The Color Fun Continues with Faber-Castell

faber castell gelatos

Our week of playing with Faber-Castell continues today, and we are LOVING all your comments! We’d be so super grateful if you could all run over to the Stampendous Facebook Page and like us there, too! Pretty please!

Several of you have said you’d like more information on how to use the gelatos. They can be used in so many different ways! Well, we found this fantastic video on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft website! Tiffany Johnson from Iheartart made this great video for one of our favorite customers Simon Says Stamp. We love how she gets right in there with her fingers. We need to do that more.

Bunches of you were excited about the castle like we were!! Ok, we’re not headed to Germany this week, but you CAN take a virtual tour of the castle and see some super awesome magnificence. Check that out HERE.

But for those of you who just want more INSPIRATION, we’ve got that for you today as well. In the office here I took a paper mache box and painted it with Faber-Castell Chalkboard paint. This paint went on really smoothly and dried very quickly. I put two coats on to cover it all and keep it smooth. The matte finish is just gorgeous and perfect for chalk/markers/pencils….

FC box 1

But, of course, I had to emboss on it. Our Q170 Zinnia embossed with White Embossing Powder and VersaMark ink looked amazing. I added the H303 Have I Told You the same way. Then I used the Neutral Art Grip Pencils to color in the flower. I did the petals in white and gray and the center in the goldish color. I highlighted everything with the Metallic PITT Pens set. Then the Stamper’s BIG White Pen provided the little dots, followed up by the gold metallic PITT Pen.  Super happy with the result, may be my Mother’s Day gift… hee hee.

Mother's Day Box by Laura Weed
Mother’s Day Box by Laura Weed

Our Design Team has more inspiration for you today, too. And remember that tomorrow will be our BIG blog hop! You will have until the end of Sunday to comment and be entered to win some terrific prizes (hint, chalkboard ink is in one of the prize packages!). Here’s who is blogging today:

Design Memory Craft – Faber-Castell Blog

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin


38 thoughts on “The Color Fun Continues with Faber-Castell

  1. Love the chalkboard paint, and the embossing works brilliantly. Looking forward to the Gelatos tips on the video, and to seeing what the hop has in store today.
    Alison x


  2. I haven’t used the chalkboard (tho I do have some) but will get busy stamping with it now that I’ve seen the beautiful project you showed today. It’s been a great hop. Enjoy seeing all of the different techniques and materials.


  3. So eye-catching on that black chalkboard paper! I’d like to try those stampers pens. They seem like they’d be fun to use!


  4. This is a great little box. I like the way the daisy pops on the lid. I will have to try stamping on some chalkboard paper. Thanks for a great project.


  5. Thanks for the video on the use of the Gelatos. I’m really convinced that I need some of them after seeing all the great uses on this blog hop. I’ve seen some stamps that are calling my name as well! 🙂 this has been very inspiring as I’ve hopped around this week. Looking forward to more!


  6. Beautiful box with the chalkboard idea. I am so impressed with the great video on how so many ways to use the gelatos for someone like me who isn’t famaliar with them. All my questions were answered. I would just love to try them.


  7. Love the dramatic contrast with the chalkboard effect. This box is just delightful!!! Lovely gift for Mom.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com



  8. I’d love to win the prize with the chalkboard paint, but realistically – I think the michaels coupon I just got is the more likely method of acquiring it ; )


  9. Love your box for Mother’s Day. Thank you for the video. Recently I was finally able to get some gelattos but I haven’t taken them out to play with yet. I will today.


  10. WOW – I didn’t realise we could have SO MUCH FUN with Gelatos – Tiffany’s tutorial was fabulous and I KNOW I will be watching it again real soon, when I have my Gelatos in front of me, ready to play 🙂

    LOVE this hop, each day is FILLED with AWESOME – Laura’s Zinnia box is precious, Tobi’s journal awesome, Lea’s Bowl Bouquet card gorgeous, Janelle’s Floral Lady card delightful, Jamie’s Artists Elements card artistic and Rita’s Vase Bouquet card beautiful!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing so many beautiful projects and so much CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂


  11. Awesome hop. Love how this box was colored, would have never thought to do this, very cool! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.(USA)


  12. Thank you for featuring my Video Tutorial and for providing the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft DT with awesome product!!! Thanks to the Stampendous DT for their amazing display of inspiration 🙂


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