Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Experimenting with Watercolors & Crayons

The Little Yellow Bicycle biker ganged is teaming up with Faber-Castell this week.  I was super excited to get my hands on some of their goodies. I was crossing my fingers for some gelatos because I had played with someone's at a crop and enjoyed them. When I got watercolor pencils and crafter crayons I was honestly a little perplexed because the last time I played with water color pencils, well let's just say it didn't turn out very good.

It looked like bad doodling that just didn't blend very well when I attempted to paint. Luckily these were different. They were so much easier and forgiving.  And the crayons were too much fun. I create these tags with the watercolor pencils and crayons.
I am sure there is soo much more that you can do with these products but my natural instinct was to do an ombre effect. I don't know what you think but for a first time playing with these projects, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I think it's less my talent and more of a testament to how crazy good these products are. And if you read my disclosure at the bottom of this page, you know that I only say what I believe.

I layered clear cuts, chipboard, bits from the paper crafting kit and white canvas from the Naturals collection that I colored on and then topped it with a cute little birdie!

I did a little multi-colored ombre for my 2nd tag and I love how it feels like a sunset. Each time I see it, I think of that and sunsets make me happy so it was only natural to add that sentiment to it, topped over some cork and clear cuts flowers.

I hope you enjoyed my little experiment and that it inspires you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

Faber-Castell Mix & Match Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in Red
Faber-Castell Mix & Match Paper Crafter Crayons in Neutral

Little Yellow Bicycle Poppy Collection:
PY-135 Cardstock Stickers - Favorite Pieces - with glitter and embossing (29 pieces)
Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals:
NA-CVH10 Canvas Shapes - Scallop Circles

Let me know what you think in the comments below. 

Thanks for stopping by! Now go on and get crafty :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwww! These are gorgeous!! LOVING the colors!!

Tammy B said...

wow, i do like them both, especially the sunset hombre tag - the texture is great. did you make that (and how) or is it the texture of the tag showing through? thx!

Audrey Yeager said...

I LOVE these! Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Tammy, the texture is from the background paper showing through. It would be cool though to add a texture template or emboss the tag.

Madeline said...

Very pretty tags! Love the sunset colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love these! I have some gelatos and some pencils, but no crayons....I think I need them!

Unknown said...

awesome tags!!!!!!!!

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful tags :)

Ashley Horton said...

Love these Heather, especially the fun ombre look!!

Anonymous said...

Both tags are great but I love the blue bird with the red background. The clouds add to the whole design. I'm going to remember that one.
Thanks for sharing.

Diana Waite said...

these turned out FANTASTIC! I seriously agree that GREAT minds think a like, I got to play with Gelatos for the first time and am pleased with the results but it's the product--SERIOUSLY!