Christmas Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron!
A Christmas Ornament

Bloom Tag

Hi All, Kim Dellow here with another guest DT project
for you. My project today is a floral themed mixed media tag with lots of lovely
texture and colour added with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Pastel
pencils and the Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolour pencils.
I’ve used a watercolour paper for the base of this tag and before I started to add
colour I used a fluid mask to mask off my flower shape. Then I did a little bit of
stamping with the Kaisercraft Numbers Texture Stamp and a couple of layers of
Gesso. Once it was dry I was ready to go with the first layer of colour.

Using a brush and some water I started to add a colour wash to my tag with the
119 and 125 Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolour pencils. I added layers of colour
progressively until I had the depth of colour I wanted then added extra depth by
going around the outer edge with the darker colour and also flicking the tip of the 125
Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolour pencils with a wet brush to splatter colour onto the
I let the tag dry then removed the fluid mask ready to add my flower. Once I had
outlined the general shape of the flower and its petals with the black 199 PITT®
Pastel and coloured the centre of the flower with the PITT® Pastel 109 and PITT®
Pastel 104 pencils, blending with a little bit of the black edges, I was ready to add
colour to the petals.
I started to fill in each petal with the PITT® Pastel 153 pencil leaving the areas I
wanted to highlight blank. I then filled the blank areas with the PITT® Pastel 156
The final step to colouring the bloom was to go back in and add light and shade to
areas of the petals by blending with the PITT® Pastel 199 and PITT® Pastel 101
pencils and going back over any edges that needed more black.
I added the sentiment with the PITT® Artist Pen and some pastel leaves using the
PITT® Pastel 168, 170 and 199 and fixed all the pastel work with a pastel fixative.
Blooming gorgeous colour!

Thanks for looking.


Supply List:

Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolour pencil 119

Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolour pencil 125

PITT® Pastel 199

PITT® Pastel 153

PITT® Pastel 156

PITT® Pastel 109

PITT® Pastel 104

PITT® Pastel 101

PITT® Pastel 168

PITT® Pastel 170

PITT® Artist Pen

Watercolour paper

Fluid mask

Pastel Fixative

Kaisercraft Numbers Texture Stamp



Archival Ink Pad Jet Black
KimKim Dellow  is a UK-based artist - crafter - blogger living in London. She adores dabbling in colour and form, mixing her media and stitching it all up. She loves to experiment, share and teach and spends the rest of her time writing articles for various craft magazines as well as working with a number of companies in the industry. When she isn’t at her work desk she can be found at her blog, or hanging out on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest. So drop by and say ‘hello’ when you have a moment.


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Lucy Edmondson

This is beautiful, and wonderful techniques and colours. Thank you for showing how you did it,

Lucy x

Jeanne Kelly

Wow - I really like the techniques you used - thanks for sharing!

katie smith

Your flower doodle is gorgeous!


Beautiful! Thanks for the step by step.

Jean A Marmo

LOVE the colors!


Thank you for explaining your techniques. It was not as hard as I thought, but I'm not saying that it is easy either. Either way, you make it very pretty.


Love the shading and the flicking technique is an interesting one, I will have to try that with my watercolors.


Beautiful the big bold flower!

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