‘Road-Testing’ Derwent Inktense Pencils…..


Posted on 17th February 2017 by Barbara Daines
Filed under Card Making Ideas, Papercraft Disciplines And Techniques, Watercolouring

Hi everyone, Barbara back again, and this week I've been 'road-testing' Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils.......

I've never used these type of pencils before, in fact, I just rarely 'colour in'......

I chose to use them with Papermilldirect white 'Hopsack' card

So, I started with the pencils and 2 pieces of hopsack sized at 6"x6" and 51/2"x51/2" and an A4 sheet of same.

I stamped my chosen images on the A4 piece of card, in Versamark, then heat-embossed in white.

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Next, I flooded each image with water and picked up colour on my paint brush from the tip of the pencil. I just touched this gently into the flooded image.

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I went through every image adding different shades of the same colour until I was happy with the result.

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Continuing like this I coloured all the images, then die-cut them using a matching die....you could also 'fussy-cut' them at this stage if you haven't got matching stamps & dies.

To finish the cards, I scored the smaller piece of card into a trellis effect and mounted it onto matching coloured card, daffodil yellow and spring green. It's always easy to find matching colours with the massive selection that Papermilldirect stock.

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I laid the images out into a satisfactory design ......then a little sentiment and I was done!

I've got to say, I LOVE these pencils, they are VERY inky and I will certainly be using them on a regular basis.

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Please leave a comment if you have found this tutorial to be informative....OR if you just want/need further information.

Back soon,

Barbara x


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