How-To-Video: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft “Inks”


I have been getting a lot of emails about the new goodies from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. I thought I would throw together a quick video about them. This is a simple video just showing quickly how they can be used to get a variety of looks. HOWEVER, they are many great techniques you can do with them. But I will save those for a future video. Or two.

By the way, I was not paid to talk about these products. I tried them and loved them – and had to share with you.

You can get the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products in a few places. I would recommend getting that HERE at Ellen Hutson or HERE at 2Peas.

There are two products I will talk a bit about here: Stamper's Big Brush Pens and Gelatos.

First? The Stamper's Big Brush Pens.

Stamper's Big Brush Pens are great for crisp and clear stamped images. The pen has bright india ink that is odorless, won't bleed through papers and is lightfast/archival/waterproof. One of my favorite things about these pens is that the nib is strudy and won't fray after using them on your stamps. And the point of the brush tip stays nice so you can get into tiny areas. Not only can you use them directly on your stamps for stamping, you can use them on paper, canvas, etc. Oh, and the colors are yummy.

For this card, I just colored right on the stamp and stamped onto the paper. (No misting.)

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(By the way, that green patterned paper is from Hero Arts. It is thick enough to make a notecard with white on the inside. LOVE. Find it HERE.)

You can color right on the stamp and stamp immediately for a crisp look as I did above. Or, you can mist it with water for a watercolored look. One of my favorite things to do with these is to stamp with them and then – without reinking – lightly mist the uncleaned stamp and stamp again for a lighter look…

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(Used another Hero Arts patterned paper for the card here too – HERE.)

I will show a few more examples in a few days using these pens. (You can get a peek at them in the video.)

Next? The Gelatos.

I have never used a product like the Gelatos and they are fun! They are somewhat like chapstick – you just twist to reveal more product. The consistency is also like a chapstick or lipstick – creamy rich colors that blend smoothly. There are Color and Metallic Gelatos. The Color Gelatos can be rubbed right onto papers for thick, vibrant color or add some water for a watercolor look or translucent tints. The Metallic Gelatos look amazing on colored papers. You can even color Gelatos onto your stamps for stamping. I have never used a product like this – such fun.

I used the Metallic Gelatos a bit differently. I first clear embossed an image on dark cardstock and then rubbed lots of the Gelatos over them. Love the results…

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(Oh, and there are those lovely flowers that I am addicted to. Get them HERE.)

By the way, if you want more "official" info on these products, you can visit Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts HERE.

More on these products later. In the video I mentioned a friend who uses these products a lot – Jill Foster. Her blog is amazing.

Take care!


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