Well, it’s been a while since I last posted but thanks to early sunrises and late sunsets I’ve managed to fit in a spot of colouring.
This artist trading card uses the Fifi digi stamp from Make It Crafty
I also decided to use this as an opportunity to test some new cardstock that I had recently got from Paper Cutz, an online supplier of a variety of specialist papers and cardstock.
The cardstock that I used is called Paper Milk and is apparently made with milk fibres, cotton fibres and woodfree primary pulp. I was curious to know how it would take to various colouring mediums so this is the first in a series of six colouring experiments that I will be doing with it.
Here is the finished result.
Cute isn’t she?!
Anyway, to use a digi stamp I obviously need to print it out first, which gave me the first opportunity to test the Milk card.
I only use a basic HP inkjet printer so it’s not always great with printed results as sometimes the ink can smudge however the results on this milk card were great. Nice crisp clean lines.
Happy with that I broke out the colouring pencils from WHSmith and set to work.
The first thing that I noticed when colouring was how even and smooth the colour went on. The cardstock has a slight texture (think subtle hammered texure) and this was acting as a fabulous “tooth” against which the pencils could leave leave their colour.
To get an even smoother blend I used a pencil blending stump and pencil blending pencil. There were no complaints from the cardstock as it did not pill or scratch.
So far so good so I kept going and ended up with what you saw at the start of this post.
I don’t normally blow my own trumpet but I was very impressed with my handy work on this one – I hope that you can see from this close up that I was able to achieve some really good tonal and colour blends.- and I was also really impressed with this cardstock too.
The black pinstripe cardstock that was used as the base was also from Paper Cutz.
Anyway, there’s not really much more to say about this one. I hope that you liked my little Fifi … oh, that sounds wrong!! HAHAHA!
Hope you liked it. See you again soon for another colouring test.