PITT® Artist Pens

Christmas Countdown - Draw Your Own Ornaments Challenge!

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to announce the arrival of our Christmas Countdown Challenge!

To start counting down to Christmas, create 15 ornaments, and each day, decorate them! The ornaments can be simple or ornate... big or small - it's up to you!

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Personally, I'm going to challenge myself to use multiple mediums for this one! One day will be pitt artist pens, and the next could be colored pencils! I'm so excited to get started and experiment! The end result will be stunning, and I cannot wait for you to share your fabulous work with Faber-Castell USA & I!

If you decide to post, be sure to tag me at @plansthatblossom and Faber-Castell at @fabercastellusa and use the hashtag: #fcornamentchallenge so we can enjoy your beautiful creations!

Fun tip - looking for an advent calendar for the kids? This challenge is perfect for that! It's a fun family activity that keeps everyone creative and festive!

If you're not into drawing your own ornaments, but would still like to decorate them - you're in luck! I have a printable for you! )You know I love a good printable!) It can be trimmed to A5 size which is a great fit for the typical bullet journal. Check it out printable and enjoy!

Thanks, and Happy Holidays!!


Connector Color Blending

Raise your hand if you love playing with color!

 

Watercolors are super fun, especially when you can mix and blend them to make new colors!

 

First, start with some watercolor paper. Tape off the edges and a rectangular box in the middle so you have a nice border.

Then, grab your Faber-Castell connector watercolor paints in the colors magenta, yellow, and cyan blue.

 

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Using magenta, start painting in the border you made with the tape. Add the yellow, and gently mix them together in the middle, to make orange. 

 

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Continue doing this, alternating colors, all the way around the border of your paper. 


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Once that dries, remove the tape, and grab your Pitt Artist pens.

Colors: 

  • Middle Purple Pink 125
  • Pale Geranium Lake 121
  • Orange Glaze 113
  • Cadmium Yellow 107
  • Light Green 171
  • Leaf Green 112
  • Sky Blue 146
  • Phthalo Blue 110
  • Purple Violet 130
  • Black 199 fineliner size M

With each letter a different color, letter "colorfully" while blending each color into the next. Then take the black fineliner and add "live" above it. 


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Happy painting! 

 

 

 

Photo Feb 28  9 52 26 AMChelsea has a not-so-slight obsession with all things lettering. Watching lettering videos is what got her started, and you can usually find her posting videos using every art supply she can get her hands on! From brush pens to watercolor, and everything in between!


Christmas Doodles & How To Use Them In Your Journal!

Hey there! I have another tutorial for you! This time (by VERY popular demand) are some Christmas & winter doodles to help you set up your bujo for the holiday season!

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I kept them very simple so they can be more of an accent in your already stunning journals! My advice here would be not to overthink it - just have fun! These simple shapes can transform quickly into fun seasonal favorites in under 5 minutes!


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Any doodle or shape can be applied to your journal if you think about how the functionality can be utilized. For instance, candy canes make EXCELLENT water or daily trackers! The same with a Christmas tree - just color in a bulb for each day!

If you’re interested in trying these doodles in your own journal, please don’t forget to tag us on social media so we can see and share your beautiful creations!

If you’re not into drawing, but would love to incorporate some seasonal elements on your pages, here is a festive printable! Thank you - enjoy!

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Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens used:
Black 199 (XS, S, F)
Deep Scarlet Red 219 - S
Phthalo Blue 110 - S
Warm Grey III 272 - B
Cadmium Yellow 107 - B
Leaf Green 112


Feeling Grateful!

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Hi everyone, Mou here today wishing all my North American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

About 8 years ago, I started keeping a gratitude journal where I jot down at least one thing each day. Some days my entries are artful and some days they are just a list or a sentence or even a word. Sometimes, I also create simple drawings with hand-lettered words and have them in front of my eyes just as a reminder. Today, I'll show you the process behind one such drawing so you can create one too.

For this project, I used the following supplies:

Faber-Castell

Watercolor pencil Goldfaber Aqua tin of 48 (#114648) - 108,109, 115, 183, 273

Deluxe Waterbrush (#770306)

PITT Artist Pens B tip - Raw Umber, Dark Sepia

Other - Watercolor paper, pencil


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Start with a light pencil sketch of a pumpkin.


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Fill in with Goldfaber Aqua watercolor pencils as shown.


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Blend the colors with the Deluxe waterbrush. Let dry.


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Hand-letter the word grateful with Raw Umber PITT Artist pen B tip. You can write lightly with pencil first if you like.


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Draw some vines and add accents to your drawing with Raw Umber and Dark Sepia Brush tip PITT pens to finish.

You can keep it in your journal, put it in a frame or just clip on to a vision board.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will pull out your watercolor pencils and PITT pens to create such reminders for yourself and others!

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Thanksgiving Table Place Cards

Easy to make place cards that will add a little extra something to your dinner table this holiday season!

Materials:



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1. Pick your colors and swipe some onto the cardstock using your watercolor brush.

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2. Once the watercolor is all dry use a PITT artist pen (brush tip or fine liner) to add names.

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Erin is a teacher by day and a creator by night. She loves to try and inspire creativity in her students everyday! Because she’s busy during the day, the night is when her creativity gets to explode into the world through lettering and messing around with watercolors. Her biggest advice would be to not compare your art to other people’s art! Be uniquely you!

 

The Lettering Fern


Grateful Hearts Lettering

Grateful Hearts Gather Here :)

Materials:

 

Grateful hearts

 

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Erin is a teacher by day and a creator by night. She loves to try and inspire creativity in her students everyday! Because she’s busy during the day, the night is when her creativity gets to explode into the world through lettering and messing around with watercolors. Her biggest advice would be to not compare your art to other people’s art! Be uniquely you!

 

The Lettering Fern


Gelato Watercolor Cornucopia

Holiday time is my favorite time, because there are so many fun and festive things you can do! Like this watercolor cornucopia made using gelatos and Pitt pens!

For this I used:

  • Faber-Castell 2B pencil
  • kneaded eraser
  • Pitt artist pen XS
  • Pitt artist pen white 1.5 fineliner
  • watercolor paper
  • paintbrush
  • collapsible water cup

Gelatos in the colors:

  • chocolate
  • butterscotch
  • lime
  • pistachio
  • green tea
  • red cherry
  • tangerine
  • mango
  • lemon

 

Start by sketching your work with the 2B pencil, then erase until the lines are very faint (that way you won't see them through the watercolor when it dries). Then on a palette, add a bit of the gelato and add some water until it becomes the consistency of watercolor paint! Use a mix of these to add color to your artwork, and add an outline and highlight using the Pitt pens!

 

 

Photo Feb 28  9 52 26 AMChelsea has a not-so-slight obsession with all things lettering. Watching lettering videos is what got her started, and you can usually find her posting videos using every art supply she can get her hands on. From brush pens to watercolor and everything in between!


Floral Doodles For Your Bujo!


Hi there! I'm back with another tutorial!

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This time, we're bringing you florals!

Florals are the number 1 bujo doodle out there, but they can be a little tricky to master.

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These 5 easy floral doodle tutorials will help you add some sunshine to your bujo even when the weather isn't so bright.

These doodles can pop out behind your daily task boxes or even make a springy floral border around your pages! The mason jars make excellent text boxes for dates or notes!

Tips:
-Try these doodles in pencil, and color them in using Faber-Castell USA Pitt Artist Pens.
-Once you've colored them in, give them a chance to dry, and then erase your pencil marks.
-What you're left with are painterly illustrations that really elevate your journal.
-Add highlights using the white ink pen, and add dimension to your illustrations going over your chosen color once more in the sections where shadows would land. This creates a darker shade of the same value that really adds interest to otherwise simple drawings!

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Pitt artist pens are my absolute favorite pens to use!
The more I use them, the more I am discovering what they are capable of, and I am endlessly impressed!

Check out this free floral printable!

Thanks, and enjoy!

-Nicole

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens Used:

Brush Pens:
White 101
Ice Blue 148
Skyblue 146
Chromium Green Opaque 174
Raw Umber 180
Green Gold 268
Dark Chrome Yellow 109
Orange Glaze 113
Medium Flesh 131
Crimson 134

Black: Sizes XS, S, & M
Red: Size S


Blending Pitt Artist Pens

Blending brush pens can be so fun, and is definitely one of my favorite things to do! Typically this is done with a water based pen, which makes for easy blending, wet or dry, but since Pitt pens are waterproof and not water based, all you have to do is be sure to blend while the ink is still wet!

 

I like to start with a very light color, such as light indigo 220 (pictured here), this way when you use the colors, it's sort of just like coloring in your letters. Then you can focus more on the blending of colors and less on the lettering. 

 

Once you have your lighter lettering down, use a small amount of your darker color up top (phthalo blue 110), and slowly pull it down using a lighter color (phthalo green 161). Do this one letter at a time, to be sure your ink stays wet while blending. If it happens to dry, just re-wet it with your first color. 

 

Have fun!

 

 Happy Blending! 

Photo Feb 28  9 52 26 AMChelsea has a not-so-slight obsession with all things lettering. Watching lettering videos is what got her started, and you can usually find her posting videos using every art supply she can get her hands on. From brush pens to watercolor and everything in between!

 


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Materials Needed: 

  • Cardstock
  • PITT Artist Pens

 

1. Write out your words. I wrote out "Happy Halloween" for a fun halloween card using my PITT artist brush pens. I used Light Green 171 for the word "Happy" and Crimson 134 for the word "halloween."

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2. Trace you letters with your Black 199 PITT artist pen.

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3. Using your Black 199 PITT artist pen again, draw spider webs coming from the top corners of your page and attaching to your letters. I also added a little spider hanging down. 

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4. Last I added shadows to my letters with my Warm Grey V 274 PITT artist brush pen.

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FernLOGO2Erin is a teacher by day and a creator by night. She loves to try and inspire creativity in her students everyday! Because she’s busy during the day, the night is when her creativity gets to explode into the world through lettering and messing around with watercolors. Her biggest advice would be to not compare your art to other people’s art! Be uniquely you!

 

The Lettering Fern