What’s this? A blog post written in a reasonably timely fashion? Madness!
My birthday was October 22nd, and one of the presents that my lovely boyfriend got me was a set of colouring pencils from The Works.
They aren’t high grade pencils, but I have a full set of Faber Castell Polychromos that I definitely don’t use to their full capability. Maybe a set of lower grade pencils would be better for me.
Step one – swatching. I know a lot of people find this tedious, but I really love swatching.
Next step, making a swatch sheet for the inside of the tin. The pencils have no markings on to identify colour or anything, so I cropped that photo from before…
… printed it off, cut a piece of paper the same size and swatched them out.
I made two mistakes when I did this. Firstly, I didn’t make the print out and the swatch the same size as the tin. That would’ve made it a lot easier to tell which pencil is which.
Secondly, I stuck it onto the lid upside down. Instead of peeling it off and resticking it, I just rearranged the pencils in the tin.
Finally I got around to doing some art. There’s a piece I’ve been meaning to do for Halloween/October since I had the idea months ago. A candy corn unicorn. So that’s what I did.
…and then the final piece.
I am very happy with it. It’s so cute. And the pencils are awesome.