Tightwad Tuesday Announcement: Watercolor Wonder Crayons are Back….YaY!!

Watercolor Wonder is Back!!!!

(and so are the crayons! :D)

Hi All,

Back in grade school I would beg my Mom for a new box of crayolas at the beginning of every new school year (not to mention everytime we passed the crayon aisle!) and not just any box…the big one!!   Now I get to play with an even better product…Watercolor Wonder Crayons!   These little darlings not only color like a crayon but when water or blender pen is applied they convert to watercolors!  The effects are amazing!   And if you already have the old set of colors Stampin’ Up is ready to hook you up with a Color Renovation Color Conversion kit that will get you four new tins and all the new colors you’re missing.  

So Stampin’ Up is feeding my fetish for art supplies just like I used to use in grade school!   Well…not just like….LOL…these are better…way better! 

Here’s why:

■ Water soluble and easy to blend, allowing for an unlimited range of shades
■ Coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors
■ Artist-quality, highly-pigmented crayons
■ Available in color collection assortments
■ Contains 10 crayons per package (except New Color Kit which has 17)
■ Can also be used without water to color images

So why all the excitement about the crayons?

Stampin’ Up announced today that after a 6 month wait the Watercolor Wonder Crayons are finally back in stock and available for order.   An unexpected factory move by the supplier and the need to recertify for the expected Stampin’ Up level of quality among other issues has had many of us champing at the bit…and now, finally, joyfully,  all color groupings and the new Color Renovation Conversion Kit are available!   YaY!!

Tightwad Tuesday is celebrating for sure.  These little lovelys last a long…long…long…time!  And with the many uses and techniques available, using these little darlings is a frugal crafters delight.  

Here are your choices and order numbers.  

  • 120949 New Color Kit  – to see more information about this option check this post 
  • 119802 Subtles
  • 119803 Regals
  • 119804 Brights
  • 119805 Neutrals

Given the wait and the number standing in line to purchase you’ll want to get your order in early lest you end up on the backorder list if the blitz is as big as I’m expecting.  You can purchase any and all forms of the Crayons here in my online store. 

Oh and if you get your online order in before midnight tonight (the 30th) you can still take advantage of the online spectacular prices and possible free shipping!!  Can’t get more frugal than free right?  Double Yay!!

Here’s a technical note Stampin’ Up shared with demonstrators:

When you and your customers receive your Watercolor Wonder Crayons, you may notice that some of the crayon sleeves feature old artwork on them. This does not affect the quality of the crayons; we simply need to deplete inventory of crayons with the old artwork before we use crayons featuring the new artwork.


Wondering what to do with your Crayons once you have them in your studio?   Watch the Video then check the list of tutorials and resource links below.


Watercolor Wonder Crayons Resources

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqU-3kOMrzU – Stampin’ Up’s Training/Technique video – Shannon West

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlpbZy4bG_A – techniques using clear mount stamps and WWC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHBG9QaqskE&feature=related – video – Stamping with WWC – direct to stamp method

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdXyt20HdVg&feature=related – video – melted crayon technique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG8JWG6zJfA – Video – WWC Color Wash Technique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPbHRIMNcqA&feature=player_embedded – Dawn’s 411 on WWC

http://mariestamps.wordpress.com/2007/07/16/money-saving-tip-make-your-watercolor-wonder-crayons-last-longer  – make your own palette and thrift tip with WWC

http://www.craftcritique.com/2008/08/watercolor-crayons-from-stampin-up.html – review from years past

http://theserenestamper.blogspot.com/2010/10/watercolor-wonder-crayons.html – photo tutorial on using WWC

http://dianagibbs.typepad.com/stampin_with_di/2010/07/nothings-worsea.html – convention tip for WWC – use the block!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/wet_watercolor_crayons – SCS tutorial – wet watercolor crayons

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/shimmering_watercolor_crayons – SCS tutorial – Shimmering Watercolor Crayons – Shimmer Paint will work in place of the Pearl-ex

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/canvasstamping – SCS tutorial – Stamping on Canvas and WWC

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/mulberry_batik   – Mulberry Batik with WWC

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/watercoloring_with_watercolor_crayons – SCS tutorial Watercoloring with WWC

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/color_wash – another version of watercolor wash

Picked up a tip from a non SU site that started the coloring process by stamping a line art image to be colored using Versamark and then embossing with BLACK embossing Powder.  This gave a raised relief image to color.  Not only kept the color where you wanted it but gave an artist quality to the image itself.  Very Cool!


Happy Coloring!

Hugs & Holiday Blessings – Jean


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