WOYWW: Check out my rack!

Oh, get your mind out of the gutter! Geez. 😀 I’m talking about my watercolor crayon/pastel/pencil rack! I mentioned last week how my friend snagged me 2 of these beautiful display racks from a gift shop going out of business and ever since I received them I wanted to fill one with my watercolor crayons, pastels and Gelatos. I haven’t been using these supplies much lately and I find when I rearrange my supplies I am more inspired by them.  Since it is Wednesday (albeit LATE, but it is STILL Wednesday in the States) I decided to share my share my creative chaos with the rest of the What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday world or as I love to call them my “craft hoarders enabling group” LOL!

Well, the rack worked, I couldn’t wait to play with my crayons (what am I, 5?!?) and I did and made a video tutorial on how to use watercolor crayons and water-soluble oil pastels. I use the Portfolio Oil Pastels by Crayola, they are a steal of a deal (I paid $8 for a 24 pack on Amazon) and the work like a dream! The watercolor crayons I use are by Caran d’Ache and are pricey but I’ve had my set for over 10 years, I’ve used them quite a bit and they hardly wear down at all.  This video starts with a basic sketch, coloring and blending with a wet brush. Anyone can do this! 🙂

What do you think? Are you ready to give it a whirl? Typically when I work with watercolor crayons I take quite a bit of time but I wanted to show you some basic stuff you could do quickly and easily. The frame I made for the painting is also a snap and I made a quick video on that too but you will have to wait til tomorrow to see that (I have not even taken the video off the camera yet!)

Let me know if you have any questions and til next time happy crafting!

15 Responses

  1. The finished painting is really pretty. Great craft room too!! 🙂 Brigita #115


  2. Great job with the flower – the water color fairy did a good job!!

    Thanks for sharing!!


  3. Nice job. Unity stamps has great large flower stamps.


  4. I thank you so much for this! I follow your YT Channell and saw it just now….. it´s fabulous how you introduce us to this mixed media style!


  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous poppy!

    I laughed so hard when I saw your knife. I have that same knife. I yanked it out of my toolbox last night to work with matboard, lol. Ironic huh?

    I love my crayons and pastels. I love the rack. I am so envious. 🙂

    Yeah the furnace, lol.


  6. Love your pallette and water containers. They look like mine. Love the frame on the poppy.


  7. You make everything look so easy. Beautiful poppy . Using Caran d’Ache gives you quality and they are wonderful, I have Lyras just a little bit down the ladder still pricey but I have had them for 15 years and they still look new and hardly used. I use them all the time and only got them out again for my recent chrissy cards in the lst week. Great work, i’ll be back.

    Eliza #51


  8. Great video Thanks for all the help. Love your new organizer too!


  9. Love your picture & the frame too ! No you aren’t alone lovely to play with your crayons !! Me too ! I broke one colour travelling back from holiday last week & was so cross ! Does that make 5 too ! Thanks for sharing ! Ali #47


  10. Done sooooo well Lindsay! I don’t have these tools (yet) so have never tried this technique…certainly looks like a good thing to invest in!!!
    Thanks for sharing a tutorial…now to get the time – LOL!
    Paper Hugs,


  11. Those are really different looking crayons that a 5 year old would use so no you arent 5 but having as much fun lol
    Bridget #4


  12. Love your rak! You look pretty organized, envy here! Super little painting too!


  13. Your poppies on the matboard turned out beautiful! LOVE the look of the layered vibrant colors. THANKS much for the informative and excellent tutorial. Your enthusiasm is contagious! I am going to try this later today. 🙂


  14. Hi Lindsay, so cool that rack and so agree on good quality have set of 80 Caran d’Ache water soluble pencils and you can use them all ways and love them well worth the cost!!

    I bought Swiss pencils from Spain to send to OZ – weird huh but cheapest way i could find them…thanks for sharing!

    oh and found that amazing stamp site with artneko and bought some stamps cos of you! they are on the way to Oz already 😀
    .. and cos was behind in video watching they were on sale 50% and cos happened to mention you have extra 10%!! woo hoo!
    It was so kind of them and you thanks!
    Shaz in Oz.x


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