Thursday, July 3, 2014

Embossed Color Pencils by Judy Jackson

I love to water color. I love to watercolor with lots of different mediums.  In fact, using watercolor pencils was how I was first introduced to stamping.  Bingo, it was an immediate love!  And back then I was taught to use a damp Q-tip to dampen the color from the watercolor pencils and in that way to spread the color around. So primitive and yet it caught my eye!  Watercolor pencils are just a very easy way to learn how to watercolor.  And a good water brush is essential for this -- although you just might get hooked using a Q-tip! 

This technique, Embossed Color Pencils, from the current newsletter  is just about perfect to enhance the look of watercolor pencils, regular colored pencils, Prisma color pencils, or any other color pencils you might have.  For each of the cards I have to share with you, only a portion of the colored image is embossed.  Unfortunately, these embossed sections don't show up very well in the scans.

I have four cards to share with you  -  see if you can tell which part is embossed.  I will tell you at the end of my post which parts are embossed.  See if you can guess correctly.

All images are from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.  Can you tell which parts are embossed?

The focal image stamp is from Stampin' Up. Can you tell which part is embossed?
Stamp credits go to Stampin' Up and Inkadinkadoo. This one is a Father's Day card.  I realize I am sharing this after Father's Day but I did not want dear hubby to accidentally see this post first.  It would also make a wonderful birthday card. Can you tell which part is embossed?

Stamp credits belong to Stampin' Up and Technique Junkie Stamps - .  I also used the Antique Glimmers technique on the paper behind the focal image.

Have you used your colored pencils in a while? If not, now is a good time to use them!  I really like taking stamping images, watercolor pencils, and a good water brush with me when I travel.  So if I have "down time" - waiting time in a airport or on a plane - I can still be productive.   Then I have a bunch of focal images ready to be used -- or put in my "card parts" drawer!

Will you be getting inky today?

Judy Jackson

Card parts which were embossed:
1. The bridge and the rocks are embossed
2. The pitcher and the pears are embossed
3. The truck body but not the windows or the tires is embossed
4. Only the flowers are embossed, not the leaves