I am having a lot of fun blending the new In-Colors. Here is a quick how-to write-up for using the blending technique with the new Orchid Oasis In-Color.

  1. To achieve the coloring on the leaves, use the Light Shaded Spruce first. Then come back in with the Light Parakeet Party.
  2. To achieve the coloring on the petals, start by coloring the whole image in Light Fresh Freesia. Be careful not to go to close to the edge, to prevent bleeding.
  3. Come in with a light hand and use Light Orchid Oasis at the very base of the petals, and wherever you want shading. Follow the shading lines from SU! – and see the video for more details.
  4. Sweep through the middle section with Light Highland Heather. Move in a circular motion. Leave the very tips as just being Fresh Freesia.
  5. Let sit for a moment, then come through one final time with your Color Lifter to blend all of the colors together and to pull off some of the intensity. Be careful, always, to watch for color bleed by not going too close to the edge.

In the video, I hadn’t completed the design yet. But here it is, finished 🙂

Here are a few more I made today. I have so many things I “should” be doing, but it was raining and my puppy was cute. And all I wanted to do was color, and color some more. These were really just “practice” cards. I have ideas in mind for making them better. In all, I am pretty pleased. Not bad for a play day!

Product List (for the first card) – Only demonstrators can pre-order the new In-Colors and Designer Series Paper. Here is a list of what I used.

  • Orchid Oasis Cardstock
  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper
  • Color Lifter
  • Light Orchid Oasis Blend
  • Light Fresh Freesia Blend
  • Light Highland Heather Blend
  • Light Parakeet Party Blend
  • Light Shaded Spruce Blend

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