In this guest post, Stabilo tell us about how flexible their Woody 3 in 1 pencil/crayon is. They may be a little biased, but we know plenty of kids, artists and professinal users who would back them up!
The STABILO Woody 3 in 1 is the ultimate multi-talented pencil because it can do (almost) everything. Thanks to its size, shape and rich colour application, the STABILO Woody 3 in 1 is ideal for young children's hands offering a comfortable grip without the need for applying pressure. The STABILO Woody 3 in 1 is available in 18 vibrant colors and has a variety of application possibilities. It can also be used on different surfaces such as paper, glass, or metal - promising endless fun!
The STABILO Woody 3 in 1 has an XXL break-proof lead that applies as much color as eight traditional coloured pencils making it ideal for creating masterpieces over a large area. The STABILO Woody 3 in 1 is ideal for the whole family and meets the criteria to the CE directive for the product safety of toys.
As well as being a great wax crayon and colouring pencil, you can also use the Woody 3 in 1 as a watercolour pencil, here are some examples of how you can use the Woody 3 in 1.
#1 As a Watercolour Paint
Apply the STABLO woody 3 in 1 pigment to a sheet of paper (preferably watercolour paper or card). With a damp paint brush, sweep over the colour to transfer it onto the brush then apply as you would with a normal paint.
#2 Smooth Surface
Express yourself with the STABILO woody 3 in 1 on glass, plastic, aluminium, steel or other smooth surfaces. Once finished simply clean off with water or glass cleaner.
#3 Dark Paper
The vibrant colours of STABILO woody 3 in 1, are ideal for black or dark coloured paper and card. Perfect for that night scene or creating your very own solar system.
#4 Scratch Art
Have fun layering different colours onto your paper, once the paper is covered. Cover it fully with a darker colour, and then very carefully scratch your design into the darker colour revealing all the different colours underneath. Parent supervision needed with this technique.
#5 Transfer Art
Using STABILO Woody 3 in 1 cover a piece of paper with lots of different coloured circles, once completed turn this sheet over and put it on top of a fresh piece of paper. Using a sharp graphite or coloured pencil, draw your design on the back of the coloured paper. Once complete gently remove the top sheet to see your multicoloured design revealed
#6 Add Heat!
Please note this technique is not suitable for children. Add dimension to your masterpiece with this technique, using a hair dryer gently heat the lead of the STABILO Woody 3 in 1 until it is soft and malleable. Using a small palette knife carefully scrape a piece of the softened lead and apply to page, repeat the process until you have achieved your desired look.
#7 STABILO Woody 3 in 1 as a Pastel
The STABILO Woody 3 in 1 can be also treated just like a pastel, using your finger you can blend and even mix colours. A fixative can be used to seal the final picture
#8 Stencil Effect
Using a stencil apply the STABILO Woody 3 in 1 around the edge. Transfer this stencil to a clean sheet and using your finger rub the colour from the edge onto your page, repeat until your desired design has been achieved.