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Monday, October 01, 2012

Derwent Inktense Pencils


Check it out!  This is what my sweetie gave me for my birthday.  Am I a lucky lucky girl or what?  The Derwent Inktense Pencils (Set of 72) are everything that I was hoping for when I read about them.  You can use them wet or dry, but I prefer dry.  Why?  Glad you asked!  Because once you've scribbled them on dry, you then go over them with a wet brush and the colors just burst into life.

These are different from other watercolor pencils that you might have used.  They behave more like inks: once the color has dried, it is permanent.  Adding more water will not lift them back into liquid form.  That means that you can add layers upon layers, and the colors will stay true.  As long as they're wet, the colors blend beautifully, so you really can have the best of both worlds.  And, I haven't tried this, but I've been told that as long as they haven't yet been wet, you can erase them like regular colored pencils.

Wow, huh?

Of course I had to start using them immediately, at least to experiment.  They are truly luscious.  Next week I'll start showing you some projects...at least I hope I will!  



Set of 72 Set of 72
This set includes all of the colors in the Set of 36, plus Cadmium Yellow, Sicilian Yellow, Golden Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Orange, Mid Vermilion, Scarlet Pink, Hot Red, Carmine Pink, Crimson, Deep Rose, Thistle, Dusky Purple, Dark Purple, Deep Violet, Lagoon, Navy Blue, Deep Blue, Dark Aquamarine, Green Aquamarine, Mallard Green, Vivid Green, Beech Green, Hooker’s Green, Light Olive, Spring Green, Fern, Amber, Oak, Red Oxide, Madder Brown, Dark Chocolate, Sepia Ink, Chinese Ink, Payne’s Gray, and Neutral Gray. A non-soluble Inktense Outliner pencil is also included.




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5 comments:

Laura Thykeson said...

Hi Cyndi! I just love my Inktense pencils...I don't have the large set, but I have the medium size set, and they are everything you said and more!!! Reminds me, I need to get them out and play with them soon!!

VivJM said...

I just bought some of these & used them for the first time today. I think they are going to be great!

Cyndi L said...

Laura, I love your color sense, so I'm excited to hear that you use these as part of your arsenal! Viv, I see that you are using them in your journal...aren't they fun when they suddenly spring to life?

Eileen Bergen said...

wow! I can't wait to see what you do with them. And to get a set for myself!

Cherie said...

I love that you can layer with them. What a nice gift!

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