Because I serve as 2nd VP on the Executive Board of the Lewis Community Spouses’ Club here at JBLM, I plan many of the monthly luncheons this year. It is always nice to see the ideas running around my head materialize into reality.
This month was a Farmers’ Market theme that included a light (early) Thanksgiving meal. For the introverts and and the creatives, we have a small “craft” that can be worked on while waiting for lunch to be served.
We had a great time setting up & hanging out with our fellow military spouses.. It was a hit! Pumpkins everywhere!
Quick Start Guide on How to Use Watercolor Pencils
Don’t use the watercolor pencils as you would a regular color pencil, filling in your sketch completely. Instead, apply the pencil in the general shape and direction you would with regular pencils, but leave some white space in between
Skip adding color to areas where you want the lightest shade possible. Because you’ll be blending the colors with water later, areas that are white in your sketch will eventually pick up the lightest possible shade of the nearby colors. Leave areas where you want the lightest colors blank as you add your base colors.
Gently brush water onto your pencil work. Use smooth strokes as you use the brush to spread the pigment from the watercolor pencils. As you apply the water, mimic the shape and direction of the pencil strokes. This will feel the most like watercolor painting, except that instead of dipping your brush into watercolor paint, you’re using water to spread pigment already on the paper.
Below you can download the original and the outline by saving the image to your computer. Print on a thinker paper (like a linen blend postcard paper).