adding depth with colored pencils...
Hello my fabulous friends!
As you know, I recently got a whole big set of Chameleon pens. Alcohol markers are fairly new to me... as in, this year. I'm still learning.
I've been spending a lot of time online trying to pick up techniques and pointers on working with alcohol markers.. I've also spent a lot of time playing and practicing.... For every project you see me post, I guarantee there are TONS of practice images on scrap paper scattered over my table so I can test and try colors, blends, techniques, etc. that you never see!
This week, I wanted to experiment with some no line coloring, and using colored pencils over the alcohol markers to create more dimension. (I also did some experimenting with color layering...)
I used two shades of gray Chameleon Pens to build my shadows, then colored over that with Crimson Red... Then went back in with more gray, and more red... until I was happy. Once the whole flower was done I added deeper shadows with black and red colored pencils, and lightened some areas with white.
I'll be honest, I'm using super cheap kiddie colored pencils... It's what I have. They didn't blend well, nor could I build many layers with them. That being said, I LOVE the depth and detail the colored pencil gives to the overall look!
It's definitely something I will keep using, and a set of good colored pencils is now on my wish list!
Paper: Georgia Pacific 110# white card stock, Paper Studio Glam Glitter
Stamps: Altenew Amazing You
Ink: Clearly Kelly, Altenew Crimson, Chameleon Pens Warm Gray 7 (WG7), Warm Gray 3 (WG3), Crimson Red (RD4), Olive Green (OL3), Peony Pink (PK4), Colorless Blender (CB), Detail Pen (D)
Here's a close up of the finished flowers and leaves.. Not perfect, but I'm learning!
The Sequins were tinted pink by coloring them with Peony Pink Chameleon pen... I love that I can make clear sequins any color I want with alcohol markers!
Today's card was inspired by Altenew's July Inspiration Challenge...
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!