Coloring Pencils Background and tips | Video Post

July 25, 2017

I meant to  create  a night snowy  Christmas  scene  but somehow I captured in my projects the cheerful mood of our days here in the north of Scotland. With a temperature of  25 ℃ we are having the best summer in the last few years with sunny days and blue skies.  

So I have started thinking about Xmas and I  want to share with you a few projects featuring the beautiful images from  Christmas Town Stamp set by Simon Says Stamp!  and as colored pencils are so trendy I decided to give them a try.

Have a  better look at the stamp set I used

Buy SSS Christmas Town $15.99 USD  - £12.30

The set includes   21 individual stamps...  perfect  to create christmas,  christening  or "new home" greeting cards. I love it!

The house image  measures 2- 1/2" x  2" ( 6.5x5 cm)  the church 3"x1-1/2" (7.5x 4 cm) the cottage 2" x1- 1/2 " (5x4cm).

These images offer endless and  effortless colouring opportunities - you can use markers, watercolors, acrylics  or any other paint you have available .

Last week I received a happy mail with different types  of colour pencils by Faber Castell.  I got Polychromos Mix media , Faber-Castell Polychromos Colour Pencils Tin Of 36 that seems to be the best in the range and  I also got a tin  of Classic Faber Castell   and those are the ones I used to colour my projects today.

I also was wondering if my mum's old colouring  techniques will work to create a smooth background with coloring pencils and actually it did.

So in the video below! I explain better the process

So as I show  in the video  I used color pencils to create a smooth background on the cards today. I applied a very easy blending technique using baby oil and makeup blender sponges.

Below some pictures so you can have a closer look.

That's all!

 I really hope you enjoyed the ideas and video today. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions or leave a comment I would love to hear from you.

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