Happy Friday, Insiders!
We already know that Sandy is awesome — when it comes to coloring mediums of all types, we love that she's always sharing incredible tips and tricks for turning "mistakes" into opportunities for taking your card in a new direction. In the best of times, she's an invaluable resource, and while today's situation is less-then-ideal, she's making the best of it by helping us see household items with new eyes — as ideal replacements for crafting tools you might be missing from your stash.
Hello colorists! It’s Sandy Allnock, and I’m excited to be able to share a little bright, happy coloring to make your day a bit more cheerful!
I decided I needed to color this sweet pair of buddies in a plane...I’d love to be out flying with them right now, wouldn’t you?
While I used Polychromos pencils, you can choose any brand you’ve got. No need to get fancy, just COLOR!
Check out the video and let me know what you think of all these crazy techniques!
I love playing with all kinds of colored pencil techniques, and I guess you saw that I tried to see how many I could cram into one card!
You can use supplies you have at home if you’re missing any of my little tools.
- The cotton balls are in your bathroom already, or maybe a few are hiding in the first aid kit? Look for anything else soft that you might use — makeup pads, perhaps?
- For a tea strainer, see what kind of grate you have in the kitchen, or try creating color dust on a piece of sandpaper.
- Instead of Gamsol, try baby oil!
- To sharpen a blending stump, use some sandpaper. See the tutorial over on my blog today where I also show how you can make your own blending stumps!
Even if you don’t already own this sweet little image, you can use the techniques shown to color something of your own that you already have. I know you have plenty of really cute stamps!
Stay home, stay safe….and stay crafty!
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Your ability to explain coloring and to make such beautiful images pop always inspires me!
Very cute design and great job. Learned some new things.