Thursday, May 9, 2013

Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils

Hi everyone!  It’s Rachael, and this time, I’m stepping out of my comfy box and trying some new techniques.  Recently I’ve purchased a few stamps with the hopes of dabbling in card making.  I had not figured out to do with said stamps until one night, I discovered the Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils.

For some reason these pencils didn’t overwhelm me.  I felt like I could try them out and play with them, even if I didn’t have any artistic talent or technique.  I started out by stamping the butterfly image several times with archival ink.  I allowed the ink to dry and then colored in the butterflies using various colors.  Using a simple paint brush and some water, I then painted over the colored butterflies, and voila, a water-colored image.

I cut out my butterflies and attached them to my card base with pop dots, then stamped the sentiment and added some twine.  I love the different variations of color in the butterflies, with very little effort. 

We carry several different color families at the store that would be beautiful in a wide variety of stamped images. These are so simple to use, even I can do it J  My kids were really intrigued by the process and loved watching the colors turn into a painted image.  I’ll be stamping lots of shapes for them this summer and letting them color and paint to their hearts delight.

Happy crafting

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