I bought a set of Derwent Inktense Pencils recently. Although, I use the term “recently” lightly…
I thought about buying the Inktense Pencils for a while and put them on my Christmas list. When I didn’t find them under the tree, I decided to buy them for myself. That’s what any paper crafter in her right mind would do…right?
When they arrived, I unwrapped them. Looked at them. Smelled them. Basked in their glory, then set them on my shelf right next to my stamp table.
And there they sat.
I looked back at my Amazon account and saw the order day. January 30!? What!!??? Has that ever happened to you?
I posted a video last night on StampNation with an intro to these pencils, how they work and a couple different ways to use them.
The fun didn’t stop then…I tried out a couple fun techniques including today’s card.
One thing I really like about the Derwent Inktense Pencils is that when you add water to them to use them as a watercolor, once it dries it’s permanent. When you watercolor with inks and many other mediums, when you add water, the color begins to move again.
Because the Inktense Pencil color dries, you can add another layer of color on top and they won’t blend into each other.
Another thing I like is that once they dry, you can add a wet, shimmery medium (here I used Smooch) and…you guessed it! The color stays exactly like it was! With other watercolor mediums, the Smooch would have re-wet the color and it would have blended and moved more than I would have liked.
I followed the sketch from Retro Sketches this week.
Supplies (All Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted):
- Peaceful Petals (WM: 133104, CM: 133107)
- Cardstock: 100730 Whisper White, 121045 Basic Black, Distress Watercolor Paper (Tim Holz)
- Ink: Versamark, Derwent Inktense Pencils
- Accessories: 132995 Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper (I LOVE this pack!), 109132 White Embossing Powder, 109133 Black Embossing Powder, 103083 Embossing Buddy, Dimensionals
StampNation Members - the full video tutorial on how to make this card will be up later today!