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Tuesday 2 March 2021

Treats on Tuesday with Christine - La gâterie du mardi avec Christine

Hi Everyone it's Christine here with a little stencil outlining and pencil colouring. I recently saw this technique on Facebook by Jo Firth-Young.
Jo took some black card stock and used a fairly open stencil and a white gel pen to outline the image then coloured with pencils. You can also do a little doodling if you want. I have a set of Caran d'Ache and Lyra pencils, I tend to use oil based as I find them easier to blend.

 Her is the finished Mandala stencil card. I use a white pencil with a very light touch on the background and used a blender pencil to soften the pencil strokes.

A blender pencil can be a colourless version or even a white or very light colour pencil. Once you lay down the first colours going over with another burnishes the waxy or oily pencil.
You can see below how the pencil strokes are softened by going over with the white or blender pencil.
Here are two cards I made out of one stencil on a piece of card that was 5.5"X8.5".

This is the card I sent Tonny in the card exchange for February
 I hope you have a chance to give this technique a go, it's fun and easy.
Christine Alexander - DT Magenta


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:
 MC81 Mandala 4 - Small
MC96 Field of Flowers - Extra Large 
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Pam said...

Your cards are beautiful. Great job coloring - I love those vibrant colors against the black paper.

Ellie Knol said...

Thanks for all the tips Christine.. gorgeous coloring.

aussie aNNie said...

Most gorgeous project and work of art. love the tip you gave as well.....xx
[I am so fed up with the robot thing now again for the fourth day]

Susan said...

Wonderful colouring on the black background! Love those colours you used.

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Gorgeous outlining of your stencils and pencil blending of your colors on black cardstock, Christine. Such a beautiful artsy look to your stenciled images, my friend. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Trina P. said...

Beautiful cards and colouring! Cool technique with striking results. Will have to try it!

Mac Mable said...

So very striking and what amazing colouring and a wonderful technique ....loving these x.

Loll said...

Gorgeous stenciled cards using white outlining and pencils for colouring. Thanks for sharing this awesome technique, Christine!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous pencil colors on black card base, Christine! Love the white effect and the vibrant colors!
Hideko xx