Crewel petals Video or Ebook
In this lesson, learn how to create GORGEOUS petals using a coloring technique I developed inspired by century-old stitches found in Crewel and Jacobean embroidery. You'll create incredibly colorful and flowy petal and leaf designs, while learning how to harness the power of a controlled palette of colors.
Learn a coloring technique inspired by embroidery stitches
I love embroidery and lace — my grandmother was an amazing crafter who taught me how needlepoint, embroidery and needlelace making. Inspired by the common Satin stitch, and by other characteristics found in century-old embroidery, I developed a coloring technique that produces incredibly rich pictures through the use of CONTRAST.
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In this lesson you will learn:
How to create lovely flowy petals and leaf designs over tan paper
How to color designs using a controlled color palette to form stunning colorful pictures
How to apply a coloring technique I developed inspired in century-old embroidery stitches
How to create different types of contrast, not only between light and dark
And so many tips and tricks!
Create lovely flowy leaf and petal designs
Polychromos coloring pencils in 3 color families, red, green and blue. Red family: Alizarin Crimson and Light Cadmium Red. Teal-blue family: Cobalt Green, Bluish Turquoise, and Light Cobalt Turquoise. Green Family: Pine Green and Light Green.
Fine-liners in 3 colors, red, green and blue. I use Marvy Le Pen fineliners in Red, Green and Teal
Black colored pencil. I use Polychromos black colored pencil
White colored pencil. I use Prismacolor white colored pencil
White gel pen. I use White Sakura Gelly Roll #10
Gold gel pen. I use Sakura Gold Gelly Roll Metallic
Black thick inking pen. I use Sakura Micron Pigma PN (plastic nib)
Optional: Ranger Alcohol Ink Blending Pen or other marker blender
Optional: Gel pens in opaque ink. I use Uniball Signo UM0120AC in green, blue and red (which is more like pink).