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Having a dilemma with color   General Discussion

Started Sep-27 by sueinIL; 848 views.
sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Sep-27

Cris, I just watched a youtube video about water color pencils.  They are really neat!  If I go to Hobby Lobby or Michael's, can I buy the pencils one at a time, or do they come in sets?  I think the effect is just what I wanted, and I can decide which spaces I want the blue in.  Thank you so much!

Sue in IL

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

Sep-27

Not sure if the pencils are sold one at a time.  I bought a set of 24, but with the layering technique, you can really achieve any shade you want.

Cris in MT

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Sep-27

This is a little different process than the video I watched earlier.  It uses "extender" rather than water to blend the penciled areas. As a beginner, I think I'll go for the easier method with water. Thank you for your help. A trip to Michaels is now on the to-do list.

Sue in IL

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

Sep-28

Does the water treatment make it colorfast/permanent like the extender?

Cris in MT

 

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Sep-28

Cris, I'm not sure that it does.  This quilt will probably never be washed, though, so the permanence doesn't bother me. I want it to look like a pretty fall day, so the all- white wintery sky just didn't do it!  Today I'm putting on 4 borders, and they're being a pitb.

Sue in IL

I would think that it would need to be heat-set to make it colorfast.  However, since it will be a wall hanging and you do not intend to wash it, that's apparently not a priority.

I will be interested to see this project when you are done!  

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Sep-28

if you use InkTense pencils, once you put the water on and it dries...its permanent.

less fuss than using the extender....

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Sep-29

Thanks for that information, Suze.  I have to look for what is available around me, or order from amazon.  What you've described is what I hoped I could do to make a blue sky above the birches.

Sue in IL

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Sep-29

I know there has to be some place that sells single  InkTense pencils vs a complete set since a couple of classes I have taken have provided one in the materials.

I have had a lot of fun with the set though!

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