I am "paint brush challenged". When I try to watercolor, I can't seem to get the hang of controlling the paint brush to do the beautiful shading I've seen so many other people do. I've tried and tried. I just haven't been able to do it. I finally got a couple sets of Watercolor Wonder Crayons by SU! I tried using a wet paintbrush touched to the crayon, but I ran into the same control issue with shading. Then it happened - an epiphany.
I'm pretty good with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol using the blending stumps. I used the WWCs like a normal crayon to paper, then wet a blending stump with water. It works! Just like it works with gamsol and colored pencils. I had to sand the stump down a little more often because it got soggier (the water evaporates much more slowly), but other than that, it was like magic! I can't post the card I've made already, because I will be submitting it, but I'll make a different card for you tonight. I was just excited to share my discovery. It means a whole new world of coloring for me, and those crayons are FABULOUS!