Lettering

Congrats Grad!

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial to make card/ decor for an upcoming Graduate!

For this project, you'll need the following :

Faber-Castell Connector paint box 24 colors + brush (#125029)

Faber-Castell Essential PITT Artists Pen - Black

Faber-Castell - Pitt Artist Pens - White Lettering 4ct Set

Faber-Castell Graphite pencil Goldfaber 1221 HB (#112500)

Other: Watercolor paper

Now, let me walk you through the steps.

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Sketch a graduation cap lightly with pencil on watercolor paper (I'm working with 9x6 inches)

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Color the cap as shown with Connector paints. Let it dry.

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Handletter 'Congrats' with the PITT Big White pen, 'Grad' with PITT White pen B, 'You did it!' with PITT Black pen B and add details to the tassel with PITT Black pen XS to finish. That's it - a quick easy way for to deck up the celebration!

TIP: You can personalize your decor. Simply replace the 'Grad' with your favorite graduate's first name.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will reach for your art supplies to make something personal and special to celebrate their achievement!

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Teacher Appreciation Hand Lettered Sign

Today's project is super simple, yet will make a big impact. All you'll need is the Faber-Castell big brush stamper's set and some marker paper.

 

Using your choice of colors (I did rainbow. The more colors, the better!), letter away! I had a rough sketch done with a pencil, and placed underneath my paper to make sure I got the spacing/centering right. Watch below for a step-by-step. Then, finish it up by putting it in a frame, or adding some ribbon! Let your teachers know you're grateful for what they do!

 

 

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 watercolor to brush pens, and everything in between!

 


DIY Graduation Card

Graduation is right around the corner and who doesn't love a homemade card?

Materials:

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The first step is deciding what you would like to write on your card...

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Then you can add some fun details like CONFETTI or outlining certain words to make them POP!

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Or you can choose a completely different design.

CongratsGrad with Leaves

Here is a small practice sheet with some "GRAD" phrases so you can practice some monoline lettering (no brush pen needed). Just print and trace!

GRAD Practice Sheet

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

 

 


Saying Thanks to Teachers

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Hi everyone! Mou here with a little piece for a favorite teacher. In this tutorial, we'll explore lettering with B-tip PITT pen, drawing with XS-tip PITT pen and coloring with Goldfaber Color Pencils.

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

Faber-Castell Essential PITT Artist Pen SetFaber-Castell Goldfaber Color Pencils - Tin of 48

Faber-Castell GRIP 2001 Graphite pencil HB

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

Now, let me walk you through the steps.

Teacher Gift Ideas

On the watercolor paper, write 'You are my favorite teacher' as shown with a B-tip PITT Artist pen. If you need, write lightly with pencil first and then trace over it with the pen. erase pencil lines.

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

After finishing the lettering, draw some school icons under the text such as, pencil, eraser, sharpener, crayon, paper clip, etc. with pencil and then with the XS-tip PITT pen.

Handmade Teacher Gifts

Color in the icons with Goldfaber Color pencils as shown.

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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.

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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


Watercolor Pencil Florals for Spring

This post will show you a super quick and easy way to make a cute, abstract floral picture using watercolor pencils!

Materials:

First, you want to start with the grass. I used the dark green watercolor pencil from the kit to sketch out grass along the bottom of my paper.

Grass Sketch

Next, add in the stems, leaves and swirls on top for the flower color. (We will add in the floral details later)

Add Color

Using the watercolor brush from the kit, blend the color! It's ok if it looks messy because remember we will be adding in details later!

Wet the Color

I used the brush pen (from the kit) to add some lettering to the top of my page. You can either do this or add more illustrations like clouds or the sun. Make it creatively yours!

Add Lettering

Last step! Using the PITT artist pen from the kit ADD THOSE DETAILS! I added the flower petals right onto the spots of color we made for the flowers. Added other details in the stems, leaves and even the grass!

Spring has Sprung

 

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


Pastel Blending for Spring

 

Happy spring!

It's time break out the pastel colors! Let's blend together our pastel Pitt brush pen pack, and some mixed media paper.

 

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 Pitt Pens from the Pastel back in colors:

 Light Yellow Glaze

 Light Phthalo Green

 Ice Blue

 Lilac

 Pink Madder Lake 

 Cold Grey I

 

 

 

 

 

Start by using the grey Pitt pen to write out the base of your words.


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Now start with the yellow and green together. Since these pens can be layered, and since they aren't water based, you'll want to make sure you blend while the ink is still wet, so doing one letter at a time is a good idea. If you wait too long and it dries, just color lightly on top again, and blend quickly. I like to start with the darker color, and then take the lighter one and gently bring the darker color to mix. 


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Continue this until all colors are blended.


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Now take that grey pen again and add a shadow.


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Sit back and admire your work!


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Chelsea

 

 

 

 

Photo Feb 14  2 32 01 PMChelsea has a not-so-sight 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!


Had to make a quick sign for my St. Patty’s day potluck treat! Should have snapped a photo for you but they went too quick 🙃🍪☘️

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Only had a few minutes to make this while the cookies were in the oven, so I used my favorite Pitt Artist Brush Pens. The color and brush tip are so reliable every time, and I’m so comfortable and confident using these pens that they were the perfect tool! I used a pretty light gray shade to add in some drop shadows to my downstrokes and I just love how it turned out. My medium tip Pitt Artist Pen was perfect for my doodles! 

 


Lucky Charm Card

Watch how I used the Big Stamper brush pens to create this fun St. Patrick's Day 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


'Blooms of Spring' 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! It has been a long cold winter here in the Atlantic North East and I have to say that I am ready for spring! While the drab winter drags on, I'm filling my surrounding with soft, colorful, florals and some word art using a quote by S. Brown.

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

Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors, Iridescents II-15 Piece Set (#770177)

Faber-Castell India ink Pitt Artist Pen Hand Lettering 8ct wallet pink (#267124)

Faber-Castell Collapsible Water cup (#770310)

Other - watercolor paper (trimmed to 9 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.

NOTE: Sometimes even watercolor paper tends to turn wavy after you add water to blend. I have a tip for you to correct that - after I finish my piece, I put it under a pile of heavy books overnight to flatten the paper out. And if I want to frame it, I put the paper between two sheets of wax paper, lay a small towel on top and quickly iron over it to take any wrinkles out.

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Write the words with the brush tip (B) PITT pens, varying colors, sizes and styles of handwritten fonts. Mix things up. Be loose and don't worry too much about making it perfectly perfect.

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Once you have the quote written, doodle some vines with flowers around the words with the Superfine tip (S) PITT pens from the set.

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Fill in the doodled vines 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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