Monday, April 26, 2021

Repeat Impressions: Pick of the Week

 It is my week to share a POTW - Pick of the Week at The House That 

I got a set of Polychromo pencils two Christmas's ago and I decided 
it was time to watch some video's and put in some practice with them.
So today I am sharing my practice card step by step and the tips
I learned from the video's and along the way.  I have to say they
are much easier to work with than the first few times I played
with them.  I will be reaching for them more often.  They
do take more time than Copics but are worth it and it is very

You will need an image stamp of your choice, preferably one with
a lot of lines in it to guide you for shading.  I used Repeat Impressions
Nap Time Fairy and Happy Hello. It is best to use paper with a bit of
roughness to it.
Stamp your main image in a light color, not black. You will want to use
a stamping tool as we will be stamping over it again and want exact
Gather the colors for your first area to color, you will want 3 shades for
each color, along with a white and a gray.  Start by laying down the white where
you want the lightest areas, then go from lightest to darkest of your colors.
You want to use circular motions and very light pressure with a well
sharpened pencil.  You use light pressure as you will keep adding
layers.  This blends the layers together and gets a nice smooth effect:

After you have added the white and your 3 colors you can add more white
for highlight and then use the gray, sparingly to add shadows:

When complete, use embossing body generously as you have gotten oils 
from your hands on the card:
Stamp image with Versamark ink and emboss in gold, this makes such a

I added a mask and some stenciling to add some interest to my card.

Finish as desired:

If you have been debating Polychromo pencils  or already use them,I hope this
 tutorial gave you some helpful tips.

Have a wonderful day!



Carol L said...

Wow Donna, thanks for a great tutorial! I love that you did this on kraft and I just love the stenciling over the finished image! Beautiful card!

Glittered Paws said...

OH WOW - LOVE your tutorial on these pencils, I have some Faber Castell in my box of colored pencils - and a set of Dewert as well. I am so anxious to get my work done this am so I can color something. Beautiful image to work with as well, shows off the shadows and highlights so well.

Tammy said...

What a beautiful card Donna and gorgeous coloring on kraft cs!

loz said...

Fabulous tutorial Donna. I have only used my polychromo pencils on vellum.. Must try on cardstock..Loz

Diane said...

Awesome tutorial and what a gorgeous flower design Donna.

Hugs Diane

Witchcrafted Life said...

What a happy, wonderfully pretty card. I can hardly wait to spot the year's first daisies once more. Any day now, I'd venture to guess.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous. I always forget to use Kraft cardstock, much less color it. :-)

Sarn said...

Lovely results. Fab tutorial x