Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Add That Metallic Shine to Watercoloring

Hello friends!
The post title might intrigue you...if so, that's good!
Most of us love a little bit of metallic shine in our projects. 
The followings products are awesome in adding that shimmer: Perfect Pearl, Wink of Stella....

 I started out with some serious coloring. When I say serious, that means...
using Color Pencils! You can, of course, use Prisma Color Pencils.

In my project, I used two packs of coloring pencils: Crafter's Companion Floral and
Crafter's Companion Primaries. 

love & hugs #1

I don't use color pencils enough and so I can not really say which kind ifs better, Prisma or Crafter's Companion. However, I do know that with patience, any good coloring can be done. I was determined to do a good color-pencil practice and this image took me over an hour to color.

love &hugs #2

I have this Prima Marketing Metallic Semi-Watercolor Cake for a while now and the other day, I used it again. After I did all that pencil coloring, it is time to add that shine.

Boy, I really like the shine it gives! The best part about this Metallic Ink Pad? It costs just $14.99 for all 12 colors. This is a great set if you do not own any water-coloring set. It is also a great add-on if you already have some other water-coloring supplies. Either way, you will have tons of fun and shine with your projects.

love & hugs

Stamp used in this project
Sketchy Floral (Simon Says Stamp, Altenew)

Here is my light bulb moment...

 Ding---> try using coloring pencils and a bit of watercolor shine 

Supplies used in this project: Sketchy Floral (SSS, Altenew), Bristol Paper, DMC String, Bazzill Vellum (40 lbs), Ranger Black Tie Enamel Accents, 
Moonshine Sequins (SSS).

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Harriet said...

So beautiful. Thanks for the encouragement to color using color pencils and the shine from the meltallic ink pad is a great hint. The stamp came yesterday and I plan to use it today. Maybe with color pencils.

Betty said...

lovely card Virginia - i've been using my pencils more lately too - and finding i really enjoy working with them.

Sheila H said...

Your pencil coloring is beautiful, Virginia. I wish I could use them even half as well as you do.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. Love the colors.

conil said...

Gaaaaaah! Your coloring is just gorgeous. The flowers pop off the card beautifully. Wish I could see how much they shimmer. Thanks for the product information...need to order some of these. Off to shop.

Miriam Prantner said...

Lovely! These metallics are on my wishlist. I have a gold/silver set, but I feel like I need these too...

Joan V said...

Oh, I would love to watercolor this image. Your card is so pretty.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful coloring! I have been looking at a set of metallic watercolors... love the look!