I’ve been having fun playing around with one simple little product…the white colored pencil. Ever so humble…I really never thought of it much until the past week and now I can’t seem to put it down. Inspired by a design of Kim Hughes where she colored an image all in brown pencil…I decided to try my own version by just adding in highlights using white. I love the monochromatic and vintage look of this simple technique. It brings me back to high school art class and reminds me of those conté crayon sketches we drew.
White Pencil Highlight Technique
- Stamp line art image in brown ink on Kraft cardstock. I used Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. Detailed lines work best.
- Study your image to see where the highlights or light spaces would be. Color in lightly with white pencil.
- Go back and add stronger white highlights where needed to add extra dimension.
I am totally in love with this Santa’s Lap image! It’s actually a very large stamp but I wanted to focus in on darling expressions on the faces and die cut it down to my focal point. Using red and green colored pencils…I also highlighted the sprig of holly on Santa’s hat. To create the background I stamped the Ornamental Vines Backgrounder in Versamark on Suede Brown Dark cardstock andembossed with clear embossing powder.
Stamps: Ornamental Vines Backgrounder, Santa’s Lap (Saturday Evening Post line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versamark by Tsukineko, Vintage Photo Distress ink by Ranger, Rich Cocoa Memento ink by Tsukineko
Paper: kraft and suede brown dark cardstock by Prism, Basic Grey 6×6 paper pad
Other: ribbon by Making Memories, velvet ribbon by May Arts, clear embossing powder by Ranger, pencil crayons by Prismacolor, Spellbinder dies
55 Corvette Wishes
As I couldn’t stop with this technique…I had to try it out on this new Corvette Image by Cornish Heritage Farms.
Quick Tip: Try switching the Kraft cardstock to another medium toned hue for a different look.
Ink-Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger,White Adirondack Pigment Ink by Ranger, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink by Tsukineko
Paper:Kraft, Frosted Teal, Suede Brown Dark by Prism
Other: sewing machine, button by Autumn Leaves, ribbon by creative Impressions, white colored pencil
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