Monday, January 12, 2015

Watercolor Crayons {Video Tutorial}



What do I do with watercolor crayons?


A set of watercolor crayons is my favorite art journaling tool.  I love them.  I use them all. the. time.  They add bold color that can be pushed around; they interact beautifully with water; and they are portable.  Mmmmmm... Enough said.


Like many other media, there are cheaper brands and more expensive ones.  By far my favorite brand is Caran d'Ache {and not just because the name is French} with their Neocolor ii set.  But my very first set was the Reeves brand and they are definitely sufficient.  The difference is in the saturation of color and the smoother, denser application.  The Caran d'Ache crayons also can be purchased one by one, so you can build your own personal color palette.  I definitely choose certain colors more often than others.


5 Ways to Use Watercolor Crayons Video Tutorial


Many artsy friends have asked me what to do with them, so I decided to put together a short video tutorial that gives my top five easy techniques for using watercolor crayons {also known as watercolor pastels.}  Enjoy!





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