Saturday, March 29, 2014

Coloring Tutorial: Angelica & Adam

The designers have been showing lots of projects using the new Angelica & Adam release. Trena Brannon did a great coloring tutorial on her blog as well. 



She stamped the image on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock and then again on colorful pattern paper.  She referred to her Spectrum Noir color chart to help match the colors on the pattern paper.   You can download this chart HERE.  


 Trena colored the image with her Spectrum Noir Markers using a combination of direct coloring to the cardstock and also tip to tip.  As you lay the color on the cardstock, the color starts out as dark and a natural blending occurs as the marker returns to its lighter color.

To add texture to his jeans, she spritzed a small amount of alcohol onto denim fabric and lightly touched to the the blue areas. The alcohol moves the color into the pattern of the fabric. She cut out the complete image and edged it with a black water-based marker. To adhere the pattern paper, she used Collall's Tacky-Glue.


Here are the colors she used:   shirt: OR1, OR2, Blender; skin: FS1, FS2, FS3, FS4, FS9, CR4, TN1 (freckles - TIP: wait until face dries before adding freckles - otherwise the markers are doing their job of blending while wet); overalls: TB3, TB3, TB4; shoes: IG1, DR2; kitten: IG1, CR4, Blender; skateboard: CT1, CT2, CT4; wheels: BG1, BGR3, IG10; ribbon: over design paper: DR7
bow: DR2, DR4, DR7, PP3




The sentiment is from the set and she popped up the image with Double Sided Adhesive Foam Circles then used a white paint pen to add a few highlights.




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1 comment:

footsie180 said...

Trena, I always learn from you! I never would have thought to use alcohol on denim to get the pattern. How smart! Thanks for such a great tutorial.
Marie