Watercolors

Used my cute Connector watercolors for this ode to my favorite coffee! These colors are super saturated and bright! Perfect for painting happy and bright things such as a pumpkin heart on a latte. 🧡🧡 I love these paints because you can mix and match the colors you’ll be using and create your own temporary custom palette with so much ease. Love them! 

 

Finished this illustration off with my Pitt Artist Pens in Brush tip and Small tip.

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 Leah Kelly is a modern calligrapher and hand lettering artist. She is a military wife who took up the hobby to create decor and invitations for her own wedding. When she’s not addressing invitation envelopes or writing place cards, she loves to use calligraphy and painting as a creative form of meditation. Leah is currently working to get her professional certificate in graphic design.


Gelato Watercolor Pumpkin

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Materials needed:

  • Gelatos (Iced Chai, Iced Currant, Tangerine, Green Tea)
  • Palette
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Water/ Water Jar
  • Brush

1. Push the Gelatos each into their own well in the palette so that there is a decent amount transferred to the palette (do this for all colors).

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2. Then you can either use a dropper or just the brush to drop some water in each of the wells and mix until you have the right consistency.

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3. To paint your pumpkin:

  • Start with the middle and use Tangerine to paint an oval, while it is still wet add in drops of Iced Currant and Iced Chai
  • Repeat this step with the sides of the pumpkin making a present moon shape
  • Use Green Tea to create leaves on top and on the bottom sides
  • Use Iced Chai to create a stem and some vines as well as some ground under the pumpkin

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*Optional Step: Add details or lettering with a PITT Artist Pen 

 

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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!


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! 

 

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 watercolors and everything in between!

 

 

 


DIY Thank You Card

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Materials:

 

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1. Cut out the Mixed Media transfer that you want

        • Peel off the paper backing and then place on paper
        • Use the applicator stick to rub the design on the paper
        • Peel off slowly from one corner and keep rubbing to make sure the design stays on the paper   

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2. Add color! 

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3. Add your message using the Artist PITT pen!

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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!

 

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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!


Create Your Own Floral Letters and Patterns

Learn how to create your own floral letters and patterns using Gelatos as watercolors. Gelatos are a creamy water-soluble color sticks that can be used to create unique watercolor art and mixed media pieces. The pigment glides on smooth and can be used with multiple watercolor techniques.  The video demonstrates how to create floral letters with the Intro to Watercolors with Gelatos kit.

The kit includes 8 Gelatos Colors, Silicone Mixing Tray, Deluxe Water Brush and a Design Guide.

 

Enjoy

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Create Your Own Floral-Themed Bookmarks

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Materials:

  • Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils
  • Faber-Castell Mixed Media Transfers (Flowers)
  • Watercolor paper (at least 200GSM)
  • Water brush
  • Scissors

Instructions:

1. Cut out your watercolor paper into bookmark size (approximately 2" x 6", 2" x 7", or 2.5" x 8.5")

2. Cut out your desired floral element from the mixed media transfer. Peel off the outer layer as this will be used for the bookmark.

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3. Using a ruler or wooden stick, gently rub the transfer to your watercolor paper. Make sure to position it where you want the floral element to be.

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4. Peel off the transfer layer from the watercolor paper.

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5. Using your watercolor pencils, color and paint the floral elements with your favorite colors.

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6. Add some elements if you want. I added a “Bloom” word on top to make use of the empty space.

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7. Let dry for 10-20 minutes and it’s now ready to be used as a bookmark for your books!

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Create Watercolor Art with Watercolor Pencils

Summer is one of my most creative times of the year. I have more time to experiment creatively and that means more time making fun seasonal crafts like today’s project with Goldfaber Aqua watercolor pencils. This set of 48 colored pencils comes with a beautiful range of colors. They are perfect for shading and transform into watercolor paints when you use a wet brush. Drawing with these pencils gives you more control and allows you to create finer detailed lines. The Goldfaber Aqua pencils are perfect for beginners or creatives who are not skilled with watercolor paints. You draw, shade, and add water — it’s seriously so fun and easy! The outcome produces soft watercolor art with beautiful pigmentation.

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Today I’m creating a seasonal piece for July 4th with a variety of red, blue, and silver watercolor pencils from the Goldfaber Aqua set. I’m using watercolor paper and this fantastic Faber Castell Deluxe Waterbrush.

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To create my piece I sketched out my design with the watercolor pencils. I wanted a bold, bright look for my lettering so I made sure to do a heavier shade with the pencils. Remember, the lighter you shade, the lighter the pigmentation will be when you add water with your wet brush.

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Next, using the Deluxe Waterbrush I lightly began painting water over my colored pencil drawing. I made sure to blot my waterbrush with a paper towel so I didn’t have too much water loaded. The watercolor pencil drawing then transformed into a painted piece.

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Once my lettering was dry and I added stars and accents with the watercolor pencils and painted over those with my waterbrush as well.

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My finished piece has lots of texture and great colors and looks like it was done completely with watercolor paints!

The Goldfaber Aqua watercolor pencils are perfect for creating artwork, hand-lettering, adding color to your planner or Bible journal, for use in coloring books, and so much more!

   

New headshot pen and paint - low resArtist 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.


DIY Seasonal Note Cards

Seasonal note cards are something I always keep on hand. They are perfect for a 'thank you' or 'thinking of you' note. Cards are even more special when they are handmade. However, it can be challenging to have all the supplies on hand. Thankfully, the Faber-Castell Watercolor Art Kit for Beginners is the perfect set of supplies to make your own cards. It includes my favorite Pitt pen, watercolor pencils, a paint brush, stencils, a watercolor palette, and sheets of watercolor paper. Just add water and envelopes and you are set to create your own personalized seasonal cards.

Now, let's create some cute, summery cards!

STEP ONE:
Familiarize yourself with all your new supplies.

STEP ONE 1 pen and paint watercolor kit

-Pitt Artist Pen® - fine tip black pen made from india ink, fast drying and waterproof
-3 watercolor pencils - super smooth with vibrant colors, shade and paint over with water to create a watercolor look
-a paint brush - medium size, quality brush
-2 Mixed Media stencils - a variety of flowers, leaves, and foliage for easy tracing
-watercolor palette - nine vibrant colors perfect for a starter kit
-8 sheets of watercolor paper - precut with rounded edges, the perfect size for flat note cards

STEP TWO:
Using the Pitt Artist Pen® and stencils draw out the foundation your design on the watercolor paper. Don't worry about fine lines with the stencil, we'll add those later.

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STEP THREE:
Remove the stencil and begin adding in fine lines and details. Get creative with your lines and add in a message like 'hello' or 'happy summer'.

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STEP FOUR:
Using the watercolor pencils and paints color in your design.

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STEP FIVE:
Allow card to dry, then pair with an envelope for a cute summery note card.

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Happy Card Making!

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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.


Create Beautiful Watercolors

I loved using this Watercolor Art for Beginners kit! It comes with everything you need from start to finish making it an excellent gift for someone (or yourself!)


The kit comes with excellent tips in the pamphlet included.

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To create this loose floral illustration- start by stenciling 2-3 flowers and layer beneath and around them with the leaves and vines. Leave a small space for some lettering if you wish to!


Make sure to keep in mind what you want in the foreground (the flowers) and do not overlap the leaves and vines on top of those. The Pitt artist pen in XS included is wonderful because you can lay down your ink lines and they will not smudge or bleed when painting on top!

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I loved the palette color choices because the colors are already complementary! Experiment with varying light to dark shades on the same flower petals to add dimension and really make it pop. Try out lettering a short quote using a Pitt brush pen for a touch of modern calligraphy.

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Leah-kelly

Leah Kelly is a modern calligrapher in hand lettering artist. She is military wife who took up the hobby to create things for her own wedding. When she’s not addressing invitation envelopes or place cards, she loves to use calligraphy and painting as a creative form of meditation. Leah is currently working to get her professional certificate in graphic design.