ColourBlend Pencils on Vellum

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Our ColourBlend artist’s pencils are fully loaded with premium grade wax-based pigment, for a rich, velvety colour laydown with outstanding blendability. They can be used alone for traditional sketching and illustration. This tutorial will share how to create a soft and delicate coloring with your Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils on Vellum Paper.


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Step 1:

Stamp or print out the image of your choice onto Neenah Classic Crest Card. Cut a square of vellum paper to cover the stamped image, attaching to the image with low tack tape. You will see the stamped image clearly through the vellum layer.

Step 2:

Choose the base colours for your rose. Here Pink Blush, Antique Rose and Sorbet have been used.


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Colouring the petals:

Step 3:

Starting with the deepest of your base pencils colour the image with the Antique Rose, creating areas of shade as indicated by the shape and shading detail of the stamp.


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Step 4:

Next the mid-tone Sorbet has been used to further colour the petals and to blend the Antique Rose layer.

The pencils produce beautiful colour transitions, blending well on the vellum.


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Step 5:

Pink Blush further blends and colours the petals.

A band of colour has been created across the petals to indicate light hitting the flower.


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Step 6:

White is used across the band of light creating a smooth transition of colour between the pink and the white pencil.


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Step 7:

Deeper tone, shade and detail is created on the petals with the use of Geranium.

This pencil is used around all of the petal outline detail and folds.

The Geranium is blended into the Pink Blush with the Sorbet.


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Colouring the leaves

Step 8:

Next colour the leaves.

Pistachio has been used to create natural areas of light on the leaves.


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Step 9:

Peacock Green pencil colours the outside edges of the leaves and the veins and shadow in the middle of the leaves.


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Step 10:

The mid-tone pencil Shamrock is used to blend in the Peacock Green and Pistachio areas.


The colouring is complete. Remove your vellum coloring from the stamped Neenah layer and you will see your soft and delicate coloring, ready to be mounted onto a project or card.

Supplies used:

Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils:
Essentials: White, Pistacchio
Primaries: Antique Rose, Sorbet, Pink Blush.
Naturals: Shamrock, Peacock Green.
Florals: Geranium.

Image – Rose and Chamomile – Power Poppy
Neenah Classic Crest Card
Crafter’s Companion Printable Vellum Paper
Core’dinations Card
Black Matt Card
Brads to attach vellum layer to Neenah card

Tutorial credit: Laine Webb

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