Using Pencils With Your Stencils

Using Derwent Graphitint pencils with stencils by Kim Dellow

Today I am using pencils with my stencils again! Ok, that kind of rhymes doesn’t it? Pencils with my stencils, it makes me think of bananas in pyjamas coming down the stairs for some reason! Any ho, moving rapidly on, I’ve not lost it, honest. Well, I might have lost it but how would I know?!

The pencils I am using with my stencils today are the Derwent Graphitints and a Stabilo All. Both these types of pencils are watersoluble and perfect for using with stencils.  

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Close-up of Derwent Graphitint pencils used with a stencil by Kim Dellow

My last pencils with stencil share was using them for a bit of stencil rubbing and if you want to see that go check my video showing the process on my YouTube channel. Did you see the project I then went on to make with the stencil rubbing? If you didn’t you can catch up with the video of that project on YouTube too (or just scroll down to the blog post under this one!).

This time I’m using the pencils directly through the stencil and the stencil I am using is one of my own designs for PaperArtsy, the PS046 stencil. I’m working in one of my junk journals on a page that I’ve treated with a layer of gesso first. I started by scribbling through the stencil with the Graphitint pencils and then, after the pencil colour was down, I added some water to each of the colour areas with a waterbrush.

One of my favorite pencils is the Stabilo All and I used this last to add the dark background and flicked texture.

All the pencils used for this big flower stencil project by Kim Dellow

Aren’t pencils the greatest! So simple but so versatile too! Will you be getting your pencils out this weekend? Which are your favourites? Let me know!

And don’t forget to catch up with this week’s Art Slice Video at 1pm (BST) on YouTube or around 7pm (BST) on Instagram. See you there!



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Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Craft-E-Place

    Brilliant! I've been checking your blog and YouTube channel on a regular basis and I have to say I love your style. Your videos are so clear and your art is simply beautiful.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Ahh thank you Elaine! I am so pleased you have been enjoying my shares, thank you so much for the feedback! It is lovely to hear and I really appreciate it.
      Have a lovely, creative day!

  2. kartenkunst

    Hi Kim
    no, I won't get out any pencils this weekend as I have to finish a wooden tray with chalk paint.
    I hope that man of yours has hidden tons of easter eggs for you to find and enjoy 🙂
    Happy Easter from Germany

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