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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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and then cut it up into strips.

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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.

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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!

Svitlana.

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Debbie Peysen October 17, 2015 - 08:35

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

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Debbie Peysen October 17, 2015 - 08:35

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

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Holly Saveur October 17, 2015 - 08:46

great card and tutorial!

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Janet October 17, 2015 - 09:31

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

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LauraJane:) October 17, 2015 - 10:09

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

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conil October 17, 2015 - 10:23

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

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Celeste Goff October 17, 2015 - 11:13

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

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Patricia Ladd October 17, 2015 - 14:44

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

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Maureen Reiss October 17, 2015 - 20:08

Wow!! Super cool card!!

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Linda S. October 18, 2015 - 09:05

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

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Pam Sparks October 18, 2015 - 11:28

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

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Svitlana Shayevich October 18, 2015 - 21:20

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

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Pirkkis October 19, 2015 - 10:36

OMG! That is georgeous ❤❤❤

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BeverlyBL October 19, 2015 - 16:14

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.

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Becky Smith October 19, 2015 - 21:43

Wonderful technique!

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Svitlana Shayevich November 3, 2015 - 15:29

Thank you a lot for your sweet comments!

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