Friday, August 24, 2018

Clean & Simple Card With Inkon3 Pansies + Real Time Coloring

Hey folks!

In today's video, I'm sharing a clean and simple card and doing some no line coloring with the Inkon3 Pansies Stamp Set. Although I've colored flower similar to pansies, I've never colored the flowers themselves before. Today's video is a little bit different. While it's a great idea to work it out before you commit to a full card, sometimes I just dive right in and learn as I go. In today's video I'm not focusing on how I color, but focusing on the mistakes I make and what I learn from them. Plus, I've added as much real time coloring as possible for you! 

You can watch the video on how I made my cards HEREYou can also click the thumbnail link below.

For my card today, I'm the using the oh so darling Inkon3 PANSIES Stamp Set. I paired that up with Inkon3's FADEOUT Ink, because they're like peas and carrots. Plus I've been enjoying expanding my skills and approach to no line coloring a lot lately.

As I mentioned, I've colored flowers before that have a similar approach to pansies, but never a pansy. I always recommend if you're unfamiliar with how to do something to practice folks. I strongly recommend that you do this before you commit to a full card. However, I have zero problems diving right in. I also have zero problems sharing with you my mistakes.

Do be sure to check out the VIDEO folks. I don't talk a whole lot about technique specifically, but I do talk about some of my color choices, how you can visualize your images to make them easier to work on and the perception of color.

Everyone makes mistakes. No matter how long you've been at it, everyone does. Even me. My problem with this card, I was so focused on the new, I kept forgetting the big picture. I tell folks all the time to slow down and thats true. You should. However, it's also important to keep the other details in mind.

The good news is there isn't any coloring police! Nobody's gonna be knocking on your door with an order to cease and desist. Ninety-nine percent of the time no one will even notice that you made a boo-boo. Just keep at it and more importantly, take note. You'll know better next time.

Here's a close up of how I colored the leaves. I started by taking my B34 and drawing a line up the center of the leaf. Then going from the base of the leaf and working my way to the tip, I flicked the marker from the center toward the outside edge. Much like a Christmas tree.

When I finished with the B34, I went over the top of that with a YG17, extending it out just a little bit further. Then I finished it off with the YG13. Also, don't forget that the paper you work on makes a difference! For this card, I used X-PRESS It Blending Card.

When I colored the flowers, it was much the same approach. Those same light flicking motions, starting from the base of each petal out towards the tip of the petal. The only difference is those flicks radiate out like a fan instead of up like a tree.

After all of the coloring I decided to keep this a truly clean and simple card. I stamped the sentiment from the PANSIES Stamp Set in Simon Says SLATE Ink then used a Sakura CLEAR Glaze Pen on the center of the flowers and some Nuvo AQUA Shimmer Pen on the highlights of the flowers and leaves.

Do be sure to check out Amy from VANILLA ARTS folks! As I mentioned in the VIDEO she's truly an amazing teacher and a wonderful source of inspiration!

That's it!

I hope you enjoyed my project today! DISCOVER more projects on my Youtube Channel. Do be sure to subscribe if you haven't and also tap that notification bell so you don't miss any future videos. As always Thanks So Much for stopping by!

Until next time.

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  1. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks so much for sharing <3 <3 <3

  2. WOW, these pansies are fabulous. Your coloring is out of this world. TFS

  3. They look so real. I never imagined you could layer pencil over the Copic colors to create that depth and rich color. Thank you for sharing this stunning card and your technique

  4. Love your card. Your coloring is amazing.


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