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.
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.
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.
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!