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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Inktense Pencils

Hello crafting friends!
Have you ever used Inktense Pencils?
I had only heard about them from a couple 
of my friends, but had never tried them.
When I was visiting my friend, Mary, a couple weeks ago, 
I had a chance to give them a try.
I have to say that I did like them, I found that
they blended out pretty easily.
I did find some colors seemed to blend easier than
others did.
Here are the images that I colored with the
Inktense Pencils.
This was the first image I colored.
I'm really not too crazy about how the bird
turned out, but I do like the flowers.
It was all an experiment in how to use them
as well as what the colors were like.
I had to keep that in mind.
I then colored this rose.
I liked the results I got on the rose, but
had some difficulty on the background.
I don't think they are really meant to cover
a large area, so I needed to fix that.
I ended up cutting a mask to cover the rose
then I used some Distress Inks on ink blending
tools to make the background a little more acceptable.
I'm still not crazy about that background, but I'll
be trimming it down anyway, so most of it won't
show.
I then colored these roses, covered them with
masks and inked the background.
I'll have to see what I can come up with
to use these images.
As I said, it was an experimentation,
I had a lot of fun playing with these pencils.
Honestly, I won't be investing in any
Inktense Pencils, not because I didn't like
them, but because I really love 
water color crayons and I also
have a nice set of colored pencils and 
like to use them with Gamsol for blending.
I'm pretty sure I have some water color pencils around 
somewhere in my craft room too.
I just can't justify spending the money on them,
when I have other mediums that I can use.
Thanks for stopping by today,
come back again soon,
you never know when you might see
what I did with these images.
Until then, Happy Crafting!


1 comment:

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh those are beautiful images, Kristie. I have never heard of those pencils, but they look amazing!