15 July 2012


2 posts in 1 day... well, it is pouring with rain in Cape Town and the perfect weather for crafting.  Kendall is cooking, so I can spend time at my craftdesk before we go visit Mom later this afternoon.

I bought some Staedtler pencil crayons and thought I would try colouring in with these... Shew, it is a LOT harder than copics, that's for sure !   I don't think I have the right "tools"... I need a blender pen, some odourless spirits (gamsol) and I think the right paper.   If any of the Cape Town girls are reading this post, let me know who stocks them please.  I'm not sure if this is a new colouring medium I am going to stick with, but hey my blog is all about sharing and trying out new things.

I've decided to use Elisabeth Bell's gorgeous Emma for this experiment.  Let me know what you think.

Ok, that's it from me for now... back to the drawing board. Hope you're having FUN whatever you're doing!

hugs Sharon x


Catherine said...

This is so sweet Sharon ! Your colouring is fantastic ! I love using pencils too but I use them on top of the Promarkers ! I have tried the Gamsol but I wasn't too happy with the results... Have a lovely day Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Mama Eagle said...

I often use Staedtler pencils, but the watercolour variety so don't know about all those other things you are mentioning. I think the image is cute and I like the way you have put the light! Looking forward to meeting you when you arrange that morning in the coffee shop!
Thanks for becoming a follower!

Jess's Crafty Things said...

Sharon am pleased you tried this technique. I have faber castell polychromos pencils and sansador available in most artist shops with blending stumps. the polychromos are artist quality so leads are soft and colour rich and they don't break easily either + you can buy them in singles. will email you some links as I love this medium its so much easier than markers I am sure :)

Sue said...

Love your colouring.I am trying out new ways of colouring myself.
Sue :)