Friday, January 20, 2012

pencil play...

I've been playing with my set of Inktense Pencils on paper and on fabric. I love being able to color with pencil and then with just a bit of water brushed on, it gives it a watercolor look. If you decide to buy them, check ebay before paying full price. I got a set of 12 for $7 including shipping. They work really well on fabric as well as paper, leaving the fabric soft and stitchable.

on fabric and paper

this cat wasn't dark enough so I enhanced the color with the pencils


And more experimenting with natural dyeing.
I'm trying  to achieve double and triple moons. I used several rubber bands over the tin can. There are also some onion skins stuck under the silk fabric as well. A couple of days should dry it up so I can see if it worked.

rubber bands and onion skins over a tin can

9 comments:

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

yes those derwent pencils are wonderfully smooth to work with. boy, you are really busy with new things - that is fun to play. i had to note when you said you were trying to make three moons - the moon is waning pretty fast these days - only 8% full today = probably gone by morning so it good you are making extra moons - we'll need them in the coming days/nights. cheers - happy friday

Jeannie said...

Another snow day today and your post inspired me to find my pencils and play! Thanks!

Els said...

Hey lucky you getting the pencils that cheap ! I didn't try mine on fabric yet ....
I'm curious what will come of your giant (so it seems) bundle !

kaiteM said...

those tin cans really come into their own at your place. are they real tin or some other combination i wonder?

Yvonne said...

I love how jaunty your cats look - and the top protrusion of your can reminds me of a jaunty tail. Must be the pleasure from making all you do!

aracne said...

I am so curious about your new bundle. I am keeping onion skins for future use: how come we eat so many onions these days?!?

Gina said...

I have several boxes of watercolor pencils. Is there a way to make them colorfast once you've used them on fabric or do you just never use water on the fabric once it's done?

neki desu said...

i can't begin to tell you how much i love inktenses!

karen said...

are these colour fast on cloth Deanna?

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