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Brighten up your journals and notes with these pretty designs from uniball

What you need...
  • EMOTT ten-piece pack,number 3
  • uni PIN pen, 05
  • Plain writing paper, A5
  • Plain notelets and envelopes, A6
  • Plain journal, A5
  • Pencils: 2B, sharp HB
  • Masking tape
  • Tracing paper
  1. About EMOTT Pens & Markers - Your stationery stash just got way more stylish as we showcase a brand new pen range – the EMOTT ever-fine coloured marker – and a beautiful illustration project to add elegance to your written notes and journaling. This collection is ideal for people who like to set trends rather than follow them, offering a spectrum of 40 colours from pretty candy shades and soft pastels, to bold, vivid, primary hues and deep, evocative earth tones, to suit a range of moods, looks and lifestyles.

  2. Choice of Colours - As well as a 40-shade box,EMOTT pens are also available in a range of specially selected curated colour combinations in five and ten-piece sets that complement and illustrate seasons, moods and emotions. The ten-piece packs have a sleek flip-top case that can be angled for desk use, then flipped back for easy storage. We’ve used one of the ten-piece collections (called ‘number 3’) to showcase the pens’ berry and earthy tones, as shown in our iris motifs here. The pack’s variety of colours provides great scope for all kinds of papercraft and art projects.

  3. A Fine Line - The EMOTT’s durable tip doesn’t bend or split, ensuring a consistent fine line-width at any angle or pressure. What’s more, its clear line, excellent colour coverage and water resistant, non-bleed and fadeproof ink means work created with these pens looks crisp and will last an age. We thought we’d take advantage of the EMOTT set’s fine, solid line and beautiful true colour by using them to create a simple stationery set. This is a really easy starter project to try with these pens as it shows off their linework, plus you can also experiment with shade combinations and colouring techniques

  4. Trace & Transfer - 1 Place the template on a flat, smooth surface. Lay the tracing paper on top and fix with masking tape. Trace the picture with a uni PIN 05 pen. When finished, remove the template from underneath the tracing paper.

    2 Turn the tracing paper over so the image is face down. Apply 2B pencil to the back of the drawing. Move the pencil lead back and forth to create an even surface. To transfer the drawing, place the tracing paper gently on top of the card or paper with the pencil stroke side face down. Stick with masking tape.

    3 Trace the image by going over the lines using a sharp HB pencil, with pressure, onto the card. Lift up the tracing paper to reveal the image. Once you have gone over the traced image with coloured pens, rub out any remaining pencil marks and smudges with an eraser.

  5. Stylish Stationery - 1 Following our Trace and Transfer guide (see above), trace the templates and transfer the iris images onto notelets, envelopes, writing paper and journal. Once the images have been transferred, rub out any smudges and stray pencil marks.

    2 Select your colours; this project used blue, purple and pink tones for the flower petals and yellow for the floral centre. Create interest by varying green and brown shades for the leaves and iris stems.

    3 Use the pens to first draw the outlines of the iris, before shaping the flowers and leaves by colouring in the shapes. The inks will not bleed, but they do sit nicely over one another to create some beautiful colour coverage and effects.

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