the steps I used a slightly darker color for the
blue sky than I did in my final example becasue
it shows up the techniques better. This first
step is color the entire sky. Our goal in the
end is to have a sky that is darker at the top
than near the snow so it's ok not to color all
the way to the snow.
about the blender pen: In the next step you'll
use the blender pen. The blender pen works as
a blender on coated cardstocks but behaves more
like bleach on uncoated cardstock. In fact, sometimes
the lighting effect is a little delayed from when
you use the blender, so make one pass and wit
a few seconds before determining if you want to
use the blender pen to blend the white sky with
the blue and remove color, more near than the
bottom at the top. The mottled effect here will
work fine for a snowy sky.
Create snowflakes by holding the blender pen
in one spot for a couple seconds. The harder you
press the larger the flake, the longer you press
the whiter the flake.
Without showing you all the coloring and shading
techniques that we already covered in our shading
tutorial, I did want to show you how outlining
the white in snow covered areas with blue gives
the shapes a little depth. I used GB690, which
is a little lighter than B701 to add color around
the shapes and to any areas of the snow that may
a blender pen to soften the edges of the outlines
gives a little more realistic look.
Your image is now ready for color!
See the top panel in the finished card? There
are footsteps in the snow. Be sure to color those
blue. I like a slightly darker blue for stark
shadowed areas but generally I use the same blue
and just don't touch it with the blender pen like
I do the other outlines and shadows so they appear