dinsdag 14 januari 2014

Use watercolor pencils and liners to create !

I just LOVE to use the Faber-Castell's Colour Grip watercolor pencils. As you might have seen on my blog, I use them in almost every project. To color an image, or to just give it a hint of color etc. 

The Faber Castell PITT artist pens are also very useful. I don't think there is one project on my whole blog that I haven't used it on. I use the black and brown ones most, but also other colors. They are permanent, so it won't smear when you use water on your project. 

In this tutorial a step-by-step about coloring with the watercolor pencils and adding depth with the liners.

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This is the finished card:

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Step by step:  
I stamped this image with a solvent ink, to make sure it won’t smear when using water to color it.
I always start coloring with the lighter color (here I used FC542), which is a very light blue.
Blend the color with a waterbrush. 
NOTE: Keep some white in the image, to add interest and depth to the image.
 
  
Color with a darker blue now (I used FC566), just touches of it in the shadowy parts of the flower.
Blend the color with a waterbrush. Again, keep some white in the image… 

Now for the darkest blue; repeat the same steps as with the previous colors. You only need to add a little color, mostly on the lines and shadowy parts. 
 

Do the same with the greens for the leaves. I used FC672 first, which is a beautiful olive green!

Also add a darker green FC634 and yellow green FC047 to the leaves.
 
  
Color the centre of the flower with yellow-green (FC047).
DONE with the coloring.

 Use your marker to add some darker lines, mostly the bottom of the image to add depth and shadow.  I also made the stem a little longer.

Stamp the image on a piece of masking paper, cut it out, and put it over the stamped image.

Stamp over this mask, I used a script stamp. 
Doodle with a black liner, and color the outer edge of it (same colors that you’ve used in previous steps).



 That's it, easy isn't it? 

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PRODUCTS USED: 
Faber-Castell's Colour Grip watercolor pencils 
(The numbers I mention in the tutorial are the last 3 digits of the longer number) 
Faber Castell PITT artist pens
Script stamp - Paper Artsy 
Flower stamp - Studio Light

6 opmerkingen:

  1. Beautiful card Ellie and a great Tutorial.
    Avril xx

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  2. A super tutorial Ellie, your card looks beautiful.
    Yvonne x

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  3. Well, YOU make it look easy... Yes, you've made me want to give it a try! I still don't have much patience with cutting masks so perfectly as you do though!
    Alison xx

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  4. Een geweldig mooie kaart.
    Groet Annemieke

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  5. Zeer mooie stempel die je prachtig hebt gekleurd. En zeer mooi afgewerkt met tekst en randje!!
    Groetjes, Linda

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