Thursday, March 28, 2013

Employee Favorite Product of the Week

I am your artsy girl who loves to play with mixed media! I discovered mixed media several years ago when I met Donna Downey and it is now a staple in my studio. I am always looking for the newest products to play with. Last year I brought in Faber-Castell when Donna was here to teach. I have slowly been adding to our collection here at the store.

Here are just a few of the Faber-Castell products:

Gelatos - are creamy, smooth pigment sticks (think similar to a chapstick) that adds vibrant color to all your projects. They blend easily with your fingertips (and wash off easily) or you can dissolve them with a wet brush or mister. They are permanent, lightfast and waterproof when dry.

Gelatos colored directly onto canvas then misted and allowed to drip.

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - the high quality nib works like a paintbrush. You can create a thin or thick line depending on the pressure you use. You can use it over any surface including glitter :)  The India Ink is waterproof and it will not bleed through the paper like a marker. It is very juicy so you can rub your finger over it when first applied to move it around. They are also great for inking your stamps!

The Pitt Artist Big Brush Pen in gray traced around the inside of a stencil then blended with fintertip for a soft gray hexagon.

Pitt Pastel Pencils - unlike messy chalks, they give you the velvety chalk color without all the dust and mess. They sharpen easy to create strong vibrant lines. You can also soften the color with your fingertip or a blending stump.

Pitt Pastel Pencils colored onto manila tags with a stencil.

Each of these products are ligtfast and archival safe.

Please come by the store to see the canvas up close. We carry many more Faber-Castell products and use them frequently in my Art Journaling Technique class.

Happy scrapping!

1 comment:

tmmarx said...

Love how your page turned out.