Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Faber-Castell Aquarelle pencils

Back in October, when I went to teach at Oh My Crafts' Discovering Possibilities event, many of the students wanted to know how to use the Aquarelle watercolor pencils. So, I have been experimenting with these pencils. Let me share with you one of the simple things I learned.
Usually, I associate palette knives with oil and acrylic paints, but I found that they work great with watercolors too.
First I colored on my art journal page with several shades of the same color.

Then spritzed it with water lightly. I blended the colors and moved them around with a few quick strokes of the palette knife.

Once the background dried, I wrote on it, stamped and embellished it.

1 comment:

erinB said...

Love it, Mou! I'll have to add these to my wish list. Is it too late to email Santa an order? ;) Merry Christmas!