We’re big fans of Vermailene Barrios’ beautiful vibrant coloring and we’re excited that she shared her Starry Night technique to our colorists.
The coloring page featured in this tutorial will be part of our floral themed Bible-verse based coloring journal to be released in October.
This particular page will have the verse Love is patient, Love is kind. If you would like to be notified when the book is available on Amazon, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Coloring Journals” [*Update: Blessings in Bloom is now available on Amazon and Gumroad: Color My Moods Blessings in Bloom Gratitude Coloring Journal – http://amzn.to/2enxOT3, PDF version on Gumroad: https://gum.co/UIehu].
In the meantime, this demo page is available on our Gumroad store for instant download: https://gum.co/tUsb.
STARRY NIGHT TUTORIAL:
For optimal results, Vermailene recommends the following materials (shopping links are listed at the bottom of this post for your convenience):
Coloring page printed on watercolor paper
Zig Kuretake Clean Color Brush Pens
Zig Detailer Watercolor Brush
Uni-ball Broad Point White Gel Pen
Uni-ball Fine Point White Gel Pen
Step 1: Surround the flowers with the black marker.
Step 2: Apply another color next to the black marker. In this instance, Vermailene used red.
Step 3: Continue to build the colors. For this example, color in with pink then yellow.
Step 4: Mix the colors with the water brush.
Step 5: Use the white broad and smaller tip gel pens for the stars. “Dot” the stars all over and even add some sparkly ones like what Vermailene did in the example.
You now have a breathtaking “Starry Night” background! Follow Vermailene’s beautiful art at:
Products used for this tutorial:
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