November 6, 2013

Studio Sessions: PITT Pastel Pencils, 2 of 4

Welcome to Day 2 of Studio Sessions featuring PITT Pastel Pencils.

Studio Sessions

The vibrant chalk pastels are available in three mix & match collections:  red/yellow, blue/green and neutrals.

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

PITT Pastel Pencils offer many possibilities for blending and highlighting.  By using short bending strokes, colors within small intricate areas can be intensified and delicate shadows can be achieved.  This worked extremely well for the small berries.

Thinking of You
Holly Concert (Penny Black) inked with a black Stamper's Big Brush Pen was stamped on white cardstock.  PITT Pastel Pencils (blue/green, red/yellow and neutral collections) were added to the image.  

Shading Close Up
Highlighting with the gray PITT Pastel Pencil softened the design and added a subtle glow.  Blending was done with my fingertip.  

Tip/Hint:  PITT Pastel Pencil markings can easily be erased which provide additional options for manipulating the color and intensity.

The Mix & Match qualities of Faber-Castell's products are fabulous for coordinating colors between different mediums.  As seen here, the red mat created by applying Stamper's Big Brush Pens in deep scarlet red and magenta to white cardstock coordinates fabulously with the pastel pencil medium.  This is also a savvy way to save on colored cardstock when just a small portion is exposed within the design.  In addition, the same Stamper's Big Brush Pens were used to alter the ribbon.

A few vertical dry embossed lines at the bottom of the card base lends a bit more "visual" weight to the design and anchors the matted artwork.

The pencils sharpen magnificently too.

Join me as I pop into Jill's section of the studio to see how she worked her magic today.

Jill's Studio Artwork

See you tomorrow with Part 3.

Thank you for visiting,


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft:
  PITT Pastel Pastel Pencils (blue/green, red/yellow, neutrals)
  Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Black 199, Deep Scarlet Red 219, Magenta 133)
Other: Black Pigment Ink Pad (for sentiment), Blending Stump