Color with me in Hannah Karlzons Daydreams Squirrel Color Along. I use Inktense and Polychromos colored pencils. Techniques I cover: how to color a pearl, modified bokeh background, how to color a gold crown, how to color a glowing gemstone and a decent gold filagree frame.
how to buy paper for adult coloring pages. Want to buy Neenah but don’t know which one to buy? In Wind Down Wednesday, episode 13, we discuss all the important terminology so you can buy paper with confidence. I will will show paper and let you see the differences. My goal is not to say buy “this” paper, but to show you how to know what you are looking at so you can determine if it is the right paper for you.
Because you will see people post ” use 110 LB paper” This is fine but 110 lb cover stock is 298 gsm and 110 Lb Index is only 200 gsm and 110 lb bristol is 244 gsm So if you bought 110 lb paper of each of these types you would end up with three papers that were of varying thicknesses.
So to even things out gsm is the preferred way to judge papers thickness.
I used Prismacolor colored pencils and distress oxides in this Millie Marotta Island Escape color along. This color along is a combination of me chatting, some techniques being shared and some silent well, (music only) parts.
I used distressed ink for the background. I used Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo on the top with a small finger dauber and Weathered wood and Lost Shadow on the bottom.
Cream, Sand, Peach Beige, GoldenRod, Mineral Orange, Light Umber, Dark Brown, All the french greys, black, Indigo Blue, Slate Grey, Jade Green, Grey Green Light, and 70% cool grey.
How to erase colored pencil. In episode 12 of Wind/Wine down Wednesday, we will cover several types of erasers and how to use them. Including a special tip to completely remove colored pencil. I explore using clear gesso in adult coloring books.
Gesso stops paper bleed through, but with a catch. In episode 11 of Wind/Wine down Wednesday, I explore using clear gesso in adult coloring books. I show how to stop bleed through, but there are a few things you should be aware of in order to be happy with the outcome. There is always a catch isn’t there? We talk about fixative as well.
In the video I discuss and show how gesso, golden satin liquid and watercolor ground work to stop markers and other media from bleeding through to the backside of your paper. I also show the textural changes it makes to the tooth of the paper. This can be a good thing, but it can also change the way your markers lay down on the page, how long it takes them to dry and it often changes the color. Most commonly making them lighter. If you understand these things it can be a great tool to use when you want to color with your markers or wet media.
I show four methods to apply them and how this changes the warping of the page as well as how effective they are.
I personally feel that these changes are most noticeable when using alcohol markers. Media like inktense are not as noticeably effected.
I also discuss fixative and where and how to use it. My favorite tip is to use it when working with very poor paper that does not have a lot of tooth. By applying a workable fixative prior to adding colored pencil, I am able to add more layers than I normally would be able to add.
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In episode 10 of Wind Down Wednesday. Use these Inktense pencil tips in your coloring books for great results. In this video I discuss what are Inktense pencils, different techniques to apply the ink, different options for activating the inktense pencils, where to purchase the new 28 colors, along with a Matchstick Mouse timelapse of me coloring with them. So grab your drink of choice and join me as we explore the magic of Inktense Pencils.
CULTPENS– I misstated the 10% off refer a friend. But you can use WAD10 for 10% off 40 pounds or more or BIRTHDAY15 for 15% off 100 pounds or more (these are valid as of 4/23/23, not sure how long they last)
In Episode 9 we discuss using distress ink in our adult coloring books. I give an overview of distress ink, the tools to use, and different techniques to use in our Adult coloring books. I also have a timelapse of a matchstick mouse page using nothing but distress ink. Distress ink is a fast and easy way to lay a base coat of color onto your coloring book page. Give it a try! Links to products used are listed below.
Distress Ink Only
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