75 posts categorized "Pastel Pencils"

Bird Watcher's Journal


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



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


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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Rainbow card using PITT® Pastel Pencils


Hi everyone! I'm Susanne from Germany and on the guest Design Team this summer. This is so exciting for me!!! It's my first post today and I'd like to show you a rainbow flower card! I'm a fan of bright and happy colors. On the video below you can see how the background is created. I used VersaMark ink and some of the Faber-Castell PITT® Pastel Pencils.


After the background is finished I'm going to embellish my card and add a sentiment. For the sentiment I used some of the brand new Chalk Board Paint. I coverd my cardstock twice before I stamped on it with my white pigment ink pad. I decided to cut it into a banner because I wanted a loose look on the heavy background.

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"Blissful" Canvas Creation


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Hi All.  My name is Tiare Smith and this is my first post as a Summer 2014 Guest Design Team Memer.  I am simply thrilled and completely honored to share my creativity with you.  

When I got my box of goodies I knew immediately that I had to use the Paper Crafter Crayons™ and a canvas idea was born.  Nothing like playing with new artsy supplies!  Ohhh baby!

Well, here we go, an artsy video just for you.  I share the process and step-by-step instructions for completing your own, "Blissful" Canvas Creation...LET'S GO!


 Here are a few close-ups so you can enjoy all of the yumminess!

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Calling all doodlers!

Feb 2014 018100 Calling all doodlers! Hey this is Rita Barakat and if you are still loving the chalkboard craze like me here are a few fun  & easy ideas to try! If you didn't know the White PITT Artist pen works great on the chalkboard painted surface!  If you are just trying it out you can do this on paper like I did and if you love it mount it on something else later with gel medium!

Feb 2014 019100 Now doodle away! Make a statement and grab your Metallic PITT® Artist Pens & PITT® Pastel Pencils - they all look great on the chalkboard paint! Here is my design!

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I ended up mounting mine onto a piece of chipboard, punched some holes and hung it up! I told this was fun and easy! I am thinking this would be fun for a party, on the back of everyones chair? The could decorate it  themselves and it would be a fun keepsake! What would you do?



 Rita Barakat   Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. In addition to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® team she designs for DCWV and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. 


Chalk Board Paint Crazy!

jan 2014 007100   Oh yeah so by now you have seen that Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® carries Chalk Board paint in the Textural Accents collection! Let me tell what I love about it! 1. No odor! It doesn't have an offensive smell smell like some paints do. 2. Good coverage!  I did not have to prime the shiny surface, the paint grabbed on! 3. It's fun!!! I love Chalk Board paint! I think I may have gone Chalk Board Paint Crazy! Things to remember... 

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DIY - chalkboard paint makeover with Rita!

Feb 2014 100100   Chalkboard Paint! Do you have it? Hi there, Rita Barakat here! Do me a favor,  take a have look around your house. Chances are there something there that you can make a whole lot cuter ;) with chalkboard paint! So go get it and lets do a DIY -chalkboard paint

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