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Sat 06

Coloring with Watercolor Pencils
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  I have been using the Rose Bouquet stamp image a lot lately and trying it with different coloring methods.  Today I want to explore coloring with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  You could use a wet paintbrush with watercolor pencils, but you have a bit more control if you use a Dove Blender pen.  The pen is filled with glycerin, so your paper doesn't get as wet as it does when you use a paintbrush.  I also tend to use regular cardsock when I use a blender pen rather than more expensive watercolor paper.

First, I stamped my image with black Versafine ink and then softly added some watercolor pencil to the areas I wanted to be darker:


It is important to not color too hard because harsh lines are harder to soften with the blender pen.  Next, I colored the petals with my blender pen.  I started in the white areas and softened the color into the darker areas.  If my blender pen picked up too much color, I wiped it off onto some scrap paper and continued blending.  Here is a blended flower:


To finish the card, I added the Antique Rose cluster die cut out with black paper and then watercolored the open areas with my pencils and blender pen.  The nice thing about the black cardstock is that if you get pencil or blender pen on the die cut, you won't see it.

Here is a close up of the coloring:


I like the soft look that you get with the pencils, and although there is a lot of area to color, the coloring is really quick and easy.







Delicare coloring and helpful instructions, Laura. Thank you!

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