Stamping with Faber-Castell by Meihsia Liu

Hi, Simon Says Stamp friends, welcome to STAMPtember, the most magical month of the year at Simon Says Stamp! Today, Meihsia Liu is here to share the design of an art journal cover using Faber-Castell Gelatos and Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.

I’ve been enjoying creating using Faber-Castell products for years and loving the gorgeous effects they achieve. So, here are some fun techniques and steps to make this project using my stamping all-stars.

Cut a piece of patterned paper from Graphic 45 A Lady’s Diary collection and paste it on the chipboard cover using Gel Medium.

Spread some Light Modeling Paste around the edges using Palette Knife.

After making some patterns using Light Modeling Paste, Heidi Swapp stencil and Palette Knife, dry it with a heat tool. Mix the Gelatos and water in a small container. Apply the color mixture on the edges of the cover using a brush pen. I usually use this method to color a big area on a project.

You may also mix the Gelatos and water on the craft sheet using a brush pen to paint a small area.

The Gelatos can be also applied directly on the project and use a wet brush pen to achieve the water color effect. Here I use the Gelatos to highlight the edges.

Apply the Gelatos on the stamp, mist with water using misting bottle, then stamp the images on the cover.

You may also use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens/ PITT artist pens as an ink to stamp the image. Here I use a PITT artist pen in black to stamp the sentiment and some small images.

Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens in various colors to stamp more images on the background.

The Blending Chisel is perfect to make the distressed look after I applied the Gelatos to highlight the edges.

Use Drip Dropper to drip the color mixture on the background and tilt it to let the mixture run.

After attaching Prima Flowers and 7 Gypsies Industrial Gears using a hot glue gun, add some Gesso randomly on these embellishments and background using a brush pen as a final touch.



I hope you enjoy this tutorial and will create something beautiful using these fun techniques and awesome products. Be sure to link-up your project and join us for this week’s Stamping All Star Challenge. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Supply List:
Faber-Castell ESSENTIAL TOOL KIT Mix and Match
Faber-Castell Gelatos
Faber-Castell BLACK Stampers Big Brush Pens
Faber-Castell YELLOW Stampers Big Brush Pens
Faber-Castell Gesso
Faber-Castell Gel Medium
Faber-Castell GELATOS TOOL SET
Liquitex MODELING PASTE Gel Acrylic Medium
Heidi Swapp HONEYCOMB 6 x 6 Stencil
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps SPILLS & SPLATTERS
Prima Flower
Prima Chic Resin CEILING ORNAMENTS
7 Gypsies INDUSTRIAL GEARS Charms Watch
Graphic 45 A LADIES’ DIARY 12 x 12 Paper Pad


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Meihsia is so amazing with Faber-Castell products, I’ve loved seeing how she uses them and getting more ideas for the pens and gelatos in my stash. Thanks Meihsia!!

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  1. What a great tutorial Meihsia! And such a beautiful project! Loved to see the techniques you did with all the different faber castell products! Hugs, Sandra

  2. Great tutorial, love how you have used the Gelatos and the colours and backdrop are gorgeous. Love the touch of stitching and your beautiful flowers. Love the text too. This works so well. Tracy x

  3. Beautiful shabby chic effect. I love watching you create it gives me so many inspirational ideas to try! Wonderful tutorial!

  4. I love this tutorial Meihsia! I’ve never seen the gelatos used as watercolors. I learned something new, and I’m pretty excited about it. SOOOO cool! Thanks for the tip!

  5. Wow! I learned so much. All these ideas are swirling in my head! Thanks for a great tutorial.

  6. Fabulous tutorial Meihsia! You showed some really great ways of using these products. I got Gelatos not that long ago and love them. Beautiful journal cover!