Introduction to Inktense Pencils - Part 1


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Introduction to Inktense Pencils - Part 1

About Course

Derwent Inktense pencils are a great way to enhance fabrics or create textile artwork from scratch. In this class we will open up the pencils and explore different mediums to enhance your artwork using these pencils.

Brenda will help you create a sampler using different mediums for you to take use as a reference tool. Then, we will create colorful blocks that can be used in a quilt or as labels. These pencils are so versatile from soft and subtle to bold and vibrant, there’s a whole world of possibilities to enhance your fiber art projects!

Once you add this class to your cart and complete checkout, please come back to this page to view this class. Inktense pencils and kits are sold separately.

18 x 9” White fabric*
18 x 9” Freezer paper*
Derwent Intense Pencils
Pentel Gel Roller or Micron 05 Pigma Pen*
Aloe Vera Gel*
Jaquard Textile Medium*
Paint Pallet*
Spritzer Bottle*
Paint Brush*
Glue – Washable clear school glue*
Squeeze bottle*
Ric rac* or fabric scrap
Page labeling diagram/Picture to trace*
Pencil Sharpener*
Cardboard or paper scrap
Surface protector, such as newspaper, cardboard or wipeable tablecloth
Water container – I like a jelly jar, they have a heavy bottom and don’t tip over easily
Shavings catcher – whatever you have on hand or sharpen over the trash can
Paper towels or cleaning cloth
Old shirt to protect your clothing.
Scissors/rotary cutter
Needle and thread

*Included in Optional Kit

Purchase Pencils & Kit Here 

Course content

videoIntroduction Start
videoSupplies Start
videoPreparation Start
videoLayout Diagram Start
videoThe Pencils Start
videoAdding Water Start
videoMore Water & Layering Start
videoPencils Before Aloe Start
videoAloe Before Pencil Start
videoAloe Mix Start
videoPencil Before Textile Medium Start
videoTextile Medium Before Pencil Start
videoTextile Medium Mix Start
videoGlue Resist Start
videoMaking the Cover Start
videoFinishing Up & Extra Tips Start
Brenda Brouder

Brenda Brouder

Course Instructor

I have been quilting for over 40 years, first traditional quilts and more recently art quilts. When I first got into quilting it was because I was frustrated with putting my energy into sewing clothing that never fit. While I was taught to sew, I never learned how to fit a pattern. So I could sew, but had no idea how to make things fit. Thus I shifted my energies to quilting. It allowed me to still use my sewing skills and indulge my love of fabrics but my finished product didn't have to fit the human form. ​ My intensity for quilting increased after my father died. Having always been a Daddy's girl, I needed a common interest with my mother who was an avid quilter. So I delved into quilting a bit deeper. I still struggled because all I was encountering at that point was somewhat traditional patterns, fabrics and thought processes. I wanted something different, but how should I get there? ​ I joined a local fiber arts group 7 years ago when I started working for a local quilt shop and that was when I found my people. In this group, any idea was good and encouraged, no matter how traditional, how wild, or how just barely it fit into the category of quilting, it was all fiber arts. I have really grown as a quilter and as an artist in these last 7 years. I still do a few, traditional quilts every year but spend the bulk of my time learning new techniques, playing with new ideas and creating things that lean more toward art quilts. ​ I have coupled my love of fiber arts with my love of finding a good bargain or something useful but cast off by someone else. Thrift shops and yard sales and scrap bins are my venues of choice for a good ole shopping spree as I constantly find myself saying, "That's still worthwhile, " and taking it home. ​Combine my weakness for bargain hunting, scrap bins, enjoying a good puzzle and a love of crafts, textiles, fibers and quilting and there you have it, Worthwhile Goods was born.