Saturday, 2 April 2016

Pencils - Dawn Heald

Hi everyone,

Sorry, bit later here than
Glorious sunshine here in Surrey...

So, here is Dawn to show you what she
has done with her pencils....

Dawn says...
I adore Pencils. I prefer normal coloured pencils
 but I'm getting into water colour Pencils
 especially the Derwent Inktense Pencils.
 They are worth every penny. Do
 check them out in The Craft Barn Shop
 website. Why do I like Pencils so much?
You can achieve such variation with them
 and any style goes. They're easy to use
 and convenient to take around. Just take
 care not to drop them as the Pigment
 inside the pencil outer may break.
Couple of tips - When sharpening them, 
turn the sharpener instead of the pencil 
itself. When colouring rotate the pencil 
as you move around it keeps the tip sharper 
for longer so less sharpening. Make a
 swatch chart of all work colours.
 This will save time in future.
With coloured pencils I have tried different 
blenders in conjunction with pencils but I 
tend to just use them on their own. That said
 I've seen some art that has used Pencils a
 blending solution and a paint brush. Rather
 than a paper stump. One to try I think. Also
 think about stencils you have. Use the
 shapes to and colour them in.
Happy colouring. X Dawn

To make this card -
Make a base card from kraft card,
 measuring 8 in x 4 in

Trim white card to fit base, leaving 
a narrow border.

Stamp Honey Doo stamp as shown and then trim 
two separate pieces to fit across bottom 
and stamp on largest using parts of swirls
 and stamp sentiment on narrow strip.

Colour in your image as shown.

Lay stencil over top of stamped panel and
 colour in the spaces with coloured pencils.

 No need to mask as you can easily see and
 colour around stamped image. Distress
 edges and run black ink pad around 
all edges.

 Assemble card as shown.
Finish with dots of Stickles Glitter Glue.

Products used -

Thank you Dawn, what a lovely
bright and cheerful card, perfect for a 
sunny day like today!!
And I had never thought to use 
crayons with a stencil!

Well that's all folks for another week
here on the blog.....

See you tomorrow for Challenge Day!

Jane x


  1. Thanks for all the tips, and your card is great Dawn.
    I also love the last box made by Neil, just had a look this morning...
    Happy week-end Jane and everyone here :) Coco x

  2. Stunning card and thank you so much for all the pencil colouring tips! xxx

  3. I really like the idea of using the stencil to create the background around your image - I must remember that one!


  4. Brilliant colouring Dawn! I'm totally sold on pencils... and like you I mostly use them on their own, unless I need to blend a large area.


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