Monday, 29 September 2014

Using different colouring mediums

Have you enjoyed colouring your parchment?
Are you ready to move on?
Are you confused by all the information on the Web?

I was and so I invested in some of Christine Coleman's excellent DVD tuition guides which can be found  here. You might be able to pick these up second hand on eBay.
She gives clear, real time lessons and takes you one stage at a time. They come with the pattern sheets too so you can follow along with her and of course, re-run the dvd many times.

I was reluctant to spend a lot of money on paints etc. and was lucky enough to obtain some part used Tinta inks ( you could use any drawing ink). I also had acrylic paints left over from my painting days and a lovely DCer (LizzieS) gave me two packs of Dorso oils. I opted to buy W.H.Smith blendable colouring pencils ( they come in 12, 24 and 36) instead of the quite expensive Polychromos pencils.

Here are some examples comparing the way the different mediums look on the same patterns (from Christine's dvd 2).


 using blendable pencils
using acrylic paints
using Tinta inks


  1. Amazing the different effects with the different mediums. Am enjoying your parchment x

  2. They are all so beautiful Alison, exquisitely worked :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. wow these are amazing Alison ... so clever ... well done ... looks like you are having fun ... can't join you in your new hobby but wanted to say thank you so much for always visiting and commenting in my blog ... yes the trout was yummy thank you ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  4. Oh please don't tempt me with yet another hobby. That looks beautiful and I am sure I have some parchment sheets deep in my stash somewhere.

  5. I lOOOVe parchment, very nice and thanks for sharing all those links...

  6. Stunning the top one...pretty colours...Joolsx

  7. hi alison have already commented on your lovely parchment ... so very clever but just wanted to say hi and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  8. Hi Alison your cards are gorgeous. I haven't tried parchment craft your work is inspirational I might give it a go. Hugs Jackie

    1. Oh please try it Jackie, it's so rewarding. If I can help you at all don't hesitate to ask :-)

  9. Gorgeous work, all the mediums look fabulous.


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