I love the new watercolor pencils Stampin'Up has in the Occasional Mini. They are so easy to use. The lead is soft and easy to blend the colors. I do have some tips to share with you to get a professional look.
When coloring, always start with the lightest color first and then work to the darker color. Always let your colors overlap. This will blend from one shade to the other. Do not press hard to apply color. Instead, apply several layers of the color until you get the desired intensity. I prefer to work from one edge to the other with colors. Use soft straight stokes and let them overlap. If the lines are showing and you do not intend on using water or a blender pin, you can get a more solid appearance by using small circular strokes over the straight strokes to fill in any missed spaces.
If you want to add highlights to areas of your work, use the white pencil. It will blend with the other colors.
If you want to create a watercolor effect you can add water with your Aqua Pen. To speed up drying, use alcohol instead of water in the pen. If you do not have an Aqua Pen, you can use a dampened paint brush. A barely damp brush will produce brighter colors. Adding more water to the brush will blend the colors more smoothly. The more water added, the less intense the colors become. You need to be careful of using to much water because the colors will run and your paper will buckle.
You can also blend the colors with a Blender Pen
That is a rhinestone in the middle of the "a", I have no idea how it turned out on the scan to look black. This is a card we did in club practicing with the watercolor pencils. For most of us, we need to practice and play with our pencils in order to perfect the skill. Everyone has a different touch of pressure when we are using our coloring tools.
One great thing with using watercolor pencils, if you go out of the lines, you can erase the pencil marks using an artist eraser.
You can purchase your watercolor pencils by clicking on "Shop Now". #141709,they are $16.