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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Tutorial for colouring hair with Prismacolor pencils

(Please scroll down for my All That Scraps review DT cpost!)

Hi everyone!  I'm back today with the next installment of my a tutorial for All That Scraps to show you how I coloured in Sweet Ima Butterfly hair on kraft cardstock using Prismacolor pencils. 

I use White as the base, again using using light strokes so that the kraft doesn't become "waxy" too soon...

I now use a different technique when colouring her hair so instead of using a circular motion, I use a 'feathering' technique instead.  I start with my lightest colours first, so next I use Burnt Ochre, feathering from the edges into the white space...

I then use Terracotta, again feathering from the edges into the white space...

You can see that I've left quite a lot of white in the middle so that the 'feathered ends' are more visible.  I now use Tuscan Red using less strokes but firmer to enhance the feathered look...

Last but not least I use Dark Brown in the very edges where the shadows are to create the depth that you can see in the picture below.  It also shows how I've used some scrap kraft cardstock to test the colours I've used for the image...

All's that left to do is to make something with this sweetie!  Okay, that's it from me - I hope that all made sense.  If you have any questions, leave me a comment on this post and I'll get back to you.  Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Wow! You're so good at colouring. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  2. Great tutorial...I must try this as I have never coloured on Kraft with the pencils.
    Cant wait to see what you make with her.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  3. Wonderful Tutorial Mary! stunning

  4. oh this is a wonderful tutorial Hun and your colouring is just stunning,hugs Cherylxx

  5. Another great tutorial Mary love your colouring


  6. Fabulous tut Mary...and your colouring is simply amazing hun :o)

    have a lovely day...big hugs Vicky xx

  7. Great tutorial, loved hearing how you do your colouring! Cute image.

  8. once again I must say thks for the this little girl..keep them coming maybe a black and white tut on the kraft..just your work..

  9. super, merci pour ce super tuto! biz

  10. Another amazing tutorial!

  11. Again....WOW.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  12. Another fab tutorial Mary... Thank you!
    Christine x

  13. Another awesome tutorial, Mary J! Your colored image is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us!

  14. Wow! I have never used those a very interesting tut for me! Your colouring skills are awesome!
    Alicia xx

  15. Love your coloring.thanks for the tutorial.

  16. Your tutorial is great. I've been thinking about getting Prisma pencils for a while, but they have been out of stock for quite some time now. But I think I'll buy them when theyare back in stock. So thanks for this tutorial, it's very useful. Hugs! xx

  17. You've just inspired me to get my kraft card out hun... smiles.. I may just get brave and give this a try.xx

  18. Great tutorial Mary! I have some colored pencils, but, I don't use them much. I certainly love the look you've achieved- makes me want to give them a whirl! xo

  19. Awesome! You make it look so easy! I'm in awe of the depth of color you achieve girl!

  20. many thanks for your tutorial I will be a big help to those who are not used to colour with pencils! I love my pencils and colouring on Kraft is soooooooo cool! You have coloured her beautifully.
    hugs, Alessandra

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Mary J x


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