ColourBlend Pencils on Vellum!


Create a soft and delicate coloring with your Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils on Vellum Paper.


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


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


Next the mid tone Sorbet has been used to further color the petals and to blend the Antique Rose layer.  The pencils produce beautiful color transitions, blending well on the  vellum.


Pink Blush further blends and colors the petals.  A band a color has been created across the petals to indicate light hitting the flower.


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


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.


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


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

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


The coloring 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.

Share your work with us on our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest (use our #spectrumnoir or #spectrumaqua tag) – we’d love to see what you’re coloring!

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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