There are many tutorials for coloring stamps on kraft paper
And they usually involve multiple coats of colored pencil.
Layer after layer after layer after layer...
That's because mid-toned paper tends to shine through the pencil layers to dampen their vibrancy.
Some of these tutorials are simply exhausting! Color it white, then color it again, then add another coat, then brighten it with more white...
Stop. Just stop. This is stupid.
Mid-toned papers are pretty standard in the art world, we use them for quick sketches and studies.
Did you notice the word quick there?
Yep. Quick studies are pretty much the opposite of 92 layer crafty style coloring.
Coloring on kraft paper doesn't have to use up an entire white pencil to get the job done. There's a minimal amount of white in this image, I sharpened my white pencil twice for this 8.5" tall piece (and that's only because I love a sharp point on my lead).
Coloring with colored pencils does not require a massive pencil collection. There are 14 pencils here and I could eliminate three of them if I wanted to prove my Ebenezer Scrooge street cred.
You do not need solvents or chemicals either. I don't use them.
And you don't have to press hard! Not a thing on this image has been burnished, rubbed, or scrubbed. It's 100% carpal tunnel free!
There's an easier way to color with colored pencils. Let me show you how.
Copic Club is a monthly live class for casual coloring
Perfect for beginners, hobby colorers looking to increase their skill set, and self-taught colorers who feel as if they've missed key technique details.
Wednesday, March 8th from 1 to 3:30pm
Thursday, March 9th from 6 to 8:30pm
Lesson: Secrets of Kraft Coloring
Stamp Set: "Garden Variety" by Memory Box
Medium: Copic Marker & Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Skill Level: Beginners who are ready for a challenge. No drawing skills necessary.
Remember When Scrapbooking is my home-base for classes
Located in Macomb Township, Michigan at 23 Mile and Card roads.
RSVP for classes by calling Remember When at 586.59.1810 or email here.
Stamp sets available for purchase. Call to reserve your set.
Join us! You'll enjoy the project and you'll love the class!