Have you ever stop to take a closer look at a hydrangea? If you have, then you will notice that hydrangea is really a bouquet of tiny flowers cluster tightly together to form one single, large flower. So when coloring a hydrangea, if you focus on coloring one tiny flower at a time rather than as a single, large image, you will find hydrangea is quite a simple flower to color. And that is exactly what I will be showing you today.
In this tutorial, I will be walking you through step-by-step on how to color this beautiful Large Hydrangea wood mount stamp from Hero Arts with Copic markers. First, we will focus coloring each tiny flowers on the top layer. Then, the bottom shading layer. Finally, we will conclude with the leaves and stem.
Here are the supplies you will need to complete this project. For the direct link to where you can find these products, please see the thumbnail below.
- STAMP: Large Hydrangea (Hero Arts Wood Block Stamps)
- COPIC MARKERS: V000, BV02, BV17, V06, RV55, YG00, YG03, YG25, YG67, Colorless Blender (0)
- WHITE PEN (any brand, medium point)
- PAPER: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
- BLACK INK PAD: Memento Tuxedo Black (good for Copic coloring)
- Other Supplies You May Need: paper trimmer
Step 1 – Coloring the Hydrangea
1. V000 (Pale Health)
2. RV55 (Hollyhock)
3. BV02 (Deep Reddish Blue)
4. V06 (Lavender)
5. Repeat V000 (Pale Health)
6. BV02 (Prune)
7. YG25 (Celadon Green)
Step 2: Coloring the Leaves & Stem
1. YG00 (Mimosa Yellow)
2. YG67 (Moss)
3. YG25 (Celadon Green)
4. YG03 (Yellow Green)
5. Blend With YG00
TIP: Use the colorless blender (0) to remove excess color from area you want to make lighter.
The Magic Is In The White Pen
TIP: You can use any white pen. The two I use interchangeably are the Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen and the Sakura Gelly Roll pen. Here I am using the Sakura Gelly Roll in point 10.