Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Fun with Water Color Pencils
Watercolor pencils can be used in a variety of ways.
Best thing is no messy tubes or pots of paint,very portable.
Play around and practice on a scrap paper before using on a project.
FYI--an aqua painter is utensil with a brush at one end and a place to hold water
on the other end. Fill the 'handle' with water, replace the brush.
Push down to fill the brush with water.
Most craft/art stores now carry these in the artist sections.
1. Wet brush--this is great for large areas or backgrounds.
Use pencil to lay down color in area.
Take a wet paint brush or aqua painter to blend and soften the colors.
Be careful not to use too much water.
2. Wet pencil--for intense color, dip the pencil into water, then color.
This is best for bold details and shading.
3. Wet paper--wet your paper with a clean brush, aqua painter or spray with a mister.
Use pencils to lay down colors. Blend with brush or aqua painter.
Be careful when blending certain colors--unless brownish tones are what you need.
4. Wash--use as a wash over dry and wet embossed areas.