I love this new flower stamp set from Stampin’ Up! – there are so many possibilities. I see it as my official replacement for Fifth Avenue Floral, an old retired set that I loved. Bonus… it has matching dies!
I’ve been hearing a lot of really good things about the Derwent Inktense Pencils. So, I asked my husband to buy me the 36-count set for Christmas. Well, he bought me the 72-count!! Isn’t he awesome? The price point for these pencils varies wildly across online retailers. The prices at Dick Blick are literally half of what they are at other places. If you are so inclined to get some, you can also get Copics in the same shopping trip, as Dick Blick’s prices are also very low for Copic Sketch Markers ($5.24 per marker). The pencils also come in 6-count, 12-count, and 24-count sets.
Anyway… I must say that these pencils are living up to their reputation. The blending is incredibly easy. I colored the petals of these flowers with just 3 pencils – yellow, orange, and red. I used white and an oak color for the white-ish areas of the petals. These pencils are also water-soluable, which means they act as a watercolor pencil. I haven’t attempted it yet, but I can’t wait!! I’m always amazed at how many awesome products are out there. Derwent has been making pencils for 180 years! I can tell.
I used masking for the background, so it’s all one layer.
Enjoy the video and have a great week!
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