I’ve been playing around with lots of watercolor pencils lately – and wanted to share some ideas with you on using them!

Watercolor Pencils, drawing tulips

This stamp was the perfect image to play around with some watercolor pencil techniques that I’ve been settling in with – blending, and some drawing too. I used the ArtGrip Aquarelle pencils (don’t confuse them with their regular ArtGrip pencils!) – they’re really nice. The tulip is easier than you think it might be – watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

I’ve been comparing these Art Grip Aquarelle (crafter grade) pencils to my swanky set of Albrecht Durer (artist grade) pencils, both by Faber-Castell – and was having trouble seeing what the differences were. They’re all very lightfast, and nicely pigmented, and completely soluble (meaning you can get rid of all pencil “lines” with limited scrubbing). The Albrecht Durer line has 120 colors and Art Grip only 60 but….finally it dawned on me – the Art Grip pencils are thinner! They have a smaller lead at 3.3mm vs the 3.8 of the artist line. For crafters, that’s honestly not a big deal – still plenty of pencil to make lots of cards.

Also – if you purchase all 5 sets of the Art Grip Aquarelle pencils you only end up with three duplicates – a gold, a silver, and a pink. Not bad, given that I think lots of you would use plenty of those colors! 🙂

Sandy Allnock honey buns


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