Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kellie's 10th Tutorial..

Hi everyone,

OK so I am very new to all this so you will have to bear with me. I also tend to waffle, if you read my blog you will be used to that and if you don't well you will be by the end of this blog post, haha.

OK so as some of you may know I am the cards sides of the fabulous Design Team for The Scrappin' Kats and I am also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and a crazy obsessed fan of Magnolia... Ok maybe not that bad, but lets just say they are VERY addictive, lucky they are so darn cute. So my tutorial is how I personally colour them and what I use. I have tried my hardest to do a step by step with photos and I hope you enjoy and it helps you all in some way.

Before I start I would like to add that my colouring style has changed 3 times since I started and that everyone does things differently and that I am also not claiming to be in the know how.

Here are the supplies I would need to colour a Magnolia...

This is my Stazon ink pad, with my SU watercolour paper and my Magnolia stamp on an acrylic block with the second one used for my aqua painter...

Here in this photo is all my SU inks and Markers that I plan on having close by while I decide on colours....

This is my trusty Aqua Painter than I would be lost without..

This is the stamped up Magnolia I am going to use for this tutorial...

To get the skin colour I use my SU marker called Blush Blossom, I colour this straight to the image and colour the whole skin areas in. I then get my aqua painter and go over all the areas. Doing this makes an even skin tone that I like the effect of and also I think makes the shade a tad lighter. Here side by side I'm not sure if you can get the effect that I can in real life, the one on the left is coloured and the one on the right has been coloured and then I have gone over it with my aqua painter? Another thing to not worry about is going out of the lines when using water colour paper, you can push the colour back in with your aqua painter...



















After colouring the skin I will then start on the hair. For this Magnolia I am just going to do a simple brown. I am going to us my SU marker Creamy Caramel. I have three pictures to show the process in which I colour the hair.


Then I decide on the colours I will do the clothing and for this little girl I am going to try something different and I have papers in mind for it to. That is another way you can pick colour is to pick your papers before hand. I then have photos of colouring the boots. First I started with a different blue to get some depth, SU marker Boarding Blue after doing that I take my aqua painter and go over this and blend it in as the picture next to it shows and then to fill the boots I coloured with a colour I only have as an ink pad but that's ok you squeeze and then use the lid as the photo below will show. And then the result of the boots...

I just wanted to quickly show that to sometimes get more depth I use the journalling side of a SU marker in the same colour it's coloured, or for an even deeper depth I will do it in a darker SU marker shade. Also pictured below is the colours I plan on using for the jacket, my Chocolate Chip and Close 2 Cocoa markers, but I don't want them to be to dark so I scribble them onto an acrylic block and then use my aqua painter to get the shade I require. This can be done for all colouring.


After most of the colouring has been done I will go over bits I want more depth to. And then in this case I wanted this Tilda to have shiny gumboots and umbrella so I used my SU Crystal Effects to get the effect. You will also notice that it makes the colour change slightly. Not sure why it does but I always love the effect.


And then here is the final result and on a card....



I hope that helps for people that are just begining and that it wasn't to much waffle on. I am happy to answer any questions anyone has. Just post them in The Scrappin' Kats forum and I'll help any way I can.

Kellie Winnellx

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This card is just stunning, great tutorial! TFS

Kat said...

Oh Kellie this is perfect - thank you so much and it sheds light on all the gorgeous shading that you do - just love it - thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

Maryanne said...

Thankyou so much Kellie. This is just what I needed to get me started. You have explained it so well and I can't wait to start experimenting. And as always you have made another absolutely gorgeous card.

Tracy Firth said...

Kellie - gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous card. Love it and the tute is great. Thanks

Tracey Feeger said...

Great tutorial Kellie. Thanks for showing how you do that. It was a great help.

Eve said...

Kellie this is just what i needed to get me started a huge thanks for your time and efforts
eve

vicmbee said...

wow!! thanks Kellie great tutorial.. love your card.. and colouring is perfect....

Trudi said...

Gorgeous Card Kellie and fabo tutorial. I've been playing around with coloursoft pencils and odourless blending solution for my colouring in. But I must say that I do love the effect of the SU pens and aqua marker. The touch of crystal effects is the perfect finishing touch

xxMwahxx

Kris said...

Kel thanks for fabulous tute will have to get some water colours and your card is stunning!! thank you so much.

aussiescrapper said...

Awesome Tute Kel, I got heaps from it, thank you so much.

Ana-Maria said...

Nice blog.Congratulations!