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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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DIY Seasonal Note Cards

Seasonal note cards are something I always keep on hand. They are perfect for a 'thank you' or 'thinking of you' note. Cards are even more special when they are handmade. However, it can be challenging to have all the supplies on hand. Thankfully, the Faber-Castell Watercolor Art Kit for Beginners is the perfect set of supplies to make your own cards. It includes my favorite Pitt pen, watercolor pencils, a paint brush, stencils, a watercolor palette, and sheets of watercolor paper. Just add water and envelopes and you are set to create your own personalized seasonal cards.

Now, let's create some cute, summery cards!

STEP ONE:
Familiarize yourself with all your new supplies.

STEP ONE 1 pen and paint watercolor kit

-Pitt Artist Pen® - fine tip black pen made from india ink, fast drying and waterproof
-3 watercolor pencils - super smooth with vibrant colors, shade and paint over with water to create a watercolor look
-a paint brush - medium size, quality brush
-2 Mixed Media stencils - a variety of flowers, leaves, and foliage for easy tracing
-watercolor palette - nine vibrant colors perfect for a starter kit
-8 sheets of watercolor paper - precut with rounded edges, the perfect size for flat note cards

STEP TWO:
Using the Pitt Artist Pen® and stencils draw out the foundation your design on the watercolor paper. Don't worry about fine lines with the stencil, we'll add those later.

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STEP THREE:
Remove the stencil and begin adding in fine lines and details. Get creative with your lines and add in a message like 'hello' or 'happy summer'.

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STEP FOUR:
Using the watercolor pencils and paints color in your design.

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STEP FIVE:
Allow card to dry, then pair with an envelope for a cute summery note card.

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Happy Card Making!

Lindsay

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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.


Happy Halloween Card

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Hey loves.  Tiare here.  Well, it's that time of year....Halloween and the Halloween crafts, decor, costumes and card abound. Although, Halloween is my favorite, this is the first year that I actually put a Halloween scene outside my house.  I've gotten into the decorating mood.  So fun.  I also decided make a some fun Halloween cards.  Here's what I did.... 


Now it's your turn.  Give a try.  Have fun!

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Cotton Candy Poppy Card

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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   More glitz, more glimmer, more glitter.  Yes, please!  

 The Gelatos® Cotton Candy and Glass Bead Glitter Gel make for the perfect sparkly card for someone special! 

Grab your Gelatos® Cotton Candy and let's make this cute card together.  It's a great way to make someone's day.  Watch this quick video to learn how....

 

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Tada!

Now it's your turn.  Please share if this inspires you. I'd love to see what you make.  Just tag me on Instram @iamclassygirl or Facebook at Tiare Smith Designs.  

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Tiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Pick up more FREE tutorials from Tiare at http://www.tiaresmith.com




A Mother's Day Card with Honey Medium Kit & Iced Rose Gelatos

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a video tutorial for making a mother's day card with Honey Medium and Gelatos color Iced Rose!

Before we begin, let me list the supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Honey Medium Starter Kit

Stamper’s Big Brush pen - BLACK

Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil - Red set

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And here's the video tutorial. You can watch by clicking the play button below or follow this link.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will make beautifully textured project using Honey Medium!

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Library Pocket Card and Gift Tag

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Hi Loves,Tiare here. A unique card and gift tag are sure gifts that will make the recipient smile.  Here is a fun way to jazz up your next gift giving experience. 

Grab your Gelatos® Iridescents and let's make a library pocket card and gift tag.  Let me show you how to make them. 

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First, be sure to Gesso both the library pocket and the tag.  Next, use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Black, Violet, Cobalt Blue, Light Blue to create your backgrounds.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag the library pocket and tag through the  color.  Do this one color at a time.

 

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Next grab your Ice Layers - Bubbles to create cool circle patterns.   Just color in the shapes with your Gelatos® Iridescents and activate with a water brush or rub in with your fingers. To make a fun overlapping pattern,  pick up Ice Layers and  place over previous circles.  I love how the Gelatos® Galaxy stands out, it is such a rich and creamy color. 

 

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Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Black #199 to add color on various circle stamps.  Stamp images on circles. Stamper's Big Brush Pens are perfect for stamping. You can also use the  ink to add detail to the edges of the tag and card.  Write a sentiment onto the library pocket and tag using Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium Nib Black #199

 

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Lastly, add a cute dimensional flower to the library pocket and a fun ribbon to the tag. 

Tada!

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Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com


Just to say, "Hello."

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  I'm feeling like spreading a little happy these days and what a simple way to do so by sending a handmade card, just because!

Grab your Gelatos® Stardust and let's create.  Here's what I did. 

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Spread Gesso on card base and an  extra piece of paper.   Color extra piece of paper with Gelatos® Stardust, allow to dry and punch or die- cut mini flowers. 

 

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Next, use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Pink Madden # 129,Maganese Violet # 160 to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag the card base through the  color.  Do this one color at a time.

  

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Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Black #199 to add color on a fun circle stamp.  Stamp image.  Big Brush Pens are perfect for stamping. 

 

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Write sentiment on a small piece of paper using Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium Nib Black #199.  Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Black #199 to ink the edge of the sentiment block.   Adhere with pop dots and add flowers around sentiments, pop up a few with pop dots as well. 

  

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Finish card by scribbling around page using Texture Gems™ Silver  and use to make flower centers as well.  Lastly, add a small piece of twine tied in a bow. 

Tada!

  

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Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com


A Valentine Tutorial with Gelatos® Color Bubble Gum

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Happy February everyone! Mou here today with a Valentine card tutorial using Gelatos® Color Bubble Gum.

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To make this card, you'll need:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Bubble Gum, Caramel, Iced Chai, Silver Ice

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen: BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Gold

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Collapsible Water Cup

Other: Watercolor paper, cardstock, scissors, thread, sewing machine, stamp, lace, paint brush, adhesive

Let's get started!


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Trim watercolor paper to 5.5" x 4.25". Generously rub Gelatos® color Bubble Gum on the watercolor paper and blend with water.

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Once the color dries, attach the watercolor paper to a cardstock card base with adhesive.

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On another piece of cardstock, generously rub Gelatos colors, Caramel and Iced Chai. Blend with water.

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Color a stamp with Gelatos Color Silver Ice. Spritz with water to activate the pigment and stamp all over the colored cardstock.

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With scissors freehand cut three hearts in different sizes out of the colored cardstock and also cut out some lace. Layer them as shown. Trim off excess lace.

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Machine stitch the hearts to the card.

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Ink up alphabet stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pen Black and stamp your sentiment.

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Dilute some Texture Luxe Gold and splatter on the card to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and wish you a fun Valentine's Day!
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