Fun with Watercolour Pencils

Using our new Watercolour Pencils, and how to use them with different tools and mediums is a lot of fun.  This past weekend, I had a great time teaching some wonderful ladies about how to get the most out of the Watercolour Pencils.

Stampin' Up! Watercolour Pencils

The Watercolour Pencil Colours:

In the package, you get 13 full sized watercolour pencils, in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours.

The colours are : Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.

These are high quality, smooth watercolour pencils.  They’re perfect for colouring in your stamped images.  You can use them alone, with Aqua Painters or Blender Pens.  Colouring with the different tools will give you different results.

What We Learned About Watercolour Pencils and Papers:

In the class, everyone saw and practiced with the different ways of using the watercolour pencils.  We coloured on 3 different types of paper; regular Whisper White, Shimmery White and Watercolour Paper.

Each paper type has a different saturation level when it comes to adding the colouring medium – either water, or the solution in the Blender Pen.  As such, each type of paper will start to break down – pilling or tearing – at different points in the colouring process.  Obviously, the Watercolour Paper accepts the highest level of water saturation, where the Whisper White accepts the least amount.

What We Learned About Watercolour Pencils and Colouring Tools:

We also used the different tools and saw how they changed the look of the watercolour pencil colours, on each type of paper, using each type of tool.  We used Aqua Painters and Blender Pens.  You have to keep in mind that each tool acts differently with each type of paper, too.

The Blender Pen works best on Whisper White and Shimmery White cardstock.  The Aqua Painter works best on Watercolour Paper, and well on Shimmery White.  It works well on Whisper White, take care not to wet the paper too much , or it will start to break down.

Practicing Using the Watercolour Pencils:

Here you can see some of our practice colouring.

Watercolour Pencils and Beautiful You stamp

For this piece, the image is stamped in Archival Black ink onto watercolour paper.  Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight Watercolour Pencils are  used to colour, the Aqua Painter is used to blend.  To add the ‘rain’, I simply used the side of my Bermuda Bay Watercolour Pencil and drew lines.  Blending the lines softens the look.

Colouring with Watercolour Pencils

On the left is the same piece as the first photo.  On the right, I masked off the bottom half of the image, and stamped just the top part.  To create the skirt, I drew long curly lines with the Watercolour Pencil.  Using the same hand motions, use the Aqua Painter to blend the lines.  This creates a textured look for the skirt – and gives you more ‘mileage’ from your stamp!  Being able to create a brand new image from a stamp is a lot of fun!

Our Final Watercolouring Project:

Watercolour Pencils and Beautiful You stamp set

Our final project (we did do one other card) was to complete this card.  The image is on Shimmery White cardstock.  The Watercolour Pencils are used for colouring, and the Aqua Painters for blending.  On my card, I use the Calypso Coral Watercolour Pencil for the dress & hat.  The sand is created with the Early Espresso pencil. The Bermuda Bay pencil is used for the sky, and the sun is Daffodil Delight.

I hope you’ve got some good useable information about using the Watercolour Pencils!  I plan on doing some videos about this topic.  Leave a comment for me, and let me know if that’s something you’re interested in seeing!

Purchase your supplies for watercolouring by clicking on the images below.  Thanks for spending time with me today 🙂

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