Hey there, crafters! Today I have another card featuring coloring with pencils. One of my favorite stamp sets – ever – is Witch Way is the Candy by My Favorite Things. The images are gorgeous and there are just so many different ways you can tackle them. Today, I went way out of my comfort zone and used my pencils on black card stock!
The card stock I used is some no-brand paper, so it wasn’t ideal for pencils (good card stock has a certain thickness and tooth, and this one here flattened out pretty quickly). Since coloring with pencils requires a few layers, this was a challenge, but as you can see, it still worked out just fine. The key, as always, is patience. And once more, I’m shamelessly plugging the Kit and Clowder coloring classes, as every single thing I did on this image was taught in those classes. (They have one just for pencils!)
I thought that maybe the Polychromos colors I selected for the hat would be too dark, and you can see in the video that at first, it doesn’t look promising. But thanks to my Luminance white pencil, I was able to lighten the purples and make the hat look great (plus, a white gel pen for accents is never wrong to have). You can see that while coloring the face, it looks hideous – this is simply the process of coloring with pencils, and doing no-line coloring. It will look terrible at some point, but you have to work past that and then you’ll be rewarded with a great result. Also, make sure your pencils are sharp all the time, as it will make it much easier to color precisely.
Since you’re coloring on black, you need an ink that will actually show up against the black card stock, and I like to use white pigment ink. If you have a super light pink or blue, that might also do the trick. I was actually surprised that the white showed up that strongly, I’d have preferred for it be lighter, so maybe do a test run for your project and use second generation stamping.
I am entering this card into the My Favorite Things Superstar challenge in the category Coloring Virtuoso.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired!