5 TIPS FOR COLOUR­ING LIKE A PRO­FES­SIONAL

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Crafter’s Q&a -

1

If you’re colour­ing a stamped image with al­co­hol-based mark­ers, make sure you use wa­ter-based ink. If you’re us­ing wa­ter-based mark­ers, you’ll need water­proof ink, such as StazOn. If you get this the wrong way round, your im­ages will run!

2

When blend­ing two colours onto the same area, al­ways start with the palest colour first, then work on top with the darker colour. Small touches, such as adding a spot of colour to cheeks on faces, will make your fin­ished re­sult even more im­pres­sive.

3

If you’re colour­ing us­ing crayons, gen­tly heat up your pa­per be­fore you start. The warmth will melt the wax of the crayon slightly, and help cre­ate a more vivid colour.

4

Use gel pens to add fine de­tails, ac­cents and metal­lic ac­cents on top of your coloured im­ages.

5

To add a touch of glit­ter to your coloured image, use glit­ter pens for ease and ac­cu­racy.

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