Hello! Erum here today. Welcome to another session of Creative Coloring with Erum. My video today features the newest Woodless Watercolor Pencils! I am sure you must be waiting for this post! And I am sharing three different cards with a video showing how I colored ALL of them! The video is a bit long, but I wanted to show you guys how the pencils work!
No-Line Watercolor Look
Secondly, I laid down color directly onto the paper using the Woodless Watercolor Pencils. And to activate the pigment, I will use a water brush and pull out the pigment. For variation, I will use a darker shade and add that to the petal after drying it a bit.
The colors used on the flower are: Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, and Ruby Red.
I drew the stem free hand. Then, I added color with Sicilian Amber Watercolor Pencil. To activate the pigment, I used a very thin paintbrush. In order to add detail, I added darker browns to this stem. Next, I stamped the leaves and colored them in Moss, Yellow Ochre, and Limeade.
I added pigment onto the background using Oolong Tea Watercolor Pencil. For variation, I added splatters of Moss and Jet Black pigment. Apart from the pencils, I also added gold splatters from the 14 Pan Metallic Watercolors. The white splatters can be added with Pure White Ink Spray, but I used chalk paint here.
The sentiment is from Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica Outline Stamp Set.
Direct on Paper (with Heat Embossing)
This card came out rather quickly! I stamped the image from Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica Stamp Set onto A2 Watercolor Cardstock in Obsidian Pigment Ink. Next, I used Crystal Clear Embossing Powder to emboss it. To add color, I scribbled some orange pigment next to the flower center and yellow pigment on the tips of the petal. Then, I will apply water with a water brush and move the pigment around. In the video, you will note that the pigment is very reactive and flows very well.
For the leaves, I will use Moss and Yellow Ochre Watercolor Pigment. And for the background, I will use a mix of Yellow Ochre and Oolong Tea.
Once done, I added splatters of clean water and then sopped them up with a tissue. This resulted in the beautiful variegated look on the leaves.
To finish, I will add splatters of black and moss pigment from the watercolor pencils. And for added effect, I will also add white splatters.
It was very easy to color the image with these pencils. The pigment flowed beautifully and mixed well. The pigment is also very reactive to water. If you apply too much pigment, you can always go over the colored area with a clean wet brush and then swipe it over the area or use a tissue paper to do so. You will be able to see this in action in the video.
My Scribble-Spritz Technique with Watercolor Pencils – It WORKS!
Because the pigment flowed so effortlessly, I thought I would try out the scribble-spritz watercolor technique that I often use with the watercolor brush markers. In order to do this, firstly, I heat embossed the Statement Flowers Stamp Set onto A2 Watercolor Cardstock in Pure White Embossing Powder. Secondly, I scribbled pigment from Ruby Red, Rubellite, Lavender Fields, and Turquoise Watercolor Pencils. After this, I spritz water onto the panel. And with the help of a paintbrush, I moved the pigment around.
After drying the panel, I repeated the same for the leaves. But this time, the colors I used were Lavender Fields and Turquoise.
I used the coordinating die to die cut the image. Then, I adhered it onto a blue card front with foam tape. For my sentiment, I used the Script Words Die.
The look I achieved through this technique was very similar to that of the powder pigments. I have never used them so I can only visually decipher this. Only people who have actually worked with the medium will be able to judge better. But it is super interesting and looks really cool!
I hope you enjoyed your time here and found the post informative. Thank you for stopping by! See you next Monday!