Friday, September 18, 2015

Louise - Colouring Tutorial with Spectrum Noir Markers

Hi Louise here with you today - Since I my official title on the Design team for Artfull Crafts is Colouring Specialist I thought I should share something about how I colour.

I have chosen to colour up an image from Wild Rose called Bluebell with Hedgehog which is no longer in the online store but there are lots of other adorable stamps from the range available.  I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, I will list the colours as I go through the instructions.  I stamped the image in Memento Ink Grey Flannel.  It is important to stamp your image with an ink that is alcohol marker friendly to avoid bleeding and ruining your markers.

I started by colouring Bluebell over most of her body with GB8, leaving the areas which will be coloured in lighter shades.

I then added texture with a flicking motion from the outside of the head to the inside leaving it untouched in the middle of the face and ears.  The marker was EB5.

I then went back with GB8 and blended the flicks out using first a flicking motion again over the EB5, then I went over lightly in a circular motion with the GB8

Once I was happy with how the blend of the two markers looked I added in my darker shadowed areas with EB8. I then blended over again using GB5

I then coloured my lighter areas with TN2 and using the same techniques as above added GB7 & GB10 respectively.

To add further definition I went over some of the areas of the image that had disappeared during colouring such as the eye, leg and the ear definition,

And here is the finished image (before adding a dot of red liquid pearls for the nose)
Here is a list of the markers....

Deer - GB8, EB5, EB8 and TN2 GB7 &GB10

Hedgehog - TN1, TN7, TN8

Present - DG2, JG2, JG6
CR8, CR9, DR7

Grass - LG2, CG2, CG3

Bachground - BT2, BT4

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope I have helped a little with blending your alcohol markers.

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