I was at Hobby Lobby and checking out all their clearance stuff. I found a pencil set and purchased it for $1.75, dont know what the regular price was, but this was cheap so got it! LOL! Soooo I played around with the pencils and decided to do a little pictorial for ya! Hope you enjoy!
I have used the Stippled Flowers stamp set from Gina K. Designs. This is to show how I color using pencils and I'm using one of the leaf images from the set. First, I stamped the leaf image onto some Gina K. 120 lb white base weight cardstock and used Memento Tuxedo Black:
Here is a picture of the pencils I used...the bottom being the lightest shade and its the one I used first:
Here I have used the 4H pencil, and using a very light touch to do so:
I think that is one thing that is important, using a light touch. Because you can always go back over to make it a deeper shade.
Next, used the F pencil:
Not much difference here, but using a light touch once again to gradually build up the depth
Here I have added the 5B pencil. It's alot darker!
And last but not least, added some of the 8B:
Now, I usually use a paper blending stump, just dry, no gamasol. But I couldnt find mine, got tired of searching some brought out the big gun!
Sooo next, the eraser! And would you believe, I can't find my Tombow Mono Sand Eraser?! Yea, you would, lol! Sooo, I used a pencil eraser!
I kinda hold the pencil at an angle and will even erase of the edges of the image I have colored to add a hightlight area on the image.
See? no need to worry about getting out of line on this way of coloring, lol!
Here is a picture of the flower that I did with this same method:
And here is the finished card:
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hoping I gave you some tips that might help you in your b/w coloring! :D