Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! Today I have something super exciting to share. I have recently received Altenew Woodless Coloring Pencils and I am blown away by how wonderful they are! The set has the total of 32 pencils and they are absolutely easy to blend. One thing that differentiate them from other coloring pencils is that you do not need any type of solvent, like Gamsol, to blend them. They just simply blend so easily and seamlessly.
Now there is, or should I say WAS, one down side when it comes to these pencils. Since there are no wood, the entire pencil is made out of pigment that you end up wasting while sharpening it.
So, knowing the fact that I do not like wasting anything when it comes to crafting supplies, I found a way to use that pigment and not let it go to waste. And here is how:
As I mentioned above, the entire pencil is made out of pigment, that means that even the shavings from a pencil sharpener are good for coloring. To preserve this pigment I found little plastic jars on Amazon and label them all with labels I created with my Circuit Joy Machine.
I was then ready to sharpen my pencils and put the shavings into the marked jars. I repeated the process with the pencils that needed sharpening. If you are using a similar pencil sharpener that has a little storage container, make sure you clean that little canister every time you use a different color. You want to preserve the pigment as much as possible.
Once I had my pigment it was time to create! First step, gathering the suppiles:
For this project I used the same stamp set I used in my previous blog (click HERE to go back) called Elegant Motifs by Altenew. This stamp set is a part of Craft Your Life Kit (click HERE) and it includes dies, stamps embossing folder and layering stencils which I used to create my project. I also used Circled Sentiments Stamp & Die Bundle, a large tag die from the Terrific Tags Die Set and Detailed Blending Brushes. Altenew wide washi tapes (Marsh Land, Dotted Wide Washi Tape, Golden Strokes, Gilded Ombre & Galaxy Wide Washi Tape ). Altenew Mini Die Cutting Machine.
As always, I first started with my concept. Once I knew with direction I wanted to go, the rest was easy. I used scrap paper to stamp images. I did not want to use a stamping tool, since there was no stamp layering. I simply inked up my stamp and stamped. Once I had my designs ready, it was time for coloring. I followed the guide that was provided with the set making sure to follow my color theme as well. I simply took one of the brushes and dipped it into a jar of my shaved pigment and applied to my card. Once my coloring was done I used washi tapes to create quick backgrounds and die cut the tags. I then moved to die cutting my colored designs and played around with the placement.
Next it was time to create circle sentiments. For this I used embossing ink and Altenew Antique Gold embossing powder and die cut them with coordinating die.
And there was only one thing left – assembly! I simply attached all my die cuts on the tags using liquid adhesive. And at the end I added a ribbon and my project was done!
And that is all for today. Something new and old put together: shavings form woodless coloring pencils and scrap paper in combination gave something so sophisticated and useful.
I hope this gave you some new ideas and inspired you to create something similar.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you soon with another post!