Make Room For Magic + Giveaway (Closed)

Make Room For Magic DIY wall artHey friends! I'm here to share a fresh idea for DIY wall art today. In January I always get the itch to refresh our living spaces one room at a time. Just ask Jeremy! All I want to do is move things and repaint. I think it's an instinctive way to distract myself from the cold weather months. I need PROJECTS! 

This is the final DIY in a series of four posts, where we partnered with Pentel (All You need Is Love, Fabric Fun, Frosted Mason Jar Motives). It's been super fun to play around with their products.

Here's how I made this wall art using their oil pastels:1Step 1: Use oil pastels to draw fun patterns on watercolor paper. Use matching shades (I used blues and teals) as well as white (it's gonna look awesome in step 2, I promise!). Each pattern should be a little bigger than 3×4 inches wide.2Step 2: Use watercolor paint (or watered down acrylic paint) to lightly glaze over the oil pastel patterns. The pastels will act as a wax resist revealing pretty patterns. 

Note: You can make this art as big as you want. But whatever size you choose (mine is 11×14), do twice that size in patterns so you have a lot of options for your collage.3Step 3: Allow your watercolor paint to dry completely. 

4Step 4: Cut 1.5×2-inch pieces from the patterns. 

5Step 5: Adhere the pieces to one big piece of paper (mine is 11×14, and I went a little over the edge, so it would fit well behind the matte) using glue dots.6Step 6: You can go ahead and frame it as is, or add a quote! If you want a quote, use letter stickers to create a fun phrase. I like to cut out the letters, so I can practice my spacing before I begin adhering them to the art.7Step 7: Matte your new artwork. Oooh, it's looking so good! 

8Step 8: Frame that art. Now don't forget to stand back and enjoy it! 

Make Room For Magic DIY wall art That was easy, huh?

GIVEAWAY:
As a special little bonus to finish out our Pentel collaboration, one lucky reader will win their own little art pack of all the Pentel products we used here on the blog in this series: Oil Pastels, Fabric Fun Dye Sticks, Water Colors, White Marker.

TO ENTER:
Just visit Pentel's site, pick out your favorite product, and tell us how you'd use it in the comments. Giveaway is open until January 22, and the winner will be contacted shortly after.

Good luck! Have a great day. xo. Elsie 

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson

  • This is an awesome giveaway! My Pentel pix are: any of the Aquash Water Brushes OR any of the Color Brushes. I would use it to create my new “Wordy Watercolor” art that I`m preparing to feature in my Big Cartel shop ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the awesomeness, Elsie & Emma!

  • Well, I love their water colors and pencils. I’d love to create art like one of their featured artists:
    Natico Tedoradze from
    Siberia, Russia!

  • I love the sign pens! I would use them to grade all my students papers. They would just love all the fun colors!!! I would also use them to make my planner look so pretty and fun!

  • I would love the Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks and use them to make t-shirts along with my Inkodye dyes!

  • I love the sign pens, i would make some pretty placement cards for my birthday dinner with them

  • I would choose the watercolor set of 24! Watercolor paints are my favorite art medium to use, and I’ve been dying to start painting again!

  • I really want to try the pastel dye sticks, they look so cool!

  • Fabric Funยฎ Pastel Dye Sticks. How fun would it be to make your own tablecloth design, napkins, tea towel…the list could go on and on. I am in need of a new tablecloth too, I think that I would start with that!!

  • I love the brush pens! This year I’m making each of my friends a 4×6 drawing for their birthday and I think this tool would be really fun and interesting to use for that.

  • How cool it would be if i could get the Fabric Fun Dye Sticks! I love how simple they are to use and the nice effect they create, unfortunately cannot find them in my local craft store. Would try giving a second life to blemish curtains at home. As well as for a new shirt for spring! (It will definitely come one day. Thanks for the offer!

  • I’d love to have their watercolors! You’re right that projects in the winter make these cold days more bearable:)

  • I would love to play with water colors! I have been seeing some cool tutorials with water colors, and in want to try! Is it bad that I also saw water colors in an old Bob Ross episode on PBS and was totally inspired? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I Love the outline pen and the brush pens! I think they would work great on my recycled wood signs!

  • Thanks for the lovely giveaway! As an artist (professionally) and budding seamstress (personally) I would LOVE to try those Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks! I’m always looking for innovative ways to combine my two creative endeavors!

    http://www.rachelchurch.com
    sewrachel.blogspot.com

  • I would LOVE to try using the “Oil Pastels, Set of 36” as I am new to crafting. But I also absolutely LOVE the “8-Colour Pencil” – so cool. I have been an office supply junkie my entire life!

  • I like the Pentel 24 watercolor set! I’ve been itching to try painting recently but have never taken the plunge. I really need artwork on my bare walls around my house but have been afraid of what to put up. I LOVE DIY projects so I have done little some here & there!

  • I would use the water color set to make new pretty art for our home!

  • My favorite product of pentel are without doubt the fabric fun dye sticks. They make it so easy to create our own t-shirts, headbands, scarfs. I would definitely be unstoppable for a while with the ideas I have in mind.

  • I would love to use the Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks to make some of my neutral clothing a little more interesting. I would love to make some fun designs on my summer sneakers.

  • I’m all about the 12 pack of the Pentel Sign Pens… I’ve been working on my hand-lettering, and adding color/new media would keep it fun & interesting!

  • Since this is fantasy shopping, I have no hesitation in choosing the Lancelot Fountain Pen (Fine Tip). I’ve been experimenting with watercolors lately, and would love to use a beautiful fountain pen to sketch a design and add script to the dried watercolor background!

  • Oil pastels are my favorite. I get so messy when I use them, but it’s all worth it!

  • I love the idea of the fabric dye pens – that would be awesome for making pillow covers, photo mats and tea towels. More practically, I’d get some of their purple EnerGel pens, as I’m an editor and that’s my chosen color!

  • I’d love to play with small Aquash Water Brush – Fine Point to practice my calligraphy skills with a different medium. I think it would work great with copperplate style in a big format.

  • I love this series and all the ideas! I have a gold pen I love right now and the white marker would be great!!!

  • I would choose the Oil Pastels set of 25, and I would make a drawing to frame for my daughter’s room. I used to draw all the time and stopped once I became a mom. I would love to get back into it.

  • Aquash water brush!! I’ve been wanting to practice some techniques I’m uncomfortable with. I dont want to stick to the same old ideas. This year I want to branch out into new mediums!

  • I like their watercolor sets. I would use it for an online art class.

  • I would like to give the brush pens a try! I mostly use art supplies in my art journals.

  • I would pick the Fabric Funยฎ Pastel Dye Sticks and make some cute pillow cases, napkins, aprons, etc. Fun indeed!

  • I would love to try using the oil pastels and do this project with my kids. It’s a fun after-school project that they can hang in their rooms!

  • The Sign Pens are my daughter and I’s go-to markers for illustrating our stories together (she’s 12.) I would love to try all the stuff you used in your TBM projects because they were kinda all awesome. I honestly never thought about using the oil pastels that way, or any way really. I would love love love to win this prize and share it with the kid!

  • I would choose the oil pastels. They remind me of childhood! I used to love drawing and would love to start up again…. If anything I think it would be a great….much needed….. stress relief!!!!!

  • Total toss up between the Fabric Fun Dye Sticks & a cute little set of set of of Oil Pastels. Pentel seems to offer every possible color – SO fun! Would love to layer pastels/experiment with different shades to create art for our kitchen! Found a really cute avocado example on pinterest :)…

  • I’ve always enjoyed working with pastels, and would love to have my own set. But I’m also a sucker for a good black pen! The Black Sign Pen looks great for hand lettering things!

  • They’ve got some beautiful markers! I’d just get the set and use them formy handmade cards.

  • I’m a primary school teacher so I need a constant supply of fun colours in the classroom, the R.S.V.P colours look perfect for me! The mechanical pencils look perfect for my partner is does mechanical engineering, ohhh the pencils he loses!

  • I love the 8 Colour pen from Pentel! I’d use this to better organization my planner, track blog/life/work/inspiration notes, and write love letters to my guy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would use the water colors and brush pens. I’m planning to create a map of Siesta Key, FL and a little postcard about the sea turtles that will be mating near my wedding/reception site, so these would come in really handy!

  • I already have the Oil Pastels, so I just need the watercolors and paper to do this art project. I think it’s something really fun that my daughter and I could do together!

  • I’d love to use the pastel dye sticks and the white markers to redecorate my new room since we are moving in a few months!

  • i’d have to say while looking at Pentel products, the auquash water brush looks just like it belongs in my pencil holder or in my watercolor kit ๐Ÿ˜‰ awesome giveaway! thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would love to own the 15-set Fabric Fun Pastel Dye set…so cool! I’d have my kids help me make some t-shirts or something for their cousins. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sarah M

  • These Pentel works have been bringing back bittersweet memories for me and I’ve been loving it and just wanted to tell you why and give my thanks for you guys on doing this project.

    I was taught how to color and draw with the Pentel Pastels. My mother and Uncle (who died when I was 7) would pull them out to work on their respective projects, Mom – her school posters and pictures, Uncle – His graphic Designing and personal art projects. Mom would be colorful and lively recreating images from Dr. Seuss, Tommy De Paola and Eric Campbell just to name a few to post on her classroom walls. My uncle would use the gradiated black set to make his images. Mom taught me to love color and my Uncle taught me to love gradients and Black and White.

    When you first started showing the pentel projects, my mind would race back to all the projects we used to do together. Even though it’s been close to 22 years since my uncle’s passing, I still have fond memories. I even have a Cindy Lou Who my mother made for her last year at school before retirement and it’s probably one of my favorite pieces in my art collection (amongst some Card Board Alligators).

    If I were to choose, I’d pick the simple Oil Pastels Class Pack to have the best of both worlds http://www.pentel.com/store/oil-pastel-class-pack that way with my own pastels collection, I can make my own unique work.

    Melinda

  • I would choose the oil pastels, set of 36. I used pastels in high school and would love to again. I would also love my children to create some art with me.

  • I really like the watercolor sets, thanks for the chance!

  • I really like the Brush pens. Less messy that conventional brushes, but still able to have the same lines.

  • The Fabric Fun Dye Sticks would be awesome! So many possibilities!! Or the oil pastels! I have some but they are at least 5 years old and in poor shape!!

  • I would love the Fabric Fun dye pastels. They would be so great to spruce up some old clothes.

  • Hi! I’ll get the watercolor set of 24. It’s my favorite medium to work with. I would paint the scenic shores of California ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for this giveaway!!

  • I would love to use the Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks to make custom shirts for a family get together coming up in June. We can all go to Silver Dollar City sporting custom shirts and not get lost! Fingers crossed!

  • I always loved using their oil pastels in art class! I would love to try their fabric dye sticks on some tote bags and tshirts.

  • I would use the fabric fun pastel dye sticks to make some awesome custom vests and tees ready for summer- need some sun-spiration at this time of year! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The Fabric Funยฎ Pastel Dye Sticks, Set of 15 would be great for me! I like to take things like old tshirts, purses, etc and update them.

  • Their Lancelot fountain pen is cool, I’m having a calligraphy moment and it would be good to write swirly addresses on my snail mail!

  • I would love the fabric fun dye sticks to create a custom scarf or bag.

  • My favorite was the fabric fun pastels. I would love to scribble all over some throw pillows.

  • Mmm fabric dye sticks to add even more fun to my mobiles!

  • I’d love to make some bold abstract art with the oil pastels!

  • Such a great giveaway! I have the fabric fun pastels, which I got after reading about them on your blog- I’d love to try the waterlcours next!

  • Love these fabric pastel dye sticks:
    http://www.pentel.com/store/fabric-fun

    I would use them for basically everything!!! throw pillows, to add some color in the living room, I’d make a cute summer tank, almost everything imaginable!
    I adore adding color and happiness to everything!

  • I would love to use the Fabric Fun Pastels to help my daughter and nieces and nephews design their own shirts!

  • I would love the Fabric Fun Dye Sticks! I’d use them to decorate table naps!

  • I like playing with lettering and calligraphy, so I think the brush pens would be a lot of fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the quote art!

  • The watercolors are my favorites- I just love the washes of color you can give to paper! I would use them to create some new art to update my craft room. Its forest and mushroom-themed so I would probably create some ink-and-watercolor animal portraits I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would love to use the Fabric Fun Dye Sticks. I think it would be a great alternative to fabric paint and fabric markers. Plus, it looks super easy to use! I would use them to add designs to things like t-shirts and bags.

  • So many products that I’m interested in! But I kept going back to the Colored Pencils set. (http://www.pentel.com/store/colored-pencils-set-of-24) I’m engaged and am hoping to make the wedding as DIY as possible. Having these colored pencils (which is my most comfortable art medium) would allow me a lot of creative liberties in planning and sketching out ideas for invites, programs, decorations, etc. Gotta visualize in color! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I think working with the ‘Water Colors, Set of 12’ wold be really fun to use. I’ve always wanted to get into water color art!
    and I love the quote on this project!!

  • I’ve been wanting to give those fabric dye sticks a try since I first saw them but haven’t been able to find them in a craft store near me. I’d love to make some new tea towels for our kitchen!

  • I love the white markers they sell! I’ve been looking for good white markers for so long! I’ve seen tons of images on Pinterest where white marker is used on black paper and it looks so neat! Since I’m a professional snailmailer I would use the markers to decorate awesome black envelopes and stationary paper!

  • I’d pick the oil pastels as my favorite and use them with watercolors I just got for Christmas to make some artwork for my lonely walls. <3

  • Hello!
    Awesome stuff here! I would choose the Oil Pastels, Set of 36. I think I’d create a wallpaper about ADVENTURE or TRAVELLING!

  • Fabric Funยฎ Pastel Dye Sticks! These would be so much fun to use on different projects. Really want to make his/hers pillow cases!

  • I would like to try out the Water Colors, Set of 24 with friends where we can create large-size color-in style lllustrations and fill in the layers of paints atop it.

  • I would love some oil pastels! There are a couple crafts up on ABM that i would love to re create using oil pastels!

  • I LOVE the fabric dye sticks. In the past, I used fabric markers to decorate tote bags with my favorite song lyrics and cute and color bunting flags. I’m always carrying books and papers with me, and this made it more fun! I’d love to do more of that but to also decorate some simple sweatshirts the same way and make them extra special. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I absolutely love the Fabric Funยฎ Pastel Dye Sticks! I’ve been wanting to create a new shirt style for a camp that I work at to add to our logo every year. We could run an activity during the week that involves these and make drawing on the kids t-shirts ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would go for a set of oil pastels and the EnerGelยฎ NV Liquid Gel Pens so I could gift them to my husband who is an artist ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would pick the watercolours – I really want to make some homemade spray paints, and the main ingredient is liquid watercolour paints!

  • I would use the Pastel Dye Sticks to design my own napkins, tea towels and t-shirts!

    I’ve also been thinking of a project I could do for my good friend who is set to give birth to her son in February…I think designing fabric swatches for a quilt would be perfect!

    Thanks for the chance to enter ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kat

  • I’d like to give the oil pastels and your cute DIY a try. So cute.

  • Pentel maes my favorite mechanical pencils! I use the twist erase in 9mm lead every day!iould live to try some of their art products!

  • The Metallic Gel Pens (duh! its like a flashback to my childhood!).. I want to fill my new bedroom wall with handwritten quotes on little post it’s and papers from all of my favorite movies, books, and songs.

  • Awesome diy! I would love to try one of their Watercolor sets and start painting fairy tale-like sceneries again (:

  • idea of the color brush is great- interested in trying that out with a pastel or watercolour piece!

  • I love the Sunburst gel ink pens. I think they’d be great on black paper for some bold artwork in my new house!

  • I’m kind of obsessed with the Fabric Fun Dye Sticks… I’d use them to do a mega revamp on a bunch of preloved cloth I have, making into something of my own!

  • I’d love to try out the fabric fun dye sticks for scarves (or even just making some of my own fabrics for future sewing projects. They look super fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I can visualize a lot of DIY projects using their oil pastels..especially the 36 oil pastel set ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would really like to do some DIY projects using the Fabric Fun Dye Sticks.

  • I would love to use the fabric pens to create party decorations for my son’s first birthday!

  • I love the water colors set of 24.
    I’d use it to make paintings for my son’s baby room. And use it on Project life and scrapbook layouts!

  • I would get one of those: Color Brushโ„ข – Black for all the postcards and letters I want to write this year. That would make writing and reading so much fun.

  • I would love to play with the Fabric Fun Dye Sticks! A fun graphic t-shirt would be great project that I would love to try.

  • My initial answer was ‘plain black pen’ because no matter how many my lab stocks, there are never any pens!!! But of course that is boring! What I would really love to try using are the Aquash Water Brushes. I have always loved the look of water colors and I hope to try my hand at it soon!

  • Water color set of 24. In my art class I learned to make Aboriginal Dream paintings, which are made completely out of dots and every color dot has a meaning. I would like to create more dream paintings to tell more stories ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I really love the Pentel watercolor set! There is just so much possibly with them! I’m trying to paint a sunset and they would work perfectly.

  • I love them all! I’ve been working on implementing art into our daily schedule and I know my 4yr old would love the pastels and I’d like to dabble with the fabric dyes. So fun!

  • My favorite is the oil pastels. I’d love to try them out in a simple DIY like this wall art (to get them hang of them first). I love the quote too! I’ve been wanting to ask, how do you all choose the contest winners? Thanks for the give away!

  • I would love the set of 24 watercolors (so would my kiddos!)

  • I would love the set of 24 watercolors (and so would my kiddos!)

  • I’m partial to either the white marker or the watercolor. When I was working on a set of studies I would use a white marker to add little quirks to the watercolors after they dried– so much fun!

  • I have been wanting to try my hand at oil pastels, so I would love that set! I’d also love one of those fountain pens for special notes and fancy letters!

  • I liked the white markers. I think they would be perfect to doodle on mason jars or clear vases. Thanks forthe giveaway.

  • i used to have a pentel set of oil pastels when i was a kid. they bring back such happy memories! would love to have a new set!

  • I would really like to try using the “Oil Pastels, Set of 36” as I am trying to explore my creativity again after a long hiatus.

  • I LOVE the sign pens. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would use them to draw and write so many different things to decorate my room. I would also use them to write letters to my friends and family.

  • I love the Aquash Water Brushes! Or really any of the water colors because I’ve been wanting to try water color painting for such a long time.

  • I am excited about the Fabric Fun Dye Sticks as well. I can see myself using them for many crafts, home projects and gifts!

  • I personally love the oil pastels! You could use them for so many projects… but I love how creative you got with this DIY wall art. I’d probably use them to replicate something similar to this! So simple and a nice pop of color. xo

  • I love the sign pens. I’d use them to write colorful postcards to my little niece and nephew!

  • The Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks look like inspiration for some fun projects!

  • The fabric fun dye sticks look awesome… I would use them to make headwraps/scarves!

  • Oooh, the fabric fun dye sticks. I’m working on quilts for my littlests and they would work great for some personal touches.

  • A set of watercolors would make for some adorable handmade cards to send to friends and family when I head off to college next year. I can picture abstract swirling colors or maybe simple patterns . . . The soft watercolors would look great with words embossed in gold or silver on the front!

  • Oh, gosh, I want it all. I’ve always been a fan of oil pastels, and I think my set from high school art class is Pentel. I’d love to make some new wall art, too.

  • I am interested in the Brush Tip Pen. Looks totally groovy.

  • Ooooh this just have me an idea. I had been looking to replace our 2013 glitter art piece. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Such a cute DIY! I love the quote you used. My favorite Pentel product is the Fabric Fun dye sticks just because they are so different from other fabric paints! I would use them to create a set of patterned napkins.

  • Ooh, thanks girls!
    I loved the feature you did a few months ago on the Pentel Fabric Dye Sticks.
    I think my kids would have fun with those.

    Thanks again!

  • I like the idea of the Fabric Funยฎ Pastel Dye Sticks, I’d try making napkins fist then have some fun with t-shirts and tote bags!

  • I love the 12 pack of sign pens! I’m in college, so those would be so fun to use in class! Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I like the Sign Penยฎ. I would use them to do abc and color learning crafts with my son

  • I LOVE the fabric fun Dye pencil sticks! These would be so fun to make different things!

  • I love the sign pens. I would use them at work because all of my work study student’s names are color coded, so this would help me be better organized ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would have so much fun using the Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks to create my own fabric for a quilt! Awesome ideas everyone!

  • i would definitely use the fabric fun dye sticks to make a cool new tshirt!

  • I *totally* want the fabric fun dye sticks for my kiddos to make a one-of-a-kind apron for my chef husband!

  • The Oil Pastels! I haven’t used them since I was a kid and would love to rediscover my love for them!

  • I would love to try the Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks, they look so fun!

  • I love their EnerGel Pearl Deluxe Gel Pens. I mean, I have a serious addiction to them! I use them for all my writing, love to journal with them, have every color they offer. I keep them stashed in my purse, computer bag, book bag, every nook and cranny. I would love to try some of their other products, like the oil pastels especially, but I would still say my favorites are the Gel Pens. Thanks guys, and LOVE your blog! (And your book. Good job!)

  • the energel pens have my name all over them; i’m a planner and am constantly making notes, jotting down appointments or thoughts in my day planner, etc.

    thanks for this giveaway!

  • I’d love to try the Pastel Dye Sticks! This looks really fun to be able to customize a shirt or pants with these dye sticks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love the Color Pens 36 pack – I’d use it to make some art projects for my blank walls!

  • A white marker! I need that in my life so bad! It looks so dramatic on darker toned cards and scrapbook pages. Also I’d love to use it as embellishment.

  • I’m dying for some of their fabric fun dye sticks! I’ve loved this series and feel very inspired!

  • I’d looooove to have the fabric fun pastel dye sticks cuz I have some layout tshirt i’d like to recreate but I’m still waiting until I have the right material and enough time to do so ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would definitely get the Oil Pastels, probably the set of 36, and use the idea shared here to make scrapbooking accents! I love how this project turned out!

  • I go nuts for some great highlighters like the handyline S

  • I love using colorful pens like the Color Pen packs (36! ๐Ÿ™‚ )to liven up my daily writing, since I do so much of it!

  • I love the 12 pack of sign markers! I love writing and creating with a rainbow of color choices to match my mood!

  • I’d love to experiment with the oil pastels to make some new art for my walls, or to make thank you cards for my friends!

  • I want the sign pen marker 12 pack! I would use it for making greeting cards and coloring!

  • I would love to try any of the White Markers. They look so cool! I don’t think I’ve ever used anything similar.

  • The sign pens, set of 12 are great! I’d probably use them to sketch out illustration ideas for my blog and other projects that I hope to finish this year.

    I also totally understand the need to redecorate, I completely rearranged my living room the Sunday after New Years!

  • I would love the water colors, and the oil pastels! I actually have some pastels that I bought awhile ago, and I have been looking for a project to use them for… so I might have to try this! I think I will go with yellow to add some sunshine ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would use the oil pastels draw fictional characters that I’ve created. ๐Ÿ™‚

    CELIA

  • I love to use the White Marker on black paper to mimic the chalkboard effect. And I used to draw with oil pastels when I was a kid! It would be great to win a set so that I can draw with my little nephew! Thanks for the tutorial and for this chance to win!

  • This project and the 24pk Pentel Water Colors would be perfect for me. I love to paint, but I call it “wasting paint”. I just love to smoosh my brush around in the paint until it is saturated with color and then make fun designs. I also love mixing colors. I definitely need to cut some of my doodles into smaller pieces and use them together to make pretty art. Thanks for the great idea and giveaway!

  • I’d love to try the fabric fun dye sticks. I think it’d be fun to play with my own designs on fabric and then sew something like a simple circle skirt with it.

  • I love their pastels since like forever even way back kindergarten days when all I do is scribble randomness on a piece of paper!

    They are my fave product and I would definitely use them to try this DIY out. My room needs a new crafty bling. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I absolutely love gel pens and highlighters for studying and working on my doctoral thesis – making it bright and organized… so I would definitely use their EnerGel Pens and the highlighters!!! I am a fanatic of office supplies and organization so I really love everything Pentel has!!

  • The watercolor paints are awesome, I would definitely use them to decorate vases, this white mirror that I need to do something with, and the side of my bookshelf. I also love the fabric dye sticks, I keep old t-shirts and such laying around in case I ever want to do something with them.

  • I would like the oil pastels to paint with my kiddos ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Oil pastels! 36 set?? Would create all sorts,of mixed media!!

  • I would love the brush tip sign pen! It looks like a good time.

  • I love the sign pens. Being an accountant, I need all the color and fun I can in my work (otherwise… ZZZZZ!), and those pens are right on point.

  • I would absolutely LOVE the brush pens! I hand make cards, and those would be super helpful!

    thelollyproject.weebly.com

  • I’d use Pentel dye sticks to funk up a beautiful white skirt with style! SO excited to enter this giveaway. /crosses fingers. This is such an awesome project, I love it! I love the letter stickers you used, too, very good bold choice.

  • I LOVED their pencils for drawing growing up. These days I love to get my hands on the 24/7 roller ball pen for my med school studies studies

  • I really want some watercolors for a project I started in December but haven’t finished ๐Ÿ™

  • I’d love to try the dye sticks to DIY some canvas shoes I have!

  • I would love to use Pentel Water Colors for a project! I want to make a ton of tissue paper flowers and cover a wall with them, and I could use the water colors to make the flowers beautiful!

  • How can I only pick one favorite item?! I would write on everything with that white marker, spend days playing with fabric and the fun dye sticks, and I have always loved Pentel pens, pencils, and watercolors. Such a fun giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

  • I love those sign pens. It would be fun to try out some neat sketches in designing the logo for our blog! xoxo

  • I would like the Pentel Aquash brushes, so I can either make paint drips, or fill them with ink.

  • I’m pretty obsessed with finding the perfect white marker…Pentel’s is a must try! Love this project!

  • I’m pretty obsessed with finding the perfect white marker…maybe Pentel makes it. A must try!

  • I would love the set of 432 Oil Pastels, that way I have a ton of color options to make cool artwork with for gifts or home decor!

  • The color pens! Lately I have found myself drawing crazy collages when on the phone with my family back home. I am sending my cousin my the latest art from our last three convos! Stoked, friends.

  • I love every sort of pencil and color! I just can’t walk by any pens without stopping.
    I would love to try the Aquash Brush with Pigment Ink. Looks like it’s perfect for scetching!

  • I would love to try the “Sign Pen 12 Pack”, and I’m intrigued by the “White Pen”, too. I used to draw all the time, but took a lot of negative feedback from dysfunctional family members, so I quit in discouragement years ago. I would really like to get back into it, though, and I love drawing with bold colors, and a lot of graphic intensity. If I win this giveaway, I will most likely make something to give as a gift, or for my daughter’s room.

  • the 50 set of oil pastels – i like to try new mediums and having a ginormous rainbow of pastels sounds AMAZING!

  • My current set of pastels is on it’s last leg, so I would totally use a new set of those!
    But I also have a weak spot for gel pens that make their way into scrapbooking a lot.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I would love to use the Oil Pastel Set of 50! There are so many beautiful colors. My favorite way to use oil pastels is to use variations in colors and blend them to make little gradients.

  • The fabric fn dye sticks seem tons of fun. Sometimes I paint t-shirts on parties and I usually use fabric paint, but I would love to try this as well!

  • I like the R.S.V.P Pens. They come in some great colors. Perfect for my visual journal.

  • What fun. Thanks for the chance to win! Love Pentel products. The watercolors and the sign pens would be what I would like to work with. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • i love to draw like this. but i never think to arrange the pattern to make thing like this. time to play with my watercolor and crayon again. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • i lost my watercolors a few years ago and have been feeling the lack of them lately. i would definitely use those for my art journaling endeavors!

  • i lost my watercolors recently and have felt the lack of them. i would definitely use those for my art journaling!

  • That’s a very difficult choice! The realistic girl in me chooses the Fabric fun pastel dye sticks (http://www.pentel.com/store/fabric-fun): the projects you wrote about seem quite doable even to me, and the results are so pretty!
    But the dreamer in me is thinking about water colors. The thing is I’ve NEVER tried water colors!
    So… even though I have no idea about how to use them and I’d probably make an ugly mess, I think I’d choose water colors.

  • I would love the water colors or oil pastels to use in my art journal!

  • My favorite are the White markers for writing on colored or metallic paper. I think you could make really cool and almost sophisticated art with just white markers and a silver background. Love to have some of those! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Well, where to begin?? All the products look like so much fun to play with!! I’d begin with the white markers because I love to work on colored and dark papers. I also love the outline markers because they outline as you go and the aquawash brushes I’m dying to try! They look like they offer so much flexibility – would be great to try with my calligraphy!

  • I’d love to play with the fabric fun pastel dye sticks–I usually use plain acrylic paint with a fabric medium to get my drawings on fabric, and I’d love to try something new!

  • I would love the watercolor set. I haven’t had much practice with watercolor, but have always wanted to try more.

  • I’d love some oil pastels and a nice set of colored pencils for all my crafting projects!

  • I love all the new products! I would love to try the watercolors which I would use in my mixed-media art paintings.

  • love the fabric fun dye sticks and color pens. I would use them in multi media journals. : )

  • Love their watercolor sets. I’d use them in fun art projects for our nursery in progress ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would love a set of oil pastels, as it used to be my favourite medium when I drew.
    Or maybe a multi-purpose white marker that writes on just about everything!
    So many wonderful things to choose from! Thanks for the give-away!

  • I want oil pastels because mine from my college days are almost gone!

  • Being a sewist, I’m dying to try out the Fabric Fun sticks to experiment with textile art. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • I love the sign pens!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great giveaway as per usual.

  • I love their watercolors–they’re great quality for the price and have really nice pigment. I would like to try out their aquash water brush in fine tip–I usually use wooden brushes for painting but I’ve heard a lot of great things about those water brushes. Would be great to add to a travel set.

  • i often use the watercolors for my fashion illustration class and at home i use them to paint with my daughter… i actually used them to make her first hand and foot print to gift to everybody for her frist christmas

  • I really like the metallic brush pen. I have an idea for some home art it would be perfect for.

  • Handy-line S Highlighters look beautifully colourful and I would definitely use them to add a splash of colour to all my exam revision! Nothing makes work better than lovely stationary!

  • That little frame project is adorable – and really easy! I am loving their Violet EnerGel-X Liquid Gel Pens. Pens are my obsession – nothing can get me motivated than a new pen. A lot of new blog ideas, writing, and school work has happened with a new writing utensil.

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

  • I’d love to win anything from the pentel arts range and would love to give them to my sister, she is studying art and design and works everyday in her sketch book! would be amazing to give her a lovely gift she can use to make beautiful art!

  • Oooooh I would love the watercolor set and the sign pens – so much fun waiting to happen!

  • I love all of the pastels! And the fabric markers look pretty cool, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I have always loved their oil pastels and am a fan of their gel pens. I would like to try the fabric dye sticks and the 8 color pencil. They look like fun!

  • I would love water color set. I will do a world map in water colours and hang it in my bedroom. That way i won’t forget to explore. Everyday and every minute.

  • love their Fabric dye sticks, I’m thinking stenciling drop cloths for curtains for my bedroom

  • I’m obsessed with the fabric dye sticks! I’d make lots and lots of scarfs! My head is full of ideas! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This might be my favorite DIY art project that I’ve ever seen on ABM! I looooove the mixed patterns arranged into a grid – I’m definitely pinning this! I would probably go a bit nuts making artwork with any of their pastel crayons, or their Fabric Fun pastel dye sticks!

  • YIPEEEE! I love Pentel, and I am stoked about the new featured artist section! super legit… My PENTEL pick is the fabric pens http://www.pentel.com/store/fabric-fun-1308
    MY CREATION IDEAS:
    1. Baby Beacoup Onesie- Grab a pack from the Maxx or target (in white or black) and do some cool art deco, or simple + signs, triangles, or circles to cool’erize & hide the future stains ๐Ÿ˜‰
    2. “From the Windows to the Walls”- Any super light or dark fabric (I can be seen scavenging the bargain bins, ain’t no shame in my game), cut in LONG strands and hang them vertically or horizontally depending on your vision, then draw cool designs maybe the “all seeing eye” for example. Another idea would be to make bows out of the scraps, same concept use it as a garland for holidays.
    3. Cross Hatch-Over lap non-textured upholstery fabric you’ve already made a stellar design on, and make a woven seat cushion and or for a fold up chair that needs some sprucing.
    4. “In My WhiteT”- In my low moments and cheap ways of creating, take an old white T (or snake one from your husband) use that as your canvas then lacquer some old thicker branches (nab those from the yard OR the neighbors your choice) and stretch it like a scroll (its a win win because your man isn’t mad that you took his T, AND there’s some man flare in the apt/house).

    Thank you for your blog, it’s been inspiring! Also, thank you for taking the time to read ๐Ÿ™‚

    always,
    Katie

  • I am obsessed with their mechanical pencils and pens since I was in middle school. My favorite is the flex fit.

  • I would love to try the Liquid Zen Water Colors! I’ve resolved to take more time to create, and that would make exploring water colors so much easier and more accessible ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It’d b fun to use the Fabric Fun Dye Sticks!. They would work with your paint by numbers pillow. Or you could make a wall art collage of squares of fabric. An idea would be to have simple strips of fabric and make squares like this or braid and twist strips of fabric and frame it. I once saw a photo of someone’s living room and above their couch was this sort of frames quilt-like fabric piece. I think it’d be cool to make your own fabric quilt pieces and place them together. Or even do that design (not sure the name) on place mats, with the fabric weaving under and over.

    Another idea could use the dye sticks or pastels and utilizing the negative space of images, like cutting out negative space and creating designs in them. Cutting around photographs and designing your own backgrounds. Those are just some of my ideas. I was never much into fabric art before but those dye sticks are getting the creativity sparking again and I like it.

  • I’d love to try the Aquash water brushes – maybe in my journalling endeavours!!!

  • Nice project! I really like the idea that it’s just very simple but so cute!
    I would realy love the ”Oil Pastels, Set of 36”
    Because i still have a painting on my to do list with oil pastels. But Ican’t find the right one in surrounding shops. I want to melt them with the hairdryer. And the colours of these oil pastels are marvellous.

    Lucinda

  • Cool giveaway! I would use the Hybrid Technica Pigment Ink Pens to do some really lovely, meditative ink line-drawing, as I often do when I need to be calm for a while. Repeated patterns, shapes, and designs to fill a page, and if I like it particularly well at the end, I’ll frame it or put it up somewhere where I can see it throughout the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would love to try the Fabric Fun Crayons. I do crafts with teens at the library where I work, and I’d love to decorate t-shirts with them!

  • I’d use the fabric dye sticks and create my own set of hand illustrated shirts.

  • I would love to have the Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks to make a bunch of DIY projects around my apartment…I’m thinking pillow shams, tablecloths, and even curtains!

  • The set of 12 oil pastels would be perfect to start working in oil pastel with! I would love to explore all the different media that they could be used on or combined with. : )

  • I’ve been a fan of pentel pastels and watercolors and poster color since I first came to Santiago de Chile to study art at UTEM.
    But when I started studying fashion design, watercolors set of 24 (WFRS-24) became my faithful sidekick!!! pentel watercolors are the best for fashion drawing! forever my favorites ๐Ÿ™‚

    xoxo

  • Love the idea of the White Marker – I want to create a chalkboard for my nieces, and this would be just the thing to add a little “extra”. Maybe the form of a house or a tree: Something permanently on the chalkboard that they can decorate. Pentel products always get my wheels turning!

  • I would use the sign pens for EVERYTHING! I am a teacher, and I could use them for a million different things! Maybe even to color-code my lesson plans…

  • I love “Carnival Mechanical Pencil” It’s cheap and thin, Doesn’t bother when holding it. A very comfortable pencil.

  • I’m a fan of the metallic brush pen. This would be fun for homemade wrapping paper!

  • I’d love the gel pens to personalize my checks at my waitressing job!

  • Love the oil pastels. The colors are amazing. Of course, I want the big set.

  • Water color set of 12…I am embarking on wreck this journal!!!

  • Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks! I have a heatpress machine and really want to make some one of a kind things!

  • I like the Water Colors, Set of 24 – I’d love to make some pretty quotes to hang up around the house.

  • My favorite product is actually the pastels you used in this craft! i would love to make a similar wall art for my new apartment!

  • I love black pens for journaling. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I would love to experiment with creating my own fabric prints using the Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks!

  • I would love the set of 18 water colors. I’ve been wanting a painting in my bathroom.

  • I love the water color pen!! It looks like a versatile tool to add lettering or interesting brush strokes to a painting or sign!!

  • I’d like to try the white marker to make permanent chalkboard labels

  • The Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks look like they would be a blast to work with. I would like to try them on fabric combined with embroidery. Sounds like fun!

  • I love the 8 colored pencil! It would be great to use while “designing on the go”. No more carrying a ton of colored pencils with me!

  • I would love to have the Color Brush, in all my favorite colors. For creating some DIY art for my new home ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would use the metallic gel pen 8 pk in assorted colors for decorating rocks to wear as jewelry.

  • I would use the water color set of 24 to do some desert landscape paintings from our backyard – it would be a really nice was to relax!

  • First, as a breast cancer survivor let me say thanks that they support Breast Cancer research as well as other cancer research. As a quilter, I would use the 8 color pencil to mark the difference between stitching and cutting lines and other marking lines on my quilts. The color differentiation would be wonderful. Pentel makes wonderful marking pencils with a nice sharp line.

  • I’m definitely going to have to try some Fabric Fun dye sticks. Maybe fancy up my quilt labels some more! Your project is really cool, too! Hope I can try it out!

  • Fabric fun dye sticks for sure! I would use them with my daughter to create art she could wear!

  • I just love white writing – I could make a great piece of glass artwork that would stand out so prettily against our new dark grey walls!

  • I would love to get creative with the brush pens and the pastels to make some artwork for my home!

  • I would love to win the Slicci Gel pens because lately I’ve been obsessed with decorating my Agenda this year while I’m planning my days ahead (planning my sister’s Cherry Blossom themed birthday due in two weeks!!!).

  • oil pastels are my favorite, i would use them to create little paints for my mom’s and my bedroom

  • I have used everything but watercolors, so I would love the opportunity to try out the watercolor set, thank you!

  • The Fabric Fun Dye Sticks would be awesome to experiment with! Making your own design for pillows, napkins, the list could go on! I would love to play around with those!

  • I would love to get the “Water colors set of 24”, I plan on learning how to watercolor! I have never done it, it looks fun and I love the result of the washes and I just really like how watercolor arts look!
    And on another note I think the “Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks” will be fun to have around!

  • I am not so good at diy stuff (hence finding inspiration from you and your blog everyday) and I think the pentel watercolors will help me become better!

  • That 8 colour pencil is the bomb! It reminds me of an old pen I had in grade school circa 1992…anyway, I’d love some pretty more green pens. The recycology pen products are awesome!

  • I’d like to try the 12 watercolors in the tubes. I’ve never tried that type of medium before. I’d probably make some love notes for my husband with them. :b

  • I would LOVE to try their Aquashโ„ข Water Brush pens. I am really bad about pouring out too much paint for a project and letting it dry.

  • I love their colored pencils. I’m trying to get better at drawing, and colored pencils are so fun for that.

  • Definitely the fine-tip markers – perfect for creating tiny pieces of art to tuck into unexpected corners of the house!

  • Awwww Im super excited ’bout this ๐Ÿ™‚ i’d love to try the ‘Fabric Funยฎ Pastel Dye Sticks’, to renovate my entire wardrobe and put some exciting colors on it ๐Ÿ™‚ also the ‘Outline Marker’ 2 colors with a single stroke?? Ive gotta try that!

  • As an artist I could ALWAYS use more art supplies.

    434 oil pastels in the class pack? Yes please. Definitely my favorite.

  • I love their color pencils because the colors are so nice looking in my art projects.

  • I would love to get a set of oil pastels, as I have recently discovered how amazing they are! If the Lord wills, I am going to be a teacher in a year and a half and I would love to get the chance to experiment with these amazing products!

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