Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Little Yellow Bicyle and Faber-Castell

Recently, Little Yellow Bicycle teamed up with Faber-Castell!  I am a HUGE fan of their PITT artist's pens and big brush pens.  I have also heard great things about the Gelatos and got to try them, too.  (That is another post!)  For this project, I chose to use the Art Grip Aquarelle pencils.  LOVE THEM!
Simply Spring 
This is the Little Yellow Bicycle Poppy Collection.  Such a sweet collection with beautiful colors that a great for any spring project!
These pencils are terrific! I've tried several others and the Faber-Castell Pencils are better than any of the ones I've tried to date!
To build my background, I used the pencils and a sponge brush. I simply scribbled with the pencil on scrap paper, dipped a 1 inch sponge brush in water and picked up the water colors. I did use a ruler to run my sponge brush along to keep my lines straight.
Next I added some pencil lines directly over the sponged section. Keep it random! Then I finished it off with some of the vellum tape pieces.

In the top section, I skipped the sponging and just used some pencil lines.
This was so easy and so FAST!

Be sure to check out both the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog and the Faber-Castell Blog for more ideas! 


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