Kathy Rac’s 30 Day Color Challenge 1-15-2017

Hey Crafters!! It’s time for some fun coloring over at Kathy Racooson’s 30 Day Color Challenge Day 1 Whoop Whoop!!

Today she is using Bic Mark It alcohol markers. You know, I colored with them for years before getting into Copics. The cool thing about alcohol markers is that they will all work with each other and a blender solution.

I am playing with my new Jane Davenport aqua pastels for these well images from Stampendous called, P195 Wishing Well.

Are you playing in Kathy’s Challenge?


Here I am coloring at work on the lunch hour! I will stamp at home and bring my images with me. The Jane Davenport aqua pastels are so vivid. My tin does not have chocolate brown or black and I was just thinking if I mixed enough colors together I would get brown? My first instincts were to just use blue for the roof and inside the well. Well….that didn’t look right and I have to use blue and purple for some of the stones trying to get them darker. I’m not thrilled with these, but I’m sure when I look at them again in 6 months, they won’t look too bad. LOL.

Ultimately, I ended up going back and adding more shadows under and around the roof. I also added shadows around the vines on the roof, the ledge of the well, near the flower pot and inside the well. I did this with a black Crayola washable kid’s marker (scribbled onto a slick surface and picked up with my aqua painter-paint brush).

I may come back at a later date and doodle on them with Precise V5 fine point black pen by Pilot (from Wal-Mart Super Center). And put my name on them. They will be great for my card gift giving and in a pinch when I don’t have time to color.

I have this need to fill things in and often feel trapped by this particular nature of mine to FILL IN SPACE. When I go to other blogs, I enjoy those who can color in a sparse manor. I think it would be liberating to do so!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re having a great week and make time to color!

Supplies used:

Canson Water Color Paper 140 lb (Wal-mart Super Center) I like the 9 x 12 ” pad.

Jane Davenport Aqua Pastels

Wood Mount Stamp P195 Wishing Well by Stampendous (from Michael’s Arts and Crafts store)

Pentel Aqua Painter Small and Large

Crayola or Cra-Z-art Black washable kids marker

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