Swatching Coloring Mediums with Waffle Flower - Polychromos Colored Pencils by Faber Castell

Swatching Coloring Mediums with Waffle Flower. Video (Blog Hop & Giveaway)

Hi everyone! I don’t have a project to share with you today, instead I share a process video of setting up color swatches chart for coloring mediums. I like to color with several mediums and the more I get to know each of them the better and the more confident my coloring gets. I have the courage try something new, I am not afraid to step outside the box and I am eager to experiment.

Swatching Coloring Mediums with Waffle Flower - Polychromos Colored Pencils by Faber Castell

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DETAILS

My friend Nina from Waffle Flower has been getting more and more into watercolors and she’s been trying to explore the different watercolor paints that she has. This prompted her to design several different stamp sets to help a beginner or advanced colored to swatch and explore their coloring medium further.

big thanks to May Park for this photo collage!

Last year I was at a crafty retreat with Nina and she was so excited to learn watercolor and explore all the different properties of her watercolor paints. We sat together, my friend May Park was there too and we painted some watercolor galaxies, splattered some paint around and just chatted. And I’m so glad to see that Nina has decided to continue with her watercolor passion and that she designed these really genius stamp stamps and coordinating dies for people like you and me who are dabbing in watercolor or other coloring mediums to help us learn more about the paints that we have, or the markers that we like to use.

Nina reached out to me and asked if I would like to join the blog hop celebrating this release and I immediately said yes. Because I honestly think that these new stamps sets are a genius invention and I can’t believe we didn’t have them before. So far I’ve set up a color swatches chart for my Polychromos pencils. But I cannot wait to use this and the charts from other stamp sets from this release for my other coloring mediums. Basically I want to swatch everything I have, every coloring medium I have using these stamps so that all of my charts and all of my swatches have the same uniformed format to them.

Be sure to watch videos filmed by Nina and her team explaining how to use these stamps.

Swatching Coloring Mediums with Waffle Flower - Polychromos Colored Pencils by Faber Castell

For my chart for Polychromos pencils I stamped the Swatch Grid 3 times and I used my other chart where I have every color listed to come with 3 color blends to try in this new stamped chart. What is awesome about this chart is that is has 1/3 & 2/3 indicators that help you see how far you need to color.

I’m already seeing some great color combos that I am excited to try in my future coloring, yes there are some failed combos that I probably won’t ever use for my projects, but because I tried that I now know that that didn’t work and I will know not to use it in the future and not to waste paper and paper trying to make that color blend work.

Swatching Coloring Mediums with Waffle Flower - Polychromos Colored Pencils by Faber Castell

I’ve already already swatched my Daniel Smith watercolors – I sort of refreshed my chart and I love the way it looks now, I still need to add the paint names onto it, but I love this uniformed and clean look it, it definitely looks much better than my previous chart.

RELEASE DETAILS

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, you will find Waffle Flower’s newest release a great investment for yourself.

This is a back to basics release focuses on the function of stamps and dies. Our goal is to help beginners gaining confidence over a coloring medium and to help experienced colorers warming up and learning more about their media.

Color Swatches (stamp, die, combo) is a great all-around swatching set while Color Wheels (stamp, die, combo) helps you create the most accurate color-mixing references with the supplies you have on hand. The 2”x3” Swatch Stamp Set is adapted from Color Swatches stamp set for quick-n-easy applications and storage. Swatch Tag Die contains a standard ATC size tag (2-1/2” x 3-1/2”) with piercing details and hole re-enforcers. Also in this release is a 5”x7” stamp set called Adventures to let you practice landscape painting techniques right away and the Lacy Flower XL Die to add a soft, feminine touch to any project.

A professionally printed guide will be included in the Color Swatches Combo. All combos come in our Cloud Storage Pockets.

SWATCHING KITS

 

BLOG HOP!

Join the blog hop and see how other cardmakers & artists are using these charts!

If you arrived from amazing Emily Midgett, the next stop on this hop is talented Lydia Fiedler. You can also start over at Waffle Flower blog.

GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 8/12/18 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 8/15/2018.

PROMOTION

To celebrate the new release, all orders placed by 11:59pm ET on 8/15/18 will receive an Adhesive Eraser from our friends at Xyron! No code required; Limited 1 per customer; While Supplies last.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support.

Waffle Flower Stamp Set - 5x7 - Color Swatches
Waffle Flower Stamp Set – 5×7 – Color Swatches
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SSS | WF
Waffle Flower Color Swatches Die
Waffle Flower Color Swatches Die
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SSS | WF
Waffle Flower Stamp Set - 5x7 - Color Wheels
Waffle Flower Stamp Set – 5×7 – Color Wheels
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SSS | WF
Waffle Flower Stamp Set - 2x3 - Swatch
Waffle Flower Stamp Set – 2×3 – Swatch
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SSS | WF
Waffle Flower Color Wheels Die
Waffle Flower Color Wheels Die
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SSS | WF
Waffle Flower Swatch Tag Die
Waffle Flower Swatch Tag Die
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SSS | WF
Waffle Flower Color Swatches Combo
Waffle Flower Color Swatches Combo
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SSS | WF
Waffle Flower Color Wheels Combo
Waffle Flower Color Wheels Combo
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SSS | WF
Waffle Flower Swatch Tag
Waffle Flower Swatch Tag
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SSS | WF
Waffle Flower Cardmaker Swatching Kit
Waffle Flower Cardmaker Swatching Kit
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WF
Waffle Flower Swatch Stamping Kit
Waffle Flower Swatch Stamping Kit
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WF
Fiskars Stamp Blocks
Fiskars Stamp Blocks
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SSS | AZ | WF
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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SSS | SC | AZ | WF
Faber-Castell Polychromos 24 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 24 Set
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AZ | BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos 60 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 60 Set
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AZ | BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 Set
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How to Swatch Coloring Mediums like a PRO using Swatching Stamps from Waffle Flower Crafts. Examples show Daniel Smith watercolor swatches and Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils swatches. #colorswatches #howtoswatchwatercolor #howtoswatchcoloredpencils

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166 Comments

    1. I am fairly new to paper crafting/card making/mixed media and have slowing been building my supply of inks, markers, crayons, etc and kept thinking I needed to figure out how to organize them all….. now I have my answer LOL This release is GENIUS!! Thank you Waffle Flower for the release and Yana for the video. I haven’t started with pencils yet but the Polychromos are what I want, start with a few and build lol but they looks too fabulous not to go with them. 🙂

    1. Incredible idea. I am a total neophyte so I really appreciate being able to try your combinations, especially since they always seem perfect. Have just placed my order.

    1. I’m with you.. I can’t believe something this incredible didn’t exist before now!.. and I’m getting more and more excited to start using it! Yay!

    1. This is such a great idea for a stamp, so very versatile as you are demonstrating. I have just watched Amy use it with her water colours and now you are using it with your Polychromos pencils. TFS :O) xx

    1. I am loving the color swatches. So much inspiration in this blog hop.

    1. I love your videos, no matter what the subject is, and I did love this one very much. Thank you 🙂

    1. I love the thought of putting multiple mediums of colour next to each other for each project. This release will help improve my colour choices so much.

    1. Love this stamp set. I’m anxious to try it out. I like that you didn’t just use White card stock to stamp it on. I could see using this stamp set on several colors to test out colors depending on what card you are making.

    1. Fantastic idea! I like to swatch out my mediums and these stamp sets will make that so much easier to do!

    1. What a brilliant release, with unlimited uses! Thanks for showing just more ways to swatch and make use of these stamps and dies!

    1. Thank you Yana for your enthusiasm in this video, I’m over the moon with this absolutely fantastic, genius set. I’m so excited to be able to put the rulers & pencil down & stamp out my swotches. I can’t wait to go play with all my mediums & rediscover the fun of discovering new mixes, whether they work well or not.

    1. This is a great release! I agree with you, I can’t believe we don’t have this yet in our card making world. Great job Waffle Flower!! Thanks for the video, Yana.

    1. I’m not a great organizer and this set might get me started! I’ve made swatches for my Distress inks, but never thought about making them for colored pencils. I think I’ve found my next project!

    1. These stamps really are brilliant and so useful in so many different ways! I’d definitely use them to try new colour blends and to swatch some of my new colour mediums. Thanks Yana for your great video, it was very helpful and inspiring!

    1. Your enthusiasm for these new stamps is infectious! I think that I need them all too and can’t wait to swatch out all my watercolours, markers and pencils!

    1. This release is the BEST I’ve seen this year so far! I will definitely use it for my colored pencils. Thanks for sharing! Love your video.

    1. Practice is supposed to make perfect, and I can’t wait to practice, practice, practice with these stamps and really get to know and understand my mediums. These stamps are genius, and I’m not really the swatching type of person, but these stamps have really inspired me.

    1. Great post and video! Thanks for sharing! Love this new release!!!

    1. I like that you are swatching onto the gray cardstock with your pencils. What a great idea!

    1. Thanks for showing your swatch process. I watched the Waffle Flower release video explaining – it is a great idea for a stamp set, and there are even coordinating dies!

      I have started to swatch my ink pads, embossing powders, alcohol inks and watercolors. I am also planning on including punches, embossing folders, mica powders and stencils. I guess it will be more of an inventory, By the time I get it done!

    1. Thanks Yana, I recently swatched my watercolors, but like this format so much more.

    1. I agree it would definitely help to eliminate bad combinations. Like the size and also the color wheel. Nicely done.

    1. Your swatch chart looks wonderful. I think these stamps are going to be really useful.

    1. Home run for Waffle Flower. What a unique and creative idea for everyone! Love this new swatching kit!

    1. Thank you so much for the video! so far I only have swatches for my ink pads!

    1. I watched your swatching video and got me more excited in learning more of watercoloring. Please let me know how I can learn more about it. I bought primacolor pencils but not sure about card stock or watercolor paper to use. I like and wants to know how to get to your blog regularly. I’m not a computer person but knows basic computer and YouTube. Love your fuschia card that got my attention. Love your work! I don’t have website (don’t know how to create one, 76 years old )

    1. Love the swatch stamps! Al much inspiration. I will have to start making my own swatches.

    1. These stamps and dies are really going to help me with learning color mixing. Dare I mention that these are genius? I almost missed getting my bundle because they are so popular! Yay!

    1. This is wonderful for any medium and I love how you used it for the pencils. So very helpful.

    1. Thanks for sharing your video! The color pencils ones are very handy!

    1. I love that you used it even for your colored pencils. I love this set. TFS

    1. Really love the new swatching kits! Can’t wait to use them. Thank you for the great explanations and ideas!

    1. I am really excited about this release. Nina is a genius. I have several different coloring mediums but being a novice I’ve become more of a collector than a user. This set gives me permission to simply play with my mediums and see what they can do. Thank you so much for sharing your process using this set.

    1. Thanks for sharing how you swatched your pencils. I can see how helpful it will be.

    1. Gorgeous new release from Waffle Flower!!! Nina did a fantastic job bringing us these amazing new swatch sets!!! We all NEED these!!!! Yana, you did an amazing job with your swatches! Thank you for sharing with us!
      Hugs,
      Jo in Jersey

    1. Watercoloring has been on my bucket list for such a long time. Doing these color swatches is going to be a great tool to help me understand this medium.

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