Friendship Heals Everything

Hi everyone, Welcome back to the Blog!! It’s Shari Carroll here to show you a couple quick techniques you can do with some Faber-Castell products.

I created a background using my Gelatos and Faber-Castell Glaze. The glaze acts as a resist to the Mango Gelato painted over top. The contrast is amazing!

Shari Carroll Friendship

If you look closely, you can see the brush marks of Gesso on my bird. The gesso helps the Artist Big Brush pens to become very blendable. These pens are India ink and very different from Copics or waterbase markers. While wet, you can blend using your finger. Once dry, they become permanent.

Shari Carroll Friendship D1

I’ve shot a video on how I created my background and colored the bird. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.


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Thanks for stopping by, I hope I’ve given you some inspiration with Faber-Castell products. Enjoy!

  1. Loved the tutorial. Such a fun card, love all the texture and great color combo and the littl’ bird is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. Love watching Shari create! Fun colors, & I’m still trying to figure out why I don’t own that stamp! Love those silly birds & everything I see created with them!

  3. Those Tim Holtz birds are so fun! Shari, I really, really like your abstract-y background, and it was neat to watch you use a bunch of those Faber-Castell products that I’m not very familiar with. I’m definitely intrigued and and I think I’m going to pick up a few things to play with :)

    I’m not familiar with gesso, though I’ve seen it used in some videos. I was a little confused as to whether you stamped the bird, then applied gesso, or if you put on the gesso, then stamped. Anyone know?

  4. Thanks for sharing your gelatto technique. I’ve been a bit afraid to use it! Silly me! Your card is very cute.

  5. Wow that looks fun! I haven’t used Gelatos but you sure make them look very interesting to create with!

  6. The more I see these birds, the more I come to love them. So glad I bought the set! Now to actually pull them out and use them.

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