Friday, February 15, 2013

Country Bridge Colored Pencil Tutorial

Happy Friday! Today I have a single layer card done with colored pencils. I haven't pulled out my Koh-i-noor pencils in at least a few years and I thought it was about time. I also did a bit of a different technique which I'll call partial stenciling.

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To begin, I cut my Pure Luxury Ivory card stock to form a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch top fold card. I went ahead and scored the fold line, using my Scor-Buddy, but didn't actually fold the card base because I find it easier to work with the card stock while it will still lie flat. Having the score line in place though, helps me know where I want to place the image. Next, I stamped the old bridge, from Country Roads, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Then I began coloring, starting with a reddish brown pencil (Koh-i-noor color #22).

 On the inside of the bridge, I started with a medium brown (Koh-i-noor #11)

Then added a darker brown  (Koh-i-noor #23)

On the deciduous tree and grass, I started with a yellow/green (Koh-i-noor #19)

Then added a medium green (Koh-i-noor #4).

I added a bit of blue/green to the evergreen trees (Koh-i-noor #5).

Next I used black on the roof and on the rocks (Koh-i-noor #12).

Then I filled in the rocks and the road with a grey (Koh-i-noor #24).

 Then finished colored with a medium blue for the water. (Koh-i-noor #18)

Next, I used Spellbinders™A2 Matting Basics A to cut some scratch paper and removed the center. leaving the die template in the opening, held with low tack tape. I positioned the scratch paper/die template over the image, then did some partial stenciling by sponging Memento Desert Sand ink on the upper left and lower right corners only.

Then sponged lightly with Memento Rich Cocoa in the same corners.

I removed the die template and stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

To finish, I added some decorative score lines to the same two corners, using my Scor-Buddy.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Thanks for the great colored pencil tutorial. Even though I use Prismas, I should be able to find similar colors. My pencils have been sadly neglected since I discovered Copics, but it is nice to be able to color without worrying about the bleed through.

Dianne said...

Such lovely coloring and sweet to show us how, thanks for sharing....

Aussie Vic said...

Lovely tutorial can you please tell me what kind are the pencils you use, are they water color? as i don't think we have them here in Australia and wondering what else I could use, as I love your technique.

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Theresa - lovely card! It's fun to use a different media to make our brains think differently :) Love how you sponged just the two corners, blended so softly!

Janine said...

Really like this with pencils and the sponged corners - looks multi-dimensional with the score lines.