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
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