What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #465

Good morning my crafty WOYWW 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 for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

I have been gone for a bit but thought since I was actually working at my desk this week, I might have something to share. This morning I have pulled out my Derwent Inktense colored pencils to play.  I haven’t used them in over a year and lately, I have been enjoying coloring in adult coloring books with my Prismacolor pencils. I also saw someone online using them and felt inspired to get mine out. I am not ready to use them in my coloring books for a couple reasons. One is that the paper is thinner on many of them and I don’t want it to warp and two is I don’t feel like I have enough experience to confidently use them in my books. So I remembered I had bought come postcard coloring books and the paper is perfect for the wet medium.

First thing I did was create a little swatch on a scrap paper (postcard I didn’t like much) to see how the colors looked once activated.  The way these marvelous pencils work is you can color with them like a normal colored pencil but when you add water (activate) they can blend and move on the paper like watercolors and the color pops. The color before activation is totally different.

So I am using my water brush and a paper towel to dab off excess.  I hope to finish this one this morning so I can use it to send to a friend later this week.

The other items on my desk are my One Little Word book that I am using to scrapbook the integration of my chosen word for the year (trust). I receive monthly prompts to work on creative projects to include in this album. I didn’t do April’s prompt but will try to do it alongside this month’s tasks.

You can also see my new Ember tea mug. It is my new best friend! It keeps my tea the perfect temperature. The only thing is that I have to remember to turn it off after I finish a cup to conserve the charge. But it is wonderful for me because I am always running around to do something and I end up visiting my microwave for an embarrassing amount of times! There are also some cute notecards I picked up at the dollar bin from Target. Also a really lovely soy candle I bought at Target too called, “Paradise Palm”.

I can’t wait to see what you ladies are creating on your desks. I will be spending today outside as the temperatures are suppose to reach the 80s so don’t worry if I don’t make it to your desks today. I will make time to visit your desks over the next few days!

Have a crafty day!



  1. Monica Smith says

    I love the pens I use another brand and find myself returning to them as the colors are so great and there is a certain magic in using a “crayon” that becomes a water color.
    Monica #27

  2. The postcard size is one of my favourite sizes to work on and I have to agree inktense pencils are fantastic, I love working on fabric with mine the colours are always so vibrant.
    I hope you find confidence to use them in all you colouring books, maybe you could try them out on copy paper first, it seems such a shame that the quality of paper may stop you from using them.
    Lovely clean desk btw.. Thank you for sharing WOYWW.
    Best Wishes Tracey #6

  3. Oh, I agree the Inktense pencils are marvellous and I always find it amazing how the look of them changes when you add water. I like those postcards you’re working on, some of the colouring book papers are just too thin. Very jealous of your temps, it’s bright but windy and chilly here today!
    Hugs LLJ 8 xxxx

    • belinda says

      I agree. I have a couple watercolor coloring books that I might try them in. Don’t be too jealous because here in New England it can be 80 one day and 40 the next. It’s starting to actually feel humid right now but I’m not complaining!!

  4. Ohmy… you inspire me with this post, I suddenly feel the urge to color! And hey, I know where my pencils are since I moved last weeks and unpacked and stored all my materials last week… I might just take this last hour in the afternoon (before I have to cook dinner) to start coloring. Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland, Marit #23

    • belinda says

      Yay! I wish you lived here and then we could color together. It’s a perfect day to color! Thanks for the visit Marit!

  5. HI Belinda. These small pictures are coming along beautifully. Enjoy!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

    • belinda says

      Hey Margaret! Hope you are well. Thank you. I have three colors selected but need to come up with a few more to complete this postcard. Thanks for the visit.

  6. Hi Belinda, nice to see you back. I have heard great things about the Inktense pencils but as I already have so many different watercolour pens, I don’t dare buy more stash. Seeing your work does tempt me though lol. Have a good week. Sarah #9

    • belinda says

      Sarah, this crafty stuff is always so tempting. I bought these over a year ago as I caved to temptation and then forgot about them until I saw someone on YouTube using them. So at least I am using them! That’s something right? Thanks for stopping by!

  7. your colouring looks great! hope we see more of you now you’re back. Helen #1

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