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Rose Bowl and New Beginnings

Hi everyone, today I would like to show you how you can colour an image easily in a few simple steps using the fabulous Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers! Let’s get started!

Step 1:

I’m starting my project by stamping the “Rose Bowl” image by Penny Black onto Spectrum Noir “Premium Watercolour” paper using a Spectrum Noir Water-Proof ink in the colour “Pebble”.

Then I’m starting to colour the image using my lightest pink colour (Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker in Tulip) in combination with an aqua-brush. I put the brush nib of the marker directly to the paper and I pay attention that I add the colour in the shadow parts of each petal, then I work out the colour to a lighter wash using my water-brush. Work on small area’s at a time, so that the water can react with the marker ink before it’s completely dry, this will avoid harsh lines.

If you noticed you made any mistakes, don’t worry, you can correct this in the next step with the darker colour.

Step 2:

To create more depth in each flower petal I next use the Rose Red Aqua Marker with a light hand and I also wash out this colour with my aqua brush.

Step 3:

To create even more definition and adding more depth to the petals I now go over the stamped lines with the small nib of my Sepia Aqua Marker and washing the colour out only a little, inwards, where the shadow of each petal will be!


For the heart of the flower I combined Sunflower and Jasmine. Now that that the flower is coloured I’m going to focus on the leaves: for this I used the colours Bud Green and Leaf Green in the same way as I used the pinkish colours for the flower.

Step 5:

I lost some of the bright green during this process so I added a little more of that until I liked what I had. Then I went over the stamped lines of the petals using the Leaf Green marker (the small nib) in the same way as I did on the flower.

Step 6:

For the water in the bowl I used Aquamarine (you can go over the green parts with the aqua brush to create a more watercolour look for this parts) and for the bowl itself I used Charcoal with light hand.

To finish colouring the image I applied some Verdant Green and Charcoal marker with the brush nib to an acrylic stamp block and picked up the colour from there, so it wouldn’t be to dark and overpowering.

All of the Aqua Markers that I used on today’s project are from the following Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker Sets: Essentials, Primary, Floral and Botanicals.

Step 7:

Now that the colouring is done I added some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen and then I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.

Time to work on my background: for this I die cut a square panel two sizes smaller then my card base from the same card stock that I will use for my card base. I stamped the sentiment using the Spectrum Noir Water-Proof “Noir Black” ink pad (the sentiment is by Stamping Bella from their “Fairy Garden House” stamp set).

Then I applied some Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium in “Turquoise” over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil (TCW382s) using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.

Step 8:

I die cut a slightly larger square panel using some matching green card stock from my stash and then I’m ready to put my card together: I adhered both square panels together using liquid glue and then adhere this combination to a white card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

To finish my can I now only have to adhere the flower image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape!

Detail picture:

And that’s it for today’s fun colouring project! I wish you a creative day!

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