Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Colouring Hair with Promarkers

Moving on to hair today, I find black hair the most difficult to do, but using the techniques shown in the video, here is a little black haired poppet. You can see I added a few white highlights with a signo pen.....................












Here is a card made with a little dark skinned and black haired Tilda by Magnolia. I perched her on a nestability circle, the cardstock is core-dinations, and the pattern papers some very old DCWV ones.








In the video, I have shown how to do blonde hair, brown and black, but suddenly remembered that I hadn't done red hair. This was a bit of a challenge, but in the end I came up with the colours. I coloured her really quickly so that you could see the effect, but you get the idea...








Here are the colours I use for hair






Blonde - Primrose (palest)


Vanilla (medium)


Pastel Yellow (roots and tips)


OR


Primrose (palest)


Buttercup (darker shading)






Brown - Sandstone (palest)


Tan


Cinnamon


Burnt Umber


Cocoa


Umber


(variations of all these shades work well for brown hair)






Black - cool grey 1 all over


then shades of cool grey 3, 4 & 5


black to tips and roots (use VERY sparingly)


(you can also use ice grey 1,3, 4 & 5)


Red - apricot (lightest)


spice


cinnamon






























Tomorrow I'll be colouring the teddy, and shadowing the image



As you know, I am a great people-watcher (my kids call it being nosey!). So I sit and sip my coffee yesterday, and watch a couple at the next table (I have found that sunglasses are a great help when you are people-watching/being nosey). Hmm, middle aged, no rings on her fingers, wonder what their relationship is...........well, I soon knew. They proceeded to have the loudest, frankest argument, and I soon knew EXACTLY what their relationship was, he wasn't very good in the ermm bedroom department apparently, (I was given a little more information than was necessary about that), she was a hopeless cook...............and so it went on, and on, and on. By this time my iced coffee was tepid, but there was no way I was shifting, it was better than a soap opera. They both, at different times, turned to me and shrugged with raised eyebrows. I shrugged back and raised my own eyebrows behind my sunglasses. I really felt like a silent mediator, but although the words 'this really isn't working you know' were almost bursting out of me, I managed to keep silent. There's nothing like hearing someone else having a blazing row to make you feel happy with your own life.....


See you tomorrow






79 comments:

  1. Another great tutorial - and I'm a people watcher too!!! LOL funny story! Thanks for the tutorial and the story!
    Melissa

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  2. Great tutorial! Loving these!! Funny funny story!! Some people just don't mind airing their dirty laundry out in public! :)

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  3. Again a big thank you for these tutorials. I am really looking forward to tomorrows. This is such a big help.

    Thanks again and God Bless.

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  4. Thanks for the video...those markers look like you can blend a lot of colors and add dimension with them!
    Renae

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  5. Thanks for the video. I find it hard figuring where the light and shadow should be, especially on hair - you made it look easy! hehe

    Lisa x

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  6. Always love your people watching stories..amazing what some people will 'discuss' in public!!!

    Enjoyed your 'hair coloring' tutorial! TFS..look forward to the next one.
    Hugs,
    ~Terry~

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  7. Hi Enfys, from your videos I am completely inspired. Your hair-Coloration is fantastic. I like your map also very well, she is wonderful.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  8. Thanks Enfys i am learning more and more. The ladies at work call me nosey as well but i just say that i am being polite by talking to people and asking them questions.
    Linda in Aus

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  9. Thanks for the story and the tutorial.
    Chrissyxx

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  10. Enfys, you are just amazing at what you do with these markers!

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  11. Hi Enfys, Great video. Coloring the hair is the hardest to do and the black hair is even worse but you make it look soooo simply.

    Thank you for a great lesson.

    Diane
    Manchester, NH

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  12. Oh I really needed that video. Hair is important and I learned a lot from watching.
    OK I am going to lunch in a French bakery today by my self and I am going to have a listen. I hope I get something interesting like you do. I can't wait. I love to people watch too but I never hear what you hear. I still think you should write that book. Heck you just have to copy and paste all your blog stories. LOL
    I do enjoy reading them!
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  13. Great tutorial - will definitely have to come back to these once I get some markers of my own - and super fun story! Certainly gave me a smile this morning! I love my life today!
    JeanH

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  14. Thanks so much for the tutorials..... and the story. Your shading is amazing.

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  15. Another great video and so informative. These are a great help and looking forward to tomorrows one.

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  16. thanks for taking the time and trouble to give us another infomative tutorial. Great to follow. hugs lin

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  17. Great work on the hair En. that's always the hardest to get right but you nailed it! hugs, eileen

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing - your talent as well as your hilarious daily coffee stories!

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  19. Another great video. Black hair with gray markers. Who knew! I'm a watcher too. Which is probably why I love your peep watching posts! lol
    Thanks Enfys
    HugsJazzyjess

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  20. Thanks for the tutorial En. Hair is always a tricky one.
    Lana x

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  21. thanks for sharing all your knowlege on such a fantastic product!!

    Rexann

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  22. this is so beautiful enfys! thanks for a fab tutorial...i love it! you are so talented dear! hugs!

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  23. WOW. What a great tutorial. Looking forward to learning more from you. TFS cureta2@yahoo.com

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  24. Brilliant tutorial Enfys, especially liked/needed the black hair one and would you believe I have never thought to try primrose for the blonde!! Dying to know how the row ended lol. did they kiss and make up!
    Pinky

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  25. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I am also a people watcher. It can be so entertaining!

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  26. Thanks for another great video. I love coming by daily to see what tricks I can learn.

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  27. What a sweet card! I love that happy color comgination too. Thanks!

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  28. I just love to see what you can do with those pens! Always leaves me in awe though!

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  29. Love the tutorial. I agree with you, not nosy just people watching. HaHa.

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  30. Another great tutorial and another great story Enfys, thank you! ~Diane

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  31. Haha, too funny! Love the tutorial

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  32. Thanks for this video, see you tomorrow :o)
    Hugs from Iceland, covered with snow at the moment, Jóna

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  33. Hi enfys I don't have pro markers because most of the examples i have found to be so hmmm heavy they look printed but yours have definition and texture really nice effect ..... Yours i like ....might even tempt me one day lol. Keep the stories coming you don't half lighten up my days with your tales x

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  34. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I've learned so much from them. I only hope I;ll be able to reproduce the effects.

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  35. Thanks for another great video tutorial!

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  36. Thank you for all the time spent in making these videos; I'm sure that they are helpful to so many of us! BethAnn M.

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  37. Thanks for the hair colouring tips and the funny story - I love people watching too it's amazing what some folk say out loud in the street!
    Debe
    debmevans@btinternet.com

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  38. Thanks for another great tutorial - and if people keep discussing "stuff" so openly, well they shouldn't wonder if they get watched...

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  39. Another great tutorial...thank you for taking time to show us your tricks! I'll be back for the next episode.

    Carol
    aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  40. Another great tutorial Enfys.

    Thanks for the story, it was a crack up.

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  41. Thank you for sharing the how-to of coloring hair!!! I really learned a lotform the video.I want these markers.

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  42. thanks for sharing all the info I can't wait for a chance to get my hands on some Pro Markers.

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  43. Thank you so much! The time you are putting into teaching us with the videos is fabulous! It makes so much more sense seeing the layers that actually go into this.

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  44. Thank yo for all the useful info.

    Hrvatica

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  45. thanks for making this tutorial, your colour shading is very fine.

    I'm a people watcher too :-D

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  46. Another great demo, Enfys! I love how you colored the hair. Will these demos remain on your site...I'm going to have to watch this step by step while I try it...
    Thanks!
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  47. Another great tutorial. If I win these markers I will definitely be coming back to them!!

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  48. Thankyou for so many fabulous hints and tips and for all the hard work and planning you've put into each video, I really appreciate it. I can't wait to go off and start colouring now!

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  49. I am learning so much from your videos! thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

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  50. I cant wait to try this as usually my hair I color is flat and boring looking. Thank you so much!

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  51. Another great tutorial video.
    You really could right your own show about that coffee shop's!! You know I never visit coffee shops mainly because I am wheelchair bound and they are a pain to get in and out of but I always wondered what the real fascination of them was, now I know lol.
    Kim xXx

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  52. Fantastic Hair Tutorial Enfys. This is great.

    Thanks,

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  53. You make coloring look so easy. Hope I get to try them. Great story.

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  54. This was especially helpful for me as I have dark hair and I haven't seen that many tutorials. Your great!

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  55. You are so funny...It's rather late here (not really but I am tired) and I was trying to watch your video on hair blending, but I started reading your comments about the couple having an argument, and I just had to stop the video for a moment!! I can't stop listening either, when I find myself in the middle of hearing such juicy, but all to familiar banter! And afterwards I can't help but think about the fact that (they) saw me hanging on to their every word with my mouth hanging open, and what they must have thought about that!!!

    peifert@fuse.net

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  56. romfl en!!! you should so open your own starbucks!!!! lol!!! great hair tutorial too thank you xxxxxx

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  57. wow the hair is just perfect!! thanks for sharing
    vanessa xx

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  58. Hair colouring has always been a mystery to me but not anymore. Thanks so much.

    Stampersue
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  59. I love your stories and people watching is also one of those things I love to do when in a crowd or public area. Another great tutorial.

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  60. I can't believe the different effects you can get. No more colouring hair all the same colour all over. Thank you.

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  61. I've always wanted to know how to color the hair.... this video was AWESOME! Funny story to go along with it! LOL Thanks! :o)

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  62. Great video, people watching is Not being Nosey,its showing you take an interest in others LOL.

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  63. Thanks for doing this...I'm learning so much!

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  64. Thanks for all of you tips, great tutorial. I have you blog earmarked so I can come back to it when I start practicing.

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  65. Wow, Enfys!!! :) Thank you so much for sharing your colors with us...now if only I had the same markers! ;)

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  66. This and the previous post (and video which I will watch later) are invaluable - thanks - I do have tutorials on this but always good to have another person's views (and the added advantage of a video).

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  67. LOL...I like people watching too and I agree sometimes it is better than T.V....LOL! I am learning so much today, it is like going back to school, watching all of your videos. I will be coming back to watch them some more...Love them! Hugs.

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  68. Thank you!!!! This has been so enlightening. I have had such a difficult time with hair.

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  69. I am so loving all your tutorials. Now I just need some Promarkers to being my adventure into the world of stamping with markers.

    cureta2@yahoo.com

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  70. I am also having a habit to watch people. This must have been a bit too much :) Love your hair coloring. A lovely stamp, by the way.

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  71. Hello, again many thanks for sharing. kimbob27@hotmail.com

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  72. Great the way you make this hair come "alive". Thank you for showing us!

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  73. The hair looks fantastic. Thanks for showing.

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  74. fabulous!! now I know how to do black hair color...now I just need the pens....LOL!!!!
    cardchick50@gmail.com

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  75. What a story... I'm "nosey" too. hehe! Love this video too. TFS

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Enfys x