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Coloring on Kraft Cardstock

Hello Friends!!

Larissa here to share another Guest Designer Post!!   I wanted to share the FUN Technique of coloring on Kraft Cardstock with your Gelatos, Aquarelle Water Color Pencils and the Stamper's Big Brush Markers then adding some highlights  with the Pastel Pitt White Pencil!! This is such a GREAT Technique especially if you are afraid to work with water color because you can be a beginner and still get the look of a PRO!!  =)  I've made a FUN Video to share this technique  so I hope you ENJOY it!!



In the mean time though, here are some pictures of my finished project along with the steps on how to create this technique!! I have also showed this technique being used on a couple other surfaces!!

Color your Gelatos and Stamper's Big Brush Markers onto a plate or clear block. Then use your water brush to create a water color. Cover the image with the desired colors.


Next take your Aquarelle Water Color Pencils in a similar shade to the Gelatos or Stampers Big Brush Markers and color the image in on top of that color outlining where you want the most intense color. Then take your water brush and go over the water color pencil shading to blend the color. Finish the entire image repeating these steps until done and then adding your highlights using the Pastel Pitt White Pencil.

The same technique only done on Cream Cardstock.

The same technique done on water color paper.

I hope you learned something new and I hope you'll give this a try!!?? As I shared in the video and photos above you can use the same steps, techniques I've shared today to color on other surfaces too not just Kraft Cardstock!! Give it a try on your Favorite Stamping Cardstock or on Water Color Paper for a similar effect!! There are so many option let your creativity go and see what you can create!!

If you do I hope you'll leave me a link in the comments below, because I'd LOVE to see your Projects!! Also, if you have any other questions please leave me a comment and I'll try and answere them for you!!  THANKS Again for stopping by today and for watching my Video!!

I hope you have a Fabulous Week!!

Larissa  =)


I am a Mother of two young boys 6 yrs. and 6 months!! We live on our BEAUTIFUL Farm and enjoy the rural life in every aspect!! I have been a creative soul since I can remember and LOVE trying new things!! I enjoy learning and teaching and hope I can inspire with my creations from the heart!! THANKS for followig along and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =) You can find more of my creations on my Blog:


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Kristi S.

Beautiful project! I like how the vivid the colors are; very nice!

holly woodcock

super cute!


Larissa this is such a cute image and your coloring is amazing! Great job!!

Jill Foster

You rock girl! Love this!!

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