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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Playing with paints and pens (posted by Claire )

Good morning folks, I can't believe it's August already. The year is flying by and it's so exciting to see the fabulous new products that Lesley is bringing us. I love colouring so I was delighted to have a play with the beautiful new Colouring Pages which you can find here in a special kit with a colour wheel and mixing guide.

I'm always happy to play with my pencils and markers but for this page I decided to be a wee bit adventurous and got out my acrylic paints. I used metallic acrylic paints to paint the design, the paper took the paint really well and didn't buckle at all. Once I'd completed the painting I took a black marker to retouch the lines where I'd painted over them slightly. I was pleased with the painting but I wanted a black background to set off the metallic paints. I used Black Pearl PanPastel to colour the background, I applied this quite liberally and then used a battery eraser to remove any of the PanPastel that had gone on the design.

My second page today was coloured with Graph'It markers, and they blended beautifully on this lovely smooth paper. After a lovely colouring session I used Blue Pearlescent PanPastel to create a quick background, this is lovely and shimmery but it's glaring a little on the photo.

I hope you're enjoying the colouring pages if you've got yours yet, if not pop over to grab them while they are still on offer.
Thanks for visiting today, 
Claire xx


  1. Gorgeous creations and colouring Claire! xxx

  2. Both beautiful and both so different Claire. I love the drama of the first with the metallics and the black background, and the soft colours are so pretty on the second. These colouring pages are a great idea. x

  3. What wonderful colouring Claire, the black background is awesome, it fairly makes the colours pop. Loving the softer colours on your second card, Kate x

  4. Gorgeous colouring Claire. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. black background is stunning!

  6. Both of these are gorgeous! Your coloring is perfect, and the colors and mediums you chose are very striking! I can't choose between the two which is my favorite. Luckily, I don't have to choose! ;) Lovely work, Claire!

  7. Both gorgeous and the colours are so vibrant. Sandra x


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