Friday, 24 August 2012

A Colouring Tutorial ….



Good morning everyone, I hope you’re all looking forward to a nice long bank holiday weekend
I don’t think the weather here in the UK is going to be that good  …so what’s new! 
On the rare occasion that the sun does appear I always feel obliged to go in the garden and make the most of it so at least if  it’s raining it means more lovely crafty time (got to look on the bright side of things!!)
 

I have something different for you today, we get asked frequently how our images are coloured in on our cards. Depending who made the card it will usually be either Promarkers, Copics, pencils or inks

Today I have a tutorial using the distress inks as a colouring medium for those of you that would like to have a go yourselves


Some of our designers (Dena, Fleur, Gretha) regularly colour with the inks and the cards they make for us get many many compliments, people are always a bit surprised when we say they have been coloured using the distress inks


Dena has done us this video tutorial to get you started, she uses the re-inkers but you can also use the distress ink pads.  Remember not to put a wet brush onto your pad or it will spoil it, instead use a non porous surface such as a craft mat or a tile as your palette, dab a bit of the ink on it, and then and use it in exactly the same way

 
 

 

 
So that you can can use it for reference this video will be put onto the tutorials page here which you can access anytime from the top of this page and also on the website 

Here are some of Dena’s cards that have been coloured with the inks so that you can see the amazing results that can be achieved (with a bit of practise!!)
 
 



Mr Fix It (2)             
 
 
 IMG_1878          Snow Queen (2)    
 
 
         
 
 


I hope you found that useful, we’d love to get your feedback on the video and don’t forget any comments that you leave will go into a monthly draw to win a £25 Lili of the Valley voucher

Make sure you keep stopping by because although it’s the holidays we will still have a new post every day for you - have a lovely weekend x

71 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, this is just what I need! xx

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  2. Thank you for this, I have admired the colouring of the stamps for a while and never realised it was distress inks, will need to give it a try

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  3. Very useful indeed, thank you so very much. Jane x

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  4. Wow, the tutorial is great! I wish I could color so beautifully. I use watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color my images.

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  5. This is a great tutorial. It helps me a lot. Thank you!

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  6. Thankyou for this tutorial,it will be a great help
    Thanks Susan xx

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  7. Thank you for a wonderful tutorial, it is something I would love to try.
    Dena's cards are stunning.

    Hugs Sue

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  8. Fabby cards and great tutourial.
    Thanks
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  9. Great tutorial! I've never used the inks but may have to give them a try now that I have a video to help me. The images she colored are absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. Brilliant tutorial - I always struggle with DI and now realise I have been using too much water!!
    Love Dena's cards.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  11. Great tutorial and your creations are truly stunning.Thanks for the inspiration :)Jacqueline.S

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  12. Fantastic tutorial,very very useful:) Thanks a lot!
    Some gorgeous creations as always:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  13. Thanks SO much any help is always so kind. I may well give this a try...!
    Jane x

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  14. Fabulous tutorial thanks for the inspiration. All Dena's cards are amazing.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  15. fantastic tutorial! just what i need to help me thank you!!! carlyann xx

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  16. This is a great tutorial! I learned a lot from this one video - thanks so much!

    Will be visiting again (joined as a follower) and looking out for more.

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  17. I have always admired the distress inkcolourings but never felt that I would be able to do it..

    Dena's tutorial has made me want to give it a go, thanks so much....

    When I have had a go i will let you know how I get on lol..

    Have a good bank hol all.

    Hugs Kelly

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  18. So so useful, never thought of even trying distressing inks, so guess what later I will

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  19. A well explained tutorial and so easy to follow, would love more tutorials like this showing things like the beautiful colours she used on her Christmas card...
    Have a great holiday weekend..
    Hugz Kath...xx...

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  20. Thank you your tutorial is amazing and you make it look so easy, xx

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  21. Wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much for taking the time to make it for us. Have a nice holiday.

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  22. Love your toturial! Makes me want to dust of my distress inks, and start coloring.. :)
    Have a nice weekend :)
    /Tina M.

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  23. Thank you so much...
    The sample pictures are showing a gorgeous work, love it :)

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  24. thankyou for showing us how to colour with the distress inks I'm going to have a try hopefuly I will be more succesful than I've been with promarkers :)

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  25. Brilliant tutorial, it's something I haven't tried. . . .yet!!
    Thanks for making it.
    Lorraine x

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  26. Lovely cards. I like to water colour with Distress Inks but I think the re-inkers give a much deeper colour.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  27. Really useful - I haven't really tried colouring with my distress inks much but I may give this a go :-) Thanks so mcuh
    Hugs
    Pauline x

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  28. Thanks for the tutorial Dena, very informative. I will have to go and give it a try. Loving your cards especially the circular one.

    Hugs Christine x

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  29. Thank you Deena. This was a great tutorial.

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  30. Thanks for the great tutorial Dena -- I will definitely try this out!

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  31. Lovely video and super helpful!!

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  32. Thanks for the tutorial it was very good and now i shall practice this technique too! i love the vintage look it gives. Lynn xx

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  33. Thanks very much for a fabulous tutorial, have always wanted to give distress inks a try, but didn't know where to start. I now feel that I could give it a try. Your colouring is amazing
    hugs
    Kim xx

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  34. Thanks so much - I will use this when I get the pens

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  35. Great tutorial, I have just recently started stamping and all help is very much appreciated. Many thanks.

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  36. Great tutorial. Looking forward to having time to try colouring with DIs. Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial.

    Kat x

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  37. great tutorial and gorgeous creations

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  38. Thank you so much for your tutorial. Love this colouring!

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  39. This was very inspirational. I'll certainly be giving this a whirl, Thanks. Xx

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  40. Thank you for the tutorial. I am definitely going to give this a go. I just wish I had 'half' the talent your design team has. The cards are STUNNING as always xxx

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  41. Oh my word....I so enjoyed watching this fabby tutorial...and am itching to get going with my own creations....thank you!

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  42. What stunning cards! I especially like the couple under the umbrella. I am from Oregon, and we have a reputation for having a lot of rain, so umbrella cards always catch my attention. : )

    Sue C

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  43. thank you for showing us these beautiful colored cards.
    and that is what we need.
    greetings from ann

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  44. Great tutorial! The cards are all gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. Hi anne
    Dena has again, created a fab tutorial and explains so clearly.
    Her colouring, like Bev, Fleur and many others is inspirational and it is wonderful when they share their talent with us, to help us improve.
    Thanks for sharing this
    Hugs Linda x

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  46. Dena's cards are stunning!!! Thanks for the tutorial, hun.
    Love to color with DI´s and will have a try to do it in your way, maybe it can become mine
    Hugs hellerlittle

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  47. Thanks for the great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Thank you so much. Just what we need. Also great cards.
    Lovely weekend.
    x Anita

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  49. I love her shading! Thanx for the tutorial :)

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  50. Waw what a great tutorial thank you so much. Hugs! Mojca

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  51. thanks for the great tutorial, very inspiring angxxxx

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  52. What a lovely idea, thank you for this tutorial. xxx

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  53. Wonderful Tute!!! Love the inspiration!!!
    Hugz

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  54. Thank you doing this video, it is so useful and inspiring, I can't wait to have a go.
    Dena's cards are so beautiful.

    Hugs
    Judex

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  55. Thank you for a fab tutorial! I bought some distress inks a while ago and they are still sitting on my shelf as I hadn't a clue what to do with them, now I feel I can have a go!
    Natx

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  56. Great video, really helpful. Could you specify which black ink you stamped with and what paper you were using to go over so many times without it falling apart!

    thanks
    ** Kate **

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  57. great, thx so much for the tutorial!

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  58. thanks very much for the tutorial - it was very useful and I am going to try to colour in this way. I think I may need to practice a bit though!!

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  59. Thanks for the great tutorial.
    Hugs Aartje

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  60. So helpful, thank you. The colouring on these cases is amazing i will have to give it a go.

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  61. Fantastic video and cards. I have used distress inks a lot but have picked up some great pointers today. Thank You!

    ♥ Laura C.
    www.outinthecraftshed.blogspot.com

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  62. Thanks for the video, I love my distress inks, still practicing coloring with them. Your coloring is fantastic!
    R/

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  63. Very useful video and absolutely stunning cards.
    Kim xXx

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  64. Wow! These are all so gorgeous. Thanks for the tips. Hugs, Robin

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  65. Great tutorial! Thanks for posting this!

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  66. What a fab tutorial, Dena! Distress Inks is my fave colouring and your video is very useful and easy to follow, thank you for sharing and for the chance, hugs from Italy, Miria x

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  67. Great coloring and all cards are stunning. Fab images. Hugs,moni

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  68. Brilliant tutorial. I wondered how the colours were always so vibrant. I am definately going to give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing your technique with us.

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  69. Wow! Thank you for this great tutorial!! :) Super cards!

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  70. OMG...These look fabulous! And the tutorial is really nice. Thank you so much

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