I love to color. It is so relaxing to me. Last night I sat down to color and came up with this creation. This is a variation on Karen Barber’s Black and White Magic technique that I did a post on last week. The technique of coloring with Prismacolor Pencils and then outlining the image with a White gel pen apparently can be done on any color of card stock other than white with wonderful results. It even showed up very well on SU River Rock card stock.
I love making cards that look like tiles, they are so versatile you can use them for so many different occasions.
The images used in todays tutorial are from Innovative Stamp Creations “Artsy Victorian Sheet”. Here is a link to their online store: http://www.innovativestampcreations.com/ischomepage.html
Let’s get started on the tutorial.
|Stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations “Artsy Victorian”|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Basic Black & River Rock|
|Ink: Stampin’ UP Craft White and Basic Black|
|Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Paint Thinner, Flower Punches, White Gel Pen, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Piercing Tools, Copper Brad|
Stamped image on Basic Black card stock with White Craft ink.
Dried the ink with a heat gun. You can also just wait for it to dry, but I’m not that patient.
When I color with Prismacolor Pencils, I dip my pencil point in Odorless Paint Thinner and then color. The pencil melts like butter on the card stock and blends very nicely.
Started coloring with a Yellow Ochre pencil.
Then added Pumpkin Orange Pencil.
Colored part of the center of the image with a Warm Grey 30% pencil.
Then colored the rest of the center image with a True Blue pencil.
Colored around the center image with a Poppy Red pencil.
Used the True Blue pencil again on the outer frame of the design.
Here is where the magic happens. Outlined the image with a white gel pen. Wow! That makes it come to life.
Trimmed the image down, leaving a bit of black card stock showing all the way around.
Stamped with Black ink part of the flourish image at each corner of a 4.5″ x 4.5″ piece of River Rock card stock using a Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.
Colored the flourish with the Yellow Ochre and the True Blue pencils.
Outlined the images with the White Gel Pen.
Assembled card front and then felt the corners needed a bit more pop, so I added some of the Pumpkin Orange pencil to the center of the flowers.
Add some punched flowers to the center.
Added a copper colored brad to the center and used my piercing tools to add piercings in between the corner images.
And here you have it, the finished card measuring 5.25″ x 5.25″.
Hope your day if filled with warm rich colors!
Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . .