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Rita Barakat
Mixed Media Artist and Designer
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Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here! I get so excited about mixed media projects and this one is especially fun because of the way it came about! Grab your Paper Crafter Crayons, Gesso and Gelatos® and come back! OK first of all, I was thinking of a project to make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey creatives, Rita Barakat here. Have you been art journaling? I thought I'd share this insert I made in my art journal today. Sometimes you run across a great quote worth preserving; this one is from a song "If we're honest" by Francesca Battistelli. The minute I heard it I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hello creatives~ Rita Barakat here with a layering technique for color! How to make color layers! Sometimes creativity looks so complicated and here's a secret- it doesn't have to be! Using Stampers Big Brush Pens I started with the lightest color -light green 171. I colored all of the leaves... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey there artsy peeps, Rita Barakat here today with 5 tips for mixed media success! I think sometimes we overthink it, if you feel like you can't do mix media I know you can so gather your favorite art supplies, I will gather mine and let's get started! 1. Add... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hello creatives, Rita Barakat here today with a little welcome sign! When I saw the new Scandinavian stencil released at CHA I immediately knew I needed to use this sweet little tea cup! Of course using the brand new cement texture paste and Gelatos® was in order as well! I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey there crafty peeps Rita Barakat here! For those who were not able to make it to CHA I wanted to share some pics from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® mixed media texture class I taught! Here are my fabulous students and their finished projects! Here is a close up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here today! If you missed last weeks posts you might want to go and check it out. With holidays around the corner this is a great time to get creative about last minute gift wrapping ideas and we shared a lot last week! After... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey there creatives, Rita Barakat here today! Holidays are just around the corner and I don't know about you but there have been times when I needed to wrap a present quickly and didn't have any wrapping paper. So what's a girl to do? Pull out my supplies of course!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey there artsy friends Rita Barakat here with a mixed media canvas! This one is out of my comfort palette of colors but you know, weird thing, of all the canvas' I have made lately this is my favorite. I love it when it all comes together! I do try... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
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Hey there artsy friends Rita Barakat here on day 5 of the Xyron/ Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog collaboration! Both blogs have coordinated this week to bring you fabulous projects and prizes! Who doesn't love winning a prize? All you have to do is comment to be eligible to win!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
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Hey there artsy friends Rita Barakat here on day 2 of the Xyron/ Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog collaboration! Both blogs have coordinated this week to bring you fabulous projects and prizes! Who doesn't love winning a prize? All you have to do is comment to be eligible to win!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
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Hey there creatives, Rita Barakat here! Today I am sharing a project inspired by Pinterest! I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest, while I love seeing so many creative ideas I hate that you can easily lose track of time looking and pinning ideas that you may never get around... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
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Hey there Creatives Rita Barakat here today sharing some art journal pages I made with this brand new Mixed Media kit available at Barnes and Nobles. This is what the kit looks like all packaged up, let's take a look at the contents... Lots of goodies ! Kit includes- 5... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey there Creatives Rita Barakat here today sharing my fall pumpkin made with PITT Artist pens, Gesso, chalkboard paint and Texture Gems! I love fall; the change in the weather, kids going back to school and fall decorations! I love decorating with warm fall colors like oranges, browns, reds, most... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here! Lets talk about skin color and how to achieve different looks with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. There are a myriad of options in the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® line, today I will cover two - Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils & Gelatos® Colors. Here... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here and today I want to talk to you about layers! One of the things about art journals and mixed media is anything goes! I want to show you how I started these pages in my art journal with left overs! Yes left overs! When... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey Creatives Rita Barakat here! Thanks for stopping today I am excited to sharing my project on this blog hop with Linnie Blooms! To enter in our giveaway, make sure to stop by each day and leave a comment. One winner will receive $50 in Design Memory Craft products. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
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Hey there creatives, Rita Barakat here with an easy way to add depth and texture to your mixed media projects! This tag was created on vellum paper. I wrote a little quote on my sketch book - I am always writing down ideas for use at a later time! The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey creatives. Rita Barakat here. Have you seen the new Gelatos® Colors 15 count sets? I made these set of tags with the Brights set! I am loving all the new colors! Here's a tag I broke down a tag for you. First I used the stencil and Margarita Mix... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
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Hey there Crafty Peeps Rita Barakat here today. In my travels I have met a lot of ladies that have interesting jewelry. I especially love the ones that people make themselves. I thought it would be fun to make a little bracelet and right now natural accents are still very... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here and I am so excited that we are hopping this week with Graphic 45! I had the pleasure of working with Gilded Lily a little chipboard box and look at those claw pedestals! But I digress, today is day four so if you missed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
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Hey there creative peeps, Rita Barakat here today with an art journal page using PITT Artist Pens and lots of water for various watercolor effects! Lots of pics so I made a short video for ya! Supply list Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso, PITT Artist Pens - Light Cobalt Turquiose... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
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Hey artsy peeps Rita Barakat here! Welcome to art jounraling month! Whats great about art journaling is there is inspiration everywhere! Gather your supplies! For me I start with inspiration. I take pictures everywhere I go - you never know where you will find something that inspires a project! I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
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Hey artsy peeps Rita Barakat here! Welcome to art jounraling month! Whats great about art journaling is there is inspiration everywhere! Gather your supplies! For me I start with inspiration. I take pictures everywhere I go - you never know where you will find something that inspires a project! I... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Hey artsy peeps Rita Barakat here using several Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products to create today art journal pages! I also gathered random embellishments to add to my pages! Today I want to show you the new Brights Gelatos® Colors pack! I had so many pictures for this project I... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft