Tuesday, August 14, 2012

8 Things You Can do with: Watercolor Paints & Pencils

I have been looking forward to this post because I have just been given some watercolor pencils and haven't touched them yet!  I don't think I have used anything watercolor on a project, ever!  Our designers came up with 8 different ideas for you.  So to inspire some different creativity with this oft neglected medium, here we go!

1. Create custom paper
Practical Scrapper Sarah used watercolor pencils and a black sharpie to create custom paper for her party bird die-cut.

2. Alter prima flowers
Practical Scrapper Audrey Yeager used some Prima flowers and misted them with water to create watercolor flowers on her background.

3. Use them with a template
Practical Scrapper Christa used a Balzer Designs template to create a matching water colour array to mimic the fireworks in this photo.

4. Do water color resist with a white crayon
Practical Scrapper Karen used a white crayon to scribble an irregular pattern diagonally across the page which acts as a resist and then painted over it with a subtle 3 tone watercolor wash.
Visit Paperiliitin and watch her tutorial.

5. Paint the negative of a template
Practical Scrapper Leila painted outside the template with watercolor pencil

6. Do a colorwash
Practical Scrapper Brenda used Twinkling H2O's (pots of solid shimmery watercolor paint) as a colorwash for the background of the stamped image, and also to paint the white satin ribbon.

7. Use them to color in a digi or traditional stamp
Practical Scrapper Brenda tried out this technique instead of the traditional copics

8.  Use them to create a unique photo mat
Practical Scrapper Christa used her watercolors to to create a bright colorful mat.


Jenny Evans said...

Fabulous ideas, lades!!

Rhonda Emery said...

these all are amazing

Cathy said...

love all of these..just super fun!

Kristie Maynard said...

Great ideas! I love using watercolor crayons and pencils to color stamped images. They are so versatile! Before I got my alcohol ink markers I used the crayons for just about everything. Love some of these ideas and will definately have to keep them in mind. TFS!