Hello friends, I’m back with the last day of Watercolor Classes for Card Makers.
Pencils and Crayons
Jennifer Rzasa gave us some great tips on using Watercolors and Inktense pencils
She reminded us that watercolor pencil marks can be erased before they are wet; that way you can erase any marks you don’t want.
Inktense pencils are permanent once dry which gives you the ability to layer.
The first piece of paper is the pencil wash after I added water. This would be great for shading.
The fruit was sketched completely with pencils adding water in between the layers and the flower was sketched the same way, but spritzed with water to finish it off.
Here’s a better view of the flower fuzzy cut.
Jennifer sketched a flamingo, but I chose to sketch a peacock stamp I saw at Unity Stamps. I used inktense pencils and gold shimmer spray to add the shine of the feathers. I also took my brush with different colors and splattered it around the peacock.
Water Soluble Oil Pastels and Inktense Pencils with Kristina Werner was the next segment.
I used my Caran De’Ache water soluble pastels because that’s what I’ve been using for the Life Book 2015 class. First, Kristina had us use the different colors of pastes on the stamp then apply water with a brush. The second trial was to use the pastels on a piece of watercolor paper and spray water on it.
I really like the vibrancy of the Caran De’Ache pastels, but no applying them on on a stamp first. I sprayed mine with water and they ran all over.
For this next card I stamped the image with Versafine ink, dried it with my heatgun and colored it using inktense pencils. I like that you can use the brush dipped in water then applied to the lead of the pencil. Since I don’t have Wink of Stella shimmer, I used some perfect pearls and water applied with a brush also.
The penguin is a Unity Stamp from last year.
Every time I look at the sentiment it makes me laugh.
Tomorrow I’ll post the last part of day 3, for now, have a great Sunday!!