This week we are thrilled to welcome back Faber-Castell! In today’s post you’ll see a fantastic project by Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli and have the opportunity to win a prize pack consisting of some Red Gelatos, Metallic Gelatos, Gold/Silver Gelatos and an Essential PITT Artist Pen Set. (details at the end of this post)


Faber-Castell Designer – Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli

Today we welcome Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Zoey’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

FaberCastellZoeyProfilePic-12032014-250WI’m Zoey and I live in Bologna and I am 29 years old, but I still feel like I am 18.

I’ve always loved playing with paper, cardmaking and decorating school notebooks with magazines scaps and everyone thought I was kinda of crazy.
Growing up, things have not changed a bit, I am still the “crazy one”, but at least now I can “hide” behind the word Crafter!

When I am not creating, I spend my time browsing Pinterest or YouTube always looking for new inspiration, techniques and motivations.

If I had to explain why I chose crafting, I would use the phrase: “Crafting keeps me sane”.  It ‘s my relief, my way to feel free, my way to get dirty without worry about anything, it’s my way to decorate a moment of my life and a place where I can hide and feel safe!

Everything You Want Canvas


I worked on a 12×12’’ white canvas – I covered the surface with tissue wrap paper by Tim Holtz, I glued it down to my canvas using GEL MEDIUM , then to tone down a little the tissue wrap paper I added a layer of Gesso mixed with a bit of water.


When the gesso was dry I started adding colors with Gelatos. First I used a mix between Black Cherry and Metallic Grape, then I added a bunch of other colors like Red Cherry, Cinnamon, Tangerine, Mango and Snow Cone.


I blended everything using my fingers and when I was satisfied with the result, I let it dry.


I wanted to add some stamping, so I started by coloring a bubble wrap plastic with Pitt Artist Pen in Deep Scarlet color , I spritzed a bit of water and then I stamped onto my canvas.


I did the same thing with a normal rubber stamp, using the black Pitt Artist Pen and again spritzing the surface of the stamp with water.


Next step was adding Whipped Spackle through a Hero Arts stencil. I love how creamy is the whipped sparkle and how easy it is to apply over a stencil.


To add even more color I use again a Pitt Artist pen, this time in Scarlet Red and then I quickly blended it to the background with a water brush. I did the same thing around the whole canvas with different colors.


For my sentiment I wrote the quote by Jack Canfield with Faber Castell Eco Pigment 0.2 and I colored the paper with Iced Chai Gelatos. I also added some shadow with Chocolate Gelatos.


Then I assembled everything together.

Faber-Castell Supplies

Gel Medium
Whipped Spackle
PITT Artist Pen Big Brush: Scarlet Red, Deep Scarlet Red, Light Cobalt, Orange Glaze, Walnut Brown, Black,
Gelatos: Mango, Tangerine, Red Cherry, Iced Chai, Champagne, Chocolate, Bubble Gum, Snow Cone, Metallic Grape, Black Cherry and Cinnamon
Eco Pigment 0.2

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli for her fabulous project and Faber-Castell for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Faber-Castell to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!

127 replies on “Featured Company: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft”

  1. This is a great explanation on how to make this beautiful canvas. The gelatos add such beautiful color and I love how she’s added the texture.

  2. This is a great pictorial, What a beautiful project with tons of different techniques. Great layout and great feature.

  3. What a wonderful piece of Art! Thank you for the great tutorial and a chance to win a fabulous prize!

  4. This is amazing! I love all the colors and textures. I have been wanting to try Gelatos. Thanks for the step by step…very useful.

  5. The colors on the page carry out the theme. She looks like her hair is blowing in the wind and the colors look like they are blowing away too. Beautiful. I’d love to win this prize. thanks.

  6. Gelatos make my heart go BOOM BOOM BOOM!! LOVE them and this canvas is so pretty! TFS!

  7. Bellissimo lavoro Zoey..non sbagli un colpo!!! 😉 e mi hai fatto voglia di provare i gelatos!!! TFS

  8. I have never tried Gelatos, but after reading this, I certainly will have to give them a go.

  9. Some lovely work. It has given me some ideas to try out myself, as I am only a beginner. Winning the pens would be an absolute bonus. Thank you.

  10. This is an inspirational canvas art work!!! I just wish my son would listen to help like this as at the moment he lets fear run his life!! I actually have Gelatos on one of my wish lists, unfortunately being on a carers pension, it will take a while to get around to buying them and getting them home so I can “play”, as I already have purchased some canvas’s because I want to try making my own artwork to hang on my walls rather than buying mass produced ones!!! Thanks for the tut and the chance of winning some gorgeous goodies!!!

  11. It’s quite beautiful indeed! I find Zoey super inspiring of course and this gorgeous canvas is a fine example of why!!! Thanks for the great showcase!! (please exclude me from the giveaway).

  12. I have alwayseen been curious about gelatos, but have never used them. What a great mixed media project.

  13. Wow, just look at all that texture and color! I need to get some whipped spackle to try myself! Thanks for sharing this with us.

  14. Zoey’s canvas is gorgeous!
    I love the quality of Faber-Castell products and how easy
    they are to use. Thanks for the chance to win some
    Amazing products.

  15. This canvas is so beautiful! I have yet to try embossing paste or spackle (or gesso) with stencils but I love the way it looks against all that color! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. I always admire beautiful projects with gelatos such as this great canvas of my talented friend Emanuela ! I wish to win a set to try to create something similar! Finger crossed an thanks for the giveaway !

  17. Love the canvas, it’s amazing! I’m still learning all the techniques, so I would love to win this, so I can create and learn even more. Thankx for the chance to win.

  18. I love Faber-Castell products! they make me feel not like 18, but more like 8))
    Awesome project.

  19. Your beautiful project show why I use and love Faber-Castell products, they give such great texture and color.

  20. Wow! Gorgeous canvas! I have not tried anything like this – would love to! Thank you for the inspiration!

  21. molto bella ….io non sono molto portata però quando vedo questi lavori mi viene voglia di farli…brava

  22. Thanks so much for your helpful introduction to this new (to me) medium. This is a great encouragement for me to try new things. I appreciate your inspiration…

  23. This is a very talented lady and I, too, love gelatos. This would be an amazing prize to win and I appreciate the opportunity.

  24. Totally love all the Faber-Castell products I already own and would really love adding some new ones to my stash. Thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway!!!

  25. Love Zoey’s tutorial!! These are the FUN products to play with. I am so glad that Zoey shares her talent here! Congrats, Zoey!!

  26. Grande Zoey!!! Ti superi sempre! Ottimo lavoro e grazie per l’opportunità!!! Un bacione Ema

  27. Zoey’s canvas is gorgeous. I love all the gorgeous texture, gelato colors her beautiful sentiment message. Fabulous project.

  28. This a truly beautiful journal page. I love it! I have never worked with gelatos before, but would love to try them. Thanks for offering the chance to win some!!


  29. I love gelatos. I’m looking forward to trying some whipped Spackle to see the difference between it and other mediums.

  30. I love learning how artists use their tools and mediums. There is so much out there and so much to experiment with. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Wow…buonissima tecnica, ottima spiegazione e sopratutto…un lavoro bellissimo !!! Grazie per averlo condiviso !!!

  32. I love the bold beautiful colors and the texture. So unusual! I would love to try this technique!

  33. I love what you did, can’t wait to use some of your of this products on my next project. Thanks for the idears.

  34. Thank you to everyone who commented ^_^ i am really happy that you all like my project! hope it inspired you !
    Stay happy, stat creative….till next time!
    Ciao Zoey

  35. Expert use of amazing products! The tutorial is superb, too!
    This is really my favorite medium, and you have mastered it! Thanks for the lesson.

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