Watercolour painting has always been a craft I've had trouble with. Not mixing enough paint or being able to recreate the exact same Colour has caused early dismissal of several projects. But that was before I was introduced to the easy alternative of Watercolour Pencils.
Creating beautiful hand painted images has been made so simple and effective that any crafter can do it. The use of watercolour pencils is ideal for creating pretty handmade cards, prints to be framed and stamping.
Being a crafter who loves to make the most out of nap time I've tried out many products for various arts but these items I've tested from Hunkydory are the best I've seen for some time.
Watercolour painting definitely needs a special kind of card. Having a thick GSM ( Grams per Square Meter ) provides a high quality base for your next project which doesn't allow the water or paint to seep through or spread across the page, unless you make it.
Until now I've had several running issues when it comes to paint crawling across the page, but the Hunkydory Prism Pad for Watercolour Card has absolutely delivered. While testing the products from the vibrant Prism range I created seven images, none of which ran or filtered through to the other side of the card. Here's a very quick snippet of an image I created with the watercolour pencils from the Prism range. The other side of the card is completely untouched.
Whether you are looking for a pad of card to use for framed gifts or cards, this is a pad of quality card I would recommend.
This very alluring set of watercolour pencils is an impressive collection of 48 pencils which are of the Prism Watercolour range. All wrapped up in a handy roll with a tie, the pencils pretty much cover the entire spectrum and give prints and pictures the colour they need to really pop off the page. The pigmentation is insane!
The pencils are ideal for beginners and behave in the same way as normal colouring pencils. Just colour between the lines and add water. It's really that easy.
In my stamps I've attempted to create ombre effects and solid blocks of colour to show off what the pencils can do. The photos don't do any justice to the end result but you can see the vibrancy in the shades. Light shading creates a lighter tone and pushing harder, or adding more layers of colour, will deepen the shade. Not much instruction is needed to create impressive displays of colour. Mix and match the colours on the page to create unique and eye popping images.
Last on the must have list for watercolour painting are the Craft Water Brushes. I never knew these existed and now I've tried them I will be using them very probably for the rest of my life. They make watercolours so easy to work with.
Simply unscrew the lid, fill with water and paint as though the brush was loaded with paint. As a set of three there is a small, medium and large sized brush which allows you to paint in a great deal of detail in areas it really matters. To prevent colours running into one another I simply brush a few times onto a separate clean piece of paper then start on the next section.
If you fancy giving watercolours a go but want an easy way of achieving amazing results, the Prism range is the collection for you. You can get all the gear from the Hunkydory website or good craft retailers.
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