Grey Shading a Rainbow with Kelly

Hello Crafters! 

It's Kelly here and today we are going to be talking about coloring a little differently. 


You know I love my Copic markers. I also realize the investment that they are.  I don't own all the markers and I know most of you don't either. 
Today we are going to talk about how you can get more out of the markers you own. 



Today's card is super simply in both design and shading. While I was at Simon Says Stamp CREATE I did a Create It, Take it showing how to shade your images with only gray markers. It doesn't matter which gray's you use. If you have warm or cool or something in between. Just use what you've got. 

You can see the technique in action in the video below. 


Like I said in the video I used more extreme shading for some variation but you can go as dark or as light as you want with this shading technique. If I was doing a face I'd only use a C1 and maybe a C3 but if you're shading a flower you can go as dark as you want. 


I hope you'll give this technique a try and let me know what you think! 

Thanks for stopping by! 



Supplies: 

Neat & Tangled POLYGON - SIMPLY STENCIL
Neat & Tangled POLYGON - SIMPLY STENCIL
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 Neat & Tangled AWESOME
Neat & Tangled AWESOME
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Neat & Tangled CRYSTAL CLEAR MIX
Neat & Tangled CRYSTAL CLEAR MIX
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD
Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Copic Sketch Marker RV04 SHOCK PINK
Copic Sketch Marker RV04 SHOCK PINK
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C7 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C7 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C9 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C9 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER 100 BLACK
Copic Sketch MARKER 100 BLACK
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Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
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Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
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Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
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Copic Sketch MARKER G05 EMERALD GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER G05 EMERALD GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
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Copic Sketch Marker B24 SKY BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B24 SKY BLUE
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4 comments

  1. Truly amazing Kelly! What a unique technique, with such a powerful effect!

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  2. WOWWZERS, this is an awesome technique! Thanks for the video!

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