Sepia Colouring with Promarkers

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who watched the Create & Craft shows last week and emailed in, tweeted / facebooked etc... it's lovely to get all of your feedback, makes all the hard work worthwhile! One of the things we got the most emails about (I do read them all after the show even if they are not read out on air!) was the Sepia colouring I showed. I will show this again on a future show, but in the meantime, here is the card I made as a reference for you...
The image is Queenie and Princess from the Little Darlings range, I stamped it with an Adirondack inkpad in Espresso (the softer brown colour is much better with Sepia colouring) the Promarker colours I used are - Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, Putty and Almond. Here is a little close up...
The papers used are from Craftwork Cards & the Grace Taylor range (from Trimcraft stockists) and I have distressed the edges and run a tan Promarker along the edges to define the layers (great if you don't want to use distress inks as it gives just a soft bleed)

If you have a favourite image that you would like to me show in sepia, please let me know here in the comments, I will try to do two or three of them over the next few weeks to give you more Sepia inspiration!

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your talent with us Sarah, I missed the promarker sepia demo. I have just started using promarkers and it is so addictive. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you demo this. Louise.

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  2. Thanks Sarah,off to have a go now x

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  3. Thanks for sharing your talent with us Sarah, I missed the promarker sepia demo. I have just started using promarkers and it is so addictive. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you demo this. Louise.

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  4. Thank Sarah. The content of this post is now printed out to file in my skills folder! It is handy to have these reference guides on hand.

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  5. I loved that show. I love the old photo style that sepia gives to any image. Thank you for sharing the colours, I am off to give it ago on my stamped images. Thanks again Sarah.

    Ian x

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  6. Hi Sarah, I didn't have time to set the recorder up so can't remember what colour you start with first.
    If you are going to set up another "practice" sheet this would be great for us learners to get into.
    Many thanks
    Jan x

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    1. start with the darkest colour Jan and work towards your lightest areas - I will bear that in mind! :o)

      Sarah x

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  7. i thoughally enjoyed your tutorials on c&c. you explained all the techniques really well. i made a start today at trying some myself, thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. It looks great...thanks for sharing:)

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  9. can't believe I missed this only caught half the show and can't record !it looks brilliant must have a go
    carol x

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  10. Loved your Sepia card.Thank you for sharing your tips.I haven't got cinnamon in my stash of promarkers but I have got cocoa! Would that work instead? Helen

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  11. Loved the sepia card.Thanks Sarah for sharing your tips and techniques.I haven't got Cinnamon amongst my stash but would Cocoa work?

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    1. yes Cocoa would be a good replacement :o)

      Sarah x

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    2. Great! Thanks Sarah
      I have recently used March Hare on a sepia card too
      Helen

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