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October 2017

Word Art with Lettering Pens


Hi everyone, Mou here with a word art tutorial using various PITT pens by Design Memory Craft.

Let's start by looking at the supplies I used for this project -

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens® Lettering Set: Modern Lettering

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens Black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Mango

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Other: watercolor paper, pencil, eraser, paint brush

Here's the video tutorial.

I hope you enjoy and give these awesome pens a try!


Lettering with PITT Pens


Hi everyone, Mou here today with a Lettering Tutorial for you using the Essential PITT® Artist Pens BLACK!

Let's take a quick look at the supplies before we start.


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT® Artist Pens BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT® Artist Pens Lettering Set: Primary Brush

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT ®Artist Pens Lettering Set: Jewel Brush

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Deluxe Waterbrush

Other - Sketchbook of your choice, pencil, eraser


I journal my travels in a sketchbook. Here I started with the M-tip pen to create the basic outlines.


Because my trip was in the fall, I wanted to add colors to the mountains. For this, I used the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.


I blended the colors with the Deluxe Waterbrush and let it dry.


I used the S-tip to write my journaling. You can use a pencil to draw a path for your journaling. Mix and match your own handwritten fonts to create interest.


Added some brush lettered fonts using the B-tip pen.


Pitt® Artist pens are not just for lettering though - you can also use them for making marks like I did above using the PITT Artist Pens Lettering Set: Primary Brush and PITT Artist Pens Lettering Set: Jewel Brush to finish my page.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and be sure to try these vibrant and permanent India Ink pens in your own journals!


Studio Caddy Play


Carolyn Dube here playing with the Studio Caddy Premium Gift Set.  It is loaded with a wonderful assortment of the rainbow with Gelatos, Paper Crafter Crayons, Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Pitt Pens, and an assortment of tools.  The fun variety of the goodies include ones that react to water and ones that don't react to water.  Just having it all right next to me had me end up using the palette knife in a way I usually don't...but will be from now on!    



Gelatos Three Ways


Diana Trout here today with a journal page. I'll be using Gelatos as watercolors, underneath Gesso and over Glaze. 


Here are the materials I used 

Mix and Match Color Gelatos 
Mix and Match Essential Artist Pitt Pens
Paint Brushes
Water Cup
Craft Mat or Silicone Tray


I'm working in my Junk Journal today so the paper usually needs some Gesso before making art. I began by scribbling Snow Cone and Kiwi Gelatos on my page. 


Next, I activated the water-soluble Gelatos by painting over them with Gesso. That's one fun way to use Gelatos. You can rub the Gelatos around with a foam or your fingers before painting over with Gesso. I created some texture in areas with the Gesso. 


I love drawing with a pencil into wet Gesso. It's fun! You should try it. You can see how that's done in the video ... 



You can see in the video that I used the Gelatos as a watercolor by rubbing them into a puddle on my silicone mat. Wait until the Gelatos are dry before you go over it again. A wet paintbrush will pick up wet Gelatos from your artwork, just like regular watercolor. You can also pick up Gelatos from the tube with a wet paintbrush. That's the second Gelatos Technique.

For the third technique, I first used Glaze to seal the page. This is a good way to seal your work and it provides a writing surface as well. You can't write over Gelatos! Make sure you let the Glaze dry completely before adding details with Pitt Pens. 

Version 2
For more information on using Gelatos as watercolors, see this post and video on the DesignMemoryCraft blog.

Thanks for reading!

Diana Trout