A friend over on the Fiskateer board ( Hi Beth!) had some questions about the use of water color pencils. Since I just made a water color card this past week I thought I would share with you here what I did and explain how I got the water color look :)
First I stamped the images with a black ink on my scrapbook paper, but in addition to stamping on that paper I used water color paper and stamped the butterfly two more times.
I used a yellow water color pencil and simply colored in some spots on the stamped butterfly images. I inked up my stamp once more and added a few tiny drops of water to the stamp to smear the ink a little, then stamped again over the same image. Next I used the paint brush to swirl the colors together a little bit and PRESTO I had a water color butterfly to pop up on top of my already placed images on the card :) On the inside of the card a ribbon was placed with another butterfly hot glues to the ribbon to become a ribbon book mark :)
Hope this helps you! Working with water color pencils is very easy!!!