6 February 2023

VIDEO | MFT Colour Pencils on Black Cardstock

Hello there, I am up on the My Favorite Things YouTube channel today sharing a card using colour pencils on black cardstock. I haven't done this in a while, but I really like the look! Although colour pencil coluring can take some time, I do find it enjoyable, even if it did hurt my hand a little!

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I started off by stamping the image from the MFT Gathered with Love Stamp Set on to a panel of MFT Black Licorice Cardstock using Hero Arts Dove White Core Ink. Since this ink is dye based, it dries pretty quickly, but I did give it a little helping hand with my heat tool. 

I then coloured the image using Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils. As you will see in the video, sometimes I added a layer of white pencil first, to make the colours more vibrant against the black cardstock and sometimes I did not. All of the colours that I used are listed below the supplies list for reference. 

The panel was adhered to a black US A2 sized card base with tape runner adhesive. I then stamped the sentiment from the set on to more Black Licorice cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the card using black thin foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen dots and sparkles. 


Here is the video showing how I made the card:

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Here are the links to what I have used on the project 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.

POLYCHROMOS PENCILS: Leaves - White 101, Pine Green 267, Leaf Green 112, Light Green 171. Flower petals - Black 199, Helioblue-Reddish 151, Ultramarine 120, Light Ultramarine 140, White 101. Vase/jar - Helioblue-Reddish 151, Cobalt Turquoise 153, Cobalt Green 156, White 101, Warm Grey 5 274, Warm Grey 2 271. 

Sadly, the photos do not look as good as the card does in real-life but it is a fun technique and if you haven't tried it, I hope you will give it a go! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I will be back later with another post but in the mean-time, I hope you have a great day! 

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous Michelle, it turned out really pretty. Coloured pencils on black are always so striking. Absolutely love the white gel pen detail around the flowers! Xx


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