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April 2019

April Showers Bring Gelato Flowers!

Happy Spring!

 

What a better way to celebrate than to paint with gelatos!

 

These things are seriously so great. You can use them in so many different ways! Watch below to see how to use them like watercolors. 

Here we have the colors: bubblegum, lemon, lime, and black licorice. Plus Pitt pens in small, medium, and 1.5. Then a little pointed pen to spice it up, though if you you don't have one of those you could definitely use the Pitt pens for your lettering.

 

 

-Chelsea

 

Photo Feb 14  2 32 01 PMChelsea 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!

 


Word Art with Iridescents Gelatos & White PITT Pen

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a word art tutorial using a beautiful quote by the 13th century Persian poet, Rumi. In this tutorial, we'll explore what the Iridescents Gelatos colors look like on a dark surface and also some handlettering using the White Brush PITT pen.

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

Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors, Iridescents -15 Piece Set (#770175)

Faber-Castell India ink Pitt Artist Pen White set

Faber-Castell Collapsible Water cup (#770310)

Other - watercolor paper (trimmed to 9 x 6 inches), black paint

Now, let me walk you through the steps.

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Apply a coat or two of black paint to the watercolor paper. Let dry.

Rub the Iridescent 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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Add another layer of colors with the Iridescent Gelatos. Blend with water. Splatter some Gelatos colors after diluting it with a wet brush. Let dry.

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Write the quote with White PITT pen, brush tip.

TIP: If you make a mistake, just cover the area with more Gelatos colors and blend with a little bit of water. Let dry completely and go over it with your pen.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and try playing with Gelatos and PITT pens together in your word art!
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🌷🌺🌻 it feels like spring! Usually I gravitate towards neutral colors but I can’t stop picking out bright rainbow palettes. My Faber. Castell Goldfaber aqua pencils have SO many bright colors to choose from. I love these pencils because I’m able to lay down color precisely in my letters and it’s such a controlled way to make a beautiful blend that looks like watercolor! It’s so simple, just use watercolor paper and your favorite water brush! I had to add in some detail work with my trusty Pitt Artist Pens in Brush tip and x-small tip. 💚💗🧡💛💙

 

 

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🌷🌺🌻 it feels like spring! Usually I gravitate towards neutral colors but I can’t stop picking out bright rainbow palettes. My Faber. Castell Goldfaber aqua pencils have SO many bright colors to choose from. I love these pencils because I’m able to lay down color precisely in my letters and it’s such a controlled way to make a beautiful blend that looks like watercolor! It’s so simple, just use watercolor paper and your favorite water brush! I had to add in some detail work with my trusty Pitt Artist Pens in Brush tip and x-small tip. 💚💗🧡💛💙

 


April Showers...

Materials Needed:

I always love saying April showers...(do you know what comes next?)

I thought an umbrella silhouette would be fun to make. I also used the big brush pen that comes in the tin to make the raindrops using a similar technique to my previous heart rainbow post.

Start by using the black watercolor pencil to sketch out an umbrella shape. Then use some water and the provided brush to blend the color.

Umbrella Sketch   Umbrella Sketch

Then, I used the PITT artist pen to add some simple monoline lettering.

Add Monoline Lettering

 

Last, I used the side of the big brush pen to make raindrops. If you slightly push the pen tip down at an angle you get the perfect raindrop shape!

Add Raindrops

April Showers

 

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