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September 11, 2011

Let's Talk Water Color Pencils

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!!!


  1. Cool technique, I love the way it turned out!

  2. great card deb! i looove that butterfly! jen t.

  3. Cool Effect! I have played with CTMH and SU watercolor pencils before they both seem to work great with a water pen. I have used them in classes and a few workshops I have taken. I should and need to pull out my old box of ???(might be a Crayola set of) pencils. BUT I can see how they work and play around!

  4. Wondetful deb! Time to get my pencils out...

  5. Great way to add such a fun pop of color Deb! i so love this card and bookmark!


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