Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Watercolor Crayons

Last week during our getaway to Northfield, I had a chance to try out a set of watercolor crayons.  It was fun to play with something new!

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The crayons are a lot like watercolor pencils.  You put the color down and then add water.  The difference is that the crayons are “creamier” than the pencils, and the colors are a little more vibrant.
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I started out with a simple black ink sketch on a rough watercolor paper using my Prisma Micron pen

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Then I colored it in with the crayons

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I took a squirt bottle and spritzed it with water.  The colors just came to life!

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Once you add water, the colors start to bleed together.  You can add more color, and move the color around with a brush.
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I did this one on a smoother paper, and used a brush to wet the crayon.  This is a much more controlled method.

I painted this one first and then added the pen and ink.
It was just fun to play around with the crayons with no expectations of creating a "work of art".  Next time I'm going to try out the crayons on a little canvas...we'll see what happens :)

Blessings to you my friends!

Jane  <><

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
1 John 5:14 


  1. Ive used watercolour pencils before, but never seen the crayons.

    Isn't it great to just have a play, with no expectations?
    It sure looks like you had fun.


  2. I love all of your pictures. I wish I could draw and paint. Oh well at least I have my crochet and cross stitch. Thanks for sharing the beauty that is in you.


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