Faber-Castell White Pens & Whimsical Leaves

Leaves are beginning to fall in our neighborhood, and that has me ready for all things Fall. One of my favorite creative activities is to paint watercolor leaves. However, when I came across the new Faber-Castell white pens I had an idea for some fun hand-drawn leaves. 

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First I gathered up my supplies - different color cardstock (I went with traditional Fall colors, but this would be fun with any variety of colors), Pitt pens, a pencil, and scissors.

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Next, using a pencil I sketched out simple leaf shapes. Don't worry about lots of detailed edges, just draw a variety of shapes and sizes. 

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Then using my Pitt pens I drew the stem of the leaf and began adding fun details. I chose to draw whimsical details with circles, lines, and flourishes.

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Lastly I cut out my leaves (trimming off my pencil sketch of the leaf outline) giving me a pretty collection of leaves perfect for scrapbooking, adding to a mixed media project, or even stringing up as a garland.

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I hope you enjoy experimenting with the new Faber-Castell white pens!

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Artist and illustrator Lindsay Hopkins has been drawing and creating since childhood. She has a love for color and hopes to encourage and inspire others through her creativity. In 2012, Lindsay opened Pen & Paint and began selling her artwork and stationery online. Pen & Paint licenses artwork through Jewel Branding and is privileged to work with many global brands.

 


DIY Celebration Card

Is there anything better than celebrating friends and family? Adding a personal touch, and a heartfelt note is always a good idea. 

To make this card you'll need:

 

Start by scribbling a little bit of the gelato onto a palette (any smooth surface would work).

 

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Pick up some of the color using the larger of the sponges from your tool kit and start coloring over top of the stencil.


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Once you've colored in the whole picture, take your metallic pitt pen and write your greeting on the front of the card!


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Use the Pitt Artist brush pen for the envelope. You can write their name or a congratulatory message, whatever you'd like!


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Finish up with a nice note on the inside, and you've just made a wonderful, personal gift for your friends!

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Photo Feb 28  9 52 26 AMChelsea has a not-so-slight obsession with all things lettering. Watching lettering videos is what got her started, and you can usually find her posting videos using every art supply she can get her hands on! From brush pens to watercolors, and everything in between!

 

 

 

 

 


DIY Thank You Card

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Materials:

 

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1. Cut out the Mixed Media transfer that you want

        • Peel off the paper backing and then place on paper
        • Use the applicator stick to rub the design on the paper
        • Peel off slowly from one corner and keep rubbing to make sure the design stays on the paper   

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2. Add color! 

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3. Add your message using the Artist PITT pen!

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Erin is a teacher by day and a creator by night. She loves to try and inspire creativity in her students everyday! Because she’s busy during the day, the night is when her creativity gets to explode into the world through lettering and messing around with watercolors. Her biggest advice would be to not compare your art to other people’s art! Be uniquely you!

 

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Pitt Artist Pen - Big Brush

Today I wanted to give you a look at how amazing the Big Brush Pitt Artist Pens are for handlettering! To me, there is nothing more fun than larger scale lettering. I love being able to take up space and let my hand flow in big sweeping up- and downstrokes. There is an assortment of bright, saturated colors that can be combined numerous ways for your projects.

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The pens feature the same great qualities of the Pitt Artist Brush pens- flexible yet firm nib, and saturated India ink. The quality is so high and I know these markers will last a long time without fraying like most large brush pens do quickly! By varying your pressure, you will create thick and thin strokes. Heavy pressure on the down stroke and light pressure in the up stroke. Because of the large nib on this pen, you will achieve a large contrast in stroke width- which is the key factor to hand lettering!

Happy Lettering!

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Leah Kelly is a modern calligrapher and hand lettering artist. She is a military wife who took up the hobby to create decor and invitations for her own wedding. When she’s not addressing invitation envelopes or writing place cards, she loves to use calligraphy and painting as a creative form of meditation. Leah is currently working to get her professional certificate in graphic design.


Mixed Media Tin for hand lettering!

Hi friends! Chelsea here to show you how to make a beautiful hand lettered watercolor piece! 

 

The products we'll be using today come from the Faber-Castell mixed media tin. You'll also want some mixed media paper, and painters tape for the edges.

 

First things first, tape down the edges of your paper so you'll have a nice, clean border. Then start scribbling with your watercolor pencils! Here I'm using the light blue, dark blue, purple, and pink.

 

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Next, take a wet paintbrush, and blend the colors together.

 

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Once dry, peel off the tape, and grab your Pitt Artist  brush pen (I used Cold Grey VI 235), and letter whatever quote/phrase you'd like.

 

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Now it's time to add the highlights! Take your white watercolor pencil, and add a small detail anywhere you'd naturally see light shine on the letters, to really make your letters pop.

 

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Enjoy your finished product!

 

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Chelsea has a not-so-slight obsession with all things lettering. Watching lettering videos is what got her started, and you can usually find her posting videos using every art supply she can get her hands on! From brush pens to watercolors and everything in between!


Bible Journaling

Hey friends! Happy Sunday! I have another Bible process page to share with you today and I’m kind of in love with the verses I focused on. I chose Psalm 91:4-5. You’ve probably heard it before and so had I, but when I read through it a couple more times it really started to speak to me. Go read it a few times through and see what jumps out at you each time. It sure does have a whole lot of meaning and truth! I’m so happy that our God makes these kinds of promises to us. With the symbolism and imagery in this verse I for sure decided to journal with a feather theme!

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I found this stencil in one of the Faber Castell stencil packs and I tried a new technique with it. I usually use paint with stencils but this time I reached for a pitt pen and traced over the outlines. Afterwards it looks like it was hand drawn and has a really cool effect.

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I found some feather stamps in my stash, and as I’ve said before I love clustering and layering, so these were perfect to stamp around and on the stencil. I used a couple different colors of ink pads so there were a variety of colors.

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Big brush pens are some of my favorite supplies to use when journaling. I used the black big brush pen and made dots and tiny crosses around the page to add more detail.8

This is probably my favorite element I added! I took a craft feather and washi taped it down to make an even bigger cluster of feathers at the bottom of the page.9
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My next two steps were adding some marks to the cross and dot clusters as well as highlighting my verse. I always highlight my verse so when I’m flipping through pages, I know exactly what I was reflecting on when journaling.

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This was a new technique I tried! I usually mix and match alphabet stickers but I thought taking some of the different fonts on the stencils and mixing and matching those, would make a cool title! I found all the letters I needed to spell out “under” and used a black pitt pen to trace over them. I thought it turned out great!Final

The very last step was adding some more alphabet stickers to finish my title and then journaling what God was putting on my heart! I hope that you learned something new from this entry and that you found new meanings to Psalm 91:4-5! Have a blessed Sunday everyone!

Blessings,

Abigail

Supplies

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Bible Journaling Mixed Media Stencils, Faber-Castell black Pitt Artist pen big brush, Faber-Castell black pitt artist pen-brush, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pen Superfine, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pen Medium, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist brush pen Flesh, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pen Lilac, Illustrated Faith homespun alphabet stickers-Olive You, Illustrated Faith enamel hearts-Bananas For You, Webster’s Pages My Happy Place alphabet stickers, Prima Chalk Edger-Farmer Jeans, Illustrated Faith Ink Pads

 

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Abigail Clone is 16 years old and a lover of all things crafty, trendy, and of course Jesus! She discovered Bible Journaling in 2015 and fell in love! She writes a teen devotional called, “Pockets Full of Jesus” for Illustrated Faith and wants to encourage teens to grow their relationships with Christ at a young age.


Gelatos - Pointed Pen

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Using Gelatos® in your pointed pen!

Start by scraping off a small amount onto a palette using your artists spatula. Smoosh it down until itʼs super smooth, then add a few drops of water.

Gently mix it up with a paint brush. Be sure to go slow and gentle, otherwise bubbles will pop up.

Use the paint brush to add the color into your nib, and start writing! Add more water as needed, to keep a smooth consistency.


Have fun!

 


 

- Chelsea

@booksandbrushpens

 

Chelsea Chelsea has a not-so-slight obsession with all things lettering. Watching lettering videos is what got her started, and now you can usually find her posting videos using every art supply she can get her hands on! From brush pens to watercolors, and everything in between.

 


Big Brush Stampers

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Materials Needed:

  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Stampers Pens
  • Paper
  • Stamps

 


Decide which stamp and color you want to use - then color on the stamp.

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Stamp it! Continue this process with as many different colors and stamps as you would like!

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If you would like to use multiple colors on a stamp, just:

  • Pick your colors
  • Use them on the areas of the stamp where you want the color

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ErinD Erin O’Brien Dahlberg is a born and raised Utah girl. She graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelors degree in Education and has spent the last 4 years as a second grade teacher! She took a few art classes in high school and college. She loves to try and inspire creativity in her students everyday! Because she’s busy during the day, the night is when her creativity gets to explode into the world through lettering and messing around with watercolors. Her biggest advice would be to not compare your art to other people’s art! Be uniquely you.

 

 


Habit Tracker Methods

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Hello there, sweet friends! Faber-Castell USA and I are back to show you a few habit tracker methods!

This is one of my all time favorite aspects of bullet journaling. It holds you accountable, plus - filling the trackers out can be fun, which encourages you to accomplish things!
 
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Method 1: The Line Chart
This can be a really great tool for those who want to track their health (both physical and emotional) - you can rate things on a scale and see how you progress or decline.

First, create your chart. The top will be reserved for days of the week, and the right side will be used as a rating system from 1-5. Tip: this can be done monthly, and you can have a higher rating system if you wish!

Next, you should assign colors to the items you would like to track. Once that’s complete, fill it in each day and connect the dots!

Method 2: The Standard Tracker
This is the tracker I use every week. I find it works best for me, and sometimes monthly trackers can be a little overwhelming. It’s easy to make, easy to follow, and a great way to record your progress.

First, create your chart. The top will be reserved for days of the week, and the left side will be used as a list of your habits/goals.

Next, each day, fill in the habits/goals you accomplish. Tip: Make it more fun by trying these cute little habit fillers instead of just filling in a square!

Method 3: The Individual Trackers
Some of my favorite trackers tend to be more of an illustrated version of what I’m trying to accomplish. Tracking a goal on it’s own can help it become more of a priority.



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Products used:

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens:

Size S:
Black 199
Deep Scarlet Red 219
Middle Purple Pink 125
Orange Glaze 113
May Green 170
Cobalt Green 156

Size XS:
Black 199

Size F:
Black 199

Brush: 
Warm Grey III 272
Medium Flesh 131
Cadmium Yellow 107
Green Gold 268
Phthalo Green 161
Ultramarine 120

I hope you enjoyed this habit tracker method page as much as I enjoyed creating it! If you have any questions about this process, please ask. If you have any questions about the products used, visit fabercastell.com - thanks!!
 
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Nicole Barlettano is a seasoned designer and illustrator living in the tri-state area. She is a bullet journalist known as @plansthatblossom, a chronic doodlebug, and a lover of list
 
 
 

Eco Mixed Media Tag

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Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an eco mixed media tag made from upcycled chipboard and cardboard! In this tutorial, you'll see how easy it is to transform discarded things with just a few mediums and supplies. So, let me list the supplies I used and break my process down into steps.

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents - Gel Medium, Gesso, Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - Mandala, 201 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® - IRIDESCENTS (Nebula, Satellite); STEAMPUNK (Iced Chai, Iced Coffee)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Tools - Palette knife, Silicone Spatula

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Collapsible Water Cup

Other - Chipboard, cardboard, thread, hole punch, cardstock, scissors, background stamp


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Cut open a cereal box with scissors. Cut it into an 8" long x 4" wide rectangle. Snip the top corners at about 45 degree angles. Punch a hole near the top center to make the tag.

Lay the Mandala stencil on the tag as shown and apply a coat of Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Let dry.


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Cut a piece of a cardboard box. Peel off the top layer to expose the corrugated surface. Tear a small piece. Attach it to the tag with Gel Medium using the silicone spatula.


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Apply a coat of gesso over the dry layers.


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Color the tag with Gelatos colors. Blend them with water using paint brush from the Iridescents set.


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Did you know that you can stamp with Gelatos colors? 'Ink up' a background stamp with Gelatos color Iced Coffee. Spritz a little water on the stamp. Stamp randomly around the tag.


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Drip some Gelatos color down the tag to add another layer of interest.


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Trace the above stencil from the 201 collection on cardstock with PITT pen. Color it with Gelatos colors and cut around it to create a focal point piece.


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Cut some thread with scissors and mush it up in your hands. attach it to the tag with gel medium. Attach the focal point piece overlapping the thread.

Cut a small strip of cardstock and snip one end to look like a banner. Write 'Be Cool' on it with PITT pen. Attach to the tag to finish.

Hope this tutorial inspires you to take a second look at discarded objects and to give them a new life!
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