17 October 2019

VIDEO | Coloured Pencils on Grey Toned Paper

Hello there, today I have a tag and video to share with you using coloured pencils on grey toned paper. I really like using coloured pencils on coloured paper/cardstocks. I think that you can get a completely different look than when colouring on white. Arteza kindly sent me a Grey Toned Sketch Pad to try and I thought it would work well for this technique.
I started off by die cutting the Arteza Grey Toned Sketch Pad sheet using the largest of the Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies. I then stamped the floral image from the Hero Arts + Gina K Friendship Blooms Stamp Set on top using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I coloured the image using Arteza Coloured Pencils. I used Indigo, Aegean Blue, Robin's Egg Blue and also White Quartz for the flowers. I first added the darkest shade in, followed by the mid-tone and then the lightest shade. I then added a layer of white, followed by the lightest shade again. As I show in the video, adding a layer of white first, lightens the shade of the pencil. I then went back in, adding another layer of all the colours, this time pushing a bit harder on to the paper. I did the same thing for the leaves, this time using Emerald, Basil and Matcha, as well as the White Quartz.
I then went around the image using a W3 Copic Marker. This adds a little shading around the image and helps it to pop, I think. When stamping the original image, I kept the stamp in my MISTI so that I could re-stamp it once the colouring was finished. I did this using Nocturne Versafine Clair Ink. I also stamped the sentiment in the top right hand corner, using the same ink.
I die cut a further tag from white cardstock and adhered this on to the back of the grey paper one. This not only gives it stability but finishes off the back of the tag nicely. I added twine through the top of the tag and tied it in a bow. To finish off, I added Lucy's Iridescent Jewels around the image.


Here is the video showing how I made the tag:

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Here are the links to what I have used on the tag and in the video. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
When colouring with coloured pencils, I like to use a paper with some tooth/texture to it. This Arteza paper works really nicely and I like the warm grey colour. The only downside of this paper for me is that it is paper weight, rather than a cardstock weight, so to use it in cardmaking you would want to back it with cardstock. You can see my review on the Arteza Coloured Pencils here. For 10% off orders from the Arteza US Website or the Arteza UK/EU Website before the 25th November 2019, use the code MichelleShort3
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