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″ ( 6.5×5 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.
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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