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I have the Mimi's Christmas stamp set by Penny Black, and I'm having a lot of trouble coloring those penguins. I'm using a black Bic Mark It marker, and it's so dark that it's completely obliterating the eyes. I'm usually pretty good at coloring in images, but these penguins look like a 5-year-old colored them. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help you can offer.
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I agree - colouring something black will take out all the detail. If I really want black black and not just greys (which is what I normally go for) I stamp and emboss in white, and then use true black for colouring. In this case - IC361 Birds on a Wire - I actually just stamped on black card because I was cutting them out, but I've also done it by stamping on white and colouring with black. It was the only way I could figure out to get those crows as black as I wanted.
whenever I have a hard time to get my colouring or shading to come out the way I want it, I go to Marianne Walker's blog (I like Markers) and look up her tutorials. She has one that is great for colouring dark/black items here: I Like Markers: Coloring Black Things with Grays