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Hero Arts Video: How to Color with Prismacolor Pencils | One Layer Card with Masked Images

by May Park-

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Happy Monday! Welcome to the Hero Arts March 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop. If you came from the amazing Jennifer McGuire’s blog, you are right on track! Today the creative team girls and guests are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of March 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit.

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I used 10 different types of mushroom images from the You’re a Fungi stamp set to create a large mushroom cluster as a focal point on my one layer card. I also used a flower image from the Happy Mother’s Day stamp set to add some interest to my mushroom cluster – I stamped three flowers to create a visual triangle.

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Masking technique is a great way to create the illusion of depth as the image you stamp first is in the foreground and the second image is partially behind the first image. It definitely takes time, but once you remove all the masks, you’ll be amazed by the beauty of masking.  

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create my card from start to finish – I’m sharing lots of tips you don’t want to miss! You can watch it here or in HD on my YouTube channel:

How to Make a One Layer Card using Masking Technique and Colored Pencils 

  1. Stamp the images from the You’re a Fungi stamp set with Hero Arts black ink.
  2. Stamp the same images on post-it notes, cut them out with scissors, layer them on the stamped images.
  3. Color the first layer of images using Copic markers.
  4. Add layers and shading using Prismacolor colored pencils.
  5. Color the whole background using Copic marker N8: Natural Gray.
  6. Add white dots using Signo white gel pen.
  7. Trace the outlines of each image using Micron black pen 0.3.
  8. Stamp the sentiment from the You’re a Fungi stamp set with Hero Arts Unicorn white ink.
  9. Mount the colored panel onto A2 size top folding card using a glue tape.

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The March 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit is available in limited quantities for a limited time – once it’s gone, it’s gone. So grab yours right HERE, before they are gone! The kit value is over $75, and Hero Arts has an amazing deal at $34.99.

This month’s kit includes:

  • 2 4″x6″ clear stamp sets
  • 21 coordinating Frame Cut metal dies
  • 2 Fancy Dies
  • 2 5.5″x8.5″ sheets of Chocolate & Herbeus cardstock (brown & green textured cardstock)
  • 1 6″x6″ sheet of marble paper(color may vary)
  • 1 5.5″x8.5″ sheet of burlap
  • 1 Intense Black ink cube (ideal for use with alcohol markers) 

There are several optional ADD-ON products – they are also available for purchase on Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson:

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit
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HA
Hero Arts Welcome Home Stamp Set
Hero Arts Welcome Home Stamp Set
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Fresh Herbs Stamp Set
Hero Arts Fresh Herbs Stamp Set
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Produce and Seeds Stam Set
Hero Arts Produce and Seeds Stam Set
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Egg-cellent Stamp Set
Hero Arts Egg-cellent Stamp Set
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts You're A Fungi Stamp Set
Hero Arts You’re A Fungi Stamp Set
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Rabbit with Frame
Hero Arts Rabbit with Frame
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Welcome Home Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Welcome Home Frame Cuts
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HA | SSS

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Giveaway

Hero Arts is giving away one March 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit to one lucky winner. Leave your comments across all of the blogs in the hop by Sunday, March 12 at 11:59 pm PT, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Blog Hop

It is now time to head on over to the amazing Wanda Guess’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all.

Supplies 

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS), Ellen Hutson(EH) and Hero Arts(HA). Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you where possible. Thank you so much for your support.

Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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SSS | AZ | EH
Hero Arts Dye Ink Pad Black
Hero Arts Dye Ink Pad Black
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SSS | HA | EH
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
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SSS
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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SSS | EH
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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SSS | AZ | EH
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18x12
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18×12
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SSS | EH
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
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SSS | HA
Sakura Glaze White Pen
Sakura Glaze White Pen
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SSS | EH
3M Post It Notes
3M Post It Notes
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SSS | AZ
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
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SSS | EH
Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
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SSS | EH
Tombow Removable Adhesive
Tombow Removable Adhesive
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SSS
Tombow Permanent Adhesive
Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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SSS
Hero Arts Acrylic Block
Hero Arts Acrylic Block
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SSS | HA
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
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SSS | AZ
Metal Pencil Sharpener
Metal Pencil Sharpener
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AZ
SAKURA Micron Pen
SAKURA Micron Pen
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SSS | AZ
Hero Arts You're A Fungi Stamp Set
Hero Arts You’re A Fungi Stamp Set
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Happy Mother's Day Stamp Set
Hero Arts Happy Mother’s Day Stamp Set
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SSS | HA | EH
Absorber Cleaning Cloth
Absorber Cleaning Cloth
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AZ
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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SSS | EH
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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SSS | EH
Tombow Removable Adhesive
Tombow Removable Adhesive
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SSS
Print & Pattern
Print & Pattern
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AZ

262 Comments

  1. Nicole N.

    Pretty card. The black background makes the colors pop.

    11 . Mar . 2017
  2. Carina

    These are so vibrant. They remind me of alice in wonderland.

    11 . Mar . 2017
  3. Giovanna

    Love how you clustered the images! Beautiful and vibrant!

    11 . Mar . 2017
  4. leighgardner1

    Mushrooms never looked so pretty.

    11 . Mar . 2017
  5. Shelly

    Wow! This is beautiful!

    11 . Mar . 2017
  6. thecraftinglifeblog

    Wow! That is super cool! So striking and cool to see a different way of using the stamps!

    10 . Mar . 2017
  7. Sheri Elmont

    Oh wow! This is beautiful! I was surprised to discover that you started with a white card base. I love mushrooms also.

    10 . Mar . 2017
  8. Tracy Lustick

    May it’s gorgeous!

    10 . Mar . 2017
  9. Lindsey

    Beautiful coloring! Love it!

    10 . Mar . 2017
  10. Terebene

    I love the look of your card. What a unique idea.

    10 . Mar . 2017
  11. Barbara

    Love the black background

    10 . Mar . 2017
  12. Beverly Jordan

    Beautifully done with these color choices. You tutorial is so helpful.

    10 . Mar . 2017
  13. Alison

    Wow what a striking card – and what a great save! Love this.

    10 . Mar . 2017
  14. Maggie Dudley

    Beautiful card. Love the new release stamps.

    10 . Mar . 2017
  15. Amanda Still

    Love your blog!!! Amazing ideas! Thanks for the inspiration ❤️

    09 . Mar . 2017
  16. Maria Peters

    This is simply perfect. I enjoy to see this video. Love also, how organized you at work. Awesome!

    09 . Mar . 2017
  17. Joyce Xie

    Oh wow, such pretty coloring!

    it’s a very pretty card

    08 . Mar . 2017
  18. Flo

    Wow, your card is beautiful. Your coloring is fantastic.

    08 . Mar . 2017
  19. Barbara-Jean

    Fantastic colorful and intricately designed card, May!

    08 . Mar . 2017
  20. Darlene Gabriel

    Oh wow look at those colourful mushrooms:) Beautiful card.

    08 . Mar . 2017
  21. Martha Berry

    Wow! I’m so glad you didn’t have to toss your beautiful card after all that hard work. It turned out beautifully with a black background! The coloring is so vibrant! Thanks for your video:)

    08 . Mar . 2017
  22. KarenGermann

    Thanks for sharing when things didn’t go the way you thought they would. The card is gorgeous! I love the black contrast!

    08 . Mar . 2017
  23. Self Images

    Beautiful coloring and card!

    08 . Mar . 2017
  24. Pearl

    Wow! What a stunning card! I love using black or dark card stock or background for my work too.

    08 . Mar . 2017
  25. mariannebrinkley

    When I first saw this beautiful card, I thought it was done a completely different way. I have been wanting to try a technique called “black magic”. It is done is by stamping a solid image with white pigment ink onto black cardstock and coloring over it with colored pencils. Now I think I will try both ways, then I will know which technique works best for me. You are card definitely was inspiration for me! Thank you so much!

    08 . Mar . 2017

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