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Monday, 1 June 2009

How I use my Promarkers- Loadsa Pictures!

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine :O) its a glorious day here. I am feeling more human again yay, still snotty and have that froggie in my throat, but my heavy head has lifted thankfully, so all is getting better in the land of Joey again :O) thankyou all for your kind wishes.x

I have had many emails and comments asking me for tips on how I use my promarkers, and I always try to answer but am so long winded sometimes I confuse myself lol, so I have tried to put together how I use them in pictures. Everyone uses products differently and I am not a pro but thought this may help a few people I hope it does :O) if it doesnt well it kept me busy lol
This first picture is what I used, I use a laser jet paper to stamp my images onto, the promarker glides across it lovely, yes sometimes it does bleed, but thats nothing a blender pen wont take out, and its ok if your cutting the image out, not professional but it works for me lol. I use Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp all images I use promarkers with
The first thing I usually do is add in the cheeks and darker areas, I used Dusky Pink for this
I then go over the whole area with Blush, I follow this same step for all the skin
For the hair I used three colours, spice, cinnamon and cocoa, this is by far my most fave combo to use on hair as the colours work so well together, the first step I do is scribble the spice roughly over the hair
Then I go in with the cinnamon and fill all the white space
I then take the cocoa and touch on where I want a few darker areas
Then I go over the whole lot again with spice
I put down a first layer of Pastel Pink, I tend to go harder around the edges then just scribble in over the white space, it doesnt look like scribbling by in my land it is lol
While the Pastel Pink is drying I add the meadow green
Then I go over the areas I want shaded with Pastel Pink again, I then blend over the whole lot with the Pastel Pink
I touch up areas on the meadow green with the lime green, then use the meadow green to go over the whole lot. As you can see I have gone over many edges but I am cutting her out so thats cool with me, If I wasnt cutting her out I would have used the blender pen over these overlaps as they happened
I use an inkssentials opaque white pen to add a few highlights, I am useless at guessing where the light comes in so I am random and just add it where I want too lol, and my little Gorjuss Girl is finished, I cut her out

and heres the card I made using her, very very minimal!!!
I used some pearls, the papers are Basic Grey Porcelain and the sentiment hero arts.

I think I have remembered everything lol. Thanks for stopping by and


Danielle said...

Awesome colouring tutorial Joey - thanks for sharing! Beautiful simple card at the end of it too! Glad you're feeling better!
Hugs, Danielle

daisy said...

what a great tutorial joey! lovely


bumblebee creations said...

WOW! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!! I always like to see how others create their work! Lovely card you ended up with! TFS!

Ruth said...

Thanks for sharing this.We all use our pens differently but I could do with following your advice on the hair colouring.Maybe you could do one with black hair,mine always looks like a witch!
The finished card is beautiful, Ruth x
PS glad you are feeling better

Lisa Foster said...

Wow Joey! Lovely card! Gorjuss, in fact :) LOVE IT!!!!
AWESOME Tutorial!!!! Thank you so so Sooo Much! I have always admired your coloring technique, this tutorial was so helpful to me! Thanks again!

Riet said...

Wowww Joey,what a beautiful card,l love the image.
So beautiful colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Sparkle said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Sheila said...

Awesome tut Joey, I'm just waiting on some promarkers, to work alongside my Copics.
Sheila xx

P.S Glad your feeling a tad better chick x

helen said...

hiya joey, your card is gorgeous, i love how you do minimal its fab. Fab tutorial hon, thats the versatility of these pens, so many different ways to use them to get very different effects,something to suit everyone. glad you're feeling better
helen x

Sue said...

Brill tutorial hun, many thanks ya think it will help me!!!lol. Fabby card to.sue.x

Amanda's paper palace said...

That was a really fab tutorial Joey... very understandable lol.and even with the minimal look tha card is just gorgeous!
hugs amanda xx

Claudia Rosa said...

I think it was a fabulous idea to make a tutorial for the pro markers!
fabulous card

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great tutorial! Me I'm a pencil girl but you do a great job with the promarkers. lovely finished card!! Glad you are feeling better1 I ahve that yucky thoat too..can't get rid of it1
judy xx

Jules said...

Hi Joey

Thanks for sharing how you use your Promarkers.

This has helped me to understand some of where I have been going wrong LOL!!

Your finished card is wonderful.

I hope you will soon be feeling 100%.

Love Jules xx

Vicky said...

Fab tutorial Joey, I dont have any of these pens though!! :-( Your colouring is fab, particularly love how you've done the hair! Love the overall finish of the card as well! I am a CAS gal myself so think it's fab!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Pascale said...

Hi Joey,
Great tutorial Joey! So real and easy to follow. Great to know how other people colour in and always keen for tips.
Hugs Pascale

juli77 said...

What a great tutorial! And a wonderful card. Lovely! Hugs

Littlebear said...

Glad you are starting to feel a bit better Joey.
I loved this tutorial - thank you for sharing your colouring technique with us - your images always look brilliant.
Clare x

brenda said...

Hello Joes, found your tutorial really interesting and a geat card as well. I've never used promarkers but we were disucssing them at Stampalot last week, so might look at them a bit closer.

B x

Kim Piggott said...

Joey so glad you are on the mend!
Love your beautiful card and your wonderful tutorial thank you so much for sharing!
kim x

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous tutorial Joey, awesome coloring!!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Great tutorial hun, thanks for all of the tips, am off to play some more, hugs Heidi xx

Donna said...

Fantastic card Joey and what a fab tut. I can see many people finding this useful...including me lol! Thanks Joey :) Donna x

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing this info, it was very informative and your card is beautiful.

Susie Sugar said...

Great tutorial Joey , thanks for the tips
Hugs Susie xx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Joey and the tutorial is FANTASTIC !! :-)

I would send you a froggy with pleasure but it wouldn't get there in time :-)
Thanks for joinin in tomoz :-) Don't forget !!! :-)

Lorraine x x

i need to go and tell pascale now ,,,, :-)

Lorraine A said...

oohh sorry I forgot Pascale was one of our 1st entrants so I cant go n ask her !! hmmm am going on a hunt !!! :-)

Sandra said...

Great tutorial and gorgeous card Joey...well done you :0),
Take care
San x

juliejules said...

Fantastic tutorial, I dont own any promarkers but this was really interesting! Gorgeous card, JUles x

TeresaW said...

Oh Joey, I have always admired your colouring in, now I know how you do it. Such a wonderful tutorial, you are clever.

Carolyn Bounds said...

A super tutorial!!! I do not have any Promarkers, but I do have some Prismacolor markers. I will use your technique the next time I have the confidence to pull them out. Thank you!!!

I also wanted to thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog. You helped to brighten my day in a big way:o)



Thanks Joey
this tutorial is fabulous
I have been thinking about copics for ages but wondering how to use them and if I would be happy with them as I watercolours for everything! I'm guessing that Copics are just another brand of the same sort of thing?

glad you are starting to feel better, its horrible feeling ill on such hot days

sending hugs
Crafteresa xx

Wendy said...

Great tutourial
Wendy x

Debbie said...

A great tutorial Joey, thanks for sharing your colouring tips. Debbie x

Anonymous said...

wow that is the easiest tutorial i have ever seen,so easy to understand.T hank you so much for sharing with us!! xx jo xx

Paula said...

Wow Joey thankyou so much you have just answerd all my questions i had about how to use my promarkers im gonna have a play and i will let you know how i get on. Thanks again.
Paula xxxx

Sam Morris said...

What a FANTASTIC tutorial and totally inspiring..glad to hear you're feeling better too ;)

Anonymous said...

WOW! Joey, your coloring is fab!! I don't have these markers..I've been using the Copics, but I think your tips can come in real handy with that too!! ;) THANK YOU!!

Dawn said...

Love it - great little tutorial too Joey - like you I randomly do the white ink pen thing!!! LOl

Love the white space...


BA said...

hi joey
thanks for your tutorial!!! your card ist fantastic
xoxoxo BA

Tasha said...

Amazing tutorial Joey - cant wait to see many more! LOVE the end rsult your card is just so stunning! beautiful
love tasha xx

Fliss said...

Don't know how I missed this one...Lurvv the hair colous ...gotta try it...!!!