Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team gets to play with lots of wonderful Faber-Castell products. We are showcasing the Art Grip Aquarelles Watercolor Pencils. PITT pens and Pastel Pencils, and our very special guest Nathalie Kalbach will be sharing projects with Gelatos. We are really "Bloging in Color" this week! In addition, it's Dreamweaver Thursday, so you are going to see some wonderful stenciled projects today!
I started off with the Chunky Art Tools stencil, watercolor paper, and the "S" tipped black PITT pen and I drew in all of the tools. Then, keeping my stencil taped in place, I started to play with the Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Man, I love these pencils! The colors are beautiful, they color up great, and when you add the water....pure magic! Love them!
By leaving my stencil in place, it kept me from coloring outside the lines. Which, is not something I usually mind, but I wanted to keep this image nice and clean. The only 2 spots that I didn't use the Aquarelles, was the tip of the brush (I used PITT pens), and the tip of the pencil (I used PITT Pastel Pencils). After everything was colored, I removed the stencil, and used the included brush that comes with the watercolor pencils (great brush, by the way...and I love that it comes with the pencils!) to start painting. A little water goes a long way, and again, the pencils blend beautifully. I went for a few different textures and finishes on the chunky tools. You can really do so much with these pencils.
Then I used the appropriate art tools to add the drawn/painted lines. I added the little "Make Art" from the "Charmed Art" Stampendous set. I rounded the corners, and added a mat of purple cardstock. I then decided it was time to stop. I was planning on making a card, but I decided that I am just going to frame it and hang it in my craft room instead. Because really, no matter what mediums I use, I love to just make art! Please be sure to visit the lovely ladies listed below. You are sure to love their creations. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll have another post for this fantastic collaboration tomorrow. Have an inspiring day!
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Was a good idea to leave the stencil on while coloring.
I'm not good at staying in the lines so I'll have to remember that.
thanks for sharing a cute card.
Sue in Ohio
Katie B. (USA)
THANK YOU for sharing your TOP TIP in keeping the stencil in place for colouring - this is exactly what I need to do to keep things neat :)
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