Friday, September 30

Pencils, Pencils, Pencils...

If you've been following along in the last couple of weeks, you'll know that I've been reacquainting myself with my coloured pencils... well, that's not entirely true... it's more a case of being distracted by them while trying to clean up!

But I have evidence to show that I'm not the only one who has been playing with pencils, take a look at what Petra's up to. She's enjoying the last warm days of summer out on the patio with some images and her coloured pencils.

Petra colouring on her patio

Meanwhile, I've been experimenting with one of the "metallic" colours in my collection to see how it looks on paper. Although it's not overly shiny, it does have a metallic look that can be accentuated with a variation in the amount of pressure you apply. The lighter you press on the pencil, the shinier the highlight becomes.

This image is one of the clear stamps from the "Christmas Bells" set, available in store from tomorrow!


  1. Thanks for the tip about metallic pencils and how much pressure to use, Beccy! Your beautifully colored holly bell certainly does appear as though it is made of metal!

  2. Beautiful! You achieved a lovely metallic look with the metallic pencil and so far I have not been able to do this - thanks for the tip!

  3. Wonderful colouring, especially with the metallic pencil, and thanks for your tip.

  4. Wow! This is gorgeous. What kind of pencils are you using. I didn't realize there were metallic pencils. I have a very cheap set of colored pencils that I'd like to replace.

    1. Hi Donna,
      I use Prismacolor pencils, but there are lots of other good choices in the market. My advice would be to start by purchasing just a few basic colours and then build up your collection from there.

  5. This is so lovely your colouring is always so beautifully done x

  6. I love the subtleness of it...hummm....I may have to pick up...don't even know where to look