Colouring with Triblends & Original Colouring System

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Basic Colouring with Triblends and Original Colouring System Markers

All our alcohol markers can be easily used with one another. Designer Melanie shows just how well with this tutorial.


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In this Tutorial I use a Stamp from Polkadoodles and the Tri-Blend Markers as well as the Original Markers from Spectrum Noir.

Step 1 SKIN  - Using the Original colouring system markers.

I draw the Shadows with the Color TN3  and for slightly lighter Shadows I use FS4. For the lightest shade I am using FS2 and FS6 on the cheeks. You can go from light to dark, or as I do Dark to light. But for beginners it is recommended to go light to dark as it is easier to blend this way.


Step 2 Hair

I start with the Color MB4 for the dark areas which tend to be the roots, tips and on wavy hair the mid section, I then go in with MB3 for my mid tons

With MB2 I blend the Colors and set the Highlights

Step 3 Clouds and Basket

I use BT3 for the darker/shadow areas and lighten the hole with BT1. But just a little bit, and I'm not coloring the whole cloud just adding a hint of colour.

Using TriBlend Markers

I draw the Dark Shadows on the basket with the Color TN4  then I blend with the Color TN2

At the End I blend/lighten the whole thing with TN1

Step 4 Dress and Bow

With CR6 I set the Shadows and then blend with the Color CR3, then I set the Highlights with CR1.For the shadows I use the Color BG4

and then I blend with BG2


Step 5 the Balloon

First I use the Color PP3 and set the dark Shadows. Then I blend with Color PP2


after that I take the Color PP1 and blend the two Colors and become brighter

Finished - I hope you enjoyed my Tutorial and now you have even more Fun mixing different Markers. See you soon

Your Mel

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