Happy Monday to all you TGF Fans!!! As many of you know, the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Convention started on Saturday in Anaheim, California and of course, The Greeting Farm is there to showcase all the new stuff coming out soon!! If you've been following our Facebook page then you've seen some of the pics from CHA, but just in case you missed it, here are a couple!
And here's Jessica and Peggy!!
We are doing something different on Monday's for the month of January so I hope you come back each Monday to see what's in store for ya!!
It's Rosie here today to share a hair coloring tutorial with you. I get asked quite a lot about how I color hair so I thought I'd finally get brave and share my first ever tutorial!! There are lots of pics so grab a cup of coffee before ya start so you don't nod off in the middle, okay?
Today I'll be working with one of our new releases called Awareness Anya. For my brunette colors I almost always use E49, E47, and E44.
The first thing you want to do is practice your "flicking" so you get a feel for it. Some people start from the bottom and flick upwards and some start at the top and pull downwards. For me it depends on my marker. Sometimes I do use both techniques. With practice, you'll find the one that works best for you.
I always start with my darkest color, which is different from most people. I also like to start with the middle part first and flick from the bottom outwards with a light stroke. You'll want to lighten your pen stroke as you push the marker outward to get the fine line at the end.
I also like to turn my image as I'm working. So when I started on the other side of the part I turned the image and completed the same "flicking" steps.
As I'm working I try to think where I want the highlights to be in her hair. Then I lay down more E49 on the sides, flicking upwards at first and drawing my lines toward the middle.
Then I flick downward so there's not a harsh line from the marker.
This picture shows where I laid down E49.
Next, I came in with E47 and extended the lines outward to fill in some of the highlight areas.
Here, you can see all of my E47 laid down.
Finally, I come back in with my lightest color, E44.
I lightly flick my marker from both directions to fill in the white areas. I do try to leave small skinny white spaces to add to the "highlights".
Here's the end result! You can see that there are just a few white areas in between the flicks of marker.
I hope you enjoyed my first ever tutorial!! If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comment section and I'll get back to you.
Have a great week and see you back here tomorrow for Double Take Tuesday!!