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Creativity for Life / Mixed Media

Create Your Own Christmas Card

Create Your Own Christmas Card

Use your creativity and artistic skills to make your own Christmas cards for your family and friends! Follow the step-by-step holiday craft instructions to create 2 Christmas cards - a Christmas Ornament and Christmas Tree. Creating personalized Christmas Cards is a great way to show your loved ones that you care this holiday season!
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Olive Watercolor Greeting Card

Mixed Technique Greeting Card - Olive the Dog

This is a simple greeting card project using a combination of black pen, colored pencils and watercolor pencils. You will learn a variety of exciting techniques combining these 3 versatile tools, creating artistic effects unmatched by other brands.
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Card Making for Beginners

Card Making for Beginners

Sending a greeting card is a great way to show your appreciation and love to someone you care about. What’s better than a card? A personalized card that you handmade yourself! Card making is the perfect craft for those fond of other paper crafting hobbies such as scrapbooking and is great stress relief. DIY Card making is easy to do with our 20 Minute Studio Card Making Kit for Beginners.
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Abstract Art for Beginners

Abstract Art for Beginners

Every style and genre of art has their own attributes that make them unique. What makes abstract art stand out from the rest is the freedom behind its conception. Abstract art is created with expression through colors, shapes, textures, and other forms. With such freedom of form behind the genre, abstract art is inspiring and easy for beginner artists. Faber-Castell created the 20-Minute-Studio Abstract Art for Beginners as a quick and easy way to get started with creating abstract art.
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Mixed media Chagall lesson plan for kids

Marc Chagall Mixed Media Art Lesson for Kids

A mixed media art lesson for kids celebrating the art of Marc Chagall. In this lesson plan, students will learn some exciting and effective art techniques with a variety of materials to create a very unique piece of art–
a portrayal of themselves, including images of meaningful things in their life, all inspired by Marc Chagall of course.
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Canvas Art wish with feather

Wish! Mixed Media Canvas Art

Create mixed media magic on canvas with Gelatos®, Goldfaber Color Pencils, and Pitt Artist Pens®! Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a cheery canvas panel tutorial. I am working with Gelatos, Pitt Artist Pens, and Goldfaber Color Pencils.
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Valentine's Day Card with Mixed Media

Valentine's Day Cards with Mixed Media Art

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an art journal page tutorial that celebrates love. Today I am working with Gelatos Pastels, a Pitt Artist Pen, a rubber stamp, and Gold Gel Paint from assorted Gelatos kits along with a Castell 9000 pencil. I have made a complete materials list for you.
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Watercolor Snowflake Winter Craft for Kids

Watercolor Ornament Winter Craft for Kids

This watercolor ornament winter craft for kids is the go-to project in our home because the kids can create beautiful homemade decor that is MESS FREE!!!  You heard me right! These ornaments are an exercise for the imagination and also practices those fine motor skills by coloring, drawing, painting, cutting! Not to mention provides some good one-on-one bonding time.
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Grateful for You Marble Art and Pitt Artist Pens

Thanksgiving Decor with Marble Art for Beginners

Thanksgiving decoration inspiration! Faber-Castell’s 20 Minute Studio Marbling Art for Beginners is the PERFECT thing for this Thanksgiving centerpiece.
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Gelato Flower Stencil with Pitt Artist Pen

How to Use Gelatos with Stencils

Grab your Gelatos and learn how to easily create gorgeous notecards and designs with stencils and just four easy steps.
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Watercolor Gelatos, Pitt Artist Pens, and Hand Lettering

Watercolor Background Art with Gelatos

Today we'll be using Metallic Blueberry and Raspberry Gelatos, and black Pitt Artist Pens® in brush and medium sizes. We have some watercolor paper and a sandwich bag, and that's all you'll need to create a watercolor background!
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Watercolor Fall Wreath and Pitt Artist Pens

Fall Watercolor Wreath with Pitt Artist Pens and Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils

I love that feeling when fall finally hits! There are so many ways you can create a fun wreath to add to any project you might be working on. 
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Recipe Doodles with Spoon and Herbs

Recipe Doodles with Faber-Castell Mixed Media

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a doodled recipe page using Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers, Pitt Artist Pen and Polychromos Color Pencils. Around fall, we have some neighborhood potlucks and my favorite dish to cook is a simple chicken curry.  So I created a recipe card to celebrate my cooking and coming together with friends!  
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Scarecrow - A Mixed Media Art Lesson Plan

Scarecrow - A Mixed Media Art Lesson Plan

Scarecrow is an enchanting and beautifully illustrated picture book about the beauty of leading a simple life and being appreciative and content. It is about a kind and gentle scarecrow who finds good things in his world; the friendship of the birds and animals, along with the joy and happiness of the seasons. In this lesson plan, students explore use of texture by putting together a mixed-media collage using paint, paper, fabric and buttons.
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Oh my Gourd Watercolor Pumpkin Doodles

Oh My Gourd...Fall Pumpkin Doodles

OH MY GOURD! I love Fall! Also, did you know it is almost National Doodle Day? I always like to add a bit of loose watercolor to my doodles! I used the watercolor connector set as well as a Medium tip Pitt Artist Pen.
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Doodle Day with Pitt Artist Pens® and Goldfaber Color Pencils

Doodle Day with Pitt Artist Pens® and Goldfaber Color Pencils

Hi everyone,Mou Saha here with a fun doodle page using a Pitt Artist Pens and Goldfaber Color Pencils. My youngest is 4 years old and she loves to go on nature walks with me. And much like me, she too likes to collect rocks, bugs, leaves, sticks that speak to her. As she geared up for pre-school this year, she wanted to take all her finds to school to show her friends. I really liked her collection and so I sketched and doodled with my Pitt Artist Pen to capture Jia’s Show n' Tell!
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Haunted House Lesson Plan

Halloween Art Lesson - Draw a Haunted House

This lesson is offered in the spirit of Halloween fun! Halloween Art Lesson Objective: Students become acquainted with Hundertwasser’s art and architecture, then create a Hundertwasser-inspired haunted house in the spirit of Halloween.
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Mixed Media Changing of the Seasons

Mixed Media Changing of the Seasons

Who loves fall? I absolutely LOVE sweater weather! Here is a fun changing of the seasons piece I did using the Faber-Castell's Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Pencils, Pitt Artist Pens®, and some watercolor paper!
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Watercolor Sea Shell Art

Sketching on-the-go with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers and Goldfaber™ Aqua Watercolor Pencils

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an on-the-go sketch inspiration using Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor PencilsRecently, I traveled to California for an event. The Ritz-Carlton hotel at Dana Point had staircases leading straight down to the beach. Sometimes early in the morning or later in the afternoon, I climbed the stairs and sat on the sand and sketched things I found on the beach. 
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Rainbow Watercolor with Hand Lettering

Be a Rainbow - Watercolor Pencil Rainbow Blending

I love experimenting with watercolor pencils! There are so many ways you can use them! For this project, I used the Faber-Castell Mixed Media tin and finished with some hand lettering with Pitt Artist Pens. 
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