Easy Stencils + colored pencils with Bibi Cameron

Happy Saturday everyone!  it's Bibi here and today I'm sharing a super cool and easy technique and tips to add color to backgrounds using pencils shavings, baby oil and some of the stunning Neat and Tangled stencils.

Over 30 years ago, my mum used to blend pencils shavings with baby oil to add color to embossed images on vellum and cardstock and  I have tried that old technique whenever I use colored pencils and it works like a charm!

When using the pencil shavings as I show in the video you will be able to use the permanent (waterproof) pigment in the same way you use ink pads with incredible blending and minimum effort. 

Below pictures of the cards in the video


Supplies used:
That's all for today. I hope you like the video, the technique, and the card samples.

Happy crafting!!




  1. Very interesting to use pencil shavings , would love to watch the video.Lovely cards :)

  2. Such a great idea Bibi, thanks for sharing this technique. Your cards are all beautiful using this technique and these stencils. A lovely job on them all.

  3. so very nice!
    Merry Christmas!🎄🎅⛄
    hugs , Fiki

  4. That's a great technique and a lovely array of cards 😊

  5. Absolutely WONDERFUL cards, I love your inspiration! I especially love this new to me technique of using pencil shavings, Thanks for the video!!!!!

  6. Your cards are beautiful! I have been throwing my pencil shavings away but I am going to try this technique next time.

  7. A new technique - I love reusing/recycling waste, thank you!


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