PITT® Artist Pens

How to Create Dot Grid Patterns

Hi there! I wanted to share one of the most fun and creative ways to use your dot grid journal - patterns! It's like a grown up version of "connect-the-dots" - but you make the rules!

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A dot grid journal gives you so many secret guidelines, and once your design is done, the dots disappear beneath it! The result is a complex and ornate pattern, when really, it can be a very simple process! Using your favorite PITT Artist Pen, follow these tutorials to jazz up your dot grid journal!

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You can start simple by filling a "box" with a tiny doodle or shape, and then repeat it to gradually build a pattern!

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Download a dot grid pattern worksheet HERE this will allow you to practice outside of your journal.

Thanks for stopping by, keep creating!


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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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! 

 


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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


Doodle Dividers For Your Journal

Hi there! It's Nicole from Plans That Blossom once again to bring you examples of journaling dividers! These are a really fun and simple way to spruce up your journal and compartmentalize your days and tasks. Mostly, I like to use them to underline text, but they have so many other possibilities!
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You can use the dividers to separate your lists, or even connect them together to create frames and boxes! A lot of you washi lovers out there are familiar with this decorate border concept, and can create your own faux washi page edges using these examples!

FC_DoodleDividers4I love using Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens on my dot grid journal to make these dividers because it allows me to create symmetrical designs by connecting the dots! A divider can appear very complex, but is actually quite simple to create using the dots as a guide.

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Thanks for stopping by - keep creating!


'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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Create a Watercolor Shamrock for St. Patrick's Day!

Today, let's make this super festive watercolor shamrock!

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All you'll need is your connector paints in "yellow green" and "green", your Pitt Artist pens in "leaf green" and a size small black fineliner.

 

Sketch out a shamrock lightly in pencil, and paint the inside of it with water. Then grab your connector paints, and drop in your color! I like to mix the two colors together to add a little depth to it.

 

Use your Pitt Artist brush pen to letter your words, then use the fineliner to add a shadow! Super simple, super festive, super fun!

 

Watch step-by-step below!

 

 

 

 

Photo Feb 28  9 52 26 AMChelsea 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!


Get Lucky in March

What do you think of when you think of March? I start to think of Spring, rainbows, shamrocks, and the Luck of the Irish!

Here is a fun rainbow blend using negative space that you can use on whatever you want!

Materials:

To start use the Washi tape to tape down the edges of your paper.

When you peel the tape off it will make a nice boarder on your paper.

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Then using the masking fluid draw out your shamrock shapes (you can draw other shapes here).

(Let the masking fluid COMPLETELY DRY before painting over it)

*If you don't have masking fluid (or you don't want to buy it) there are 2 options:

1.You can sketch out the shape with pencil and paint around it or

2. you can get this inexpensive contact paper and cut out the shape that way.

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Once the masking fluid is completely dry you can start painting. I used a flat watercolor brush, but any watercolor brush should work. Start at the top with red and for your way through the rainbow. 

*You want to work fairly quickly while the watercolors are wet to get those nice watercolor bleeds.

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When the paint is COMPLETELY DRY you can start peeling off the masking fluid.

If you just start to rub it a little it will start coming off.

*It is very important when you are using masking fluid that you make sure everything is fully dry or your paper will rip.

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In the negative space add your lettering or words!

Get Lucky

 

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


Create a Cosmic Bouquet with Pitt Artist Pens and Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils

Learn how to combine florals with galactic elements to create a unique Cosmic Bouquet

There are two things that I think are absolutely beautiful, florals and the galaxy. Here I’ll show you how to easily create a Cosmic Bouquet using Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils and Pitt Artist Pens for details and outlining.

Items used for this project:

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Start by lightly sketching out your design with a graphite pencil. Don’t be afraid to erase and re-sketch until you’re happy with the results. Here we’ll be drawing some flowers, planets, and a crescent moon with some stars and dots all around.

*Tip: For the flowers, draw a few circle and oval shapes lightly with your pencil. Then in the center of those, add the same shape but smaller. Then use those shapes as guidelines for the petals.

Now take your Black Superfine Pitt Artist Pen and go over all of the pencil drawing. Take your time and go slowly. Once you are done, use your eraser to remove any remaining pencil marks that are left over from the initial sketch. I really love how well the Faber-Castell Dust Free Eraser works, and the way it leaves very little eraser dust behind. You can also use a kneaded eraser.

Then take your Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils and color in the flowers, planets, and leaves.

*Tip: Use multiple colors for everything possible. I used different colors when coloring the planets and flowers, keeping the colors as similar as possible so that they would blend well. And I used different greens for the leaves.

And now you can take your watercolor brush and saturate all the colors to make them vibrant and blend where needed. Also, if you want some colors to stay separated, move around your page to allow different areas to dry before going back and adding more color.

Lastly take your Pitt Artist Pens in Metallic Blue, Gold, and Silver and color in the moon, stars, and dots. I also used the Silver to go over the ring on the blue planet.

You’ll probably notice that I changed some things as I went, like outlining and then changing the color completely on the moon from blue to silver and also changing the pink areas on the other planet to purple. Never be afraid to change things if they’re not quite looking right.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun creating your own Cosmic Bouquet!

Thank you so much,

♥ Chrystal

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Pitt Pen Wreath

Lets make a wreath! Pitt pens make it super simple.

Draw a circle in pencil, lightly erase, then go to town with your favorite colored Pitt pens!

Here we have the big brush pen in leaf green, Pitt brush pens in chromium green opaque,  permanent green olive, and coral, and the size small black fine liner.

Start with the big brush pen. The fun thing about these is that if you just press the side down, it'll look leaf-like, and you don't have to put much work into it. The big brush pens will give you bigger leaves, and if you mix and match, it'll add lots of depth to it!

Letter your favorite quote inside it, and hang it up!

 

 

 

 

Photo Feb 28  9 52 26 AMChelsea 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 supply she can get her hands on. From brush pens, to watercolor, and everything in between!