In THIS POST, where I first introduced you to the wonders of white embossing an image on kraft cardstock, then coloring it with colored pencils, I mentioned that, just writing this post had ignited the desire in me to create in this manner again. And I promised that I was going to head down to my Creation Station as soon as I'd finished publishing the post to do just that? Well, I did!
I am so in love with the Beautiful Baubles set on page 10 of the Holiday Catalog! I've used it several times already, a few of them on my blog. Since the large ornament is so beautiful and perfect for this technique, I opted to go with that image. I used my beloved Prismacolor Pencils, and this is the result:
A N D, it is FLAT -- perfect for mailing!
I know I suggested in my previous post that you all grab the supplies to get started on this fun and eye-catching technique. Have any of you done it yet?
I should just note here that I refer to my coloring tools as "my beloved Prismacolor Pencils" with good reason. You see, when I got my first job out of high school (this was in 1970, and I wasn't yet 18 years old), I worked for a local color lab, the place where all the hand coloring and fixing got done on custom portraits. My job was that of a "spotter", removing stray hairs, dust flecks and repairing the catch lights in the eyes. And more. Whatever needed to be done to make the portrait perfect. That was way before digital times. WAY before! When everything was done by hand. The tools I used in that job were paintbrushes with only a few "hairs" and PRISMACOLOR PENCILS. So, you see, those pencils and I have a looooong history. And I've been loving them ever since!