Hi everyone! I can't believe this is my final blog post. I've had loads of fun with Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® and hope you've been inspired to make lots of art as a result. Recently, I've been doing a lot of creating in my black and white journal. Working in two colors (well, three since I use grey) can either be a bit of a challenge or refreshingly simple.
Here's some art from my black and white journal:
And here's one I created especially for you, because often I find that beginning is indeed the hardest part.
First, I sorted through a bunch of black and white ephemera.
I narrowed it down to this:
Here are the only pens I needed!
I used my Stamper's Big Brush Pen in black to stamp some images on my page. With the Stamper's Big White Pen I drew circles and made dots. I love adding circles and dots to my pages!
Using a set of grey Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils I added shadows and shading for depth and interest. I like to use these as pencil crayons so that I have the option of blending the color with water later.
It was easy to alter the look of these ladies with my set of black PITT® Artist Pens.
I used the Stamper's White pen for my text and a fine tip PITT Artist pen for the shadow effect. A really simple way to embellish your own handwriting is to add a soft triangle or line at the tips of the letters, as I did here. You could also try dots. In adding shadow to letters I always add to the Left and Lower (bottom). The two L's help me remember and keep my shadow placement consistent.
Here's the final page:
Come visit me any time at my blog, christinalorraineyoung.com. Hope to see you again soon! You really can never go wrong with Design Memory Craft®! Happy creating! xo, seena
What I Used:
Strathmore 400 Series Toned Sketch Journal, Cool Grey