Coffee…Mischief Managed

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I coming in today to share a little peak at how I color with my Prismacolor colored pencils.  I decided to use the stamps from Craftin Desert Divas  stamps set Coffee Wizards.

EK Gorman 7:19 1To start off you have to stamp out your scene with some light ink.  Today, I used some Desert Sand Memento Ink.  I did have to mask out the coffee bag, so I could tuck the wizard slightly behind it.  I also, had plans from the beginning to create a second shelf of bottles and potions behind the sentiment, thus why that was also stamped out in the light ink.

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I started with the wizard’s robes first.  I used a combination of cloud blue, light cerulean blue, and periwinkle, starting with the darkest in the shadows, and blending down to the lightest.

EK Gorman 7:19 3I added some canary yellow to the stars on his hat.

EK Gorman 7:19 4I somehow missed a picture here, but I used clay rose, black raspberry, and black grape to the wizards belt, shoes, and coffee cup as well as the cylinder on the shelf.  I created a similar cylinder on the sentiment shelf.  I went ahead with an ebony graphite pencil traced in the letters of the sentiment.  The graphite is a bit reflective, so it never photo graphed well, but stands out in real life.  I colored in the fur for the wizard next using 20% cool gray, 50% cool gray, and 70% cool gray for his face, ears and hands.  His beard, the two bottles on the shelves and the spoon, was done with 50% warm gray, 30% warm gray, and 10% warm gray.

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The coffee beans in the bag, the lettering on the bag, the beans on the bag, and the magical coffee were colored in with dark umber, espresso, and chocolate.

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I colored the bag and both shelves in with a combination of burnt ochre, light umber, and putty.  Again I seemed to miss a photo here, but I colored in the wizard’s nose, ear centers, and the sugar pots on the shelves with clay rose, rose beige, and beige sienna.

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For the ground, I grabbed a black pencil and drew in stones.  I colored in the stones with black, 90% cool gray, and 70% cool gray.

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I didn’t want to do much with the back wall, but wanted to give it a bit of a dungeon feel, so I colored it in with 90% french gray, 70% french gray and 20% french gray.

I die cut the scene out with (my new favorite) die Crazy Stitched Frames.  I added the scene to an A2 card frame and added some glitter to the coffee bag’s magic with a little Silver Star Gelly Roll Stardust pen.

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Hope you learned some fun color combinations and enjoyed seeing how this card with colored up!  Make sure if you try out these pencil colors or technique that you place your card in the CDD Facebook Gallery, so the Design Team can see your work!

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CDD Products:

Coffee Wizards
coffee wizards

Crazy Stitched Frames

Silver Star Dust Gelly Roll Pen
Silver Star Gelly Roll Stardust

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