PITT® Artist Pens

How to Use Highlighters in Your Journal!

Well, hello again! Did you know that Faber-Castell makes a fabulous set of pastel textliners? Not only are they adorable, but the colors are fantastic! I was lucky enough to try them out, and I have to say, there is more than meets the eye!

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Normally, when faced with a highlighter, you think of it's main purpose... BUT it doesn't have to limited! Think of these as a new type of marker.

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For drawing, I like to create color blocks and illustrate over top of them. This creates such a unique and modern look.

For my journal, I like to use these to separate lines or even create a big block of color to write on top of - think of it as a sticky note that you draw yourself!

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Lastly, I really enjoy using these for color coding. Whether it be for mood tracking, or differentiating tasks, these textlines are the perfect fit!

I've created a few digital color block boxes for you to use in your journals! You can download Here!

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Thanks! Keep creating!!


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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RAD DAD CARD

Who has a RAD DAD? You are never too old to make your dad feel special with a handmade card!

Materials:

  • Paper (printer paper or cardstock)
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens (S)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil to sketch
  • Eraser

To start of this card you want to fold your paper and sketch your letters. Remember to sketch lightly so when you go to erase you can get rid of the lines.

Letter Sketch

Then, pick your PITT pen colors. I used 3 but you can use as many (or as few) as you would like. Use your ruler to draw diagonal lines across your card, leaving a white space where the letters are.

Drawing Lines

More Lines

When you have finished all of your lines it is time to erase. *Make sure you let the ink dry fully so you don't get any smudges.

Before Erasing

Erase

After you are done erasing all of the lines you can decide to leave the card as is or fill in some of the lines for a BOLDER effect.

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Rad Dad 2

 

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


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!

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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!

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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!

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Want to snag a free printable? Download HERE!

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Thanks, keep creating!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom


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!

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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?

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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!

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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

 

 


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).

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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