Thursday, June 25, 2009

Staedtler Watercolor Crayons

Several years ago I was introduced to Watercolor Crayons and they quickly became one of my favorite mediums to use with rubberstamps. Unfortunately life brings bumps in the road and for a period of time I lost my creative interests along with my Watercolor Crayons. Not long after selling my crayons I began to regret that decision and have wanted to add this art medium back to my collection of art supplies every since that day. Now that I have this set of 12 Staedtler Watercolor Crayons I am one happy person!

The Staedtler Watercolor Crayons come in a metal tin with the Watercolor Crayon names and numbers printed on the inside cover for easy identification. The crayons can be used directly from the tin with a waterbrush or removed for a direct to paper effect. Let me show you in my example:


My favorite way to use Watercolor Crayons is to color directly on the stamp then spritz my paper with some water and begin stamping. For this card I used the Light Blue and Cobalt Blue for the flowers and the Willow Green and Green for the stems. Once the stamping was complete, I went back over parts of the leaves with the Willow Green for more of a contrast and added White to the flowers for some highlights.



Title: Flower Card
Products used: Cardstock (Prism Prismatics)
Patterned Paper (Creative Imaginations)
Watercolor Paper (Marco)
Watercolor Crayons (Staedtler)
Stickles (Ranger)
Ribbon (Misc)
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

I just couldn't resist using the Staedtler Watercolor on a piece of the Prima Paintables. I first used the watercolor method to paint in the flowers then went back over both the flowers and the petals with a direct to paper method to add depth and highlights. Using the Orange Watercolor Crayon I edged the paper and my background mat was complete.


GASC
Title: GASC
Products used: Cardstock (Prism Prismatics)
Prima Paintables
Watercolor Crayons (Staedtler)
Ribbon (Misc)
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

If you have never tried using Watercolor Crayons, then I encourage you to pick up a box of the Staedtler Watercolor Crayons today. You will love how easy and versatile these are to use and the quality is amazing!

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