Adding Details with Pencils – Video!

by Therese Calvird

Hi it's Therese and today I felt like colouring (no surprise there) and I think these flowers from the Lacy Scrolls stamp set are so pretty.  I love to add details with pencils and because these flowers are solid images they are perfect for this technique.  I popped up the flower panel for a little bit of interest and added a simple sentiment from the Succulents set.

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You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

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Betty February 19, 2016 - 9:17 AM

thank you for the coloring demo – your work is gorgeous!

Marianne February 19, 2016 - 10:27 AM

So pretty. Love this. Thanks also for reminding me that I still need to try this technique.

Harriet February 19, 2016 - 11:47 AM

You brought the flowers and leafs to life with your excellent coloring. Wonderful video.

Deborah February 19, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Wow! The pencils make a huge difference! Will this work with any colouring pencil or are the special ones? I love the finished card and want some of those tools you used that I have not seen in the UK yet.

Therese Calvird February 19, 2016 - 3:51 PM

You can use any pencils to add shading or details, using a soft pencil like the Prismacolor will just help it to blend easily. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Therese

Barb Ghig February 19, 2016 - 12:37 PM

I love the detail you added with your pencils…Such a gorgeous card, Therese!

Patti Willey February 19, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Very pretty Therese! Thank you for sharing!

Troy Louise February 19, 2016 - 4:05 PM

This is gorgeous. Love your pencil details & I love the bright yellow. Thanks.

Linda Langes February 20, 2016 - 7:35 AM

I love how this looks – I have those stamps too – the pencil really makes them come alive Therese.

Hazel February 20, 2016 - 9:42 AM

Stunning as ever Therese! I love all your colouring videos . . . and cards of course! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx
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Janet February 20, 2016 - 11:04 AM

Beautiful transformation of the basic image Therese – your coloring is exceptional ;-)

Shari February 21, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Absolutely beautiful card. I really enjoyed watching you bring it to life with your pencils. Thank you for sharing. ???

May Park February 21, 2016 - 8:36 PM

So beautiful!!! I wish I could color like you!

Zarah February 22, 2016 - 5:12 AM

Stunning card! Love how deceptively “simple” it is! :D

Tami February 26, 2016 - 6:06 AM

Awesome card! I love Theresa’s work, always beautiful, thx so much for video tutorial!

Wendy McCarthy February 28, 2016 - 2:22 AM

Stunningly beautiful! I’ve ordered some Prismacolor pencils and can’t wait to give this a go! Thank you for the great tutorial. Xx

Maureen Hayes March 7, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Stunning shading with the pencils. I watched the video on YouTube and came here because you mentioned you would list the pencil and ink colors, but I don’t see them. Am I missing them or did you forget to add them? Please help! Thanks so much!

Therese Calvird March 7, 2016 - 4:24 PM

Hi Maureen,
My apologies for the confusion, this post is also at my blog where there is a complete list of the pencil colours and Inlinkz code. Here is the link
Also here is the list – Prismacolor Pencils – Yellow Ochre, Spanish Orange, Sunburst Yellow, Light Umber, Limepeel, Moss Green.
Hope this is helpful, Have a fun and crafty day, Therese


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