OK admit it, you have a set of rarely used watercolor pencils buried deep in your crafting stash. Maybe someone bought them for you as a gift or you bought them for yourself with the best intentions but then got distracted by markers and other shiny new supplies that came your way. Never fear, they are so fun and easy to use, by the end of my video today you will know how to work that watercolor!
I love the bright fresh look of watercolor pencils! It has rained the last 4 days and it looks like it will rain until Sunday and on a day like this I reach for the most bright cheerful colors for my projects. If this keeps up you will need sunglasses to read my blog come Friday I know, it is quite a change from the muted drab colors I normally choose LOL! OK enough chitchat here is the video tutorial:
Did you notice how pretty my waste-paper (that covers my work surface) looked at the end of the video with all of the excess splashes of color on it, I usually toss it into the recycle bin but today I trimmed it and used it as a background on this card.
I ended cutting out the cupcakes that I demoed, I embossed a scrap of paper and die cut a sentiment and placed it all atop the waste-paper background. On the next tag I colored the cupcakes as demoed on the video but I added a background in with watercolor pencils too.
Here is the cupcake on cardstock (The one I started at the end of the video) after coloring the cupcake I painted the background with yellow watercolor pencil then placed my mask over the cupcake and spattered pink over the tag. I also edged the tag with pink watercolor pencil.
Stamps: Vintage Cupcake set from Pink Persimmon
Watercolor Paper: Fabriano CP 90# I bought on sale here ($14.62 for 75 sheets! 9.5″x12.5″ a great deal!)
Watercolor Pencils: Inktense from Derwent (but any brand will work, Inktense is my fave)
HugSnug seam binding from Sew True (I died it with watercolors and crinkled it up and let it dry before using)
This project qualifies for the following challenges: A Spoonful Of Sugar, Claudia & Co, Clear It Out!, Everybody-Art-Challenge, Sweet Stamps , Top Tip Tuesday, Crazy Challenge, Make it Monday and Stamp with Fun
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