Since I started using coloring books for grownups, I have found that I really like coloring with colored pencil. One of the things that I've started to really enjoy is blending the colors to make more realistic and dimensional shapes. Today I am sharing a Halloween themed card that shows how to shade with colored pencil:
Tombow colored pencils have a waxy base, which makes them super easy to blend. Because they are a traditional colored pencil, they don't need water or anything else to make blending happen. Color one section of the paper with one color and then color over top with a second color to blend. You can keep layering the color until you get the vibrant hue you were searching for. Use a Tombow MonoTwin Permanent Marker to trace over any stamped images that get dulled during coloring. The entire background of this card is colored with Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils. Here's how:
The stamps I used have a matching die set so after I colored in one of the pumpkins, I used the die set with the Sizzix Big Shot to cut it out. I then used Tombow's glue pen to add glitter accents to the pumpkin's hat and face with Stampendous glitter. Finally, I added the STICKERS to give the background a bit of sparkle.
I also used a crepe paper rosette on this card front. These are easy and fun to make – you can even make double layer rosettes! I wrote a guide on how to make the best crepe paper rosettes and you get it on etsy as an instant download.