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Purple poppies brush marker colouring

Posted by Marie Smith on

I experimented with blending card, Altenew brush markers and The Ton thoughtful poppies stamp to create this card.

First, heat-emboss the stamp with white embossing powder on the blending card. (Stamp with Versamark ink, sprinkle white embossing powder and set with a heat gun.)

Use the brush tip of Altenew #702 Lavender fields to fill the flower, using light strokes from the outside edges towards the inside. Make light strokes along the edges, using the same marker, as shown below. Remember to use the marker at a slant, so you use the edge rather than the tip itself to do the colouring.

Use marker #823 Deep iris to add darker strokes on the edges of flower petals, and also close to the bases of the petals, as shown below.

In the next picture, you will see the result of my trial to use a water brush to try blending - paper slightly scuffed, so DO NOT use water for blending. Use marker #702 again to over the entire flowers. You can now see how the colours start blending.

Start colouring the leaves, using marker #715 Forest glades. Cover the leaves completely, using light strokes.

Add darker strokes, using marker #554 Evergreen. Focus for this step on the areas where the leaves touch flower petals, and areas where shadow would fall, or next to main veins in the leaves.

Blend the greens by going over the leaves again, using #701, which was the first green.

Colour the centres of the flowers, using marker #301 Rouge and adding darker areas with marker #206 Crimson.

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Have a wonderful day

Marie

 

 

 


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