May 24, 2011

Color pencils - with videos

Hello friends.  If you follow Hero Arts' blog and videos, you will know that in the last week they were focusing on colored pencils.  Confession: I only have Crayola 12 pack that I bought for my kids!  =)  But when I saw all the shading and how pretty you can color a stamped image with these pencils, I had to try it out.  So, I made this card for my mom.  I tried using different pressure on the pencils to get the shading.  I am not good at this at all - I love the look, but I've never done it before.  I can't bring myself to purchase Copics, so colored pencils are the way for me.  But with my small pack, I don't have various shades of similar colors, so I had to make due with what I had.  It was fun though to color with pencils - I really love the soft look.
This card uses Hero Arts stamp, Lawn Fawn alphabet, and I cut the flowers from designer paper I had.  I used my own writing for the sentiment since it was a bit long and I wanted it to fit.  
So being my first time coloring my stamps with colored pencils, I am happy with it.  This is definitely something I will continue to practice.  Maybe my colored pencil 'stash' will start to grow....we'll see.
Have you used colored pencils?  There's lots of videos out there that feature this technique.  Below are just 2 videos that I recently watched.  There's plenty more - believe me!  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. It's pretty Ezlie. I think you color so well--not saying that to patronize you. Wish I could do that!Thanks for sharing this idea Ezlie. I do not rubber or digi stamp b/c I do not have the skill or patience to color the image. However, I might be able to handle it using colored pencils. DUH!