I’ve had a long dry spell of being un-creative, but I’m feeling more confident in myself and my work. I watch how to videos….. way too many, because I am a student at heart. I see new ideas and techniques and try to incorporate them into my art. Many don’t look anything like what I saw and I get very disappointed. BUT…. I have found a few that really inspire me and I’ve been working on some of those.
One that I really enjoy watching is the Frugal Crafter, Lindsey.. she has a ton of tips, tricks and ideas. I recently watched her video on creating a card with a large rose for the focal point. This was done with colored pencils. So I looked for a free image on the internet of a rose and this is what I found. So I decided to give it a try myself. I located a full rose bloom image and printed it on white cardstock.
This is the images I saved.
Then using just 4 Prang colored pencils to shaded and highlight my rose. It doesn’t look quite as great as Lindsey’s, but I am pretty pleased with the results. After I finished mine I remembered her first step was to do a wash with pink watercolors.
This is my rose. I used regular Prang colored pencils in indigo, light magenta, red and yellow as a highlight. I also highlighted with white. I used the rose in a mixed media journal I made.
If you would like to try this check out Lindsey’s video I have put a link below.The Frugal Crafter Red rose in colored pencil
I forgot to post the pic of my picture added to my mixed media journal. I like it…
The background is kind of unusual,I used my daughters wet wipe that was very well used and had dried. This is the second time I have tried this technique and I really think it adds color and texture.