Tutorial: Coloring House Mouse
“House Mouse” is an incredibly cute little critter image that we see a lot of on our OWH cards! They are so cute… and fun to color! Isn’t this little Monica Mouse adorable?
This week, we have an awesome tutorial on coloring that little House Mouse by Ellen Jareckie, the House Mouse artist herself! Sandy was able to capture this bit of video tutorial while at CHA in LasVegas last week. Watch Ellen demonstrate her coloring technique using colored pencils and Turpenoid! Turpenoid is a solvent that can be applied to an image that is colored with (not water-soluble) colored pencils. You can use blending stubs or even q-tips, as Ellen demonstrates here. It works by breaking down the wax and spreading it so that the result is a beautiful, blended image. This is such a fun technique for coloring! I would explain more, but Ellen does it so much better. There is more about the Turpenoid in a little Q&A at the end of the video, so be sure to check that out.
For those who have been smitten.. tons of those little House Mice.. Mouses? . . can be found at Stampendous and they are available in digital, cling mount rubber and wood mounted varieties. Here is Sandy and Ellen’s video… enjoy!
I hope that you will follow Sandy’s directions at the end of the video for leaving comments on YouTube … feel free to also comment here and leave a big round of applause for Ellen for sharing with us today. I’ll leave an InLinkz this week for you to share your creations. If you don’t have a house mouse image to color, you could also give this coloring technique a try on a different image and share your result with that. Tutorials can always be found in the archives, so feel free to take as much time as you like, and discuss this kind of coloring too. I don’t have much experience with it myself, so I would love some more tips from you coloring pros!