A Lick of Paint



Hi everyone, today I’m sharing with you this fun colouring project, where I used design paper as my background to make it quick and easy! Let’s get started!



Step 1:

I started my project by printing this digital image by Lili of the Valley called “A Lick of Paint” onto alcohol marker friendly paper. Now I can start the colouring process, today I’m using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers: I first coloured all around the image using the alcohol marker that is closest to the green in the design paper that I plan on using for my background, which is DG1.


Than I coloured the rest of the image:

For the skin I used: FS7 and TN1.

For the hair I used: EB4.

For the wood areas I used: GB1, GB5 and GB8.

For my yellows I picked: LY1, CT4 and GY3.

For my greens I picked: DG1, CG3 and YG2.

For my blues I picked: TB1, TB4 and TB5.

And for my greys I used: IG1, IG2 and IG5.

You can find all the Illustrator colors that I used HERE!


When the colouring is done I’m adding some highlights using a white gel pen.


To finish the coloured image I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.



Step 2:

For my background I die cut a piece of design paper (I think this one is by Stampin’Up) into a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base. Onto this panel I stamped my sentiment which is one of the sentiments from the Kaisercraft “Background Birthday Sentiments” using black ink.



Step 3:

I also die cut a rectangle panel from matching blue card stock, that is slightly larger than my first panel, and adhered both panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to my white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.


And to finish my card project I now only have to adhere the coloured and fussy image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.


Detail picture:



That is it for today! I wish you a creative day!