Hello and welcome to the Thursday Blue Blog.
Thanks for stopping by.
Today I thought we would take the fabulous Horse stamp
and simply add a little blue.
It lends itself perfectly to colouring in and Zentangle.
So on TV on Sunday, I got as far as Dee’s black and white version with the unicorn’s add-on. I have to tell you that Dee and I prep the shows together now. And what a difference that makes to my life!
Here, we didn’t use much:
Stamp the head in black Archival.
Lightly mark a unicorn’s horn with the black micron pen,
then go back with the same pen, plaiting if you know what I mean...
I knew this has to be blogged after the TV, when a lady called asking to buy the Unicorn horn stamp.
Perfect little Girlie stamp now!
And we’re ready to do the background...
Break the background down into smaller areas with the pen.
You can see at a glance how you could add clouds and hills,
Then simply carry on drawing contours,
so that the whole background ends up looking like a contour map.
Run a black sharpie pen around the outside edges.
Stamp the line sentiment Just to Say along a smaller panel.
Doodle the contours into place again.
So now we’ve layered up the 2 pieces onto white card, and added black edging with the Sharpie pen,
it’s time to colour the horse- oops! sorry, the unicorn in.
I think we will use blues, it being Blue Blog Thursday !
Once again, I am reaching for my Polychromos, Spectrum Noirs. Now don’t get me wrong! I don’t get paid to promote these pencils. There is absolutely no agenda here! I genuinely think the are the answer to every crafter’s colouring. Faber-Castell Polychromos are also very lovely, but also more expensive.
So we’ll start around the outline of the unicorn’s head, building up the colour.
Let’s take a closer look...
When you think you have added enough blues, go back in around the inside edge with a couple of different greys; that will really make the image jump out.
Now let’s tackle the large black & white background.
I just wanted to tone it down with creams, beiges and peaches.
Literally go with the flow. Add colour to bring out curves and folds.
I could have spent a day colouring this in meticulously,
and I wish I could.
But I can’t.
So I can offer you the theory and a rough rendition,
in hopes that you run with the creative baton,
and do a great job.
err...before you go, want to hear some Unicorny jokes?
What do Unicorns call their father?
What’s the difference between a unicorn and a carrot?
One’s a funny beast and the other’s a bunny feast.
A friend told me I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.
We could have sworn the arc wasn’t leaving till 5.
love the Unicorns.
go on, smile!