Watercolouring On Kraft

Aileen asked if I used any water or just watercolour pencil on this card, posted yesterday, and i did use a damp brush. i’ve also used twinkling H2Os on kraft but she wondered about inktense pencils so i did an experiment today and wanted to share my results. disclaimer: this is my personal opinion only and is just for fun.

i used three different brands of kraft paper: neenah desert storm, the paper cut and recollections, all cut to A2 size (4.25 x 5.5″) and all coloured on this very overcast rainy day.

here is the amount of inktense pencil i used on each of the three:COPYRIGHT LINDA @ SNAILZPACE.WORDPRESS.COM

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this is the result of blending with a damp brush:

inktense wet desert storm

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here i’ve used similar colours of twinkling H2Os:

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i found the recollections paper did pill, probably because it’s a darker shade and needed more colouring to show. my favourite is the desert storm for the opposite reason; it shows the intensity of the colours better. you still can’t blend, layer or lift colours as in traditional watercolouring and both watercolour and inktense pencils blend well dry, but if you want to use a damp brush on kraft, it’ll work with small images.

my favourite watercolouring medium, no surprise, is twinkling H2Os; i found they blended more easily, even though the recollections still pilled.

thanks for popping by.

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4 thoughts on “Watercolouring On Kraft

  1. Linda, everything you touch turns into gold. You’ve done an outstanding job of showing your followers what each of those resources look like on kraft paper. There really is a major difference between your sample.

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