Scrapbooking

Mandala Art in Your Bullet Journal!

Hi there, friends! Did you know that Faber-Castell includes stencils in some of their Pitt-Artist Pen sets? Well... now you do! I'm quite fond of one in particular - the Mandala Art set!

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This set not only includes fabulous pens, but also stencils to help you step up your journal game! They are super easy to use and absolutely stunning on their own. Mandalas are very popular right now, but I know how challenging they can be to achieve. These stencils will give you the helping hand to be part of the craze and add something a little fun in your journals, scrapbooking, happy mail - wherever you want!

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If you want to use them in your journals but aren't sure where to begin, you can adjust them to fit your needs if you break down the shapes of the stencils given to you. For instance, you can use the inner most shapes of the mandala stencil for a simple look or tracker, or you can use the top or bottom half only to create a really fabulous header! You can even add other shapes such as leaves to make it look like a flower - the possibilities are endless!

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I've also included a free mandala printable - you can grab it HERE!

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Layering Colors & Adding Depth

I truly never thought I would love coloring with markers, but I do!! Pitt Artist Pens are perfect for this! The colors are rich and the markers/pens give you a lot of control.

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Using the first 3 tips you can learn how to draw these simple flowers.

Then comes the fun part - coloring! Starting with the lightest color, fill in the space for a base. Then choose a slightly darker color to add in details. Choose another color that is even darker, but part of the same color story, and add in the finishing touches!

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Once your flowers are colored, you can outline your drawing to make it pop... add highlights and shadows to create depth... and add stippling in the shading to add interest!

You could choose to stop at any point. Some people will choose a simple drawing in step number 3, while some others might want to go through all 9 steps!

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On the bottom I’ve shown the Pitt artist pens I used to create these florals. Interested in trying this out? Be sure to tag Faber-Castell USA and I so we can see!

I've also included a fun printable! You can download it here!

Enjoy! Keep Creating!


Faber-Castell White Pens & Whimsical Leaves

Leaves are beginning to fall in our neighborhood, and that has me ready for all things Fall. One of my favorite creative activities is to paint watercolor leaves. However, when I came across the new Faber-Castell white pens I had an idea for some fun hand-drawn leaves. 

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First I gathered up my supplies - different color cardstock (I went with traditional Fall colors, but this would be fun with any variety of colors), Pitt pens, a pencil, and scissors.

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Next, using a pencil I sketched out simple leaf shapes. Don't worry about lots of detailed edges, just draw a variety of shapes and sizes. 

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Then using my Pitt pens I drew the stem of the leaf and began adding fun details. I chose to draw whimsical details with circles, lines, and flourishes.

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Lastly I cut out my leaves (trimming off my pencil sketch of the leaf outline) giving me a pretty collection of leaves perfect for scrapbooking, adding to a mixed media project, or even stringing up as a garland.

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I hope you enjoy experimenting with the new Faber-Castell white pens!

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Artist and illustrator Lindsay Hopkins has been drawing and creating since childhood. She has a love for color and hopes to encourage and inspire others through her creativity. In 2012, Lindsay opened Pen & Paint and began selling her artwork and stationery online. Pen & Paint licenses artwork through Jewel Branding and is privileged to work with many global brands.

 


X'mas wreath by Chitose

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Hello! Did you spend wonderful Christmas?

Today, I will be showing you by X'mas wreath.

1.I put Whipped Spackle on the wreath with a writing brush.

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2.The chipboard of the title applies gesso and traces it next in Texture Luxe™ Silver.

This is beautiful color.

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3.I drew a stitch with an artist pen.

It is easy to write this pen very much.

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4.I described heart in a Gelatos®.

This color is the Iced Currant. It's very shining.

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5.I used the Texture Gems in Pearl.

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Products Used

Texture Luxe™ Silver (#770323)

Whipped Spackle (#770318)

GelatosⓇ Colors 15ct-Metallics (#770170)

Texture Gems™ 3ct Metallics (#770700)

Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK (#770075)

Thank you for visiting the blog today!

  Chitose

 


Chill- Wintery Layout by Keren Tamir

 
 
 
Hi Everyone, Its Keren here with my December project as a guest designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®
I created a wintery layout using Gelatos® Mixed and Matched with lots of other Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® mixed media products.
 
Here is the step by step video tutorial on how I created this layout:
 
 
 

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Strong Females

 

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Hello, crafty folks. It´s Denisa here. My first project for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® is an art journal spread in a bit of vintage mood and a great deal of mixed media featuring the awesome Stamper´s Big Brush Pens.

I love art journaling since there are no rules and limits. Whatever you do is totally up to your choice and the result is pretty unpredictable. One doesn´t have to plan things, they just happen as you go and it´s all about your imagination and freedom.

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