Penciled Kindness

As promised…here’s a “blended watercolor pencil” card.  It was a little difficult coloring the flowers with pencils, and I got my basket a little too blue, I think.  But I love the way the chair turned out.  Take a look –

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Stamps:  Cherish Friendship, Kindness Matters; Ink:  Jet Black Stazon; Not Quite Navy classic; Watercolor pencils; Paper:  Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Vellum card stock; Beyond the Garden designer series paper; Other:  Vintage trinkets, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, stampin’dimensionals

This technique is so much fun – and so easy!  You color the entire image with a lighter color, then fill in shadows and shading with a little darker color.  Finally, you finish off the shadows with the darkest color, then go back and blend a little with the lightest color again, blending from light to dark.  No blender pen or aqua painter necessary.  I meant to go back and outline the image with a Sahara Sand marker, but totally forgot.  That just makes it look a little more 3-D.

I found a great idea the other day, but can’t remember where it came from.  I love the Beyond the Garden designer series paper, but some of the patterns are a little bold and overshadow the focal image.  So I added a layer of vellum over it to tone it down a bit.  Smart, huh?  (Well, not me.  It wasn’t my idea.  But whoever came up with it first is quite clever.)

I’m off to a rehearsal.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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