Thursday, 21 March 2013

Colouring with Promarkers.....Gorjuss!

I seem to have had a few requests for cards using the Gorjuss stamp recently, so I thought it would be the perfect time to show a step by step colouring guide.

Start by Stamping your image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
I started with the Hair, using Black, Cool Grey 5, Cool Grey 4 and Cool Grey 3

Decide where you want the darkest parts to be and start with the Black Promarker:
Next, use the Cool Grey 5 to come over the black and extend the colour a little past the black:
Do the same with Cool Grey 4:
and finally Cool Grey 3:
If you prefer a darker shade, use less Cool Grey 3 and increase the amount of the 3 other colours. You will find that you get a slightly different effect every time you do this.

Next, move onto the face. You need Saffron, Vanilla and Pastel Pink.
Start with the Saffron to add shadow under the Hairline and Chin, then use the Pastel Pink to add some colour to her cheeks:
Take the Vanilla Pen and go over the Saffron, Pastel Pink and remaining white space.
For the Jacket, I then used Chestnut and Cocoa. Using the same principles, lay down the darkest colour (chestnut) first, then go over and fill using the lightest colour (cocoa)
For the dress I decided to use Tan, Putty and Almond to stay with a slightly vintage feel. Use Tan first:
then putty:
then almond:
If you can see any sharp lines between the colours, use small circular motions with the lightest colour to blend the line. You will see the ink 'blur'. This is when the blend has taken.
Move on to the tights and Boots. 
I used Cool Grey 4 and 3 for some of the tights and Saffron and Vanilla for the rest. Use the darkest colour on each side of the legs, then fill with the lightest. This will make the legs look slightly rounded.
For the boots, use Chestnut and Cocoa again, follow the instructions for the tights to give a dimensional feel:
Finish by colouring the bow. I used Tan and Putty for the main, with chestnut spots:
You have now finished your image. I then used Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges of the card to soften the white background. 
In keeping with the vintage look, I decided to use my lili of the valley nitwit papers and tag sentiments stamps, a 6x6 Kraft Card Blank, some Stampin Up! ribbon and Card......oh...and of course the obligatory bling!:
A beautiful and simple creation.

Happy Crafting

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