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Video: Flick Style Coloring with Pencils

Jan 22, 2018 Janette Kausen

Hello there and welcome to Monday on the Hero Arts blog! Today, I am sharing flick style coloring with pencils featuring the blissful Bouquet wood mount stamp.

As wedding season draws near I'm working on building my stash of congratulatory cards. I have zero in my stash. My mojo goes out the window when I "need" to create so working ahead and leaving the inside of the card blank until I personalize it for the recipient works great for me.

Take a few minutes to enjoy the video tutorial where I have gone a little more in depth with the alcohol ink background and the flick technique. Don't forget to subscribe if you'd like to see more from the Creative Team at Hero Arts!

If you have trouble with the video above you can try this link HERE to watch in HD on YouTube. 

The background was created by dripping Jacquard Piñata Brass and Pearl metallic alcohol inks with drops of rubbing alcohol on heavy weight Yupo paper. I tilted the paper to spread the ink for an organic shape and set it aside to dry.

The shine is outstanding and really sets off the Bouquet. And that texture!?! Ah, so complementary to the smoothness (yet enough tooth to color!) of the Snow Layering paper and Polychromo colored pencils.

Flick strokes, they are often used in Copic marker coloring, but it is a technique that works well for pencils too. After stamping the image in Black on Snow Layering paper, start at the darkest point and flick toward the center area or highlight. If you are a confident colorist, feel free to start with a dark shade and then up through the lighter. If you are timid, begin with a light shade and move through the darker shades with a light hand. The darker the shade, the less you should see of it (generally). You can always go in and darken further, but it is difficult to lighten.

I am completely enamored with the way the Bouquet stands above the metallic with the Happily Ever After banner perched atop. I used a tall dimensional adhesive, but two layers of good ol' foam tape would work just as well.

If you've been inspired by or are creating with Hero Arts products, please share and tag us so we can see what you've been up to! Thank you so much for visiting today. We hope to see you again soon!

 

xo,

 

24 Responses

Pam Rudzki

Pam Rudzki

January 29, 2018

Beautiful card Janette!

Beth

Beth

January 29, 2018

Janette, I absolutely love what you have done with this card! I;m going to pull out my pencils, find a floral bouquet, and go for it. Would it work to use the alcohol ink on shiny paper for the background? I’m going to try that out, as I don’t have any Yupo. Thanks for the inspiration!

Teresa  Selby

Teresa Selby

January 27, 2018

An awesome card! Just loving the colors and the stamp was a perfect setting on your card. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Debbie P

Debbie P

January 27, 2018

I love your card. Thank you for the great tips.

Linda

Linda

January 26, 2018

Gina, ABSOLUTELY love all the cards , the colors and layouts. I think if I had the way of getting my little fat hands on something fun, I would diffenitely be getting into trouble. That’s like walking into a candy store one would want everything.

Helen Gullett

Helen Gullett

January 26, 2018

WOW… that is so gorgeous!!!
I love watching the video tutorial and
learn new coloring technique from Kathy.
Thank you so much for sharing it!

amy

amy

January 23, 2018

sooooooo gorgeous!

Heather DePasquale

Heather DePasquale

January 23, 2018

Beautiful! Great techniques.

Marjorie DUMONTIER

Marjorie DUMONTIER

January 23, 2018

That’s a wonderful card ! The background is magnificent and suits perfectly the bouquet !

Teresa Doyle

Teresa Doyle

January 23, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous Jeanette. Beautifully done!

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

January 22, 2018

Beautiful coloring and I love how the flicking gives such dimension and detail! The background is wonderful and the whole card came out beautifully. Thanks for sharing!!

Maureen Chandler

Maureen Chandler

January 22, 2018

Beautiful! Thanks so much for your video!!!

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

January 22, 2018

Beautiful card! Thanks for showing this technique. I always seem to have lines when I use colored pencils. This might work to my advantage!

Janette Kausen

Janette Kausen

January 22, 2018

Henriëtte, thanks so much for the kind words! I appreciate them greatly. :)

I have two pencil sharpeners I love. One is the Bostitch Quiet Sharp 6. It accommodates several pencil sizes and is kept in my craft room. I also love the iPoint Orbit that is in the common area of our home. Both are plugin models as I find battery operated versions are inconsistent and weak, in addition to burning through batteries. I purchased both on Amazon.

Thanks for visiting today! <3

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

January 22, 2018

Beautiful coloring and awesome background!! Wow!!

Debi Walton

Debi Walton

January 22, 2018

Beautiful card and flowers. Thanks for the video.

Helen

Helen

January 22, 2018

This is such a beautiful card, Janette. Thanks for the video demonstrating your alcohol background and pencil coloring—so helpful!

Henriëtte

Henriëtte

January 22, 2018

Wow Janette, its gorgeous and thank you for the great tutorial!
I have a QUESTION, I also have the Polychromos and have use a few different pencil sharpeners because I love sharp pencils. But non of the shapeners do it well, wich kind do you use?

Chrissy E

Chrissy E

January 22, 2018

Drop down GORGEOUS!!! Oh my! Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen Hale

Karen Hale

January 22, 2018

Very unique background, love the shimmer. Thanks for the video demonstrating your coloring technique. Your flowers are gorgeous.

Dorothy Mutafopulos

Dorothy Mutafopulos

January 22, 2018

Beautiful cards thanks for the pencil techniques!!! Thank you ?

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

January 22, 2018

Beautiful flowers! :)

Lagene

Lagene

January 22, 2018

wow1 Gorgeous card, thanks for the video demonstrating the flicking technique with pencils!

Cristina

Cristina

January 22, 2018

WOW! very strange and very nice!
Cristina
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