Lettering

Lettering Tutorials!

Oh, hello there! It's Nicole again, and I'm back with another tutorial! This time, I'm focusing on lettering.

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I've found, that if I think of lettering as another form of drawing, it comes more naturally to me, because it can be broken down into steps exactly like a doodle. Here, I've given you 5 different methods to add some flare to your lettering.

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Once you master the letter A, you can move your way through the alphabet using these simple guidelines. Adding even the tiniest of details can really add some "oomph" to your journals and planners! I like to use my PITT artist pens for lettering because they are so smooth on paper, and the colors really pop!

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If you want to practice, but don't want to dive right into your notebooks, download this free printable practice sheet HERE!

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If you post what you create, be sure to tag us @fabercastellusa & @plansthatblossom so we can see (and maybe even share!) your lovely creations!

Thanks for stopping by! Keep creating!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom


Inspired by a summer song

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Is there a summer song that you hum and can't get out of your head? I have one that I grew up with - it's 'We're all going on a summer holiday', sung by Cliff Richard many many years ago. my inspiration of today's word art came from the lyrics of summer holiday.

Here are the materials I used:

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Soft Brush India ink pen, black

Faber-Castell Graphite pencil Goldfaber 1221 HB

Faber-Castell Connector paint box 24 colors + brush

Faber-Castell Water cup Clic&Go light green

Faber-Castell Kneadable Art Eraser, grey

Faber-Castell Goldfaber color pencils - Cobalt Turquoise 153, Dark Cadmium Orange 115

Other: watercolor paper trimmed to 9x6 inches

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Start by sketching out the lyrics with pencil on watercolor paper. You can include only a few lines or the whole of your favorite song.

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Go over the pencil lines with SB tip PITT pen in black. As I started lettering with the pen, I decided to make my letters bigger and did not want to include all the lines that I had written with pencil. Erase pencil lines.

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Add any imagery you think suits the lyrics. I sketched a sun at the top and a line near the bottom as the horizon line of ocean.

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Using Connector Paints, color in the sun and sea.

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Add some details and outlines with Goldfaber color pencils to finish.

I hope your summer is off to a great start and that you'll find some time to make art!

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One in a Melon

For this fun summer card I used the Faber-Castell Mixed Media tin and some watercolor paper.

Mixed Media tin

To start I used the red and green watercolor pencils to sketch out the shape of a slice of watermelon.

Sketch

Then, using the provided brush, add water to blend the color!

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Next I used the brush tip pen to create the seeds. If you use the side of the brush pen and push down it creates a seed shape! (I used the same technique to make rain drop in this post)

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Last, add in your details- I outlined the watermelon and added the words "One in a Melon."

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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


Summer Word Art

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a summer-y word art tutorial using Faber-Castell PITT artist pens. I  am listing the colors of pen I used below. Feel free to choose pen colors that you love most.

Materials:

Faber-Castell Graphite pencil Grip 2001 with eraser HB

Faber-Castell PITT Artist pens -

Black 199 - Soft Brush Tip - SB, Superfine - S

Green Gold 268 - Brush tip - B

Raw Umber 180 - B

Orange Glaze 113 - B

Middle Purple Pink 125 - B

Phthalo Green 161 - B

Ultramarine 120 - B

Permanent Olive Green 167 - B

Dark Phthalo Green 264 - B

Watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press, 6 x 9 inches

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Choose a quote you like and write it lightly with pencil on watercolor paper.

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You can choose to make your word art monochromatic or colorful. I chose vibrant colors that suited my words best.

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Use a Black Soft Brush PITT pen to trace the pencil lettering. Erase pencil lines.

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Doodle images around your words and use colors that fit the theme. 

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and would keep practicing your hand-lettering with the various tips and colors of PITT Artist pens over the summer!

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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!


Be Kind Note

It is always fun to spread a little kindness wherever you go! So every once in awhile I will make a few cards and hide them for people to find! :)

I used the 20 Minute Studio Watercolor for Beginners kit from Faber-Castell.

Supplies

To start I added a piece of thick washi tape in the middle of the paper.

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Then, I started adding some florals and leaves all around the washi like a border. You can add whatever type of design you want here.

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Once I finished inking my design, I used the mini watercolor palette to add some color. I like to just add big bold strokes. (I don't worry about the color staying inside the lines).

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After I made sure the watercolor was completely dry, I SLOWLY peeled off the washi tape. (If you don't let the watercolor dry all the way or you go too fast you can rip the paper).

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Final touch is adding a message inside the empty space! Then you can keep it or go hide it for someone to find! :)

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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


Wedding Place Card

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Hi everyone, Mou here today with a wedding place card tutorial! You can use this process to create place cards for any occasion.

Supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Essential PITT Artist Pen Set - BLACK

Faber-Castell Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)

Faber-Castell Collapsible Water cup

Faber-Castell Graphite pencil Goldfaber 1221 HB

Faber-Castell Kneadable Eraser

Gel Paint (from Faber-Castell - 20 Minute Studio - Abstract Art For Beginners)

Palette knife (from Faber-Castell - Mix and Match Collection - Gelatos Tool Set)

Whipped Spackle (or another texture paste)

Cardstock (5x8.5 inches, folded in half to make 5x4.25 inches card)

Paper trimmer

Ruler

Now, let me walk you through the steps.

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Choose a heavy cardstock in the color that suits your color scheme best. I picked grey. Trim the cardstock to 8.5" x 5" and fold in half to make 4.25" x 5" card.

Place the 'celebration' stencil from the Faber-Castell Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding) set near the bottom edge of the front flap of the place card. Tape it in place if you like. Take out some texture paste with palette knife and apply through the stencil. Let dry.

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Use the gold Gel paint from the Faber-Castell - 20 Minute Studio - Abstract Art For Beginners to add some texture dots on your place card as shown. Let dry. This instantly glams up your place card!

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Use the Soft Brush PITT pen in black to write the date, name and table number on the card. Underline the words using Superfine tip PITT pen and a ruler.

And that's it - a super quick and easy technique that adds elegance and glamour to your special day!

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Patriotic Lettering with Goldfaber Aqua

 

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who fight for our freedom. We may not know them all, but we owe them all. Show them how patriotic you can be with your Goldfaber Aqua watercolor pencils and Pitt Artist pens!

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

 


CONGRATS DIY Card

I used the Faber Castell 20 Minute Studio Card Making for Beginners Kit for this card!

Card Making kit

I decided to keep it simple with just black and white. I started by picking a transfer image and you need to use the popsicle stick to rub all over it so it transfers to your paper.

 

Transfer

Next I picked the floral stencil and decided to fill in the whole image instead of just tracing the outline.

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Finally, I added a touch of lettering (with the PITT Brush pen *not included in this kit).

Finished Card

 

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


Just Keep Swimming

Just a little motivation to get you through the week!

Materials:

  • Watercolor Art for Beginners kit

Watercolor Art Kit

This kit is awesome! It comes with a small set of watercolors, a brush, 3 Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor pencils, stencils, some paper, and a Pitt Artist pen!

To start I picked the stencil I wanted to use. The one I picked reminded me of seaweed. To start I just quickly and lightly traced it (I like a more loose and messy look, if you want a clean line go slowly when tracing your stencil)

Pick the stencil

Trace the Stencil

After the initial trace I went back over it for a more "sketched" look.

Add to the Sketch

Then add your words! I played around with a mix of styles here!

Add Words

ADD COLOR!!! Just use the brush to wet the paints. Like I said earlier I like the messy, loose look so I just brushed the color on all over!

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Then finally I added some paint splats (that hopefully resemble bubbles...sorta) as well as a few other paint details.

Just Keep Swimming

 

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