Saturday, 4 October 2008

Shades of autumn

Edited to add: Forgot to say - Happy World Card Making Day!

I thought I’d give you a break from the Real Red … but not from the Old Olive because I just love that colour!

I made this as a sample to show off the technique I was demonstrating at the Papercraft Show last Sunday. We all took turns to demo a technique and mine was Watercolour Wonder™ crayons. I love these – they are so nice and smooth to use. In case you haven’t worked it out from the title, they are like watercolour pencils… but they’re crayons!

All you do is scribble a little on the area you want to colour, then blend it in using your favourite from the following: blender pens, Aqua Painter™ or simply a wet paintbrush. I prefer blender pens for small areas and because they are so easy – just whip them out of the drawer and off you go.

For fine detail, you can apply your blender pen/Aqua Painter™/paintbrush directly to the crayon to pick up the colour.

I stamped on Naturals Ivory which I find the best cardstock for colouring with any “wet” medium, although blender pens work fine on small areas on Whisper White/Very Vanilla, too.

This is my favourite image from the For Father set – I’ll have to make some cards with the other images soon.

Stamps: For Father
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Naturals Ivory
Ink: StazOn® Black
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware® - Pewter, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Always Artichoke

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  1. I am so glad I visited your blog. Definitely a saver. Now on to the archives..haha...Sandi

  2. Your card is gorgeous and I love your colouring.

    Top card. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Hi Helen,
    Nice to visit your blog, how are you?? I have not been too well, off to the doc tomorrow for some more test?? Love the new colour on your blog, so much more sunnier!!
    Love and hugs always!

  4. Nice job with the autumn colors. You made Old Olive even look pretty decent. ;)

  5. I've never seen that stamp set but I LOVE it. Gorgeous card, Helen.

  6. Great job on the coloring, my watercoloring leaves something to be desired, but I'll try it your way. Thanks for the tutorial. Beautiful card.


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