Sorry, bit later here than
Glorious sunshine here in Surrey...
So, here is Dawn to show you what she
has done with her pencils....
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
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!