Thursday, January 1, 2015

Caffeine & Unity FWF: Prismacolor Coloring on Kraft Cardstock

Good evening, all!  I wanted to share my first Unity Friends with Flair entry for 2015.  I watched some videos on YouTube about coloring with colored pencils on kraft cardstock in the last couple of weeks and I wanted to give it a try.  So I got out my brand new Prismacolor pencils (thanks, hubby!) and my Unity December Kit of the Month and gave it a try.

I needed to make a gift card holder for a dear friend that is addicted to Dutch Bros and coffees so the gorgeous gal in the KOM was perfect for this project!  Here are some of the tips I found to be the most useful using my Prismacolors on kraft:
  1. Use a cream pencil to lay down color first so that when you color on top of it, colors stay vivid on the kraft.
  2. Don't be afraid to use a lot of layers to achieve the look and color intensity you're after.
  3. White really shows up well on the kraft and is really great for creating highlights. \
After I got her all colored I masked her off with some Inkadinkado Stamping Mask paper and stamped some falling snow in the background.  I used some Perfect Pearls to add shimmer to the snow and the sentiment on the inside of the card.  Once the gift card pocket was created I chomped one corner and it was done!  I think the coloring on kraft turned out really well and I can't wait to try this technique again.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous new year!! 

20 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous, such a fabby image to use for your expedition into the world of coloured pencils on kraft!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    LOVE your background and GORGEOUS colouring!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your top tips too :)

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  3. Your coloring is fantastic! You made this image POP off of that lovely gift card!!

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  4. Gorgeous and one of my favourite stamps.

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  5. Looks warm and cozy the way your made this. :)

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  6. Love this image, a fab card.xxx

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  7. Just fabulous coloring on Kraft! Great tips. Will have to try!

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  8. What an elegant creation. Nice job on coloring the image.

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  9. This card is so serene and beautiful! I love how you colored your girl. At first I thought it was painted.

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  10. Happy New Year. Love the brights you used on the image. She really pops. Hugz

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  11. Fabulous coloring!!! I haven't ever tried my Prismacolors on kraft, so I appreciate the tips and techniques you shared. Your card turned out just wonderful!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you all so much for all of the kindness and encouragement! I ♡ this crafty community!!!

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  13. Gorgeous! The coloring is stunning on kraft.... will have to give that go. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Fantastic coloring job! Lovely card!

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  15. This card is beautiful! Stunning coloring!

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  16. Gorgeous card! I bought a set of Prismacolors to use with Gamsol but love this technique more!

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  17. Very pretty--thanks for the coloring tips.

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  18. Perfect coloring on a perfect card!

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