Friday, 14 October 2016

Adult Colouring... not a new thing!

Hey everyone!  Yes, I'm doing it too- Adult Colouring.  The thing is... most cardmakers have been doing this since day one.  We just didn't call it Adult Colouring!  This particular partially-done piece is made using Chameleon Pens.  They're cool, look them up. :)  That's how the gradients got onto my work. :)

This design is part of a page from the partwork Art Therapy by Hachette.  I've been getting this since it started and I have up to issue 77 now!  I think they're planning 100 issues, but that could change... and I fully expect it to, given the popularity of it.

I have colouring books as well-- but not too many.  I have four by Johanna Basford: Secret Garden, Enchanted Forest, Lost Ocean and Magical Jungle.  I also have the Secret Garden Artist's Edition, because the paper is so luxuriously thick and also the designs are printed on one side only, so I can use my alcohol markers without fear of bleedthrough!

I have recently taken the Colorista Colouring Course online, through Crafters Companion.  It was a lot of fun, and I encourage you to go to YouTube and find the Crafters Companion channel, on which you will find the Colorista Course Playlist, where you can find all the lessons.  There is info in the video about how to register for the course, but I'm not sure if it's still accepting new users because the course itself is already over... but if you can get on, they had free downloads... colouring pages and e-books to accompany the course.

Whether you colour just for your cardmaking or whether you also colour just to relax, there's valuable technique information in there, so I do recommend you check it out!

This blog entry is part of Blogtober 2016.  Check out the original post for more details.


Wendy said...

Cool shading :-)

KraftyKaren said...

Love the shading effect - it is very clever how that is done