375 posts categorized "PITT® Artist Pens"

Halloween Mixed Media Card


Hi Creatives! 

Happy Autumn! Best time of year in my neck of the woods where the weather turns crisp, the trees change to beautiful colors and we can break out the warm sweaters and hot cocoa! It's the shortest season yet the one I wish would last longer!

The project that I'll be showing you this week is for a Halloween mixed media card. As a kid, my mother always instilled in us to send mail. Thank You notes, Birthday cards, Sympathy cards, Thinking of You cards. Whatever the occasion was, she would always send a card in the mail. And I think that form of communication is really starting to fade away, which totally bums me out. I love getting mail (other than bills, of course!) Who doesn't like to go to their mailbox and open it to see a nice card from somebody special? 

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"Create" Art Journal cover by Ann Corbiere-Scott


Hi, Ann Corbiere-Scott here-and I am thrilled to share one last artsy project before my time as a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is done. I have had the absolute BLAST stretching my creative muscle along side some of the most talented in our industry! I love to art journal and have art journals aplenty in a wide array of sizes and types. I enjoy creating imaginative covers as much as I do the pages within. I had this idea of coupling wood veneer pieces, book paper, and gelatos! I am madly in love with it! Hope you are inspired to give this technique a try-it is super fun!

Here we go!

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Linnie Blooms Blog Hop with Rita Barakat

Hey Creatives Rita Barakat here! Thanks for stopping today I am excited to sharing my project on this blog hop with Linnie Blooms!  To enter in our giveaway, make sure to stop by each day and leave a comment. One winner will receive $50 in Design Memory Craft products. The giveaway will end on 9/27. Good luck!

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Mixed Media Canvas Using Whipped Spackle



Hello Artsy Friends! 


Jill from Glimmerbug.com here to share a fun mixed media canvas with you for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. This is a colorful, whimsical home decor piece that you can hang in your home, office or give as as gift.


Can you believe that it's already back-to-school time? Summer just flew by in a blink! Soon it'll be time to get the sweaters and long sleeves back out along with all the dreaded snow removal stuff... ugh! I'm totally not ready to say goodbye to summer yet, that is for sure!


Today, I've got a fun mixed media project for you using the Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle. Talk about a fun product to work with! And mixing it with Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors makes it so cool to work with! 


Let's get started!

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Gelatos® Colors Mixed Media Whimsical Flower Pillow


Hi lovely creative ones!

I've got a fun video tutorial for you today on how to make a whimsical mixed media flower pillow using Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors! 

Check it out:


For this project, you'll need the following supplies:

  • Muslin fabric (Unbleached and pre-washed and whatever size you want. The finished size of my pillow is about 8" x 10")
  • Gelatos® Colors in your choice of colors. (I used a variety of colors from a few different sets)
  • Faber-Castell PITT® Artist Pens (Black and White)
  • Texture Gems™ in Ice
  • Glitter Glue (I used Ranger Stickles™ in silver)
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Backing Fabric (I chose to use a black and white checkered fabric)
  • Thread
  • Needle 
  • Sewing Machine (or you can sew by hand too!)
  • Embellishments (I used Sari ribbon for my tassels)



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Creating texture on mixed media with Rita


Hey there creatives, Rita Barakat here with an easy way to add depth and texture to your mixed media projects! This tag was created on vellum paper.

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I wrote a little quote on my sketch book - I am always writing down ideas for use at a later time! The vellum is great because I can see the lettering underneath and trace it. (this is also a good way to practice writing!- you can always print it out from your computer but I digress... )

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It's hard to tell but there is Whipped Spackle and Texture Luxe Textural Accents on the tag. I used my finger to wipe some onto various areas. The Whipped Spackle is very matte and the Texture Luxe has very high sheen with the pearl like shimmer so they look great together!

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I used a PITT Art GRIP® Color Pencils but you can use your PITT® Artist Pens, or whatever you like to trace the letters.

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I added three Gelatos® Colors: :  Iced Coffee, Iced Chai and Snow Cone onto the tag.

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I used a baby wipe to blend the Gelatos® Colors -remember you must always blend in Gelatos® Colors, you can't just draw with them, you have to blend that color.

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I used a very wet paint brush to flick some splashes of Gelatos® Colors. I traced the writing but I didn't like the way it came out I decided to cover it with Gesso and try it again. (Gesso is your friend!) 

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Once it dries you can redo your lettering. Here is a close up...


Can you see all that texture? What will you be playing with today?
Rita Barakat
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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. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Wearable Crafts Week with Lisa


Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you and it's my turn on the blog to share my craft for our Wearable Crafts Week. Have you been enjoying the projects so far? So fun, right?

I have a super awesome tote bag to share with you today. I currently live in California and bags like these are an absolute necessity! We have a plastic bag ban, so you NEED a nice roomy bag like this to take shopping with you. And customizing it just makes it so much more personal. Who wants a bag that looks like everyone else's? Not this gal!!


I love that this bag already had the gold accents on it. It made it so fun to run with that idea. 

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Wearable Crafts Week with Jen


Hi!  It's Jen Matott here and I have an adorable wearable art clutch purse to share with you today!  I love getting dressed up and going out on the town and having your handmade accessories creates "Wow" factor in style!  This week the New York State Fair is opening which means the end of summer and beginning of Fall.  I entered Fine Art works and crafts into the competition and won 7 awards!  They have an art reception to see the work before the general public does.  So, I went with a couple of my friends and wanted to wear something fabulous as an exhibiting artist!  This little purse was perfect!

ClutchesThe clutch purse was a sort of canvas like material and has a leopard print inside lining.  It needed more color!

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Just say yes - art journal by Maya Isaksson

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I really love to make pages in my art journal. To me it's a fun way to try out new techniques, products or just play a bit without the need for it to be perfect. And if something goes wrong there's always Gesso to cover everything up and start over again. This time I was in the mood to make something soft and calm instead of bright and colorful as I usually do. Here's how I made my page.

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DIY mini coloring book!

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Hi ya! Lynn here and I've got a super cute quick project for you that is perfect for popping in your bag and making art on the go.

My geekiness over drawing tons of patterns has led me into creating coloring book style drawings. I'm sure you've heard about adults turning to coloring books to de-stress from our busy lives? Well, here's how you can make a coloring book from your very own designs.

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Here are the supplies that I used for this project:

* Mini Mixed Media Journal®

* PITT Artist Pens® in various colors (I'll tell you the colors during the tutorial)

* Paper Crafter Crayons NEUTRAL®

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Can I just say that the Mini Mixed Media Journal® seriously has it going on? We're talking very heavy duty  board that lets you work on both sides. Which means with a six board set you can go nuts and create TWELVE patterns to color in - woo!



I used Pitt Artist Pen® in Cold Grey VI 235 to create the outlines for the patterns:

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If you're new to drawing patterns, here are a few tips:

1. If you need some inspiration, take a look around you. You'll be surprised at how many everyday items have patterns on them. They make great jumping off points for your own drawings.

2. Use a black or dark grey pen to draw your patterns - these create great contrast for the colors you will add.

3. Draw large shapes/images first and then go back and fill in with smaller details.

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STEP 2: 

Once you have your patterns complete, it's time to COLOR!! Yay! I used a combo of Pitt Artist Pens® and Paper Crafter Crayons® on this project.

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 I started coloring with Pitt Artist Pens® in the following colors:

* Deep Scarlett Red 219

* Orange Glaze 113

* Magenta 133

* Cobalt Green 156

* Black 199

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After I finished with the Pitt Artist Pens®, I worked with the Paper Crafter Crayons®. Since the journal boards do have some texture to it, you can see a little bit of it come through when you use the crayons. But I really like the effect, makes me think of coloring as a kid. :)

The crayons are super cool, lots of pigment and really smooth. Here is how I applied them to my pattern:

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And viola! Your little coloring board is done!

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 I adore creating super complex projects but I also value the simpler, FUN projects too. It's nice sometimes to just play and go with the flow. That's how this project feels to me - a lovely little pause in a hectic schedule.

I hope you'll make your own little coloring book and if you do, I'd love to see pictures - have fun!!!!

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