Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hero Arts January Challenge | Try Something New

This might be my favorite card of the night. A few months ago Jennifer McGuire posted about a fantastic product she discovered: Inktense Colored Pencils. I watched the video in awe. I have tried several brands of watercolor pencils but never like the results. I'm too much of a protectionist to enjoy the watercolor process. But the Inktense pencils looked controlled and more like a paint or marker... and I was anxious to try them! I purchased the basic 12 pack from Dick Blick for around $17.00, and this is the first project I attempted with them:

The Inktense pencils are so rich and vibrant and I love them! I used two stamps for the background: Hero Arts' Small Open Flower and Hero Arts Small Solid Flower. I stamped them one at a time, dumped white embossing powder on top, heat set it, then continued with another stamped flower. The sentiment is from Hero Arts' Wish Big stamp set, which I heat embossed with blue glitter Zing embossing powder.

Here is a close up of the orange and green colored pencil:

 (Supplies - Stamps: (Hero Arts) Wish Big, Small Open Flower, Small Solid Flower. Ink: VersaMark. Cardstock: (PTI) Limeade Ice, Stampers Select White, Kraft. (Stampin' Up!) Pacific Point. (Avery Elle) Fizz. Embossing Powder: (American Crafts) Blue Glitter Zing. Edger Die: (Papertrey Ink) Pinking Edger Die. Button: Doodlebug. Gems: Hero Arts. Pencils: Inktense.)

I am not an expert on using these pencils, but Jennifer McGuire has several videos on her blog that share a lot of great information and tips. I watched her videos before creating this card. If you are looking for a fun technique, give Inktense colored pencils a try. They are fantastic!


Wida said...

this card is spectacular!!! the coloring IS great expert or not

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Michelle said...

Beautiful work, Erin!

luluvision said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing! I just bought myself a set of Inktense Pencils too! Can't wait to try them!

Jennifer said...

great card!

Joan V said...

Oh, love this card. Thanks for sharing.