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June 2019

Elevated Corners For Your Journal!

Hi there! I'm back with 7 ways to elevate the corners of the boxes in your journal! Whether they are for your headers, to-do lists, or even fun page borders, these corners will add something a little special to your layouts!


Starting with one corner at a time, work through the 4 steps of each corner design. I'd recommend using pencil to start with and then finishing off with some Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens for color, shading, and detail!


This is an easy approach to upgrade your layouts. If you think about the corners individually instead of the box as a whole, the process is much more manageable!


Want to snag a free printable? Download HERE!

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Thanks, keep creating!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom

Explore Art Styles with Pitt Artist Pens



With every product made, we at Faber-Castell live out our dedication to being your companion for life. Our Pitt Artist Pen embodies this mission with its reliable India ink and flexible talent of being the go-to tool for a multitude of artistic outlets. Hand lettering, classical ink drawings, urban sketches, illustrations, and mixed media art can be created with Pitt Artist Pens. Hobbyist or professional artist, you will find great use out of the Pitt Artist Pen.


Mixed Media

One of the many great qualities of India ink is its opacity and ability to blend with other media. Color pencils, watercolor, and acrylic paint all partner perfectly with the Pitt Artist Pen. Let our ink pen be the foundation and outline of your artwork. After it dries, India ink is waterproof and can be painted over with other mediums without losing its quality. You can also provide a watercolor effect with the ink pen and water alone by dampening your surface before drawing with your pen. Mixed media techniques such as these create artwork that will last a lifetime. 



Illustration and Design

A lot of personality can go into illustration. Comics, graffiti, manga, fashion, and digital design all have an artistic edge that needs the right tool to be executed properly. The expressive powers of the Pitt Artist Pen can capture every detail in illustration; large and small. There are many techniques that can be used with Pitt Artist Pens to manipulate the color of your illustration beyond the 60 colors and six metallics we provide. Use techniques such as hatching to add density and detail, or you can even blend your colors. Along with the wide color range, nib sizes ranging from a 0.1mm extra superfine to an 8mm big brush allow illustrators and designers to capture minor details as precise as possible and easily cover extensive drawings when needed.



Classic (India ink) Drawings and Urban Sketching

Strip away the vibrant colors and the dramatic caricatures and there is beauty behind classic ink drawings. With all 11 nib sizes available in black and a large assortment available in neutral tones, the Pitt Artist Pen proves it can live on opposite sides of artistic style.

Urban sketchers live their artistic lives on the go. Inspiration can strike at any moment; Pitt Artist Pens bring quality India ink in a portable convenient pen. With waterproof ink, artists do not need to worry about their sketches losing quality while traveling.

When creating classic ink drawings and urban sketches, it is important that your ink support the detail that goes into your work. India ink is lightfast and permanent, and our Pitt Artist Pen nib sizes are great for delicate detail. You can trust that every stroke from a Pitt Artist Pen will create quality art.



Hand Lettering and Bullet Journaling®

More modern uses of our Pitt Artist Pens are hand lettering and Bullet Journaling. Hand lettering brings back the classic love for detailed handwriting. A similar but modern spin off calligraphy and classic lettering, artists have taken this trend to new heights with different designs and techniques. Our Pitt Artist brush pen, bullet nib, or any of our fineliners are all you need to get lettering.

Bullet Journaling is more than just keeping a journal; it is a method to keeping your life organized in a balance of productivity and mindfulness. Pitt Artist Pens are a favorite for journaling because the India ink will not bleed through the paper and ruin the journal. The creativity that individuals display in their journals put any regular productivity method to shame.  Standard logging or creatively designed layouts, we have Pitt Artist Pens for every Bullet Journal need.

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The Pitt Artist Pen is created for artists to manifest into their own artistic tool. Give an urban sketcher and a manga artist the same Pitt Artist Pen and completely different results will be created, using the quality of our pen that caters to their art. This versatility makes our Pitt Artist Pen a favorite amongst all artists.





Gelato Blending

Did you know that you can blend your gelatos using a baby wipe? It's super easy, basically mess free, easily bendable, and the colors stay super vibrant!

Here we have some smooth mixed media paper and the iridescents pack! Go give it a try!



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 them using every art supply she can get her hands on. From brush pens to watercolor, and everything in between!

Summer Doodle Tutorials

Hi there! Tired of the cold? Sick of the snow? Well here are 5 Summer doodle tutorials to give your journal a little sunshine!


With the end of Memorial Day Weekend, comes the unofficial start of the Summer season! What better way to celebrate than to add these little cuties to your spreads for a bit of fun?



These were all done in 3 simple steps, because Summer is all about taking it easy! Once you've completed your doodles, feel free to add some color and detail to make it more fun! I'd recommend using Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens since their colors are so vibrant and fun - perfect for Summer!


In addition to these tutorials, I'm giving you a free printable of summer doodles to use however you like!

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You can grab it Here!

Keep Creating! Cheers!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom