Goldfaber Color Pencils

Handlettered Halloween Decor with PITT pens

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a handlettered and illustrated Halloween decor using Faber-Castell PITT Pens and Goldfaber color pencils!

To make this project, I am using the following:

Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen B Studio Box of 48 - Crimson 134, Purple Violet 136, Magenta 133, Pale Geranium Lake 121, Dark Chrome Yellow 109, Orange Glaze 113, Green Gold 268, Raw Umber 180, Cold Grey IV 233, Light Flesh 132 and Black 199

Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens - Scarlet Red 118, Walnut Brown 177 (Or, Nougat 178)

Faber-Castell Color Pencil Goldfaber Metal Tin of 48

'Hello Fall' Printable Collection of 30 Autumn-themed Images with Bonuses & Extras

Now, let's start coloring.


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This is an image I drew myself. You could draw your own or choose one from this printable collection.


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Start by coloring the pumpkins with Stampers Big Brush pen Scarlet Red 118.


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Color the leaves with Crimson 134, Purple Violet 136, Dark Chrome Yellow 109, Green Gold 268, and Pale Geranium Lake 121 as shown.


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Add a second layer of color to the pumpkins in alternate sections as shown using Orange Glaze 113.

Color as follows -

  • the acorns with Green Gold 268 and Cold Grey IV 233
  • the oval ring border with Magenta 133
  • the witch and cat with Cold Grey IV 233
  • the broom with Raw Umber 180
  • the moon with Light Flesh 132

Of course, these are just my color choices. Feel free to choose your own favorites.


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Start filling in the letters with Stamper's Big Brush pen Walnut Brown 177, adding variations with Black 199 and Cold Grey IV 233.


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Now that you have finished coloring the main design, it's time to fill in softer colors to the negative spaces. For that, I am using the Goldfaber Color pencils. I am staying with the same color palette that I chose for my PITT Pens. For a soft look, add the colors with gentle pressure and blend into one another.


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Finally, color around the entire piece with the Grey 273 Goldfaber color pencil to finish.

I hope you enjoyed our coloring exercise and once you finish, you can display the piece in a frame as seasonal festive decor for your home!
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Fall leaf with watercolor pencils

Fall is finally here! It's time to celebrate by bringing out all of the fall colors again!

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Today you'll be needing:

 

Start by using your pencil to sketch a maple leaf. Lightly erase the dark lines until they're barely visible.

Take your watercolor pencils and start coloring in the leaf.

Use a wet paintbrush and go over the colors to blend them all together.

Once dry, use the same colors to go over the edges to make them a bit darker.

Use a brown pencil to draw the veins of the leaf. Go over that with your paintbrush as well.

Now use your Pitt Artist pen to letter your quote! 

 

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Mixed Media Tin for hand lettering!

Hi friends! Chelsea here to show you how to make a beautiful hand lettered watercolor piece! 

 

The products we'll be using today come from the Faber-Castell mixed media tin. You'll also want some mixed media paper, and painters tape for the edges.

 

First things first, tape down the edges of your paper so you'll have a nice, clean border. Then start scribbling with your watercolor pencils! Here I'm using the light blue, dark blue, purple, and pink.

 

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Next, take a wet paintbrush, and blend the colors together.

 

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Once dry, peel off the tape, and grab your Pitt Artist  brush pen (I used Cold Grey VI 235), and letter whatever quote/phrase you'd like.

 

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Now it's time to add the highlights! Take your white watercolor pencil, and add a small detail anywhere you'd naturally see light shine on the letters, to really make your letters pop.

 

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Enjoy your finished product!

 

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Chelsea 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!


Hand-Lettering Recipe Cards

Recipe cards have always been something special in our family. I have memories of being at my grandmother’s kitchen and seeing her pull out her recipe box and the many handwritten family recipes she kept. Now my mother has all her old recipe cards and has saved them for me to pass on to my children. A handwritten recipe is a treasure in itself, and I thought it would be nice to create some hand-drawn recipe cards to add even more sentiment.


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I chose to make some summery strawberry recipe cards using Faber-Castell Pitt pens, Faber-Castell Goldfaber colored pencils, and 8.5 x 11 cardstock cut into 4 cards (4.25 x 5.5). Pitt pens are waterproof which is perfect for recipe cards, especially if you are messy in the kitchen like me! Goldfaber colored pencils have a wonderful variety of colors, are also waterproof, and do not smudge adding the perfect touch to your artwork.


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Using Faber-Castell Pitt pens I drew a border of strawberries, flowers, and leaves on the front and back of the cards. Once my borders were in place using a straight edge I drew lines and section for the recipe.

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Once my cards where all drawn I used Goldfaber colored pencils to begin coloring in the artwork with a light layer. The key to increasing vibrance with colored pencils is adding layers (not pressure). Next I went back over the artwork adding shading and more color giving the cards soft textured look.

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After coloring each side front and back my cards are complete, and I have a sweet set of hand-drawn recipe cards ready for writing down some of my favorite summer recipes.

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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