Hi everyone, it's Anita here and I want to share a layout I made using a variety of Faber-Castell® products. I love adding visual texture to my layouts using pens and markers. It is a great way to add a lot of detail without adding a lot of bulk (which is a big problem with me!)
A great way to make a die-cut sticker pop off the page is to simply outline it with a contrasting color as I have done here. I used my Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Cobalt Turquoise around the outside of my die cut and I used my PITT® Artist Pen in Black on the inside.
To really make my chipboard piece standout I laid down swatches of color with my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Gelatos® and PITT® Pastel Pencils. Then I blended them with water for a smooth look. I used my Teal Metal Gelato to make a spray that I used on one end of the chipboard. Last I used my PITT® Artist Pen in black to doodle on it. I covered my alphas with Gelatos and then outlined with black PITT® Artist Pen.
I used Stamper's Big Brush Pens & PITT® Artist Pen's to color the chipboard stars and scroll, journal, and to doodle around the outside of the page.
I have lots of visual interest, but I am still able to get the page into a page protector (and let me tell you, there are a lot of times that I can't) so I am pleased with the result.
Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink - Blue
Mixed Media Sampler- Blue
Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink - Green
Essential PITT® Artist Pens Black
Basic Grey: Papers, Die-Cut Stickers, Embellishments
Chipboard: Technique Tuesday, Kaiser Kraft, Dusty Attic
Ribbon: Melissa Frances, craft supply
adhesive: Glue Dots®
Anita is a SAHM whose kids have flown the nest. She is currently driving her husband crazy redecorating the house and hoping to get her first flock of chickens this spring. She keeps busy doing freelance design work for a variety of manufacturers and teaching at the local scrapbook store.