I've been wanting to do something that feels "normal" today. You know we have our daughter's wedding in a little over two weeks, and our other daughter and our daughter in love are both having babies in a month or two! You can imagine the busy-ness all these wonderful events entail. Truly they are such a blessing.
I just needed to regroup today. For me that means making a card, and posting!
I'm sharing this card I made recently to add to my stash.
I intended only to do some coloring with my Derwent INKtense pencils to better my skills. You know that I love coloring but I still don't have a favorite medium. I've been debating adding a new product. Polychromos Colored Pencils. I know what your'e thinking. I said the same thing to myself. Admonishing that I must first decide if I really LIKE coloring with pencils and second, to make sure a new choice of pencils that I 'think' will be better actually WILL.
That's the story behind me pulling the Inktense out and using what I have. I learned this time that I get a much better result if I color softly in a circular motion and then wash over it with a paintbrush that is barely wet. Also, adding water to the darkest part and moving the brush to the lighter part of an image helped. It's important to clean your brush in between images, otherwise, you will just spread the dark ink and that defies the idea of shading totally.
I appreciate you sticking with me through this long post! Thanks so much for visiting. If you have any comments on your favorite pencils, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Delight in your craft
Make something beautiful!
Stamps: PTI - Circle of Love, Fresh Bouquet
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up! - Basic Black and Cantaloupe Crisp
INK:Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black
Accessories: PTI - Scalloped Stacker Dies - Large