In The Mood for Color (taught by Stephanie Klauck) was such an interesting class. We learned to select colors based on the mood we are trying to convey. Adding the right color can add depth and nuance to your project.
I love the look of colored pencils, but they intimidate me a bit. Stephanie inspired me to dust off my Polychromos and give them a try. She walked us through the technique and I was pleased with my coloring.
- I put my Lotus stamp in my Misti and stamped the bloom and stem on grey paper. I left the stamps in there while I colored.
- Stephanie taught us to start with our lightest color, then add shadows with our darker colors and then blend with our medium tones. The key is to add lots of layers of color.
- The lines blur a bit with the pencil coloring so I then put the paper back in the Misti and restamped which resulted in crisp lines.
- I fussy cut the images and then went around the edges with a black pen.
- I wanted an accent strip so cut a strip of this designer paper and then mounted it on a piece of the grey Strathmore.
- I stamped my sentiment on another strip of grey Strathmore so that there was continuity across the card.
- I made an A2 top folding card, assembled with liquid glue and added some clear drop embellishments.
- Strathmore Toned Grey paper works great with colored pencils.
- Keep your stamps in the Misti so you can restamp after coloring. This makes a huge difference!