Thursday, 11 November 2010

Colouring white clothes with Promarkers




First of all, here's my Polkadoodles offering for this week. The design team were asked to make a bag/container for a gift. I found a little white tin, and covered it with my favourite gingham paper from the Sundae of Seasons CD. I printed out the digi stamp of the bucket and apples, and coloured them with my promarkers. The apples were given a coat of glossy accents - they look almost good enough to eat.... Quite a few of you have asked if you can use promarkers with printed digi images, I do it all the time, and have never had the printer ink smear.





a few more apples, and a bit of ribbon around the tin. I have filled it with cinnamon scented sachets, so it smells really good. Be sure to pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the team came up with, and join in the fun if you like challenges.


Next week, we have a big Polkadoodles blog hop, with some great prizes to be won at each of the blogs - I will give you some sneek peeks next week. You won't want to miss it.


Promarkers used: apple green, lime zest, meadow green, poppy, pear green, caramel, tan, terracotta


and here is the chef you will see me colour in the video. Note how the subtle grey shadowing adds depth to the image, although his coat remains white




and here's the finished card. Cardstock is by core-dinations, the red gingham is DCWV, and the CHEERS letters are Thickers by American Crafts




and a white on white on white card made with this sweet little angel from Lili of the Valley. I have found that the trick to making a white card, is to use texture, inking and depth. So all the layers have been embossed with the cuttlebug, the edges inked, and each layer was lifted up with foam pads. Sentiment oval by Craftwork Cards




the grey shadowing on her clothes adds real depth to the image


Skin - ivory and pastel pink
shadowing - cool grey 1 and 2
hair buttercup and mustard
berries crimson
leaves holly pine and meadow

























I'll be back tomorrow with a quick round up of some extra tips for using your promarkers, if you have any questions, email me so that I can answer all the queries at once. I will try and answer all your questions in my next post


See you then

55 comments:

HappyExpressions said...

Great video! TFS!

Tamie said...

I am soaking in all you have to teach..your videos are wonderful and very inspiration! Thanks again for a great video!!

Sharon said...

These are just awesome!! Wonderful video!!! :)

Kimberly said...

I think you've covered everything...you do a fabulous job. Thank you for sharing..kimbob27@hotmail.com

ursula Uphof said...

This is a great technique. Thanks again for all your work and effort.

Penni said...

Great tips on colouring white.

Fabulous Tutorial.

Hugs
Penni
x

Aussie Loz said...

I love leaving bits white - makes for more crafting time! ♥

Melodie said...

Your cards are again so beautiful, it looks very well with this shadows.
Thank you for the great video.
Hugs
Melodie

Marianne said...

What a lovely little tin you've made. Wonderful. Thanks again for the new video. I'm learning more and more each day!

angelique (anlou) said...

and again such a great video
thanks for the idea to make it looks like white
see you tomorrow for the next video
hugs angelique

Papirskreppa said...

A very useful tutorial. Thank you.

Yvonne Russell said...

Wonderful to see the tips with white. Shadowing is so effective and adds another dimension.

Tonia said...

Thank you for the AWESOME video!

Jóna said...

One great video again :o) Thanks a lot ! Your cards are fabulous !
Have a nice day, Jóna

pisces23 said...

very neat..luv it how you do it..and it makes me keep wishing to have promarkers...i have been following your coloring videos...

awesome video

thanks
lovelylorns@gmail.com

CyndiU said...

What a darling angel!!! Again, thank you so very much for sharing your time and your talent.

cureta2 at yahoo dot com

Tip Top said...

I'm having such a giggle at some of your videos - do like the grey animals bit on the last one!

Great box too - thank you!

loftylass said...

Very interesting Enfys. It's amazing what a few lines of colour can do. tfs
Hugs
HW

1CardCreator said...

I always wondered why the other marker company had about 15 shades of gray, like what do you color in gray? Now I see how beautiful gray really is when used properly. I must say I bought a few of these markers in the past and I quickly gave up because I really didn't know what to do with them. You have made it so easy and understandable I want to build my collection again. Thanks for sharing this Enfys, it really is appreciated! ~Diane

kaos said...

Great tipps - once again. Love the white on white card with the darling angel - perfect inspiration as I have one of those LOTV angels at home and it's high time it's used on a card!

Thanks
hugs
kaos

LindaS said...

Thanks for the video about shadowing white but especially the tip about the memento pen.

love2create said...

Never thought about the shading when 'coloring' white. Once again, great video! Thanks!
JeanH

Donna said...

I so love this series Enfys, you have done an awesome job teaching us all how to use the Promarkers. I love them. Thanks so much

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Maureen R said...

Another great video Enfys. I have a hard time deciding where the shadows and grey areas would be and you have helped me a lot.

Laurieinaz said...

The shading really adds dimension. It really makes the images pop. TFS.

Anonymous said...

The gray shadow really makes a difference on the white. Thank you for sharing all your tips w us!

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

pinky said...

Think this is one use of promarkers I can actually do but I do love how you added the check to the trousers. You certainly do think outside the box.
Pinky

Linda said...

I love the pants! I am learning so much. The videos are so helpful.

Kristie Maynard said...

What an adorable tin you decorated. Anyone would love to have this gift. Beautiful!
Thanks for the Promarker instruction, now I just have to win them and I'll be all set! LOL!

eiyiyi said...

I can't think of a single thing you've missed. Fabulous job En! Thanks again for all the hard work. hugs to you, eileen

Kim. said...

You have done a great job this week with these pens but I would just like to ask you something. Whilst flicking through the TV channels I came across Create and Craft who were showing Promarkers and they stipulated that Promarkers should NEVER be stored upright as they will dry out. Now this does not apply to me as mine are stored laying down but I know you do store them upright so thought I would ask what you know about this???
Love the effect of leaving the white areas and just adding the shadows.
Kim xXx

Sandy Bayles said...

Enfys,
I love this card and the colors. Great as usual... Great Video... I hope I am posting on the right blog...
Blog:
http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

Debra said...

Your work is so fantastic and I appreciate your videos so much. So much to learn.

Linda w said...

Another great video. Love the cards you've made with your images, and also the tin you altered is lovely. thanks again. hugs lin

themessycraftroom said...

Thank you for another fantastic video. I have learnt so much. I really want to expand the little promarkers I have now. You have given me confidence to have a go at colouring anything . You have done the videos and explained so well. Thank you for sharing all you knowledge with everyone. Hugs x ChrisB

Tabitha said...

Love the angel with the white on white. Thanks for another great video. Thanks for the opportunity to win these wonderful markers. The only question I have, I saw someone else ask as well, is do the lighter markers tips get messed up when you color over darker areas? Thank you.

Fliss said...

Gorgeous lot of stuff here En and a really great video.
Have a great weekend. x

Terrie B x said...

Fabulous viseo,great cards.love that cute fairy TFS:) x

Teresa said...

Love all your work this week. You really know how to pretty up a stamp!! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Your videos and explanations have been wonderful. I have learned a lot from watching and listening to you. Thank you again!

mahuntington said...

Enfys, your videos this week have given me the courage to work with alcohol markers. I won a starter set from you recently and now I know I can't go wrong playing with them. The shadowing you used on white is exactly what I was wanting to learn. You're awesome. Thank you for sharing your artistic talent.
Warmly,
Mary Ann Huntington
mahuntington@wavecable.com

littleeifwife said...

So I haven't watched the video yet, but the cards turned out lovely, as I knew they would..I will have to watch EVERY ONE of the videos for sure if I win the promarkers. Otherwise...enjoying your comments..you are a real pro!! I'm sure the video's, though fun, were hard to do!!! Thanks for making them!!

peifert@fuse.net

Mickie said...

Oh I am so wanting these markers, I have learned so much watching you. Thanks so much for these videos.

littleeifwife said...

So I have now watched the video...and I agree...chef's should not...if they really do...wear all white...your chef guy looks very cool and official. I have to say...It's really interesting & obvious to me in your video's how shadowing with blue on a white image makes so much of a difference. Thank you so much for the tip!!

peifert@fuse.net

mforquer said...

Great!! Love this technique - makes the shading so real! Thanks again for some wonderful tips!
Melissa

Nancy Curtis said...

I love to color - I really need these Promarkers! Thanks for sharing all these ideas and the video. I love the tin and both cards.That little angel is sooo cute in white.

pcrusberg said...

Thanks for all the great videos! I've learned a lot!

Maria said...

Thank you for another great video!

sucor said...

Great technique! Thanks for another helpful video.

nessy said...

fab video ~and love the "white" cards!!
vanessa xx

Barbara said...

Thank you for your wonderful videos all week. You have taught us so much! I love all of your cards!!

Lil Sis said...

The grey really makes these images come to life. Hugs Beccy x

Charlotte said...

That little chef is so cute.

iluvmybugs said...

Great tips En...the white really does pop with the gray!!!TFS

Ellis said...

Great video, I usually use grey for getting tthe white to pop or pastel blue, but mostly for wings so far! =)

Hugs, Elenor