You might have wondered just what are Inktense pencils – and you’re not alone!
I’m Sandy Allnock, so if we haven’t met – and these bloghops bring in a lot of new folks – so HI! So glad to meet you! I’m an artist who also loves to make cards, and I really really love to help others make art of all kinds. I teach on YouTube, IG, and on my own teaching site (more on that later)
This post contains both art chat (we’ll talk about the pencils and some techniques to make them work better) and craft chat, a new stamp release that you might just love.
Inktense pencils are categorized along with watercolor pencils in a lot of people’s minds, but…they’re a bit different. Even different than what Derwent tells us. (Watch the video to see the craziness happen!)
In the first portion of the video I’ll talk answer the question, what are inktense pencils. After I create the little graphic below (including the seal in inktense blocks!), we’ll jump into the CCC release, with even more technique chatting. Are you ready?
Tutorial: What are Inktense Pencils? (with CCC release!)
The CCC release portion starts at 9:40 if you want to skip to that for a shorter video time. 🙂 You’re welcome!
Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!
Look ma, a carousel.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to make carousels (sliding photos) in this blog, like, forEVer. I finally did it! Tell me in the comments if you had to tap or swipe through, I’m curious how this works on different devices!
Win this mermaid piece next month!
Join Artventure and share your own creativity, encourage others, and become a tighter community as we all grow together. This mermaid piece will be the prize in the February challenge there….sign up for free if you want a chance to join in the fun!
My full set of cards
In case the above carousel does NOT work for you…here’s that image all in one. With the walrus too. 🙂
That cute walrus
I’ve always had a thing for walruses. Walrii? Something about a chunky fella with funny teeth reminds me of being a chunky youngster badly in need of braces, maybe! But this little walrus has friends. I do too. 🙂
Crafting classes, anyone?
These bloghops bring in a lot of new folks – and you might not know I have a gajillion (ok exaggeration) coloring classes for you! SO many are perfect for cardmaking. So much so that I created a special CRAFTS page just for cardmakers to give you some suggested places to start!
Remember to enter the CCC giveaways by 1) commenting on this post, and 2) using my links below to make your purchase–you could win one stamp set or the whole release! Here’s the list of blogs participating so go get inspired by their creations too:
Sandy Allnock <–that’s me!
- SEAL GRAPHIC SUPPLIES
- CARD SUPPLIES
- Colorado Craft Company:
- Other card supplies: