I have a quick share of the second card that I created while taking my current Altenew class in Creative Coloring with the alcohol artist markers that Altenew sells.
I’m embracing the imperfections on this one! It was my first time coloring a flower using alcohol markers in this way. We added the stem, grass and sky dots free hand, which always takes some amount of bravery.
This is a no line coloring technique and I found it fun and relaxing. I really like the Altenew Artist Markers, although I don’t have a lot of experience with other kinds. I do have Spectrum Noir markers, but have not really put the time in to use them. I am rectifying that!
My card layout is different than the instructors. She used the smaller flower image and had more white space and patterned paper on her card.
The enamel dots and the patterned paper are from Altenew’s Reflection scrapbook kit and the stamp and sentiment are from the Get Better Soon stamp set. I’ve added some Gold Mirror specialty paper to the layout as well. It really is a mirror. You can see my reflection in it as I snapped the picture! (Photography is not my forte…yet. I’m taking classes in that too!)
Make sure that you check out the classes at Altenew Academy. All of them are less than $9! Most have 6 lessons and a gallery to share your projects and see what other participants have shared. That link is here.
I am enjoying this class and I wish there were more than 6 lessons and only 3 coloring projects! I really want to learn some of the techniques involved in coloring. I know that it takes practice. I did find a FREE Coloring 101 class that is open to everyone! You just have to create an account and you can download the book, worksheets and watch the videos.
Check out Kit and Chowder. The link is HERE.
This is from their Facebook page:
If you are wanting to learn more about coloring, you can start with their FREE Markers 101 Online Coloring Class. It covers Light source (great even for pencils), blending, skin, hair, and more! Copic, Spectrum Noir, Promarker, + more brands. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, going over art fundamentals is a great way to learn and refine your coloring.
I’m sharing this because they ask that you share it on your social media or blog so that others learn that it is available. They offer a number of techniques classes that you can purchase. I am just starting this one and it looks like a great comprehensive class that is perfect for beginners like me. That is what I’m going to spend my afternoon doing in front of the TV today! I just want to relax and color for the rest of the day.
Have a fantastic day! Thank you for stopping by!