Saturday, November 10, 2012

Colouring Tutorial - Creating Dinosaur Skin

Hi well finally I have taken  the plunge of drawring my own designs and turning them into digital stamps and kits. I have previously drawn images digitally but I was not happy with the results. So from now on I will be drawring them by hand and then digitally altering them.

I am just doing a tutorial on how to create Dinosaur skin using the very cute newest release at Twit Whoo Designs. He is called Santasaurus. He is inspired by my son who loves dinosaurs.

You could use this technique on all reptiles.

Tutorial Recipe
Image - Santasaurus 
Spectrum Noirs - DG1,LG1,LY2,LG3,DG1,|TN1


1) Colour in the image Santasaurus with LG1 in small circular motions all over to give a base for the rest of the colours.

2)Now using the chisel end of your LY2 Spectrum Noir place random strokes all over the top 2 thirds of the image.

3) Now take the TN1 and do the same as step 2 but try to put the marks in diffent places and in some places overlap the ones that you have already placed down.

4) Repeat step 3 with LG3 Spectrum Noir Can you see the layers building up in the photo above

 5) Repeat Step 3 with DG1.

 6) Add a layer of Crackle glaze over all the areas where you have coloured in depending on how thick your layer is it should take 1-2 hours to dry and it creates the effect of reptile skin. You could use in over grey elephant skin for a similar textural effect.

 7) This is an example of the finished technique.

8) Here is another example. 

I hope you like what I have done and please leave a comment if you use the technique so I can visit you and see what you have done.

The card I made with the image is a DL card. The papers and Holly are from Paper Flower Expert CD rom (My Craft Studio). The ribbon is from Natalie and Amy's. The sentiments are from Twit Whoo Designs. The punch is Martha Stewart and the twine and buttons are from my stash.

Challenges I am entering with this card are

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - One for the Boys
ABC Christmas Challenge - Vibrant Colours

Thanks for stopping by today I really appreciate your time and comments. I hope you are inspired too. Hugs Pascale


downrightcrafty said...

A beautiful creation thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx


Hi Pascale
A fabulous card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Helen said...

Awww...sweet card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Mad Moose said...

Such a great card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cute card!!!! Thanks for participating in our CHRISTMAS STAMPIN' ALL YEAR LONG challenge!!