Multi-coloured dragon card



Hi everyone, today I would like to share this superfun dragon card project with you all! For colouring I used my Spectrum Noir TriColour Aqua markers: these markers each contain three different watermarker colours, so they are easy on the go and the sets are constructed in a way that you can mix and match the colours in each set to create new colours! Today I’m using the “Colour Basics” set (that you can find here: https://www.crafterscompanion.eu/spectrum-noir-tricolour-aqua-colour-basics-3pc.html )




Step 1:

In my first picture you can see what different colours you can achieve by mixing the 9 aqua marker colours available in the Colour Basics set (each colour in the chart is created out of two marker colours). This way you can also know what colours you shouldn’t mix if you don’t want to end up with brown! Of course simple colour theory works here as well: if you mix blue and yellow for example, than you create green.


To start the actual card project I stamped the dragon image from the Crafter’s Companion “Thank you” stamp set by Lee Holland onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using black ink and I heat embossed afterwards using clear embossing powder, this way my lines stay black and crisp no matter how much water I add.


Now I can colour the image: for each part of the image I mixed two or three colours of the 9 colours that come in the set, using my chart as a basic guideline. I applied the colour with the marker onto the paper and than I mixed the colours on my project using an aqua-brush. If you end up with a “dirty” nib by touching a different colour on the paper, just scribble with the marker on a scrap piece of paper, no problem at all! I worked until I was happy with the result!


After the colouring is done I add back in some details using a white gel pen and than I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.



Step 2:

For my background I die cut a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base using creme coloured card stock. Next I stamped my sentiment (which is from the Crafter’s Companion stamp set “Hello you” by Lee Holland) using black ink.


Than I placed my stencil of choice onto the panel (this one TCW5017) and applied some Sparkle Medium by Imagination Crafts in the colour “Champagne” over the stencil using a palette knife and set this aside to dry.



Step 3:

When dry I can put my card together: I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from dark teal coloured card stock and I adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered onto a creme coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. And to finish my project I now only have to adhere the coloured and fussy cut dragon image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.


Detail picture:



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