Colored Pencil Tips & Inky Backgrounds on Kraft Cardstock {Stamp School}

Hi friends! Today I will show you how to make this card and share tips on coloring with colored pencils.

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Watch the video for step by step instruction.

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Supplies:

  • Stamps from Floral Sheet 1 (also available individually)
  • Collage papers
  • ATC Supplies
  • Distress oxide inks
  • Colored pencils (Chameleon color Tones, Review coming soon!)
  • Brown dye ink
  • Painters tape
  • Bakers twine
  • Glitter enamel dots

Colored Pencil Tips!

  1. Go lightly at first. This will allow you to build up color and blend.
  2. Match your pencil strokes to what you are coloring. Overlapping ovals work best for most subjects but if you have strong linear lines like the veins in a flower petal make your coloring linear to match.
  3. Try coloring on colored cardstock, it will make less work for you as the areas you don’t apply pencil too will still have color.
  4. Apply firmer pressure for final details. You can also color firmly over an area with a light shade (this is called burnishing) to fill in the tooth of the paper and get a smooth solid color.
  5. If you are having trouble getting color to laydown on your paper choose a paper with more tooth or feels a bit rougher. You don’t want the super smooth paper you use for markers.

I hope you give some of these techniques a try! If you don’t have distress oxides and want to try the inky background techniques you can use chalk and pigment inks or ink the area up with white pigment ink and sponge dye inks on top. You know what I say? Use what you have! Happy crafting!

 

 

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6 Responses

  1. Wonderful tutorial today thanks for all the great tips. You card was so pretty!

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  2. Way to go. You could win in Jeopardy

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  3. Love this card and I am really excited to learn about Bmuse collage papers. I am in no way an artist so I am not aware of so many sites that have lovely images and textures. I love that I have learned so much from your videos. Thanks!

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  4. Great coloring tips. You tutorials are always a joy to watch and I am learning too. Thanks for everything you share. Your card is beautiful.

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  5. Lindsay, this is a wonderful tutorial for new techniques. I am hoping to purchase some of Tim Holtz new Oxide Inks. Thanks for sharing your talent once again. You give us confidence to jump in and try something new.

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  6. Wow! Thanks for all the great tips.

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