Watercolor Pencil Technique

By | March 15, 2017

I have a fun new technique to share today.  It’s another way to use the new Watercolor Pencils.  This technique allows you to add color and definition to stamped images, but it’s time consuming so it’s not a technique I could easily teach in a class.  Therefore, it’s perfect for my blog.

I used the Watercolor Pencils to add colors to the stamped images from the Special Reason stamp set.  Let me show you how.

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves with light colors.  For example, for the leaves I stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink and then used an Old Olive Watercolor Pencil.  For the large flower, I stamped with Wisteria Wonder ink and used a Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil.  For the small flower, I stamped with So Saffron ink and used a Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil.  In addition, for all the stamped images, I stamped off once and then stamped on Whisper White cardstock.

In the picture below, I’ve already used the Watercolor Pencils to color almost half of each petal or leaf section.  Tip:  Use a pencil sharpener for good points on your pencils.  You’ll notice one leaf, where I didn’t stamp it very well and crossed it out.  However, it’s a good example of what the leaves looked like before I colored them with an Old Olive Watercolor Pencil.

Next, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the areas with the watercolor pencil and blend into the stamped areas.  I started in the centers and blended out towards the tips.

Because this stamp set coordinates with the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, it was a snap to cut out all the flowers and leaves with the die cuts.

The Stylish Stems Framelits are soooooo cool, because in addition to cutting out the stamped images, you can also cut out just the centers of the flowers (see left side of card) or add the outline framelit and cut out the whole flower (see right side of card.)

Those same framelits also come with the label shown (in two layering sizes.)  I’m just in love with this bundle of products, and especially paired with the Watercolor Pencils!!!!  Beautiful!

Supplies used on my card:

3 thoughts on “Watercolor Pencil Technique

  1. Julie

    I am not an artist, by any measure, but this seems doable. Thank you for such clear instructions:)!

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  2. Donna M

    I’m looking for ideas for watercolor pencils, so this is awesome.

    Reply
  3. Joy

    Great technique! I don’t have this particular stamp, but I have plenty that are similar in design. Love the color choices and how you coordinated the ink pads with the watercolor pencils. Thanks for sharing!

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