Hi friends! Break out the colored pencils and get ready to feel like a kid again!
I left this tutorial in real-time because it is geared to beginners. I think it is helpful to see how long it takes to build up layers, how to hold the pencils and how much pressure to apply. If it is too slow for you simply play the video then click on the gear at the bottom of the player and you can play it faster, warning, it might make me sound like a deranged chipmunk but at least you can watch it in half the time!
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- Stamps (full set of all 50 states birds & flowers plus bonus images)
- OR the individual image is available for $5
- White cardstock
- Die cuts or embellishments of your choice
- Colored pencils (Prismacolor colors I used listed below)
pc 1015 deco blue
pc 903 true blue
pc901 indigo blue
pc 917 sunburst yellow
pc 914 cream
pc 943 burnt ocher
pc 946 dark brown
pc 911 olive green
pc 908 dark green
pc 912 apple green
pc 923 scarlet lake
pc 924 crimson red
- Pencil sharpener
- Pattern paper
- A2 size card base in red
Feel free to use the paper and pencils you have on hand. Even Crayola. It is better to see if you enjoy using colored pencils before shelling out big bucks for a professional set. I love the burnishing technique (coloring firmly) but it might make people’s hands tired after a while. I want Stamp School to be about trying techniques and exploring media without busting the bank, and if you love the colored pencils, well, Christmas is right around the corner and there are many lovely brands to pick from! I hope you enjoyed this project and you give some of these techniques a try! Happy crafting!