Create an easy watercolor effect using Watercolor Pencils.
There are so many different ways to watercolor, but when I’m in a hurry, my favorite technique is to use Watercolor Pencils and Stampin’ Up! Blender Pens.
No water is necessary, which means you can do tiny detailed images without having to worry about a lot of mess.
Whenever you’re using Blender Pens, I prefer to use the Memento Black ink pad. (Confused on what type of ink pads to use when? Check out this post.)
- Pool Party Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ for base card
- Bird Ballad Designer Paper: 3″ x 4″
- Early Espresso: 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
- Shimmery White: 2″ x 4″
- Fold the Pool Party cardstock in half to create base card.
- Adhere the 3×4 piece of Bird Ballad Designer Paper onto the left side of card.
- Stamp sentiment in lower right corner using Early Espresso ink.
- Stamp the Bird image onto the Shimmery White cardstock using Black Memento Ink.
- OUTLINE the images using the Old Olive, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, and Bermuda Bay pencils. TIP: don’t color in the image – instead outline or lightly “shade” the area with your pencils, then “pull in” the color using your Blender Pen. Clean off the tip of your Blender Pen between each color change.
- Adhere Shimmery White Paper to the Early Espresso mat; adhere to card using Dimensionals.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s simple card using Watercolor Pencils. I hope you’ll give them a try!