Experimenting with Caran D'ache Neocolor II watersoluble crayons

I had a couple of hours spare this sunny afternoon, so I thought I'd crack open the little tin of Caran D'ache Neocolor II watersoluble crayons that has been sitting on my shelf for a while. I love the results! The colours are so vibrant and mix really well.

I tried a couple of techniques, lifting the colour directly from the crayons with a wet brush, which made the colour very rich and opaque, but could be watered down easily. I also transferred the crayon onto the paper, by drawing a small section of colour, wetting it and lifting the colour that way. This made the colour more transparent and easier to build up in layers. The colours mix and blend really well.

For a first attempt, I don't think it turned out too badly! I hope my sister and Brother-in-law like their hand-painted anniversary illustration!

Holidays are comin'... !

Christmas Tree Festival

Well the tree is up... ready to go at the Festival of Christmas Trees that is! Decorated with the fabulous competition entries submitted by our very talented local youngsters! 

There's still time to make one last entry into the competition, it's been extended to the close of the festival... so head on down and get your creative juices flowing!

The tree is in aid of CCLG www.cclg.org.uk to raise awareness and funds for their vital work. Show your support by donating over the weekend and popping a few pennies in the pot or taking home your very own mini Christmas Jumper pin for £1.

Support local this weekend if you're in Narborough village, for all the exhibitors at the festival this year. December is upon us, let's get in the festive spirit!

Venue details: Festival of Christmas Trees, All Saints' Church, Church Lane, Narborough. 2nd, 3rd and 4th December 2016. Open to the public Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm. £2 admission, children under 12 - free.

On Saturday, Santa will be there between 10:30am-12pm and the Tower will be open between 10am-12pm. Come along and get in the festive spirit!