I took a deep breath this morning and took a Sharpie to my watercolor transfer paintings! (from this post)
I didn’t use anything other than a Sharpie on the already-painted parts. For the fins I added at the top and bottom, I used Derwent Inktense pencils to fill in color, and also used those a wee bit around the top of the head (where the mane went beyond the original piece of collage). More about these pencils in a moment.
And here’s the finished face:
So, the Inktense pencils! I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday intending to buy some pastels (and to use up the rest of my birthday gift card!), but their selection was rather limited and nothing appealed to me. So I started browsing through their various pencils and came across these water-soluble Inktense pencils:
From the back of the tin: “Pencil to ink in just one wash! Derwent Inktense combines the vibrancy of ink with the subtlety of pencils. Apply rich, deep, dry colour then wash out to create a pure and translucent ink-like effect. Once dry, Inktense becomes permanent and can be worked over without affecting the layers of vivid color.”
I didn’t use them too much to finish up these collages, so look forward to experimenting with them more.
Something else that caught my eye, but which I will wait to buy until I can use my Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon, is Derwent’s Artbars. Being a lover of all things crayon, the fact that these are wax-based appeals to me in a big way . . . that they are water-soluble is a bonus!! There are a couple videos showing how these can be used HERE and HERE. I can’t wait to buy a set of these!
There’s still one more project left in the Watercolor Transfer Painting class — you can see on Gretchen’s blog what that project is like. I’m not ready just yet to do that project, however. Instead, I’m continuing to look for another pattern to stitch up for Crafty Sheep’s September Color Challenge. Maybe I’ll be ready to come back to this last WTP project when I get my hands on the Artbars!