Hi Faber-Castell Peeps!! It’s me, Karen, here again to show you what I love about my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft pens and crafter crayons! I may not be the best at sketching and drawing, but I love to cut and tear paper into shapes to make projects.
This week, I sketched a sailboat and cut it out of some of book paper and then my favorite scrapbook paper. I glued the pieces down to my canvas with Faber-Castell Gel Medium, sealed the whole thing with Gel medium, and let it dry. What I love about using gel medium is the fact that it isn’t sticky like glue. I also love that when I am working on my finishes, I can actually ‘erase’ pen marks for a little bit since they sit on top of the medium and dry a little bit slower!
For my first finish I take my Paper Crafter Crayons™ and match the colors of the paper and outline the inside edge. I used a yellow for the sail and brown for the boat, the mast and the other sail.
Then I took a gray PITT® Pastel Pencil and outlined the outside edge. The pastel really can dig into the edge of the paper and the gray gives a great shadow effect! (I used my little fingers to smudge the gray pastel in too!!)
To build some texture the PITT® Artist Pens go over details, highlight paper edges and even the edge of the canvas. Since, the paper is coated with Gel Medium I can use my finger to smudge the pen ink to take away the sharp lines! I used the Faber-Castell dot system to match the pen color I love knowing what colors are going to match by just counting the dots on my pen!!
One of the final steps uses the small PITT® Artist Pen to use the fine black line to outline the shapes. I do the outside edge of the paper and go around the color highlights on top of the paper. This outlining really makes the shape stand out!! I also like to take my white Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and add a couple of white highlights too!! Sometimes, I do too much with the white highlights, but I really tried not to overdo it this time!!!
Add one favorite quote, outline and add some personality with doodles . . . and there you have it! My Faber-Castell pens and supplies finished off my picture and took it from cut paper to fun art canvas!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Karen
Paper Crafter Crayons™
PITT® Artist Pen(s)
PITT® Pastel Pencil(s)
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (s)
- Gel medium