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How to use faber castell aquarelle in an art journal

Use Faber Castell Aquarelle in an Art Journal

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For this project, I started with an eye sketch with a graphic pencil. Here is a link to my favorite eye YouTube tutorial: http://youtu.be/LZ9Hpp8JygI

I sketched my eye with a graphic pencil on Design Memory Craft (R) Square Journaling Boards

I sketched my eye with a graphic pencil on Design Memory Craft (R) Square Journaling Boards

Start with Design Memory Craft (R) Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils #144 & #147, using the darker around the edges and the light as shown.

Start with Design Memory Craft (R) Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils #144 & #147, using the darker around the edges and the light as shown.

Using Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #154, fill in the spaces between your first 2 colors, allowing some to overlap.

Using Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #154, fill in the spaces between your first 2 colors, allowing some to overlap.

Now...let's add some greens! Using Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils #166 & #163, add lines of both greens throughout your blues.

Now...let's add some greens! Using Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils #166 & #163, add lines of both greens throughout your blues.

Now it's time for water! Using a small watercolor brush and starting with your lighter colors, blend your greens and blues together. Remember to clean your brush often so colors stay true.

Now it's time for water! Using a small watercolor brush and starting with your lighter colors, blend your greens and blues together. Remember to clean your brush often so colors stay true.

I felt my eye needed more depth, so I grabbed my Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #147 again and added more of my dark blue around the edges. I then used my water and paintbrush to blend.

I felt my eye needed more depth, so I grabbed my Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #147 again and added more of my dark blue around the edges. I then used my water and paintbrush to blend.

To darken the "whites" of the eyes, I used Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #137

To darken the "whites" of the eyes, I used Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #137

To begin my outline, I grabbed my PITT (R) Pastel Pencils 199 (Black) and a blending stump. Start with the eyelashes.

To begin my outline, I grabbed my PITT (R) Pastel Pencils 199 (Black) and a blending stump. Start with the eyelashes.

Using PITT (R) Pastel #199 (Black) and #273 (Warm Grey IV) and your blending stump outline and shade your eye, lid and eyebrow. Also fill in and shade your eyebrow.

Using PITT (R) Pastel #199 (Black) and #273 (Warm Grey IV) and your blending stump outline and shade your eye, lid and eyebrow. Also fill in and shade your eyebrow.

I wanted to add some texture, so I grabbed by Whipped Spackle by Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (R).

I wanted to add some texture, so I grabbed by Whipped Spackle by Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (R).

I added it just so my my "light flares"...the 2 white spots on the eye where the light reflects.

I added it just so my my "light flares"...the 2 white spots on the eye where the light reflects.

I decided to have a little fun and try a "typography" style title. I drew lines to keep it straight and then looked for handwritten alphabets to copy on Pinterest.

I decided to have a little fun and try a "typography" style title. I drew lines to keep it straight and then looked for handwritten alphabets to copy on Pinterest.

I used my PITT (R) Artist Pen in Brush Point (Black) to outline my letters, erased my pencil marks & filled them in with Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils #141, 104, 155, 156, & 168.

I used my PITT (R) Artist Pen in Brush Point (Black) to outline my letters, erased my pencil marks & filled them in with Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils #141, 104, 155, 156, & 168.

So fun!

So fun!

I decided my eye needed a little GLAM, so I grabbed my Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (R) Glass Bead Glitter Gel and added it on top of my Whipped Spackle in the white areas. Allow to dry.

I decided my eye needed a little GLAM, so I grabbed my Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (R) Glass Bead Glitter Gel and added it on top of my Whipped Spackle in the white areas. Allow to dry.

LOVE the sparkle!!!

LOVE the sparkle!!!

Now to add some POP! Using my Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (R) Gelato (R) Double Scoop (R) in Red Cherry....

Now to add some POP! Using my Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (R) Gelato (R) Double Scoop (R) in Red Cherry....

I swiped the edges of my piece, making sure to not cover up any of my drawing and used a wet finger to blend it.

I swiped the edges of my piece, making sure to not cover up any of my drawing and used a wet finger to blend it.

I then added my Gelato (R) Double Scoop (R) in Butterscotch to some of the edges of my red and blended it with a wet finger.

I then added my Gelato (R) Double Scoop (R) in Butterscotch to some of the edges of my red and blended it with a wet finger.

To bring down the brightness of my white background, I used my Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #134 lightly over the  white spaces and lightly painted with water.

To bring down the brightness of my white background, I used my Art Grip (R) Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #134 lightly over the white spaces and lightly painted with water.

Here is my finished piece! I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! I had fun playing with some new products and I can't wait to show you more!

  • Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #104
  • Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #141
  • Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #147
  • Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #137
  • Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #154
  • Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #155
  • Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #156
  • Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #163
  • Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #166
  • Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #168
  • 1.0 Design Memory Craft (R) Square Journal Board
  • Design Memory Craft (R) Gelato (R)-Red Cherry
  • Design Memory Craft (R) Gelato (R)-Butterscotch
  • Design Memory Craft (R)-Whipped Spackle
  • Design Memory Craft (R)-Glass Bead Glitter Gel
  • PITT (R) Artist Pen-Brush Tip (Black)
  • Watercolor Brush
  • Water
  • Design Memory Craft (R) PITT (R) Pastel Pencil#199
  • Design Memory Craft (R) PITT (R) Pastel Pencil#273
  • Graphite Pencil