Hello all today as I share a little of how I use the Derwent Inktense pencils! I love to colour so I can safely say I like to try (and have) a lot of mediums. This is only the second or third time I've used my new pencils so they are certainly easy to play with. I love the depth of colour you can achieve as well as the easy shading. These pencils are different from normal watercolour pencils as they are made from ink, and once the pigment is dissolved with water and allowed to dry it becomes permanent. This is perfect if you want to go over with the same or other mediums because the dry colour won't spread or change.
I decided to pull out one of my favourite stamps to colour - Lil Monster's Balloon. I've stamped him with Brilliance ink on to smooth watercolour paper three times.
I created a video to go with this card which you can watch by following the link HERE. I tried to keep it as concise as possible (I had intended to make it two shorter ones but couldn't work out how to do that lol!), so I hope you can bare with it! In it I show a few different ways of adding your colour using these pencils, but certainly the techniques could be applied to ordinary watercolour pencils.
Inktense Pencils used : Iron Green, Mallard Green, Willow, Mid Vermillon, Cadmium Yellow, Poppy Red, Antique White, Sea Blue, Indian Ink.
This card was created using the sketch from Card Patterns for this week.
AnnaBelle Stamps doesn't stock these pencils just yet but if anyone (within Australia) would like to purchase any of the sets I'll be happy to email you with details of price etc and we would do a special order if we get enough interest :)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the video! I have to apologise for the darker section. I started Mother's Day afternoon and then the boys took me out for coffee (who can say no to coffee!), so I finished part of it in late afternoon :)
Don't forget to check out the ABS blog today for the winner of our last Blog Hop! If you haven't heard we are hosting a Blog Hop the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month and anyone can play along to win the prize!
Happy stamping everyone!