Inside the Lines – Watercolor Pencils

By | March 10, 2017

I thought and thought about whether to get the new Watercolor Pencils.  It’s true that I absolutely LOVE watercoloring, but I’m a big fan of Aqua Painters, so initially I wasn’t too keen on using Watercolor Pencils to basically achieve the same look.  BUT, I was wrong!!!  I started noticing some really beautiful cards on Pinterest that featured Watercolor Pencils, and I realized that the pencils actually resulted in quite a different look.  Specifically, they were able to fade from dark, vibrant colors to white much quicker and in a smaller space than Aqua Painters.  I particularly noticed this when the Watercolor Pencils were used with the Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Paper.

 

Soooooo, I decided to get some and give it a try.

OK, I’m a convert.  I love them.  I mean … I really, seriously, love the new Watercolor Pencils.

On this card, I used the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens for all the coloring.  I started by coloring the darker areas with the pencils, and then I used the Blender Pens to draw the color out and fade into the white areas.  I used small circular motions for the flower petals and straighter strokes for the leaves and stems.  I even went back and added more color with the pencils to the darker areas for added contrast.

Another bonus is that it’s very easy to use the pencils and Blender Pens to color small areas.

On the background of my card, I used some of the new Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper, which is a new Sale-A-Bration item you can earn for free when you make a qualifying purchase of $50 or more before March 31, 2017.  I love the colors in that pack of 6″ x 6″ glimmer paper, which also include Mint Macaroon and Bermuda Bay.

I chose a sentiment from another Sale-A-Bration item — the Avant Garden stamp set.  Finally, I added a die cut from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, embellished with small strings of Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Supplies used on my card:

Big Paper Pumpkin News!!!

In April, Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its fourth anniversary!  As a result, the April kit is going to be super special.  (Last year’s anniversary kit was my favorite to date!!!)  Each kit will include a FREE gift and the kit itself was designed by the CEO of Stampin’ Up! Sara Douglas.  To ensure you receive your April kit, sign up between the dates of March 11 and April 10th.  You are not going to want to miss this one!!!
Remember too that if you sign up with me as your demonstrator, you’ll get another exclusive perk.  I’ll send you a PDF of at least 8 tutorials for alternative projects you can make with the kit and a few extra supplies.  The projects are designed by a team of super creative demonstrators, and you won’t find any of them on social media or our blogs.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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