Cre­ate a pretty al­lium card

This fab­u­lous flo­ral is the per­fect place to be­gin your Ink­tense jour­ney – time to get cre­ative with colour!

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This de­sign shows just how easy it is to cre­ate beau­ti­ful multi-hued shad­ing us­ing just two pen­cils. The fin­ished colour (once wa­ter has been ap­plied) is dic­tated by how much pen­cil you use, so you can vary this to achieve sub­tle changes in colour across the flow­er­head.

The pas­tel shades were achieved by us­ing a very light ap­pli­ca­tion of pen­cil and a fairly dry brush, but you can add more pen­cil if you want to achieve a more vi­brant look.

It’s im­por­tant to use qual­ity wa­ter­colour card and a wa­ter-re­sis­tant ink pad such as Ver­saFine or Ranger Archival Ink. The im­age is stamped in grey ink to com­ple­ment the soft pas­tels and the style of the card.

Cover an A6 card with lilac pa­per, leav­ing a small white border. Add an 8cm-wide panel of pink spotty pa­per on top, then a 5.5cm strip of lilac stripy pa­per, ink­ing the edges as you go. Ap­ply green pen­cil to the top and bot­tom of the stems, the base of the leaves and cor­ners of the frame. Add a lit­tle green in the gaps be­tween flow­ers but don’t fill in com­pletely. 2 1 Af­ter stitch­ing the edges of the pa­pers (if you want to), it’s time to stamp the al­lium im­age onto white wa­ter­colour card us­ing Ver­saFine ink in Smokey Gray. 5 6 Wet your brush, dab the ex­cess, then blend over the pen­cil. In the gaps be­tween flow­ers, as you pick up colour on your brush you can use this to fill in the smaller sec­tions.

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