will make everyone say "HOW DID YOU DO THAT?" You can create transfers (your favorite photos to canvas!), heavily layered textures, textures with add-ins (like gold flakes), flexible glazes, and so much more.
Watch this video to see how it works. It's very simple and a ton of fun to work with - plus this kit comes with everything you need!
7. Pitt Pens
In a variety of sizes, tip options, and colors, Pitt Pens are a must for creatives who have the urge to doodle! From Zentangling to journaling, drawing to note taking, Pitt Pens are versatile and beautiful. They are odorless, archival, and waterproof, which means they work with Gelatos, Tea Stain, Color Fizz, and any other water-soluble medium (just let your waterbased project dry before you add pen, or do the pen first and add the color atop it!).
You can see all of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products here, because they have a lot more than this - pencils, additional kits, markers, mediums, and more. Check out Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft video tutorials here to see these amazing art supplies in action!
If you happen to purchase something refillable, bookmark this tab - the refill instructions for all of your refillable supplies, so your products not only last you a healthy lifespan, but you also save a buck!
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