WORD ART WEDNESDAY challenge# 198 Spectrum Noir Lesson Three, Using "Essentials".

It's Word Art Wednesday and time for Challenge # 198 Anything Goes!  I so enjoy working for this blog, so many wonderful women  make this blog happen, week after week!  Designed to keep the creative juices flowing by bring a fresh Scripture Verse every week, a devotion, examples to inspire and if that weren't enough Prizes!! It's like PERFECT!!

This weeks verse by Karen Murray is :

                                       I picked a mushroom image to illustrate this verse.                                                                           Why- because they are just one of those things Like God that are there.                             They aren't planted, they just appear when you least expect it and they remain, silently waiting.

I like this image so much I created a kit using it to continue teaching Spectrum Noir Coloring!

The kit contains the works for 4 of these beautiful cards!
The cards for the kits do not contain the bible verse, if you would like me to print them and add them to your kit I gladly will.  These beautiful verses are gifts and not for sale!
The kit contains the works for 4 of these beautiful cards!

A step by step tutorial:

Images for practice along with coloring
Papers and a dry embossed tree background

A set of Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens "Essentials"
the Essentials pack contains a skin tone, black, two shades of gray for creating shadows and depth and the all important blending pen!

you can purchase the kits here or you can send me a message through the comments that you are interested in a kit!
With this kit you will be able to make 4 of these beautiful cards using premium card stocks and papers and have a awesome pen set to continue building your Spectrum Noir Collection!

Here are a few tips how I did it :

Doing one mushroom at a time and the snail shell I colored in using EB1

Next I added EB7  using a light streak for the gills and dots on the stems - blending with EB1 in small circular motions.  Part of the fun of alcohol marker coloring is seeing your image come alive as you build and add and sometimes take away with color.  The formula or technique that works best is the technique you develop  through coloring with your pens!

Gills before blending

After blending

Next I added shadow and depth by using  BGR1 and blending with EB1
along the crown of the mushroom and on the stem - I used dots and blended, adding more color until I was satisfied  with the depth and color

Using several shades of green colored pencil, I colored in the grass and blended using the Blending Pen!!  The blending pen is wonderful for blending your colored pencils!  It also works like a bleach pen if you leave it on the ink long enough.  You can correct the "oops" marks by doting on the blending pen and letting it dry.  With all Alcohol marker coloring you will want to have a clean absorbent sheet of paper underneath your image. The helps the blending pen ink remove the offending ink by leeching it out of the image paper .  I use a sheet of cold press water color paper.

using Several orange and red colored pencils I colored in the Morel Mushroom
I blended using EB1 and to make it pop even more, I used white colored pencil in the Morel's dimples and blended with EB1.

A little blue and green for the snail and his shell

Here my coloring is done I fussy cut the image:

 I worked at finding great background papers.

 I have a trick  for my fussy cut images - I do like fussy cutting!

I outline my image like this:

Placing the image on a sheet of scrap, I outline the edge by creating the line on the paper and letting the edge guide the  bullet nib on the black pen.  Works every time and it is quick and easy!

         You can see here the image is edged beautifully with out taking a lot of time.

I add a lot of dimensional tape - this is purely personal preference.

And the finished Lesson Three Card

 I hope you find this helpful with your coloring adventures, Don't forget to enter Word Art Wednesday's Challenge # 198!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M


wowwwww, sis, this card is really wonderful..
..A great promise from Gods word too, beautiful word to uplift ones heart.

I just love the background texture sheet on the card, as it reflects the fluting on toadstools,,what great colour use thanks for sharing.

Would buy one of these if in U.S. cause I do love it ...you really are doing excellent creations of packs I pray you sell some,
hugs Shaz in Oz.x
Kalai Kennedy said…
Hi, from Ebay!

I LOVE this mushroom kit. It is so gorgeous! I might have to try this one day soon. Thank you again for being so nice, I am happy our paths have crossed. Many blessings.


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