November 5, 2013

Studio Sessions: PITT Pastel Pencils, 1 of 4

Welcome to the first collaborative post of Studio Sessions.  I am ecstatic to be sharing a virtual studio with my friend and colorful artist, Jill Foster, in a new series of artful adventures.    

Studio Sessions

During our Studio Sessions we will feature a product, technique or idea that will we both be using which will be highlighted during the collaboration.    

Featuring PITT Pastels
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Pastel Pencils
Additional Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Inspiration on their BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE

For my first studio session project with PITT Pastel Pencils, I colored this feathery friend.

Winter Perch

To begin, Winter Perch (Penny Black) was inked with Faber-Castell's Stamper's Big Brush Pen in black and stamped on white cardstock.  Tip/Hint:  Un-embossed images are typically easier to color and blend.

Close Up

PITT Pastel Pencils (blue/green, red/yellow and neutral collections) were added in layers to create definition and depth.

The fussy cut image was layered with dimensional foam on a small piece of mat board cut from Faber-Castell's Mini Mixed Media Journal.  Letter Background (Penny Black) stamped in watermark ink and heat embossed with clear powder created a resist for the application of butterscotch Gelato which was blended with a moist towel.  Edged highlights were added with a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in nougat.

Blending Stump

I implemented several blending methods when working with the PITT Pastel Pencils.  In addition to using my fingertip and a soft cotton towel, I found a blending stump to be extremely helpful in working in small, intricate areas.  Also, PITT Pastel Pencil color applied with soft "flicking" motions worked well for controlling definition.  

There's more!  Now you can visit Jill to see how she used her PITT Pastel Pencils.

Jill's Studio Artwork

We will be back tomorrow with more inspiration from Studio Sessions.


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft:
  PITT Pastel Pencils (blue/green, red/yellow, neutrals)
  Mini Mixed Media Journal
  Gelatos (Butterscotch)
  Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Black 199, Nougat 178)
Other: Clear Embossing Stamp Pad, Clear Embossing Powder, Blending Stump