Some fun techniques for enhancing your ColorGrande experience! Incredible coloring results can be achieved with ColorGrande™. Read on for some tips...experiment using the fabric swatches, decide what works best for you, then make it yours!
Here are some coloring approaches that work well, with examples. Click the magnifying glasses to see a larger version of each detail area.
The above Menagerie detail highlights smooth coloring. Smooth coloring is the overarching key to outstanding finished art. Color in one direction and just continue to expand colored areas on large spaces. The sky in India Episode (see image at top of page) and the cat in Lady and the Cat are other examples of designs that require this very smooth stroke. Practice on the entire back side of your swatch. Remember, large areas can often be left uncolored with good results.
Tropical Dreaming's preening birds and their neighbor orchids and hibiscus could be enhanced with shading, but don't necessarily require it.
Townhouses require smooth vertical strokes as you 'paint' the townhouse facades. For window boxes and other small details use colored pencils.
Abstract I highlights an ombre effect that can be achieved with a light overlay of multiple colors. Or color lightly and smoothly or heavily and smoothly. It's your modern art.
NOW BACK TO THE FUN AND BACK TO THE DECORATING…. YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!