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February 2019

Word Art with the NEW Iridescents II Gelatos Colors & PITT Pens

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a word art tutorial using the newest set of Gelatos colors - Iridescents II and PITT artist pens! Mermaids are everywhere these days - from birthday cakes to crochet patterns to Halloween costumes. I wanted to hop on this trend train and create a mermaid word art using a quote by Anthony T. Hinks.

To do this project, you'll need the following -

Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors Iridescents II

India ink Pitt Artist Pen Hand Lettering 6ct wallet blues

Goldfaber 6 Ct. Graphite Pencil Tin

Collapsible Water cup

Other - watercolor paper (trimmed to 4.5 x 6 inches)

Now, let me walk you through the steps.

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Rub the Gelatos colors on the paper as shown.

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Blend the colors with water using the paint brush included in the Gelatos set.

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Draw a mermaid tail lightly with pencil. Color around it with more Gelatos.

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Sketch some details to the tail as shown.

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Write the words with the PITT pens, varying colors, size and style of handwritten fonts. Mix things up. Be loose and don't worry too much about making it perfectly perfect.

Make some marks around the page also with the PITT pens to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and try playing with Gelatos and PITT pens together in your word art!

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Handmade Valentines!

What's better than a handmade valentine, to show your favorite people that they're loved? Here's a quick and simple way to gift from the heart.

Let's start with some smooth, black card stock cut into small rectangles. 

 

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Now take your white Pitt artist brush pen, and write out "valentine".


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Take another Pitt pen in "pink madder lake" and color over the white. This lets your color stand out on the black paper!


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Now using the white Pitt 1.5 pen, add any more words or decorations you'd like on your card, then use the brush pen again to add a shadow to the larger letters.


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Continue steps 1-4 for as many cards as you'd like! Keep them all the same, or switch them up like I did! And most importantly, have some fun with it!


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Have a LOVELY Day!

Chelsea

 

ChelseaLawChelsea 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 supply she can get her hands on! From brush pens to watercolor, and everything in between!


Watercolor Hearts Card

I guess you could call this a "bleeding hearts" card :)

Materials Used:

It is so fun to be able to make homemade cards to give to the special people in your life! To start this one off place your tape across the bottom of the card somewhere (wherever you want your words to go). Then pick your colors and start painting hearts everywhere!

*The quicker you go the better the color bleeds will be because the paint will still be wet.

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Let the hearts dry, remove the tape, and use the PITT pens to add details. I outlined a few of the hearts and then added my lettered words across the bottom in the white space.

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The Lettering Fern

 

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!

The Lettering Fern


Tiny Steps - Lettering with White Pitt Artist Pens

Me again, lettering on kraft paper with my favorite brush pen. Have you all had a chance to try these amazing white Pitt Artist Pens yet!?

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My dream has truly come true with this brush marker. 🥰 Kraft paper is a love of mine, but I’m not always in the mood to pull out all the supplies that come along with white ink. These Pitt Artist Pens are the ultimate tool for quick, low mess lettering. Check it out in brush tip, chisel tip, and 1.5 bullet tip! 

Enjoy!

Leah
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Leah-kellyLeah 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.


Watercolor Bookmarks!

This is a super fun and easy project that you can do, especially when you're stuck inside on on of these cold days! I bet you could even convince your kids to do it with you.

Lets start with our Faber-Castell Mixed Media Tin and some watercolor paper.

 

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Using the watercolor pencils, sketch out some flowers. They don't have to be neat and pretty, you could even just do colorful blobs if you wanted to. We'll be outlining them later!


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Take a paintbrush, and mix that color all around!


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Now, take your Pitt pen and add in the details! Here, I used the black watercolor pencil to add the center of the flowers, and then took the Pitt pen to outline the flowers and add some small details in the middle. 


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Using the white 1.5 Pitt pen, add in some closer details. I added some dots to the inside of the flower, and some highlighted areas to the flower petals.


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Cut your paper into 2" strips, then take a hole punch and some ribbon, and finish it up! If you have a laminator, run them through there beforehand to help preserve them!


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Have some fun with it! See how many different patterns you can come up with, then grab a book and enjoy!

Chelsea

ChelseaLawChelsea 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 watercolor and everything in between!


Small Gift Tags

Creating small gift tags can be fun and easy-to-do!

Materials Used:

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For the background, I used most of the blue pencils in the collection. When I put the color on the paper I would overlap the colors a little bit to make a smoother transition.

Background Before Water

Once you are done with the watercolor pencils you add water! I like to use a bigger brush that will hold more water.

Background During Water

After all the colors have been activated by water and the blend looks the way you want, let it dry (you can speed this up a bit by using a paper towel to dab up and extra water, you can also use a heat source like a hair dryer to finish drying the background).

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Use a circle paper punch (or whatever size/shape paper punch you would like) to cut out the tags!

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Write whatever messages you would like on the tags!

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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!

The Lettering Fern