What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #533

on my desk…

Hey friends!! For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday), head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

Today I am just playing a little on my desk with something new. Come check it out! I took my son to Staples last night for some last minute school supplies and thought I would treat myself to some school supplies too! Ok, so it isn’t exactly for school (since I am not going to school) but I will learn something about using them so maybe it’s alright.

Inside the beautiful tin.

Crayola has a new Signature series of products that might be targeted more for the colorist or bullet journaler. So I got sucked in and bought these Pearlescent Cream Sticks. So I thought I would share my initial thoughts since I literally opened the tin and began using them a half an hour ago.

Let me first comment on the packaging. Oo la la, I mean if this pretty tin didn’t catch my eyes, I think I would need to see an eye doctor. The tin is so pretty that I am going to keep them stored inside instead of saving space and putting them inside a zipper pouch.

picture of Crayola's Pearlescent Cream Sticks
Pulled out a new coloring book for testing.

I decided to pull out one of my newer coloring books that I haven’t colored in to test these babies out. So I picked up Creative Haven’s In Full Bloom coloring book. I love the pictures in this book. I selected a page with a sunflower to test out creating the background. Because when I saw these in the store the first thing I thought is I would use these for coloring in backgrounds on my pages.

Perfect page to test out using them for backgrounds.

The cream sticks come in 10 lovely colors and they have a pretty sheen to them that is hard to capture on camera. I have to try using the white on dark paper because they don’t show up well on white coloring pages. The packaging says bleandable dry or wet.

Final product.

I quickly laid down a darker color on the edge and a litter blue inside. Then I first tried blending them with the makeup pad. Not so good. So I grabbed my waterbrush and was too lazy to fill my water cup so I just went for it with the waterbrush. I didn’t saturated it much because this coloring book has thin pages and I didn’t want any pilling. As soon as the water hit the color it sparkled and glided nicely around the page. I love the watercolor effect with a pretty sheen when you look at it in different angles. It took me about 15 minutes to complete this background. Which I think is fast and will definitely try using them again on future pages. I also noticed no pilling and minor warping of this paper so I can only imagine how well they will work on watercolor paper. I will use my Prismacolor pencils to color the flowers to complete the page.

Before I go I thought I would leave you with sights from the Boston Comic Con. It was so much fun seeing all the costumes and I even got a chance to meet a Marvel crush from the TV series Luke Cage!

A sampling of the costumes at the Boston Comic Con.

Have a crafty week and I will drop by later today.



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