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Friday, 14 May 2010

Weekend workshop #46 – Digi workshop

Well here we are again, another week has passed and I must say you have loved Sue’s tutorial, thank you to everyone who left a comment and now for the lucky winner of last weeks images from "Fred She Said" is………
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Congratulations! if you could please email Debbi for your prize,
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This weeks sponsor is Doodle Palace and the lucky winner will be able to pick 5 images of your choice, all you need to do is leave a comment and one winner will be be randomly chosen and you may as well pop over to Doodle Palace to take a peek at some of their gorgeous images too :)
doodle palace
Now onto this weeks tutorial, it is Tracy’s first tutorial and she is very nervous so she wants you to be gentle with her, not that she needs it she has done a fabulous tutorial, so without further ado let's get on
Tracy’s Tutorial
The image I chose to use from Doodle Palace is Dillan the Dragon, and I would like to show you how I get a textured look using just one colour and the blender pen.
As it was a dragon I was colouring I decided to use Pear Green as my main colour.
I printed my image on to Mondi IQ 160g/m2 smooth white cardstock from Staples.
First I coloured all the areas I wanted to be green with Pear Green.
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I then went over the whole area with the blender pen using small circular motions, I did this twice, allowing a couple of minutes drying time between coats.
As you can see, the result is a very mottled effect.
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Using Pear green again, I touched in the areas I wanted the shadows and darker areas to be, and also put a little green in the areas I wanted almost white with a hint of green.
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Finally I went over the whole image again with the blender, blending the areas I just made darker, I repeated this until I was happy with the result.
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I hope you find this technique useful.
Hugs Tracy x
Don't forget to pop back and see my finished image on my card for next weeks challenge.

 
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Now a lot of you have been asking about the PDF files, Debbi has been ultra busy over the past couple of months with family and work so they were on hold……but they are back woohoooo, Debbi has worked her little or not so little butt off ;) getting them all updated so if you look at the bottom of each post that is where you will find them.
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If you are on facebook we have a giveaway on our fanpage for a pack of 5 proMarkers, all you need to do is leave a comment on our facebook page, no comments here will be entered. If you do want to join in just go here
That’s it for this week, don’t forget the new challenge starts on Tuesday
Hugs Gina, Denise and DT xxx

33 comments:

  1. Wow. What a great workshop, I will try this with my blender, maybe it will be easier to use it now. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. WOW-Dont know why you were nervous Tracy this is a FAB tutorial I absolutely love the dragon. I love using my blender pen. Thanks for the great tutorial Tracy take care.
    Hugs Vicky x

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  3. Fantastic tutorial Tracy - I have been nervous of using my blender pen but will giv eit a go and I have the perfect dragon to try it on. Many thanks
    Jan M xx

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  4. Great tutorial, can't wait to give it a go! xxx Carol

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  5. Wow my daughters favorite image is different dragons, now i can color them better.

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  6. fab thankyou so much for sharing your tips xx

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  7. Awww great, thanks so much.. I got a blender pen and never used it!!! Now I can give it a try thanks to this :) Hugs xxx

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  8. Gina, you naughty bugger, leaving in the comment about my not-so-little butt!!
    am away to sulk for the rest of the weekend
    Debbi
    x

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  9. Brill Tutorial Well Done, Thanks for sharing the know how, Hazelxo

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  10. Great tutorial I have never botherer with the blending pen think I wilol need to buy it now!

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  11. Great tutorial using the blender pen to good effect. Sometimes I have gotten the mottled effect when I didn't want it but I'll use the technique now for deliberate mottling, thanks.

    Lynn x

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  12. That is really good, I like the use of the blender pen, looks really effective!
    ps. I use that paper too, do you find it bleeds sometimes?

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  13. Fab tutorial, thanks. Debs xx

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  14. Thanks for the tutorial. Will give this a go. x

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  15. love the dragon i know soemone who this would work perfeclty for an the technique is fantastic thankyou!

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  16. This a great tutorial Tracey. I can't wait to see your finished card xxx

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  17. This looks fun! Such cute little dragon. I think I have to stock up on blender pens. Great tutorial!
    xMarie

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  18. Does this mean I have to actually take the lid off my blender pen? LOL Great texture acheived and it doesn't seem to technial, even for me, Thanks. TC

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  19. Thanks! Keep the great tutorials coming!!
    -Stacie

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  20. Cut dragon, and great tutorial Tracey - simple and clear! Thanks for the chance to win ....

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  21. Great tutorial with the blender. I just bought one and love tips on how to use it.

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  22. Wow great tutorial I have just started to use the blender pen and this really helps thanks for sharing x ( love the dragon so cute)

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  23. Wow Tracy what a great idea plus I've no idea why you were nervous you always do a great job

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  24. Brilliant tutorial! You did an amazing job and it was well explained xx Thank you xx

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  25. A great tutorial and a brilliant looking dragon!!

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  26. This is fantastic I never would have thought of using a blender pen like this. Thanks heaps
    Maree

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  27. Great tutorial. I'm just getting to grips with my blender pen and this is realy helpful. Marianne x

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  28. Great tutorial and thanks for the tips with the blender pen. Such a fun image.

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  29. I have just bought the blender and now i know how to use it thanks to these tutorial.

    Thank you :=)

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