I have been watching videos for the past couple of days that show all of these wonderful techniques for using Derwent Inktense Pencils and I must say that I’m intrigued. They seem to have a vast array of uses and can be used on all sorts of materials from wood and paper to FABRIC! The colors are bright and can be blended in to each other for a nicely shaded look.
Here’s the product description straight from the company:
Pencil to ink in just one wash.
Pen and ink offers strong, intense colour combined with a translucent effect. Now you can enjoy these distinctive qualities in an easy to use pencil. Inktense has a highly blendable texture and comes in a range of 71 jewel-like colours, plus a non-soluble outliner which allows you to draw outlines that are permanent, even when water is applied. Apply pure, vibrant dry colour then wash the pigment out completely to leave an ink-like effect. Once dry, the colour is permanent and can be worked over with other media. The possibilities are endless, the results stunning.
Inktense pencils can be used on fabric to create interesting silk paintings and unique quilting projects.
I like the idea that I can paint straight from the pencil as well. All it takes is a waterbrush and you’re ready to go!
Here’s a couple of videos to give you an idea of the range:
This one shows what you can do with a simple stamp 🙂
The next two show Inktense Pencils on Fabric and I absolutely LOVE how bright the colors are! Continue reading