Thank You Card Using Watercolor Pencils

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

If you’ve ever had a difficult time coloring with colored pencils and getting a smooth finish, you may want to try watercolor pencils.  In today’s post, I’ll be using the Art Advantage watercolor pencil set to color a pretty wreath of sunflowers and fall foliage.

I started off by stamping a sunflower cluster from Avery Elle’s Sunflowers stamp set along with some greens from their Fall Foliage set onto some water color card stock.  Be sure to use a black ink that does not smear with watercolor such as Versafine.  You’ll notice there are some spaces on the sides of the wreath.  I’ll show you how I fill those in a little later.

Next, I colored parts of the stamped images with the pencils, then added water to blend with a detail paintbrush.  You can add multiple colors at once, like on the sunflowers with orange and yellow.  They blend beautifully as you add water.

To add shading, I let the image dry first, then added more pencil and water on top.

After finishing with the color, I trimmed down my water color panel and added it to a card made from kraft card stock.  I colored extra leaves from the Sunflowers stamp set and added those to the spaces on the wreath to fill everything in.  Using foam squares added some texture.

These watercolor pencils add such a pretty, soft color to this fall themed card.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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