Coloring on Black

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello everyone! Svitlana is here today sharing a simple holiday card using Poinsettia & Pine stamps set.

I wanted to replicate a look of a picture drawn with chalks on a fence.


Below I created a little photo tutorial of how this effect was made.Starting with a piece of black cardstock I stamped poinsettia and its leaves with white ink. On this point no masking is needed.


Next I covered petals and leaves with white ink using Fantastix tool (but the same can be done using brush)


followed by coloring petals and leaves using pencils. The white ink are pigment so they created some kind of color barrier allowing pen coloring to stand out on black background. I worked on different petals that were not close to each other, so I didn't lose the stamped design.


After coloring one cluster of petals and leaves I moved to another until finished the flower.


Next using white pencil I wrote the sentiment. For this design no lettering skills are needed, it should look like handwritten.


To give the background frosty look – smeared some white ink using a piece of paper towel


and then cut it up into strips.


With a COPIC marker (anything can be used here, a marker, ink, pencil – I just used what had handy) colored sides of the strips here and there to add gaps between “fence planks” in some spots.


Finally I inked all stripes using white ink to achieve more realistic plank look, added dot with white pencil (snowflakes) and adhered all strips to a card base.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you give it a try!



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Debbie Peysen October 17, 2015 - 8:35 AM

Wow. Thanks for the wonderful card. I am in awe of putting white pigment ink on black cardstock then coloring. Thanks. What great talent.

Debbie Peysen October 17, 2015 - 8:35 AM

Wow. Thanks for the wonderful card. I am in awe of putting white pigment ink on black cardstock then coloring. Thanks. What great talent.

Holly Saveur October 17, 2015 - 8:46 AM

great card and tutorial!

Janet October 17, 2015 - 9:31 AM

Beautiful, and very clever technique. Thank you for taking the time to photograph the steps :-)

LauraJane:) October 17, 2015 - 10:09 AM

Super! Thanks for all the photos of the process:)

conil October 17, 2015 - 10:23 AM

Svitlana’s coloring is meticulous and the final effect of the card is incredibly beautiful.

Celeste Goff October 17, 2015 - 11:13 AM

Wow, this card is absolutely amazing! Love this gorgeous technique and will have to give it a try!

Patricia Ladd October 17, 2015 - 2:44 PM

Thank you for sharing this unique technique. Love the idea of cutting into strips too. Your card is just stunning.

Maureen Reiss October 17, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Wow!! Super cool card!!

Linda S. October 18, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Your card is beautiful. Thank you for the detailed tutorial.

Pam Sparks October 18, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Fabulous Svitlana! I’ve done this years ago but forgotten how cool it is! Thank you for inspiring and sharing! A gorgeous card!

Svitlana Shayevich October 18, 2015 - 9:20 PM

Thank you for all your sweet comments! I’m so pleased that you liked my card :)

Pirkkis October 19, 2015 - 10:36 AM

OMG! That is georgeous ❤❤❤

BeverlyBL October 19, 2015 - 4:14 PM

I would have never been able to cut it up after all my work. You were brave, and it was worth it. This is so pretty.

Becky Smith October 19, 2015 - 9:43 PM

Wonderful technique!

Svitlana Shayevich November 3, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Thank you a lot for your sweet comments!


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