Hi there, fellow crafters! I hope you’re starting rested into your weekend, or that your weekend is at least beginning at a restful pace. Originally, I wanted to surprise you with a video, but new camera + cryptic settings kind of ruined the recording, so you’ll have to make due with close up photos.
I was wondering how colored pencils like my Polychromos would hold up on black card stock – I know they are brilliant on kraft, but black? I almost expected the colors to be dull and never in my wildest dreams had I expected the brilliance I’d get forth Persian Motifs. I used a white pencil as a “foundation” to lighten the base color a bit so it would show up even better against the black.
For this coloring, I didn’t try to get a “blended” effect where colors would smoothly blend into each other. I wanted something more organic, as you can often see streaks of color on the petals of flowers. That’s what I was going for and I think it worked out rather nicely.
I also used my Letterpress as a stamp positioning tool for the sentiment. When I use white pigment ink, I usually need to stamp multiple times to get even and solid color. I’m not great with lining up stamps, so I grabbed my Letterpress for that purpose. As you can see, it worked perfectly – you can see the fine print in the Altenew stamp and that is despite stamping it about four times. Perfect positioning!
I also enjoyed using some of my darker sequins by Pretty Pink Posh. For my lighter colored cards, the dark sequins seem “overkill”, but here they worked perfectly. They add some subtle shimmer and elegance that isn’t in-the-face.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the project!