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!
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!