Surprise, I love to color!
Not really a surprise as all of my cards I make feature a stamped and colored image. I love coloring with Copic Sketch Markers, which the colors blend so beautifully and have an amazing color range.
So.... I thought it was time to break out a few of my other coloring methods;
Watercolor pencils and Colored pencils
It had been quite awhile since I colored with pencils. I enjoyed the feel of the pencil in my hand, how the shades of color are different depending on the brand/company, how the pencils can add a deeper color by pressing the pencil to paper.
The photo above shows you the three different companies I colored with;
Watercolor pencils are Stampin Up and Prismacolor.
Colored pencils are Faber-Castell Art Grip.
Today I am blogging about the watercolor pencils.
To compare the watercolor pencils, both leads are soft, blendable and water-soluble. Both the Stampin Up and Prismacolor watercolor pencil colors are vivid and blended equally well. Prismacolor has a larger selection of colors to choose from.
In coloring the two cards below I used the Stampin Up Blender Pen to soften for a watercolor effect. There is another Watercolor Blender Pen by Dove that I have not had chance to use, but has been reccomened on many blog sites.
First Card was watercolored using Stampin Up watercolored pencils.
|Second Generation Stamping technique on background|
|2 shades of each color; purple, golds with a slight hint of orange, blue, green and brown.|
The Second Card was watercolored using Prismacolor watercolor pencils.
|Heat Embossed Thank you on the Charcoal Cardstock|
|Watercolor pencils - Goldenrod, Orange, Spanish Orange, Lilac, Violet, Ultramarine Blue,|
Grass Green, Dark Green, Cool Grey and Umber
(Sorry the photos are so dark - Charcoal Grey background matched the sky outside)
It was very nice to color with another medium. Please comment on what watercolor pencils are your favorite and why! I love to read the comments!
PS - In the next week I will blog about the colored pencils. I have used them just a couple of times and I need to color a little bit more with the Art Grip colored pencils.
Cardstock: Kraft - Speckletone, Chocolate and Gold - Bazzill
Ink: Stamp - Ranger Archival Coffee stamped on Watercolor paper - Simon Says Stamp
Second Generation - Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Stamps: Lockhart Stamp - English Garden Flowers
Coloring: Watercolor Pencils - Stampin Up
Embellishments: Pearls - Kaisercraft
Tools: 1/8" Foam Squares - Therm O Web, Adhesive - Tomboy
Cardstock: Kraft - Speckletone, Charcoal and Plum - Bazzill
Ink: Ranger Archival Coffee stamped on Watercolor paper - Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Lockhart Stamp - Delphinium & Peony, Sentiment - Rubber Soul
Coloring: Watercolor Pencils - Prismacolor
Embossing: Powder - Stampendous Clear Transparent, Heat Gun and Stamp Pad - Martha Stewart
Embellsiment: Pearls - Hero Arts - Hero Hues Pearls, Ribbon - Offray
Tools: Tomboy Adhesive