Friday, May 8, 2015

Watercolor with Inktense Pencils - The Greeting Farm

Hi, everyone! Carisa with you here today and I am sharing how to watercolor your stamped images with Derwent Inktense Pencils. I love these pencils for a more controlled watercolor look and I have a video sharing how I do that below. I am using these adorable new stamps from The Greeting Farm - they are available today and this set is called Tweety Pie. I think these birds are so cute and just so much fun to color no matter what medium you are using. There is also a matching die set available to go with this stamp set that makes fussy cutting so much easier and I love the open steel cut dies that make lining up your stamped images after you've stamped and colored them so easy to get that perfect cut!

If you'd like to try this technique yourself, here is what you will need:

  • 140lb Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Tsukineko Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • The Greeting Farm - Tweety Pie stamp set
  • The Greeting Farm - Tweety Pie die set
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolor Brushes (I used Size 1)
  • Water
I have been a little bit obsessed with creating wall art using embroidery hoops! I picked up these tiny ones to create Christmas ornaments and I think I will still use this as one even though it's not necessarily Christmas Themed. These are TINY - 3"x3". I thought it would be a fun size to create with these stamps and I also share how I did that in the video.

Here is a close up of the coloring. Like I mentioned, I love the controlled watercolor look I can get with the Derwent Inktense Pencils. They layer beautifully because with these particular pencils, once the water you lay down is dry, these become permanent unlike traditional watercolor which can be reactivated by adding more water. That's how I was able to get such beautiful blending between the purple and the yellow without it turning to a murky color.

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The Greeting Farm - Tweety Pie stamp set
The Greeting Farm - Tweety Pie die set
Canson 140lbs Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper
Derwent Inktense Pencils - (birds) Teal Green 1300, Green Aquaramarine 1220, Sienna Gold 0240, Red Violet 0610; (branch) Felt Green 1530, Ionian Green 1320, Willow 1900, Bark 2000
Small Embroidery Hoop
Pattern Paper
Tsukineko Memento Ink - Toffee Crunch
Imagine Crafts by Tsukineko Ink Dauber
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Scrap Dots Adhesive
Scotch ATG Adhesive


Tonya said...

Carisa, I love, love, love this! It turned out absolutely beautiful and so unique. All the different elements together make it pop! Your coloring is gorgeous as always!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! Love it !!! :)

Tracie Pond said...

So cute, Carisa!! I've browsed your blog and have it bookmarked. Such great detail and outstanding coloring skills!!! =)

Oreety said...

This is amazing and so creative!