Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Watercolor Pencils

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.

Card One-
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

Card Two-
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


  1. There are too many wonderful and fun coloring mediums to stick with just one. Your cards are all beautiful and your coloring is lovely!

  2. Thank you, Leslie. Yes, you are correct there are many different mediums to color with that you can't stick with just one!