Friday, September 12, 2014

Tutorial: Coloring Spooky Scenes with Spectrum Noir

Taylor created a great fall card colored with Spectrum Noir markers and took pictures along the way to share how she did it!



Step 1: Stamp swirl image twice using Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Radiant Neon Electric Green ink onto Black Pearl shimmering cardstock and set aside to dry.

Step 2: Stamp the image using Tuxedo Black ink on Ultra Smooth White cardstock. Begin by coloring the branch with the darkest color, EB8. Go back and add your mid-tone, EB7, coloring slightly farther toward the middle of the branch (leave white space). Then finish with EB6. Add the mid-tone or darker shade back in any areas that need more shading.

Step 3: On a second piece of cardstock, stamp the image again to color the owl. Don't worry about cleanly stamping the entire image, as this owl will be fussy cut to adhere to the first image. Color the owl using first GB10, then GB9, and finishing his wings and outer face with GB8. His stomach and inner face are colored with GB3, GB2, GB1.

Step 4: Going back to the original stamped image, color the moon with EB2 and EB1.

Step 5: Color the dark night sky, following this tutorial found on the Spectrum Noir website.

Step 6: Color the hat using CG2, CG1.

Step 7: Add shading to the clouds using IG1 and IG2.

To put the whole card together:
  • die cut the image you've just colored
  • fussy cut the owl stamped and colored on extra cardstock, adhere over the owl on the die-cut image using foam/dimensional adhesive. (optional: add googly eyes)
  • die cut a scalloped sqaure mat for the main image
  • adhere all pieces to card base, add twine as desired! 
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1 comment:

Bella Carta at Art 'n Soul said...

Love the card, especially the owl and the night sky. The coloring tutorial is wonderful; now to go and find more colors to add to my collection!