I’m so excited to bring you to this week’s Featured Company and a returning company: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Faber-Castell, see a fantastic project by one of their designers and have the opportunity to win a prize package consisting of their Gelatos Colors shown below (details at the end of this post).


About Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Founded in 1761, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is a leading manufacturer in high quality crafting supplies. count

The 8th generation behind Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell.
2011 was a milestone year for Faber-Castell USA as we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Faber-Castell. We are proud of our longevity and what it represents – consistent delivery of a quality experience in all areas of business. In keeping with Lothar von Faber’s quote, “to rise to the highest rank by making the best that can be made in the whole world” Faber-Castell USA is committed to staying true to this vision of quality, tradition, and innovation now and in the future.

Product: Paper Crafter Crayons are highly pigmented wax crayons that can be used on all types of crafting surfaces such as cardstock, chipboard, canvas, embossed paper and wood. The unique twist-up design also allows you to sharpen the crayons. Available in 24 brilliant colors.

Special Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Guest Designer

Today we also have a special Faber-Castell Guest Designer. Rita Barakat is part of the 2013 Faber-Castell Design Team. You can leave a comment below the post telling us what you like about her project for a chance to win a prize package consisting of their Gelatos Colors pictured above.
You can see Rita’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Rita:

501designerheadshotRita channels her boundless energy into her family; wife and mother to five children, directing a youth choir & drama team and her eclectic paper crafting projects. Rita is a mixed media artist and educator. Her work has been published in various magazines. She works with several manufactures in the industry including Clear Scraps, DCWV, Susan K Weckessor, and Artiscellar.


Designer Project:


Hey there bloggers Rita Barakat here! Today I am sharing a layout I made on a Clear Scraps 12×12 XL acrylic shape; I photographed it twice so you could see the details- once on cement (above) and the other with a piece of orange card stock behind it.


The title and large frame are also acrylic pieces.


Altered with gesso and Gelatos.


Color with Gelatos…


Blend with a sponge. 


Add some glitter!


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Gelatos® Colors
arecreamy sticks of water-soluble medium that glides smoothly onto nearly any surface to create rich swaths of color. Use it on all types of paper, cloth, canvas, wood, rubber, foam, and clear stamps.  Available in 36 colors.
• Lightfast
• Acid-free
• Archival
• Odorless
• Permanent
• Works on Stamps
• Creat on Dark Surfaces


We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Rita Karabat for her fabulous project and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Faber-Castell to see more of their great products. 
In order to enter the give-away to win the prize package shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. Winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!

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

  1. I love the colors and the texture in the backgrounds .. I follow Rita’s blog and her work is always amazing. I’m in total love with Faber Castell .. just got into art journaling and I have loads of their product !

  2. I love my Gelatos, but don’t have the new colors. These would perfect to add to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Your project was very beautiful! I haven’t had a chance to try gelatos yet, but I would love to! Hope I win some.

  4. Wonderful, love having the instruction listed also. The colors are great, TFS.

  5. Great projects! I love the colors of all the Gelatos! So far, I have just one small set of 4 colors, but I want to add some more! Thanks for the chance to win some great items!

  6. I do not have any gelatos, but they are on my wishlist. I have seen lots of vidios on you-tube with gelatos, and I can`t wait to try them on.

  7. This is a brand new product and I’m still not sure how to use it…Is there a video of your layout that I might watch? I really enjoy mixed media and this sure fits that category. Beautiful layout…will scrap lift this one for sure.

  8. Well….besides that adorable little girl featured on the page these products are really exciting. I love the gelato mediums. Reminds me of finding your favorite lipstick long lost in the bottom of your purse. The use of the stencil was so creative. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  9. Wow those gelato colours look luscious and they do look creamy, would love to try them, the layouts are gorgeous, hope i win.

  10. The layout is beautiful and whimsical. I would love to play with the gelotos… Thanks

  11. Very precious project! I have a few gelatos and would love to have more colors.

  12. Thank you so much for a chance to win. I love trying new products.

  13. Love Faber-Castell products and have slowing been adding to my small collection after taking a class at a convention, since them I was hooked. Gorgeous project and thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

  14. I’ve never used gelatos and have just started venturing into mixed media projects…would love to try them out!

  15. WOW! You can do that on acrylic sheets? Fantastic. I love the first photo of the sheet against the cement background. Fantastic. Thanks for the tutorial !

  16. I love Rita’s creation, I’ve been following her for a while. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. I have never had the opportunity to work with the Gelatos. I keep watching videos and would love to have some. However, they have not come to the craft store here. They look so fun! Thanks for the chance to get them.

  18. After all my years of crafting, I can honestly say I never thought of altering the clear covers! That is brilliant! I shall try that technique soon. I have the wood frames and all the colors of gelatos except the new tropical ones that just came out. This will be so fun to make!

  19. Thank you for a chance to win. Gelatos look like a fun way to add Color to any project.

  20. Beautiful colours in the Tropical set. Would love to try the Gelatos – thanks for the chance to win some!

  21. I so love the gelatos that I use them frequently in my art journal and scrapbook pages. They really are as wonderful as they sound, and no one could possibly have too many color options. Thanks so much for the opportunity to add to my collection!

  22. I love all the embellishments on your project. Everything goes together perfectly.

  23. Oh this layout is very nice and full of rich summer colors. I do not have any gelatos and would love to be able to win some so I can try them out. I am new to scrapbooking and have a lot to learn but these seem to be very easy to use. Thanks for the opportunity.

  24. I am lusting after these two new color sets! Thank you for the opportunity to have and use them.

  25. Love the clear cut out. This is a very nice layout. Love the pink and pearls and the little princess.

  26. I love my Gelatos and would love to win these to add these colors to my collection. Thank you for the opportunity to win them.

  27. Loved this layout. I would like to win some gelatos to try because they look so creamy and the colors are so pretty. Have been looking at these but waiting for a special. Winning is special enough! Never thought of putting them on acrylics. Awesome!

  28. Beautiful! Love to learn about new products, and gelatos seem wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity!

  29. Love this page! the clear acrylic pieces are awesome with the gelatos on them! I’ve only used gelatos once over the weekend in a class on watercolor paper. I see that they have tons of uses especially for acrylic. have to save up and buy these have to have all the colors.

  30. I just discovered these beautiful gelato products when they were used in a recent Paper Crafters Library project and I fell in love with them — SO pretty! I ordered a sample set right away. I would just love to have more…

  31. Andrea, what a lovely prize to be won. I have wanted to try these since a friend told me about them. I am soon venturing into an altered art blog and want to make some journals. What a perfect product to help me on my way.Thank you to Faber-Castell for offering such a wonderful item and to you for promoting them!

  32. I love the Faber-Castell gelatos…. I have made beautiful art journaling backgrounds using the gelatos! The blend wonderfully, and these new spring colours look amazing!

  33. Love the look of gelatos! It would be great to win them, thanks for the chance!

  34. I love their water color pencils and chalk pencils so the gelatos are another product I would like to have in my inventory especially for mixed media projects.

  35. I can’t wait for my Gelatos class on May 13th as a Mother’s Day gift to myself at a local craft company; Doodlebugs! I bought several of the gelatos and am going to lfearn how to really use them!! THank you too for the chance to win!

  36. Gelatos are so much fun to play with on many types of surfaces!! I love gelatos and I now have my friend trying my set of gelatos!! I hope that she will love them too.

  37. Would love to try the gelatos. Thanks to Faber-Castille for the prize donation. What a long history the company has!! : )

  38. Gelatos are at the top of my wish list – so I would love to win this fabulous prize package. Rita’s project shows how easy they are to use and the colors are so yummy. Great project!

  39. What a great tut. The gelatos look so neat. Would love to win those.
    The project is Precious. 🙂

  40. I love what Rita did with the layout! I would love to try the Gelatos, thanks for offering the contest.

  41. Total brilliance with the clear acetate. I have never seen the Gelato’s in our stores. Would be very interesting to try them. Thanks for sharing your great project. Absolutely brilliant.

  42. I love the colors, using gesso and the flowers Rita used. I’ve never seen Gelato before and would love to add them to my repertoire!

  43. This is a beautiful layout Rita made! I have never heard of Gelato till now but love the colors and it would be so neat to try them. I do not have any craft stores close to me to check out and buy new products. Thank you for the opportunity to win these crayons ! Here’s hoping I win!

  44. Love the layout and those luscious colors! So pretty! The gelatos seem like a lot of fun, would love to see more stuff made with them!

  45. WOW, I have never worked with a product like this. Would love the chance to give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win…Hugs, Lori

  46. Great chance to win especially after seeing the wonderful page and what can be done with them

  47. I would love to try this product. I have heard about the gelatos but have not yet purchased any to try. Thanks for the chance to win.

  48. Another wonderful idea for using gelato’s that I probably wouldn’t have thought to do and the end result is brilliant! Love how versatile these humble little ‘crayons’ seem to be. Have been wanting to get my hands on them for what seems like forever so thanks for the chance to win. Fingers crossed. 🙂

  49. I love the fact that the company that makes gelatos has endured for so long. I really like what you’ve done here, the hard and the soft. The colors compliment your subject really well. I love anything to do with gelatos and really liked your mixed media piece. Great work and color.

  50. Would LOVE to use this product -have heard so many good things about the gelatos – looking forward to winning!! lol

  51. I just love using gelatos in my art journal because they are so easy and the colors are so bright. Love that I can blend them with my finger.

  52. Loved the project – would love to try the product. Looks like great fun. Would love to
    win the Gelatos – thanks for the chance.

  53. I haven’t tried Gelatos but I’m always wowed by the end results. Thanks for the chance!

  54. WoW, what a great effect with the Gelatos. Wonderful LO and great instructions. TFS.

  55. I loved the project and would love to try the Gelatos. Thank you for the chance to win!

  56. Gelatos seem to be so trendy and one of the coolest products right now. Would love to have the opportunity to win some. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  57. Ohh would love a chance to win these I love Faber Castell 🙂 I have there pencils and markers but haven’t tried these yet thank you for the chance !!!

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