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Adding Depth and Texture to Your Coloring and Essentials by Ellen Mondo Amaryllis

I love to color! Today I am using the beautiful Essentials by Ellen Mondo Amaryllis stamp set along with the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Holly stamp set for the sentiment. I have a couple of tips on how I achieve greater depth and texture in my coloring.
Here is a short video on how I made and colored this card.

Tips:
1. Use both warm and cool colors in your image. Here my warm, or more orangey red is Copic Marker R29 and my cool, or more blue reds are Copic Marker R89 and Copic Marker R39.
2. Use a muted medium shade of blue such as Copic Marker B34 to deepen the color of the shadows.
3. For more realism add texture once you are finished with your Copic Markers using Prismacolor Pencils. I used PC 1029 and PC1067.
4. And most important, just color and have fun!
 
I am joining 3 challenges with this card.
Emerald Creek Dares Challenge: Christmas/Winter with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies
Time Out Challenges: Merry and Cheerful
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/11/just-us-girls-challenge-516-wild-card.html
If you haven't tried adding blue copics to shading your reds or pencil crayons for a little texture it is sure worth it.  I hope you give it a try!

I hope you can go do a little coloring "therapy".
Betty

Supplies:
Essentials by Ellen Mondo Amaryllis
Essentials by Ellen Mondo Holly
Copic Marker R29
Copic Marker R89
Copic Marker R39
Copic Marker B34
Copic Marker C0
Copic Marker C3
Copic Marker C5
Copic Marker C7
Prismacolor Pencils PC 1029 and PC1067
MISTI stamping tool
Cardstock

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Comments

  1. Your card is absolutely stunning. And, I learned so much about coloring from reading your post, and look forward to a free moment when I can watch your video. I have not tried those techniques, and am eager to do so. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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    1. Thank you Joyce for your encouraging comments and all the effort you put into the Time Out Challenge! xxxx

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  2. Wow beautifully coloured! Looks like you where in a good flow! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

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    1. Thank you so much Gerrina and thank you for all you put into the Time Out Challenge! xxxx

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  3. Absolutely stunning! Your coloring on those flowers is amazing with so much depth. I love your beautiful design, too. Thanks for playing along at JUGS!

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    1. Thank you so much Sue! It was so much fun to make and I was able to give it to a friend's Mom who loves to color. Thank you for having me at JUGS!

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  4. congrats for getting honours at Time Out x

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    1. Aww, thank you Sandie! It is an honor!😀

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