I’m so excited to bring you to this week’s Featured 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 collection their Paper Crafter Crayons 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. Vivian Keh 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 set of the Paper Crafter Crayons pictured above.viviankehheadshot
You can see Vivian’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Vivian:

Vivian Keh is a papercrafter, mixed media artist, enthusiastic student of watercolor, and produced writer.

Outside of these passions, she enjoys just hangin’ with her husband, frolicking with her dogs, and all things which keep her present, including occasional pretty drinks.


Designer Project:

Hello friends!  Vivian here today with an easy tutorial showing how to create these pretty, frilly, delicate blossoms using Paper Crafter Crayons from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. I hope you’ll take a break from your day to watch the video below tahe project!

“This video shares paper distressing techniques used in conjunction with Paper Crafter Crayons from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.  This easy technique results in luminous, organic patterns that possess a soft waxy sheen.  The papers you customize in this way are then ready to use in your choice of papercrafted projects.  The dimensional card in the video was inspired by hydrangeas and how beautifully they illuminate shady nooks of the garden.  In this instance, the papercrafting technique was employed to create the individual flowers that make up the spectacular panicles we encounter in the garden.”

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Vivian Keh 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.

Paper Crafter’s Library Projects Using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafter Crayons

Faber-Castell was generous enough to send us some of the paper crafters crayons for our designers to work with, so I thought I’d share a few more projects with you which showcase some additional ways to use the crayons.  The first project is this Birthday Melted Crayon card.  For this card I started by coating my script patterned paper with some matte gel medium to keep the crayon from sinking into the paper.  I then used a heat tool to melt a puddle of crayon at the top of my patterend paper for each of three different colors.  I then tipped the paper so that it was upright to allow the crayon to drip.
For this second project I first stamped the circular background image onto a piece of book text patterned paper using Ranger Jet Black Archival ink.  I started by once again coating my patterned paper on both sides with my matte gel medium. Using my heat tool I heat to heat the paper, I then chose four different colors of crayons to outline the circles – as the paper was hot, the crayon melted as I applied it.  Applying the crayon with a light touch gives a more transluscent look to it while applying the crayon with more pressure gives a more opaque look.
The final project I wanted to share with you is this Canvas Resist card – a fantastic technique which can be used in any mixed media or art journaling project which uses fabric. I used my Blazonry Crafter’s Workshop Templates to trace my actual pattern onto some sticky back canvas.  I then laid my canvas piece onto a small hot plate which I purchased at the thrift store. Using three different colors of Paper Crafter Crayons (two blues and a yellow) I colored in my images.  The crayon melted into the canvas. I then spritzed my entire canvas with some water and ink spray.  Any areas of the colored images where the crayon did not seep in stained yellow, whereas the colored crayon resisted the spray and maintained their color.
Next week  we will be releasing a series of video tutorials for Paper Crafter’s Library members using the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafter Crayons which will include tutorials on each of the cards shown above as well as a few more ideas.
So now, details on the give-away:

In order to enter the give-away to win the set of the Paper Crafter Crayons 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!

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

  1. these crayons look awesome! I love new coloring techniques and you have shown us some beautiful ideas. thanks for the chance to win.

  2. I look forward to creating with the Faber- Castell crayons! The have very intense colors.

  3. Thanks for a chance to win. I love how the color is so smoothly applied to the paper with the mini iron, and her flowers are just beautiful. Very cool technique, I can’t wait to try.

  4. I love Faber-Castell products…especially the Gelatos and PITT Artist Pens. I am going to have to give these a try…if like the other products I have they will not disappoint. Thanks for sharing your ideas and tutorial Vivian!!

  5. Terrific projects! I really love all the dimension on the first card with the punched flowers! Beautiful!

  6. I have always loved art and crayons, these projects inspire me always to do more and I love it… Thanks for sharing,

  7. I love the use of the iron with the crayons! Brings them to a whole new level! Thanks!

  8. I love Faber Castell products .. the crayons look amazing ! Thanks for sharing your projects

  9. All the cards are beautiful, my favorite Is the melted crayon idea thanks 😉 you are very creative

  10. Thanks for the ‘how to’, I love all the colorful creations. Thanks for the chance.

  11. I LOVE Faber-Castell products, these projects are gorgeous too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Thankyou for a chance to win these beautiful crayons… all the projects shown and know these would be such fun to create with.

  13. That was a wonderful video,. It looks like the Faber-Castell crayons will be wonderful to work with!

  14. I love using Faber-Castell watercolor pencils and would like very much to try these crayons. I love the vivid color they give. The resist project is my favorite and Vivian’s flowers are beautiful. I have several of these bushes in my yard and would love to make these blossoms as a project for inside my home. How wonderful that the business has remained in the family for so many years! Thank you for the chance to win!

  15. Wow, Vivian’s project is stunning and what a great tutorial. It’s sweet of you to give us a chance to win a set of these crayons. They look easy to use and the colors are yummy. Thanks

  16. Awesome! Love how the colors really capture the look of real hydrangea flowers. I would love to have these in my “toys”.

  17. I just started using Faber-Castell products and, I must say that I love them. I haven’t had the chance to use the crayons yet but, they must be great to wear the name. Ms Keh is one of my favorite artist. She creates such beautiful work and makes it look so fluid. Her site is one to have in your favorites.

  18. Such a great product. I haven’t tried those yet. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

  19. Faber-Castell products are greet – I love the vivid colors of all their products, and would love to try to crayons!

  20. What a great discovery! I love those crayons and what an effect they make on dark card stock! I lso looove the lgreen leaves on the yellow canvas project. Thank you Faber castell to offer us such quality products!

  21. awesome projects and products too.Thanks for the chance to win some of the crayons

  22. Loved the video with the Faber-Castell crayons. Will be my next purchase. TFS Hugs n’ Stuff, Lynne

  23. Wow! Cool product. I love the looks you get with the crayons. Thanks for a chance to win them…and thanks for sharing!

  24. Loved the different look of the finished flowers and images.. I thought this was going to be watercolor craft crayons, but they’re more like Encaustic waxes … which also uses a hot iron to apply them to the base cardstock.

  25. The colors on the card are so beautiful it’s like “WOW” look at me! By the way thanks for sharing all of your ideas. I LOVE them!!!!

  26. Papercrafters library, thanks for sharing quality products with your readers and subscribers, truly appreciate the share of the crafting industry.
    ava g

  27. Very interesting results with one product. Would love to have the chance to play with these.

  28. i an new to art journalling and mixed media and these would be brilliant to win they would really enhance my art

  29. I just love Faber-Castell products!! I use their gelatos and Pitt big brush artists pens on a daily basis!! The gelatos are like using a creamy, vibrantly colored chap stick that blend together beautifully and dry to a soft finish. The Pitt markers are India ink that can be quickly blended on to your surface then they dry permanently. I have some of their watercolor pencils too. I love Faber Castell for their super customer service too!!

  30. I love love love Faber-Castell products and use them for all my crafting projects!

  31. I love the intense color you get with these crayons. I don’t have any yet. Maybe I will win. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  32. love all the projects and the crayons are wonderful….thanks for the great inspiration and such a fantastic product

  33. My daughter was showing us these crayons this weekend and she had made some fab backgrounds with them..I would love some too! thanks

  34. Awesome video – love the iron used to apply the crayons – will have to get me one. I cannot wait
    to try my hand on a project similiar to the one in the video. Hopefully I can, “Maybe”, win the crayons
    and thank you for the chance. 🙂

  35. These crayons are fascinating and look so versatile. I’m going to have them and the little iron too.

  36. I love to color on some of my cards. I have never seen the crayons before. I sure would like to see what I could do with them. Thank you for the chance to win…

  37. That is soooooooo cool. Who doesn’t want to color with crayons? So many cool projects come to mind. Definitely getting my creative juices flowing again.

  38. Those flowers are gorgeous….how amazing that they are coloured with Faber-Castell paper crafter crayons. What an awesome price pack! Thank you!

  39. Would love to try these! the look like they would make my projects look awesome!

  40. The circles on the butterfly project look really cool. I like how colorful it is. I love Faber-Castell products–it’s one of my all time favorite companies.

  41. Thanks so much, Andrea, for highlighting Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products here today! I love them very much and am so happy to see my video here! -Vivian

  42. The video was great. Learned something by watching it. Have lots of pencils by Faber Castle but have never seen the crayons in the stores. Would love to try them. Thanks for the video and a chance to win. Will watch the video again as very interesting. Edna B.

  43. Vivian’s card is beautiful. This is the first time I’ve seen the crayons, where have I been? Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, for Vivian to feature them on her card was a bonus! Thank you for a chance to win some crayons, I’d love to play with them.

  44. I would love to try these crayons, to see how they differ from regular, kids’ crayons. They certainly look lovely on all of the projects in this post. I particularly like the card with the melted crayon. I wonder if using glossy paper and a solvent ink for the stamp would work as well as the gel medium? Of course, it would be a good excuse to pick up some gel medium… 🙂

  45. I use Faber-Castell products but have not used the crayons. Wonderful video, projects are beautiful.

  46. Vivian’s flowers are beautiful! The projects here are out standing. I’d like to try using the Faber-Castell crayons thanks for the chance to win.

  47. WOW! What inspiration Vivian. Thanks for sharing. I haven’t seen those Paper Crafters crayons from Faber-Castell. All the ideas you gave in your video were great. Can’t wait to try them.

  48. Love these cards! The melting if the crayon is such a cool idea I really like the drips. Thanks for a chance to win!

  49. Thanks so much for the chance to win these great products. I have a few of the gelatos and enjoy using them. These would be a nice addition. Thanks as well for the inspiration.

  50. Thanks for the share! I just ordered a set of Gelatos but it looks like I may have to place another order! Sigh!
    I very much enjoyed Vivian’s tutorial.

  51. Wow!!! What a beautiful project! I hope to try this out! The crayons are amazing! Thanks for this awesome tutorial, Vivian.

  52. Great projects! Thanks for the great tutorial and the chance to win a set of the crayons.

  53. Loving Vivians hydrangea, great dimension and soft colours.
    Cool technique to use the mini iron to melt and apply crayon to the projects too 🙂 .

    Donna Jones

  54. These projects certainly showcase the crayons and inspire so many possibilities! Thx for the giveaway and for sharing the techniques.

  55. Ahhh, love the possibilities to create–endless!!! Thanks for the amazing chance to win!

  56. Just when I thought I had it all!!!!…..Love the flowers Vivian made and I love the fact that the crayons are housed in pen casings. Genius! Thanks for the chance to win and for finding this website! I hadn’t been here before.

  57. Those flowers are lovely! I really like trying out different coloring techniques and mediums and Faber-Castell has a bunch that I really want to give a whirl. Thanks for the chance.

  58. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous effect you achieved with these crayons. The petals look so realistic and the variation of color is lovely. The use of the mini iron is genius. Don’t you love it when the paper reacts in a way you didn’t intend and it becomes an extra bonus element? Love it, love it, wish I could win them. These crayons would make a great addition to my stash. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter and possibly win.

  59. Thank You for the inspiration! Vivian’s videos are always educational, detailed and full of ideas. I have never seen these crayons before-what a cool products. Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

  60. I love the video, and am enjoying learning how to use Gelatos, and am very interested in also learning about these crayons, I love the colors! Thank you for the lovely tutorial, and I hope that you show more educational tutorials in the future!

  61. Vivian, once again, I’m blown away by your beautiful, inspiring work. I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you.
    And, to the good folks at Faber-Castell, thank you for creating consistently high-quality, marvelous art media. I have many of your products, but I’m going to have to invest in your Paper Crafter’s Crayons, too. I haven’t been disappointed in any of your media that I own–and it beats other manufacturers all hollow!

  62. What a great tutorial! I have the crayons and recently bought a mini iron so I am going to try this later today. Thanks for sharing!

  63. These Crayons are so different! I love the techniques shown in the video,and would love to give them a go!

  64. Wow, I would love a to win these fabulous Faber-Castell products and try these projects myself!
    Thanks for the opportunity, and for spotlighting a wonderful product & guest 🙂

  65. What fun projects! I love all of these great ideas for using these crayons! I love the Gelatos from Faber-Castell but have never tried these crayons before… this brings a whole new meaning to coloring doesn’t it 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. I love all of Faber Castell and I particularlly enjoyed the video and following works of art. I do not have these crayons, but do want to get them. I love it all and appreciate you sharing with those of us out here.

  67. I’ve seen the new Faber Castell (well, new to me anyway) color products on several blogs in the past few months. I love how vibrant the colors are. Thanks for bringing in a member of the FC DT to demonstrate. All of the projects you’ve shown speak to the quality of the product.

  68. Everything Vivian uses make you wan to buy them, I have told her she should get salesperson of the year for Faber-castel, she know all the products how to use them how the work with other products… Thanks for giving a chance to win, have a great day…

  69. I had purchased the FB crayons for my mom, who enjoys coloring with crayons because I knew that would be a better quality than Crayola. Now I wish I had some of my own to try these melting techniques I keep seeing. Thanks for a great tutorial from Viv, loved her finished card.

  70. I love using crayons as a medium in crafting — and really enjoyed your techniques using them on paper and canvas. I would love to win Paper Crafters crayons from Faber-Castell — I have never tried this brand before and this would give me a chance to see how I like them.

  71. Who knew how versitile these crayons could be?
    They sure aren’t like the ones we used in elementary school !
    More video tutorials, please.

  72. Crayons are fun to work with and these look like they would be a blast! Thanks for the opportunity
    to win a set.

  73. These crayons are beautiful. I love how they blended on the flowers when they were melted.

  74. Wonderful ideas from Ms Keh’s video. Great to see products inaction to inspire. and yes, I would appreciate winning her leftovers, very much. Thank you for the opportunity.

  75. I’d love to get my hands on some of those crayons! Oh, the fun I could have…….

    One of these days I’ll figure out how Faber-Castell always comes up with such wonderful new products. I love this company!

  76. LOVED the video, the colors blended perfectly. I have not seen the FB crayons in my area yet, but can’t wait to get them and play.

  77. I have several of the Gelletos groups, but not the crayons either. NIce projects. Sometimes I wish they came in LARGER sizes as I use them up so quickly!!!

  78. I have never been very good at coloring, so I don’t do much of it in my paper crafting. This looks so easy and pretty though, I think I will try it. I love the little iron you used with your crayons also. Thanks so much for this tutorial.

  79. Faber Castel always makes great products. Their crayons look awesome, too. They’re exactly what I was looking for to make some paper flowers! Wow! Sometimes, exactly what you need shows up at just the right time!

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