Cheerio, crafters! Today I want to invite you to a crafty cocktail party! Sorry, no alcohol will be served, but instead oodles of tips on how to color with colored pencils on kraft card stock in the video tutorial below. It’s something I am enjoying a lot and today my focus is on creating bright areas with a white pencil to make my stamped images just pop off the card:
Coloring on kraft is, basically, no different than coloring on white: you still need to work in layers and with patience, slowly building up your color until you are satisfied with the intensity and finish. If you are interested in learning colored pencils the proper way, I encourage you to check out the coloring classes by Kit and Clowder – I am still taking them and learning loads!
One thing that is different, in my opinion, when working on kraft card stock is that you have to watch your mid-tones. While very bright areas will almost glow, and very dark areas will have enough contrast, your mid-tones need to be either brighter or darker than usual, otherwise they’ll not have enough contrast to the surrounding kraft color. Then your image might end up looking dull and boring. I decided to err on the side of brightness with today’s project.
To add very bright highlights, you can also use a white gel pen. I used it to add some “sparkle” around my cocktail party.
I hope you enjoyed the video and got inspired to try coloring on kraft card stock. Have a fantastic day!