pencils allow for soft graduated shading and professional
looking blending effects. Embossed designs look beautiful
when shaded with colored pencils. Watercolor pencils are
more versatile than regular colored pencils. You have the
option of creating colored pencil effects of watercolor
painting effects. Colored pencils can be used only for coloring
in an already stamped design. They cannot be used directly
on your stamps.
E C H N I Q U E S
When using colored pencils start with lighter colors first
and work to the darker. Let the colors overlap and blend
for interesting shades It is more effective to apply several
light coats of pencil shadings, adding more until the desired
intensity is reached, rather than one very heavy application.
Stray marks can be erased with an art eraser.
WATERCOLOR EFFECTS: (OPTIONAL)
Once the coloring is completed, you can stop here, or achieve
different effects by adding water.
your image with dry pencils, blending and shading as desired.
Dampen a paintbrush with water and paint over colored
areas. A barely damp brush gives brighter color, with
pencil lines showing. Adding more water will blend the
colors more smoothly. The more water you add, the less
intense your colors will be. But adding excessive amounts
of water will cause the colors to run together, and the
paper to buckle.
the colors instead by stroking with a blender
pen, eliminating the need for brush or water.You will
find that this is a great use of the blender pen!
pencils give you professional looking results with the benefits
of ease in use, lots of pigment, reasonable price, and the
use of a fine point for coloring small areas.
with a palette: rub a pencil tip on a piece of paper,
building up pigment. Use a damp brush or blender pen to
pick up pigment and add to your art. This is a great way
to mix colors.
bright bold colors, take the pigment directly from your
pencil tip. Dip your brush in water and press to the tip
of the pencil. This will give you undiluted pigment for
thick opaque look can be achieved by dipping the pencil
tip in water and applying the color wet.
use of watercolor pencils to color stamped images on dark
paper or on velour paper gives beautiful results.
E C H N I Q U E E X A M P L E S
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Stamped in Memories Black Ink then colored in with
Watercolor Pencils. Blended lightly with a blender pen.