2 hours ago
Monday, 4 August 2008
So there I was at the art supply shop with 12yo daughter in tow. We'd already scored a few bargains at their once-a-year sale, and were now browsing the aisles in the main shop. Multicoloured polymer clay, a sketch book, some pens of her very own - what more can a girl ask for? Well, she liked the look of these - Derwent Inktense pencils. They are watercolour pencils with very strong colours. They suggest that after drying, you can add more layers over the colour, and it won't run. Not so sure about that - in my tests there's been some running, but I haven't NEEDED that feature. What I (we) NEEDED was the powerful colour hit you get when you touch a coloured-in section with a brush and water - POW! It's worth it just for the amusement value. The tin of 24 has earthy as well as bright colours. Pricey, but a very nice addition to the art room.