from my sketchbook
I have very few facial stamps & so used one of the images Glenda provided. I had expected to be able to colour all of the skin with the set of 12 Lyra Skin Tone pencils but found that I needed to supplement the set with my Polychromos in order to colour her cheeks. I also used the Polychromos for her eyes, lips, clothing & jewellery.
Digital Image - Glenda Waterworth, Cardstock - Southfield Bright White 160gsm
Colouring - Lyra Skin Tone & Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils with dry paper stump,
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink for edging cardstock
I was working on my pastel pencils exercise & not really getting very far until yesterday morning when it fell together as Glenda mentioned the purple poppies in her garden, gave herself a challenge & suggested anyone wishing to do so could join in with a piece of artwork. I hope my sketchbook exercise qualifies as "artwork." I'd not really thought about the fact that in Glenda's MCC tutorial she used a stamp including expanses of solid stamping which she mentioned could be defined further with a black pencil, especially if an area hadn't stamped crisply. Although my stamped image was fine I thought the contrast between the creamy colour used for the scrollwork & the surrounding design might be effective. I was surprised by how much that small detail added to the final appearance & include the above photo (click to enlarge) of my first corner being coloured to illustrate the difference. Leaving little debris & maintaining a sharpened point the oil-based Polychromos pencil was a delight to use in this manner.
Stamp Elusive Images (Chocolate Baroque) UDLGGSP020 Summer Poppies.
Ink VersaFine Onyx Black.
Colouring Derwent Pastel Pencils & Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils with dry paper stump.
Cardstock Southfield Medium White 225gsm.