How to Add Easy Prismacolor Shading with Fun Stampers + Video!

Today I share some shading tips using Prismacolor Pencils and I have a more ‘realistic’ image which is perfect for this technique, it’s called Orange Blossoms and is from Spellbinders, Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month Club.

So, I’ve been thinking about it recently and I have come to the realisation that some of you may be a little ‘afraid’ to colour.  But you know what, you have to start somewhere, and in my video below are some tricks that I know that can make it easier.

Beginning with my first tip which is to ‘Use the Image’, it will often tell you where the shading needs to be,

Lostinpaper - Shading with Prismacolors - Fun Stampers Journey - Orange Blossoms (card video) 1

Don’t be afraid to come in with a very dark colour to add depth and dimension, I even used ‘Black’ here on the leaves!

Lostinpaper - Shading with Prismacolors - Fun Stampers Journey - Orange Blossoms (card video) 1

And remember, these are handmade cards that we are creating, and it’s our hobby and it’s meant to be fun and not stressful. But without putting that pencil, marker or watercolour to the paper you will never improve, so just go for it!

Lostinpaper - Shading with Prismacolors - Fun Stampers Journey - Orange Blossoms (card video) 1And, here’s a Power Tip – stamp out the same image a few times and colour it again and again, either repeating the same medium or changing it up depending on your confidence, you will be surprised how you can ‘learn’ an image and improve just by colouring it a few times.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

Hope you were inspired to get out your mediums and colour today!  I’ll be back again real soon, til then, Have Fun!

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Other Supplies:  FUN STAMPERS JOURNEY – Stamp of The Month Club – Orange Blossoms.  Prismacolor Pencils – Black / Yellow Chartreuse / Kelly Green / Olive Green / Putty Beige / French Grey 70% / Sandbar Brown / Sepia / Yellowed Orange / Spanish Orange / Orange / Canary Yellow / Pale Vermilion / Indigo Blue.

Solar White 110
Solar White 110
EH
Neenah 80lb
Neenah 80lb
EH
Black
Black
OTH | EH
Onyx Black
Onyx Black
SSS | EH
Prismacolor Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
SSS | EH
Gamsol
Gamsol
SSS | EH
Blending Stumps
Blending Stumps
SSS | EH
Scissors
Scissors
SSS | AUZ | EH
Stamp Blocks
Stamp Blocks
SSS | EH
MISTI
MISTI
ALT | SSS | EH
Guillotine
Guillotine
SSS | AUZ | EH
Paper Trimmer
Paper Trimmer
SSS | EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
SSS | AUZ | EH
ATG
ATG
SSS | AUZ | EH
Foam Squares small
Foam Squares small
SSS | EH
Foam Squares
Foam Squares
SSS | EH

17 thoughts on “How to Add Easy Prismacolor Shading with Fun Stampers + Video!

  1. First of all, the colors are so dramatic with the black white and lovely lovely orange! I really dig it. I loved your video, great tips about adding the dark color. I always take my pencils for coloring at my craft group because they are so much smaller than markers, so I do get some use out of them, even if I usually use markers. Thanks for the tips!

  2. I never tire of watching you color. Thanks for using Prismacolors (which I’m loving more & more) and giving us all the wonderful tips!

  3. Thank you again for such a thoughtfully put together card how to. I especially love your advice on practising colouring.
    The oranges came out so well. Real with so much depth.
    I’ve taken to putting my successful colouring combos into a small visual arts diary.
    It’s a good idea to keep a record of the disaster combos too.
    I find colouring quite comforting and watching some one else colouring is quite zen for me. I often have to rewatch a YouTube video because I’ve chilled out.
    Cheers
    Lisa

  4. Love the image Therese, stunning stamp. I agree re colouring. Mind you I’ve been addicted to it since childhood, when received my first Derwents.
    When teaching I’d sit down with kids in my class and show them how to colour nicely, not sure who enjoyed it more! 😊 but colour is exciting.
    Hugs Shaz in OzX.

  5. Wow!! What a beautiful card.Your coloring is just so amazing.Thank you so much for sharing your tips and tricks for using the prisma. I am so inspired to break out my prisma and give coloring a try🙂❤️

  6. Thanks, Therese … such great tips. It’s always so good to watch you colour and follow along … it’s one of the best ways for me to learn, even when my medium doesn’t match yours, the principles are still the same. Beautiful orange blossom … the black adds a delicious touch of drama! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  7. Fab card. Love the black and white background with the pop of orange. 100% agree you gotta start somewhere and practice! Exactly what I intend to do when I have cleaned out the kids games cupboard and my craft room (insert a very embarrassed face there!).

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