PITT® Artist Pens

Bullet Journaling 101 - Add Some Doodles!

Dress Up Your Doodles!


Step 1: Create a cute little doodle with clean lines.

Step 2: Add a border/outline to your doodle using a thicker pen.

Step 3: Add interest to your doodle by adding color, details, and shadow! (Pro-tip: try stippling for a fun way to create detail and dimension!)

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Supplies Used:
-Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Superfine
    Black 199***

    Middle Purple Pink 125***
-Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Medium
    Black 199***
-Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Brush
    
Warm Grey III 272***

Check out: Faber-Castell Mix & Match Essential Pitt Artist Pens Set!

~Nicole

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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 lists.

 


Bullet Journaling 101 - Drawing A Simple Box

I've partnered with @fabercatellusa to bring you a few tutorials on how to add interest and dimension to your journal! With just a few tips and tricks, these tutorials can help bring your journaling to the next level!

Let's start with a simple box!
Step 1: Simply draw your shape with clean corners and straight lines.

Step 2: Give your shape dimension by creating a faux layer underneath. (Pro-tip: if using a dotted journal, just go over one dot, and down one dot for uniformity)

Step 3: Add depth by using a light brush marker along the bottom and right edges of your shapes.


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Supplies Used:
-Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen -    
    Size S (Black 199***)
    Size S (Deep Scarlet Red 219***)
    Size S (Orange Glaze 113***)
    Brush (Warm Grey III 272***)

Check out: Faber-Castell Mix & Match Pitt Artist Pens Writing Set!

 Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my tutorials!
For more information on the products, please go to www.fabercastell.com

All my best!
-Nicole 

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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 lists.


Art Journaling with Mixed Media Transfers

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Hi everyone, Mou here with an art journaling tutorial using Mixed Media Transfers.

If you are unfamiliar with the Mixed Media Transfers, be sure to check out this video where I explain the features of this product.

For today's art journal page, I have chosen the Mixed Media Transfers - Feathers.

Let's look at all the supplies I used on this page.

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Transfers - Feathers

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® 15CT: TRANSLUCENTS

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens® Lettering Set: Modern Lettering

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big White Pen

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils RED

Other - Watercolor paper, scissors, pencil, paper trimmer


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Start by transferring your favorite feather images from the Mixed Media Transfers - Feathers to watercolor paper using the craft stick included with the transfers. Cut the images out with scissors.


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Trim watercolor paper to 9 x 9 inches. Color it with Gelatos colors TRANSLUCENTS. When dry, attach the cut-out feathers with gel medium as shown.


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Handletter 'Tread Gently" with the SB Tip PITT pen from the Modern Lettering Set following the curve of the feather. Make marks with the SB PITT pen, Stamper's Big White pen and pencil around the page.


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Add some more marks with watercolor pencils. Along the right edge, add the quote - Tread softly. All the earth is holy ground. - Christina Rossetti with watercolor pencil to finish.

Hope this art journal page had you thinking of using your art supplies in different ways and combinations.

Happy crafting!
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Bible Journaling

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a Bible Journaling tutorial using the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Bible Journaling Kit. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Bible Journaling Kit

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools - Gel Medium, GlazeGesso, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool Kit

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Collapsible Water Cup

Silicone Spatula (from Honey Medium Starter kit - you can use a brush instead)

Scissors

Watercolor paper (I used 140 lb cold press by Canson, cut to 9x9 inches)


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The Bible I have does not have a wide margin, so I make color copies of the verses, trim around with scissors and attach to a wider piece of watercolor paper with Gel Medium. You may not need to do this step if your Bible is designed for journaling.

Apply Gesso around the verse and even layer on parts of the verse that you don't plan to focus on. Let dry.


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Add some color to the page using the highlighter Gelatos from the kit. Blend with water.


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Lay the stencil Trust His Path on the page and apply Whipped Spackle with a palette knife.


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Doodle a frame around your chosen verse with a PITT pen.


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Cut out a phrase from the kit with scissors to attach to the page. Add a diecut or sticker to decorate.


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Rub some more Gelatos colors on and blend it with a coat of glaze over the whole page. Let dry completely.


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Doodle some feathers around the verse with PITT pen.


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Handletter the verse near the framed verse and doodle a frame around it with the Metallic Gold PITT pen. Make marks and add more touches of gold all around the page to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will find the Bible Journaling Kit very useful in your own art practice!

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Create Your Own Stylish Bullet Journal Pages

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial to create your own bullet journal pages using the Journaling Art PITT Artist Pen set from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. The set comes with three fine and brush nib Pitt Artist Pens® in Black, Blue and Green and a Textliner for highlighting along with super cute designer stencils. If you have this set, the only other thing you need is a plain journal or even make one yourself by folding some cardstock. Let me show you how I created my bullet journal page.


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Use the XS tip Black PITT pen to trace the stencil shapes to lay the foundation of your page.


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Use the S tip blue pen to add the icons.


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Write the dates with the B tip green PITT pen.


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Fill in your journal entries with the blue pen.


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Highlight with the textliner and doodle all around.

The doodling, of course, is totally optional. You may not have the time to do it on every page or you can add only a few doodles to each page. I love to doodle with the black pen to visually represent my journal entries. For example, I'm reading a book called The Unicorn in the Barn which inspired the unicorn on the top right of the page. We have a milestone birthday coming up, so I drew presents, cake, the birthday boy and his dog, the flowers are all that I am seeing whenever I am outside (I live in the Garden State) and so on and so forth.

Whether you have a little time or a lot, or you like it simple or detailed, this Journaling Art set is sure to become a staple in your bullet journaling!

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Make a Snazzy Frame with the Mandala Art Set

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial for creating a snazzy paper frame using the Mandala Art set from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!

Let's start by looking at the supplies.

SUPPLIES

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens®: Mandala Art

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

White cardstock

Ruler

Pencil

Adhesive

Craft knife

Self healing craft mat

1" Circle punch/ die/ scissors

 

Now, let me walk you through the steps.


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Trim cardstock to 8.5 x 5.5 inches. You can also choose your favorite size. You'll need three pieces.

Start by tracing the outlines of the mini mandala stencil from the set using the S tip pens, altering the colors as shown. You'll need twelve of the mandalas for the given dimensions.


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Fill colors in the traced mandalas with the B tip pens as shown.


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If you have 1" circle punch or dies, you can place them framing the colored mandalas and punch or diecut them. You can also cut around the mandalas with scissors.


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Attach the mandalas along the outer edges of the second piece of cardstock on all four sides.


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With ruler and pencil, mark an opening in the page. Placing the page on a self healing craft mat, carefully cut the opening with craft knife.

Use a ruler to draw lines along the edges with Black XS tip PITT pen from the Essential set.

You can place a photo behind the frame. I decided to add a quote hand-lettered with the Black B tip PITT pen on the third piece of cardstock.

Use the frame to jazz up a scrapbook layout or a card. Or give it as a gift.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will try this lovely Mandala Art set!

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A Quotable Quote with Modern Calligraphy Kit

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a lettering tutorial using the Modern Calligraphy Kit from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! I chose a quote that rings true in my heart - Creativity takes courage by one of my most favorite artists of all time, Henri Matisse.

Before we begin, let me list the supplies you'll need to follow along.

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Modern Calligraphy Kit

Watercolor paper ( I used 140 lb cold press by Canson)

Palette

And now, let me walk you through the steps.

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Use the curve tool from the kit to draw some light pencil lines with the Goldfaber 6B Graphite pencil as shown. These lines will be your baseline for your words.


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Write your quote with the same pencil.


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Go over the pencil lines with the B tip PITT pen. It is okay to make corrections at this stage. I changed how I wrote 'courage' in the previous step.


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Use the curve to add a line under 'courage' to emphasize the word.


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In a different font, add the author's name using the SB tip PITT pen.


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Squeeze little drops of the highly pigmented watercolor paints from the tubes in the kit onto a palette. Using the waterbrush, add small patches of color around the quote to finish the piece.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and be sure to try out the Modern Calligraphy Kit. With all the pieces provided including a lined practice pad in the kit, you'll be lettering beautiful quotes yourself in no time!
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Introducing Mixed Media Transfers

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a video to introduce you to the brand new Mixed Media Transfers from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! In this video, I talk about the key differences between these Mixed Media Transfers and scrapbooking rub-ons that some of you might be familiar with and I also walk you through the techniques of application and coloring theses transfers. I used Mixed Media Transfers from the Tropical and Words set to create pretty postcards and notecards in this example and you can also make lovely additions to your art projects with the Feathers and Flowers sets.

Click the play button below or follow this link to watch the video.


I hope you enjoyed the video. Try these out and I know that you’ll have fun!


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Bullet Journaling with PITT Pens

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a bullet journaling page using the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens®: Journaling Art!


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The PITT Artist Pens®: Journaling Art set includes

  • Three Pitt Artist Pens® -  India ink, permanent, lightfast and will not bleed through pages - perfect for writing, doodling, planning, even tracing and filling in designer stencils
  • One Textliner - water-based, ideal for highlighting important events and notes
  • Designer Stencils with all the daily icons you'll need to plan

The only other materials I used for this bullet journal page are white cardstock, pencil and a straight edge. I'll show you how I designed my own journal/planner page using this set. You could also use a planner or journal of your choice.


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If you are designing your planner page, start at the very top. Trace the wavy banner using the PITT Artist pen COBALT GREEN 156 S-tip.


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Use a straight edge to draw a light pencil line down the center of the page. Trace the mini square in the designer stencil, the dotted lines and the banner on both sides of the line as shown using the same COBALT GREEN pen.


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Add decorative shadows to the traced elements using LEAF GREEN 112 B-Tip PITT pen.


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Start entering the events, appointments, reminders and other important details to your planner page using the designer stencils and BLACK 199 S-tip PITT pen. Add decorative touches to fill up the rest of the page.


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Use the neon straightliner to highlight the important entries on your page.


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Start decorating the remainder of the page with doodles as shown. This is totally optional but you might find doodling quite relaxing!
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I hope you'll try the PITT Artist Pens®: Journaling Art set.
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Quick & Easy Notecards with PITT Artist Pens®: Mandala Art

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial for quick and easy note cards using PITT Artist Pens®: Mandala Art.


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To make these note cards, all you need are:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens®: Mandala Art

Watercolor paper, trimmed to 5.5 x 5.5 inches each

Ribbon (optional)


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Lay the mini Mandala stencil along the top edge of the paper. Trace the designs with the two S-tip pens as shown.

Repeat two more rows alternating the colors and turning the stencil to alternate the designs.


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Color in the shapes as shown, again, alternating the colors using both the S-tip and B-tip pens.


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Here's the finished note card, super simple and quick! Just turn it over to write your message.

Or, create a whole bunch, stack them neatly and tie with a ribbon to give as a gift!
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