Monday, 21 May 2012

A Little Tutorial–Colouring Folds with Alcohol Markers & Polychromos/Prismas


I have been asked to do a couple of tutorials over the last couple of weeks so i have decided I would put two together in this little post – Folds and using Polychromos/Prismas with Alcohol Markers.
Before we start just a quick note YOU MUST COMPLETE COLOURING YOUR WHOLE IMAGE BEFORE YOU START TO USE YOUR PENCILS NEVER GO BACK AND ADD MORE COLOUR WITH YOUR ALCOHOL MARKERS.  When colouring with any Alcohol Markers always use a light hand to apply,  start your first stroke immediately your nib touches the paper, if the nib is left in one pace for just a second it will start to spread, this is where bleeding occurs. 
You will need to get together before you start Paper Stumps, Sansodor (Orderless White Spirits) and of course your pencils.
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Once again we will use 3 colours Dark Medium & Light, starting with the darkest colour and using thin light stokes add to the inside of the folds (on most stamps it is quite clear where the inside of the folds will be). 


Now using your medium colour go over and bring out the further into the image as shown below. DO NOT WORRY IF YOUR COLOURING APPEARS BLOTCHY OR UNBLENDED THIS WILL BE CORRECTED IN THE NEXT STEP.


Finally go over the complete image with the lightest colour, once this step has been completed you can then go in and add more depth with your darker colours, blending as you go.


Here is  the part that brings your image to life, with a toning pencil a couple of shades darker than you darkest marker add a thin line of colour around where you have used your darkest marker.


Dip your paper stump into your Sansodor (odour less white spirit) if your stump appears very wet absorb some of the spirit with a piece of kitchen towel, again using light strokes bring your pencil out into the images, taking care not to take to far out on the fold lines your image should end up looking like the picture below.  If you only have a couple of colours of Polychromos/Prisma  pencils and cannot find one to match the area you wish to colour then a light grey gives a really good result.

I have not added any pencil to her shoes but used the same 3 colour markers I think you can see the difference they make.
Hope this has been helpful
Hugs
Jacs xx

17 comments:

Pam Leng said...

Wow thanks for this Jacqui a great tutorial, but get myself some pencils, stumps etc and give this another go.

Hugs Pam xxx

ps looking forward to the next tutorial xxx

lindah11 said...

fabulous tutorial
hugs linda xx

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous tutorial Jacqui, thank you.

Hugs Julie x

Francy said...

Stunning coloration. thank you for the tutorial.
Francy

Tonya H said...

This is great! Thank you.

Suzanne said...

thanks for a fab tutorial , Jacqui x

Hellma said...

Thanks for the great tut.

Colinda said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I will give it a try! Enjoy your evening, Colinda

C2 said...

Loved your tutorial but your blog is very hard to read, the light blue on white is impossible for these old eyes to focus on.

Christina C. said...

Thanks for this wonderful tutorial....will be trying this!!!

DeBe said...

Hi lovely Jacqui (with yr football fan sons!) Thank you so much for this tutorial it is exactly what I needed and is immensely helpful! Thank you SO much, I can't wait to try it out! One quick question though, do u use the same stump for different colours? Thanks again, hugs Denyse x

DeBe said...

Hi lovely Jacqui (with yr football fan sons!) Thank you so much for this tutorial it is exactly what I needed and is immensely helpful! Thank you SO much, I can't wait to try it out! One quick question though, do u use the same stump for different colours? Thanks again, hugs Denyse x

Nenny said...

Thanks for the fabulous Tutorial Jacqui. You really do have a great talent with the markers and pencils! Hugs, Wends x

Sandra H said...

Hi Jacqui, Thank you that's amazing and with great results just so beautiful:)x

May said...

Thanks soooo much Jacqui... this is fabulous!! Hugs May x x

Jeanette said...

Thanks a lot for this tutorial. It's Lovely! Hugs, Jeanette :).

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jacqui, a brilliant tutorial and so easy tofollow. hugs Shirleyxxx

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