The more I use my Lyra watercolour pencils, the more I’m enjoying them. I’ve had them for a long time but have not used them enough. They are chunkier than regular pencils so laying down a wash of colour for a background is quick and easy.
I’ve been especially loving the black colour and decided to make the backgrounds of these two cards dark. What I did was to scribble all over the panel with the coloured pencil then used a piece of wet tissue to distribute the colour. I just enjoy using tissue over a brush. I made the lighter greyish background by simply scribbling less colour.
- Scribble the watercoloured pencil onto cardstock. Scribble less colour to obtain a lighter colour.
- Wet a piece of tissue and spread the colour all over.
- For the lighter (greyish) card, stamp the image with a dark pigment ink and clear heat emboss. I used the Olympia Green ink which is a like-black kind of ink. After that, white heat emboss the sentiment. I also used a black marker to draw a couple of the swirls.
- For the black card, stamp the image with embossing ink and white heat emboss. Next on a small strip of cardstock, stamp the sentiment in with the dark ink and clear heat emboss. Adhere strip with foam tape onto the card panel.
- To make the scenes on both cards look busier, I added blobs of white Enamel Accents, and also die cut/punch out some smaller circles on black craft foam to adhere onto the panel using the white Konishi glue.
- Adhere panels to 4″ x 6″ card bases.