80 posts categorized "Pastel Pencils"

Show Your Statehood Love!

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Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a photo tutorial for ya! I've made 5 of these for each state my husband and I have moved to! Here's what you'll need for this tutorial:

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1. Add a coat of Gel Medium with a foam brush to adhere wrapping paper.

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2. Apply Wrapping Paper burnishing out all the air bubbles with a spatula. Allow to dry.

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3. Add a thin coat of Gesso. Allow to dry.

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4. Adhere a state cut-out or mask (I used the state face font and my Sizzix eClips to cut this LA mask) using repositionable adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Dots Repositional Refillable) & trace outline of state. You can also freehand this part ;)

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5. Paint entire State area with Chalkboard Paint. I like to outline the state and get the little details with a small angular brush first. Dry

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6. Once dry, you can add PITT Pastel Pencil, Whipped Spackle, and/or White Stamper's Artist Pen accents. Try coloring dried Whipped Spackle with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens!

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So, here are some things I LOVE about our Chalkboard Paint that you may not find in others... It's a medium block matte color, so it looks almost like deep slate when it's dry! It also has more grit and texture to it lending to a truer chalkboard finish. It's VERY opaque, so a little goes a long way! You don't need any special finish to color it once it's dry!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,

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Oh so sweet!

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Good morning everyone!  Terri here.  Today I thought I would share something that I made as a gift for a friend.  It is a mixed media canvas with a photo as the main centerpiece.  And of course, there are tons of Design Memory Craft goodness involved!

Here is the final project.

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Blog Hop With Hazel & Ruby: Canvas Creation with Lisa

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Hi there crafty friends!! It's Lisa here and this week we'll be pairing with the fabulous Hazel and Ruby! Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win our giveaways!

Here's my super fun canvas for today!

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Full Bloom Chalkboard by Tonya Gibbs

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Hi everyone,  I'm super excited to bring  you today's project. I've created this Chalkboard Art that would make an awesome gift for someone.   This project is one of those that started out being one thing and ended up being something totally different.  I started out wanting to make watercolor card gift sets to share with friends. But when I finished the Art Panel it was just too beautiful to turn into a card. It needed to be displayed on a wall!

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Sparkle Tutorial

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Hi there!  Katie from KBStamps here again.  Today I want to share a fun tutorial with you for how to make this Sparkle card!  I love the way this turned out and the fun use of the PITT® Pastel Pencil(s)!

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Bird Watcher's Journal

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Hi there!  Katie from KBStamps here sharing a super fun tutorial with you today.  I am going to share how I made this mixed media journal for bird watching.  

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Wood Grain Background using Gelatos® and PITT® Pastel Pencils

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Hi everyone. It's me, Susanne, and today I'd like to share with you how I made the wood grain background for my "Love" card. Check out the video:

 

Here are some more close ups of the card and a description which embellishments I used:

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The chalkboard calendar

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Hi,everyone!

Madoka here.

 

Today,I'd like to  share the calendar with  Chalkboard Paint.

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PITT® Pastel Pencil Cards

Happy 4th of July! It's Teresa here, and I have some cards to share with you today that I made using PITT® Pastel Pencils. Here they are:
  

 

 


I was really pleased with the 'fine art' finish to these stamped images. Believe me when I say this was easy to achieve - so easy it's almost cheating! These pencils are intensely pigmented, and look just fabulous on black cardstock. Here's how I achieved the look:

 Step 1
Stamp the image using a light coloured pigment ink. 

Step 2
Choose two or three colours, keeping in mind that when they are blended they will appear a little less intense. Colour parts of the image with the darkest pencil.


Step 3
Add some lighter colour. Streaks are appropriate for this image as the shell itself has striations on it.

Step 4
Using a blending stump, blend the colours. Depending on the image, lines or small circles may work best.


Step 5
When you've blended the image to your liking, add a few highlights with the white pencil and spray with a matt fixative. The fixative will stop the pastel pencil from rubbing off.



Thanks for stopping by, and I do hope you give the PITT® Pastel Pencils a go next time you need a softly shaded image.

Products used:
PITT® Pastel Pencils
Darkroom Door stamps: Seashells, Full Bloom Vol 1
Dina Wakley stamps: Scribbly Birds
Patterned paper: KaiserCraft
 

A Little Fun in the Sun with Terri

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Aaaah!  Summer is here.  In my house that means sunshine, time at the pool, friends, and fun!  I thought I would play with my "stuff"  while watching the kids have some fun in the sun.  I made a fun little card that I can send off to the grandparents.

Quick and easy.  Let me show you how.  I began with a card made from Bazzill smooth white cardstock.  Using the roll of tape on the desk I traced a circle in the center of the front of the card.  Carefully I painted the inside of the circle with Gesso.  Once dry, I sketched a sandcastle in the center.

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MIX & MATCH

MIX & MATCH from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors & mediums will work beautifully together.

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