Sunday 9 August 2015

No Lines colouring tutorial part 3

Final part of the tutorial, I promise!!

So onto the making of the crayon art board. 

For this, I used a 5x7 inch canvas board, an 8 pack of Crayola wax crayons, a pencil sharpener, greaseproof paper, a non stick heat resistant mat, and an iron.

1. First of all, peel the paper from your crayons and dispose of it.

2. Next, sharpen the crayons. I advise having something underneath to catch your shavings. It makes it easier to transfer them into a container for safe keeping!

3. Here is my container of shavings. It helps keep all the little bits together and makes it easier to scatter them onto a project.

I always keep these little crayon ends that I haven't quite been able to sharpen. They will come in handy for melting for other projects.
5. So I sat my canvas board on top of a non stick heat resistant mat on the ironing board. I then sprinkled the shavings from my little pots onto the board until I had the desired spread of colour.

6. At this stage, I cover the entire thing with some greaseproof paper. As you can see at this stage the colours are barely visible. 

7. Place the iron on top of the greaseproof on a low heat. It is better to do this on a low heat and it take longer. Too high a heat setting could burn your project. 

8. You will see upon taking the iron away, that the colours are more visible through the greaseproof, and have melted together.

9. Here is the effect I was left with after pulling away the greaseproof. Keep that sheet, you can always use it for another project. At this point it is advisable to leave it to cool a little before you do anything else with it, or you could affect the pattern in your wax. 

Once it has cooled enough, run a knife or something along the edges to take away any wax build up. Once you have done this, you can add glitter or anything else you feel appropriate before adding your image.

Here is my completed project. I added a layer of glitter mod podge on top of the wax and let that dry before adding my image. 

I hope you found this tutorial series helpful, any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment and I will get back to you :)

No Lines colouring tutorial part 2

So here is the second part to the tutorial, again picture heavy.

Enjoy :)

Now to colouring the hair:

1. Here I start with the darkest shade using 032. This helps me to define the shape of this section of her fringe

2. Next I add definition with 030. I bring this shade further into the white space to give extra depth to her hair

3. Then I finish this section using 031. Leaving a section of white space adds highlight and gives the illusion of light bouncing from her hair. 

4. I then repeat the same process with the other side of her fringe, ensuring that I add a little extra depth where the fringe parts

5. I then use the same principle as her fringe on these loose tendrils of hair

6. Next, on to her vest. I start the area using 118

7. I then go over the area and further in using 116

8. I then blend them together using 115

9. I then took 115 and coloured her piercings in her ear, so they don't get lost when I come to work on the rest of the hair

10. Now to work on the big section of her hair. Again, starting with 032, I go over the area and start defining some of the hair and where I imagine there to be shine.

11. I work further on this using 030

12. I then finish this area using 031, all the time being careful not to blend my strokes too much so the hair looks realistic and not like one big blob of colour. I continue this with the rest of the hair until I am finished.  

13. Here is my completed coloured image. It is at this stage I would go back and add any final definition needed, any extra depth or shadows, just to finish it off. 

Now to fussy cut the image, ready for mounting onto the canvas board. For this I use a scalpel, and a pair of fine point rounded scissors. These help me go with the curves of the image and make the cut look more detailed. 

One more post and the project will be complete :)
Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did making it.

No Lines Colouring Tutorial Part 1

Hi all, I am back again. This time I have a tutorial to share with you all. Last week, I created a project using crayon art and a no lines coloured digi stamp. When I shared this on social media, I was promptly asked multiple times for a tutorial on how I created the project.

Image used: Soda Pop from Saturated Canary (available here)

So, as I set to start the tutorial, I contemplated which image to use. I didn't necessarily want to create another version of the same project with the same image, so I went with the image Inked Pretty (also from Saturated Canary) instead.

This is going to be a picture heavy post, so I might break it down into smaller posts, to make it more digestable :)

All colouring was done using Spectrum Noir Pencils.

Before I start, I would just like to say that I am in no way endorsed by Saturated Canary to create this tutorial. I am just a giddy crafter who created this after being asked many times online for fun :)

1. I always start with 2 copies of my image when colouring no lines. This is because as I work on the image, it helps give me an idea of where the detail is.

2. I start with using a fineliner to define the shape of the eyes. I go over the lash line and pupil, and this gives me a starting, central point for my image. 

3. I start with my darkest of my skin tones, to create the general shape of the face, I used 100.

4. I then added shading to the face using 89.

5. I continued adding depth and dimension to the face using 008.

6. Next I used 007.

7. I completed the skin on the face using 005.After blending all my colours together it is at this stage that I go over and add any more definition if needed.

8. I then took 23, 24, & 25 to create the shape of her lips. Again I worked from the darkest shade to the lightest, going back over with the darker shades if needed.

9. After completing the face, I moved onto the neck area, following the same process as before.

10. Before completely colouring the skin, I coloured the tattoos to help make the skin easier to define and colour. Here I used 046 for the darker tones in the leaves. 

11. I then used 045 to complete the leaves.

12. I then moved onto the roses and used 026 to create the shape for the flower.

13. I then used 025 to add some colour and depth.

14. I then completed the rose using 023. I went over the general shape of the rose again with 026 to add definition and shape and help to make it identifiable as a rose.

15. Now the roses are complete, it was time to complete the rest of the skin, using 089

16. Adding more definition with 008

17. 007

18. The skin area is now complete after using 005. 

That is all for this post, but I hope you are finding it helpful :)
Any questions, please leave me a comment and I will try to answer them.

Saturday 18 July 2015

90's Challenge

Hi all, I am back with another entry to the Saturated Canary Fashion Decades Colouring Contest.

This time I used the 90's image to create this:

I added the image to a 7inch layout, and added a quote I found at Ginger's House. I coloured the image using promarkers, spectrum noirs and spectrum noir pencils. Once I had finished colouring the image, I coloured a white piece of cardstock to match her shorts and mounted her on top. 

Colours used:
Skin - Pastel Pink, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, 5, 89
Hair - Walnut, Chestnut, Terracotta
Eyes - Bright Green, Lime Green
Lips - Antique Pink, Watermelon
T-shirt & Socks - Ice Grey 1
Shorts - BG5, BG7, BG9
Shoes - Black, Ice Grey 1
Floor - Warm Grey 1, Warm Grey 3

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Decades colouring challenge

Hi all, over at Saturated Canary, Krista posted another colouring contest, this time using a series of Fashion decade images she has created. I fell in love with all of them instantly, but had a play and challenged myself to use the 80's image. 

The hair on this one scared me, but I found a tutorial on Pinterest on how to colour curly hair and it came out really well!

I mounted the cropped image in a polaroid frame from Craftwork Cards. The frame had a spotty chevron design which I chose to highlight using Letraset Neon Markers (I was seeing spots by the time I had finished!) To finish it off, I had to add a moustache paperclip to the edge of the frame. 

Colours used:
Skin - Pastel Pink, Oatmeal, Sunkissed Pink, Coral
Hair - Vermillion, Shocking Pink, Frosted Pink
Lips - Magenta
Dress - 117, 119, 120
Background - Surf Blue, Purple glitter pen

Monday 1 June 2015

June - Use bright colours at Through the Purple Haze

It is once again time for a new challenge over at Through the Purple Haze, our theme is Bright Colours and we are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine.

Here is what I created using Eleanor Circus Clown:

I decided to go for something clean and simple and make the image the main focus. Once I coloured the image and mounted it to the card blank, I added a Tattered Lace Die cut, and kept it simple. 

I used promarkers to colour the image, but at the moment I have lost my colour list. When I find it, I shall add the colours I used :)

I cannot wait to see your makes :)

Challenge time at Digi Galore

Hi all, time for a new challenge at Digi Galore

It seems hard to believe that it is already June, where has the year gone already?!?

With that being said, Father's Day is coming up this month in the UK, so that is our theme, and our sponsor is Doctor Digi.

Here is what I created using Gramps:

I coloured him and cut him out and placed him in a frame with a patterned paper background of a map of the world, with a hand written sentiment which reads 'Gramps, you mean the world to me x' I used glossy accents to add some dimension to his glasses.

Colours used:
Skin - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal
Zimmer Frame - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 3, Ice Grey 4
Hair - Warm Grey 1, Warm Grey 3
Top - Cobalt Blue, Azure, Lipstick Red, Red
Trousers - Warm Grey 5, Firewood, Umber
Shoes - Burnt Umber, Saddle Brown
Background - Lemon

I can't wait to see your creations :)