Pretty Pink Posh | No Line Pretty Petunias Pencil Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromoscoloring #handmadecard

Pretty Pink Posh | No Line Petunias Pencil Coloring. Video

Hello friends! Ever since I got my Polychromos pencils I’ve been wanting to try and get better at the no-line coloring technique and today I have a video tutorial showing how to color petunias from the Pretty Petunias stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh for a no-line look!

Pretty Pink Posh | No Line Pretty Petunias Pencil Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromoscoloring #handmadecard

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Since violet is the color of this year and because I happen to love this color quite a bit I decided to color my petunias violet. I started working on my card by stamping images I wanted to use in watermark ink onto light gray cardstock panel. I knew I wanted to use the large flower duo and also add additional flowers and leaves to make this cluster a bit fuller. I am very lazy when it comes to masking, I was planning to use masking for today’s stamping, but later ended up not making them and I simply stamped my images in watermark ink overlapping previously stamped layers.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I picked watermark ink, but any pale ink color will do for this technique – just make sure to pick the color of ink you’ll be able to color over with the pencils you plan to use – and you can always test this on the back side of your paper. Use it as your palette, I always do so.

Pretty Pink Posh | No Line Pretty Petunias Pencil Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromoscoloring #handmadecard

As I was stamping I made notes in my head which flowers and leaves were going to be in the front and which would be in the back. If you struggle with this – you can either mask your images so that you don’t have confusing stamped lines on your panel or test stamp your cluster onto a piece of scrap paper and label everything – then when you go to color your image you can use that as a cheat sheet.

The Pretty Petunias stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh has very little detail to it and this is a good thing, because as you color, regardless of what coloring method you chose, you can add those details in yourself.

Pretty Pink Posh | No Line Pretty Petunias Pencil Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromoscoloring #handmadecard

I used Polychromos colored pencils to color this images and I went with just a handful of pencils. I sharpened my pencils prior to starting and first used the blue violet color and outlined the base of the petal, added vines and slight details on the tip of the petal.

It is very helpful to look up the image you are coloring online. I simply go to Pinterest and type in Petunias. I look at photos, sometimes I search for illustrations, I can also add the name of the coloring medium I plan to use to look up examples. For instance “petunias watercolor”, or “petunias pencils” – it is very helpful to see how others have colored it – this will give you color combo ideas, detail ideas.

I added my pencil strokes going in one direction – I followed the imaginary vines of the petal. I don’t color in circles or horizontal and vertical lines. To blend out the violet color and color the rest of the petal I used a white pencil. I went over the violet coloring and extended it further into the petal. Next, I came in with the violet pencil again and added more details to that particular element.

Pretty Pink Posh | No Line Pretty Petunias Pencil Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromoscoloring #handmadecard

I don’t use any blending solutions when I color, I only blend the using my pencils and as I get to the end of the blending I use a very heavy hand.

Once my coloring was complete I trimmed my panel to 4 x 5 1/4″. To create a sentiment I white heat embossed Hello Gorgeous from the Love Sentiment stamp set also from Pretty Pink Posh onto vellum. I trimmed it into a skinny strip, wrapped one end around the panel and cut the other end at and angle.

Pretty Pink Posh | No Line Pretty Petunias Pencil Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromoscoloring #handmadecard


I foam mounted the panel onto an A2 card base and added sequins from the Spring Blooms mix to embellish this card. Happy cardmaking!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

Pretty Pink Posh Pretty Petunias Clear Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Pretty Petunias Clear Stamp Set
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Pretty Pink Posh Love Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Love Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
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Pretty Pink Posh Spring Blooms Sequin Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Spring Blooms Sequin Mix
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils Individual
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils Individual
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 12 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 12 Piece Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 24 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 24 Piece Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 60 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 60 Piece Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 120 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 120 Piece Set
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Vellum
Simon Says Stamp Vellum
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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9 Comments

    1. Absolutely stunning Yana, I love petunias as well and I plant double petunias every year as they are gorgeous. I definitely pinned this for inspiration.

    1. Your card is gorgeous! I really love how you colored the petunias 🙂 I am a bit nervous about coloring like this, but after watching your video I think I’ll give it a try!

    1. Yana,

      I watched your You Tube video and thought the demonstration of colouring these Petunias was fab. I have been given a set of Prismacolor Pencils and I need a stamp to create a project such as yours to practise colouring in. :O)

    1. Beau-ti-ful!! I had the exact same experience with no-line coloring. I was sure I couldn’t do it; felt intimidated by it; but once I tried it I found it was easier than I thought. Now I love it!! Appreciate the tip on how to avoid masking! Thanks for sharing this card in a video, Yana. Best to you!

    1. Beautiful coloring. I, too, am impressed with the Nuvo Deluxe adhesive. It never clogs, and it’s easy to get a small drop without messing with a special cap or a precision tip.

    1. Very beautiful card and coloring!! I hope that i can use some of your tips with my Prismacolor pencils!!

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