Hi Friends! In today’s video, I tested how the Nuvo watercolor pencils work on different types of paper. I tried the pencils on watercolor, kraft, and black cardstock to see how strong the pigment is.
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For all of the cards, I heat embossed all of my images before coloring. This ensures that the lines will stay super crisp and won’t get covered up by pigments.
I used the Color Layering Swallowtail stamp set to create a fun scene and heat embossed it with jet black embossing powder. To finish off the card, I cut the cardstock down and added it to a card base with a strip of glitter paper for some embellishment.
On the kraft cardstock, right away the colors look dull because of the water. However, when the cardstock dries… the pigment returns to it’s nice bold color.
On the black cardstock, the pigment sort of fades with water. However, like the kraft cardstock… once it’s dry the pigment returns with a bright chalk-like consistency. I love how the colors look on black cardstock!
I repeatedly stamped the Flowering Magnolia stamp to create the background and heat embossed the images using gold enchantment embossing powder. Then, I added the colored piece onto a card base and finished it off with a handwritten sentiment! 🙂