Playing with our new watercolor pencils…….which was this month’s Technique class!

I sure am glad that I fell in love with the watercolor pencils early and planned this class right away.  As of yesterday Stampin’ Up! has sold out of them at this time.  They will be coming back on line, but, for now until they catch up with the back log, the number is turned off for ordering.

We had a great time using the pencils on all different types of our paper.  We used our whisper white cardstock, watercolor paper, shimmer paper and our heavy whisper white cardstock.

Here’s some of the cards we made at class:

This cardstock I forgot to mention above, our basic black cardstock.  We embossed the flower with white embossing powder on black cardstock.  Then, colored in all the leaves and petals with our white watercolor pencil.  Next step was to apply the pumpkin pie and daffodil delight pencils directly over the white base.  Ta Da!  You get this striking look!  A number of people thought that we fussy cut the flower and just adhered it to the black cardstock, but, that is not what we did!

 This beautiful flower was stamped with our archival basic black ink on shimmer paper.  We then used pacific point, rich razzelberry, melon mambo, old olive, daffodil delight and white watrcolor pencils.  We colored in all the petals and leaves then blended the colors with a blender pen.  After finishing the coloring, we drew a diagonal line from corner to corner and fussy cut away the bottom portion of the shimmer paper.  Not sure if you can tell from the photo, but, after all the color was applied to the petals, I went over some of the edges with the white watercolor pencil for a more 3-d look.

This card reminds me of a “girl party” card!  All those little bubbles floating around!  The purpose of this card was to have my stampers work on shading with the watercolor pencils.  We colored around inside the lines of each circle, then used the blender pen to go around that colored circle and then after taking some of the color off our the tip of the blender pen, we pulled a little color into the center of the circle.  The circles that didn’t have color in were touched with the clear wink of stella.

So, what do you think?  If you don’t have the watercolor pencils, you may want to put them on your must have list.  I will post when we will be able to order them for you!

Happy Stamping!

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