Our theme this time around at Cut it Up is Out with the Old and In with the New. We have to use something old and something new on our projects. Our sponsor is Digital Delights by Louby Loo, and they gave us some really cute images to work with. I chose the Poinsettia Globe.
I asked my son-in-law, who is an artist, for some tips on coloring with colored pencils. He sat down with me at Thanksgiving and gave me a few pointers. He told me that paper has “tooth,” which means there are microscopic ridges and valleys, and you have to color in all directions in order to fill all the valleys. A blending pencil helps move the color around, or you can use a Q-tip dipped in alcohol. This project shows my latest attempt.
I cut the image out after tracing it on my Silhouette. The sled is from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge, left over from my toilet paper album projects. The old thing is my Crayola colored pencils. The new thing is my new coloring skills and the image from Digital Delights!
Hope you link your Old/New projects at Cut it Up!