Handmade Birthday Card – Using Colored Pencils and Gellyroll Pens

Handmade Birthday Card – Using Colored Pencils and Gellyroll Pens


hey everybody I wanted to make a
birthday card for my friend I thought you might like to see how I do it so
let’s get started my videos are about diamond painting Squishy’s and arts and
crafts subscribe now if any of that sounds interesting to you the supplies I
used were prismacolor pencils including the colorless blender in oh my gosh is
that a hair I also use jelly roll pens 0.5 micron pin a sanding board some
ancient watercolor pencils I’ve had for a while
fancy scrapbook scissors that make a fancy design paintbrush glue diamond
painting beads and tweezer Zots sticky circle thingies Mod Podge in
sparkle and super gloss and an eraser for the pencil I forgot to show rule I
grabbed a spare envelope and some cardstock paper folded the paper in half
and checked to make sure it fit in the envelope then I got some regular
computer paper and checked to make sure it was the same size as the card that’s
where I’m gonna figure out my drawing my first sketch was junk
so I started over even then I struggled to get the cake how I wanted it and I
couldn’t decide on what the cake should be sitting on finally I settled on a
regular old plate I drew the outline for the details next my friend loves shoes
and purses and shiny crystal things so that’s what I did then I made a tracing paper by coloring
the back with pencil so I could transfer it onto the card I traced the drawing
checking to make sure that it was transferring I went over all of the
transferred lines on the card giving more detail to the decorations the cake
topper is a letter V in case you can’t tell next I used a yellow watercolor
pencil to fill in the background as the paper started getting really wet I
noticed some spots and splotches which hadn’t shown up on the test sheet I had
done before starting the project turned out the test sheet wasn’t the same
cardstock I figured it would be fine once it dried and it was thank goodness
I tested several color pencils to figure out my color scheme for the cake sanding board helps to keep the tip
sharp without breaking the lead I also roll the pencil while I see and it after
a good layer of color is down I like to go over it with the colorless blender
which makes the area look more smooth I did the same with the purple color I
tried to make the purple part look like satin ribbon by using white for
highlights the sanding board is also good for cleaning the colorless blender
I worked on the decorations next here is the spinning storage thing that I use if
you are curious I use the metallic prismacolor pencil to
give the shoe a nice shine the brown shoe is supposed to be an
ankle boot but I think I made it too small compared to the other shoes I really like the metallic pencil I
noticed though that you can’t layer it with other colors because it will lose
the metallic shine. Gellyroll pens! stardust pens are my favorite and so sparkly! I
would have liked to have used a white iridescent pen for the beard beard
border the bead border but I don’t have one and I’m not sure if one even exists the Stardust pen added some nice
sparkles but it’s an old pen and it kept getting clogged so that’s why you see it
disappear every now and then because I’m banging it on the table or scribbling on
a paper to get it to flow nicely the paper got kind of warped from the
watercolor so I placed a bunch of heavy books on it for several hours to flatten
it out next I took the sparkles from the stardust pen scribbles and spread it
around on the background for a shimmery look I cut some scrapbook paper to fit
the card cover and use the glue to adhere it I wanted the border of the cake to look
cool so I used these scrapbook scissors then I stuck the sticky Zots onto the
back of the cake and stuck that to the card I wanted the
letter V to stand out so I used some of my leftover diamond painting beads a
tiny bit of glue was enough to get the small beads to stay One more sparkly bead. There we go!
I kept the inside of the card simple because I didn’t think it needed
anything else I made some lines thicker in the
lettering to make it look more like calligraphy and then set that aside to
dry for the envelope I picked up the pattern
from the scrapbook paper hopefully this made the envelope match the card well I used super gloss Mod Podge over the
designs to prevent them from smudging in the mail. Matte Mod Podge would have been
better but I didn’t have any at the moment. I put a scratch piece of paper
inside the envelope just in case the modge podge soaked through. once that
dried I covered the other side with Sparkle Mod Podge because…it’s so sparkly! I later erased
the pencil lines inside the card so they wouldn’t show here’s the final result
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out especially since it’s been a while since
I’ve drawn anything. hope you enjoyed this gose of TLC and I’ll see you next
time. Toodleeelooo!

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