Derwent Inktense Pencils Watercolored Flowers

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Derwent Inktense Pencils Watercolored Flowers

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?

StampNation Video Tutorial I finally broke them out and spent some time getting to know these pencils.

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.

Derwent Inktense Pencils Watercolored Flowers

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.

Pretty cool!

Derwent Inktense Pencils Watercolored Flowers

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!


  • Kimberly March 18, 2014, 2:09 pm

    Beautiful card, I am loving these Inktense Pencils!!


  • Brenda Hendrickson March 19, 2014, 5:01 pm

    I knew you would do it to perfection as you always do Catherine. The card is beautiful and maybe one day I will get to try them. They do such beautiful work. Way to go again Catherine.

  • Catherine March 22, 2014, 8:34 pm

    I do, too, Kimberly!
    Thank you, Brenda, I appreciate that.

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