Monday, June 28, 2010

Colouring with distress refills by Aija

I made a card with this new handsome fellow from Whiff of Joy City Girl II. Here is some pictures showing the way I coloured him up. I used Tim Holz distress refill inks. First I coloured the face starting with tattered rose.

Then I added some tea dye to the outer lines. Some blush on the cheeks with fired fired brick.

On his hair I used first scattered straw. I normally start from the outer lines and come to the center. I leave quite big white areas which I fill in if needed.

Then I added tea dye and vintage photo to get the hair little darker. To the lighter area I added a hint of wild honey.

Next one is jeans, or is it straigt trousers? Well I thought to go a little casual this time :) I used faded jeans and started agen from the outer lines and used little darker colour on the inside seams.

Added some stormy sky and hint of black soot to get the shades little darker.

On the pullover I used shappy shutters and on the jacket weathered wood.

To get some deepness I used peeled paint and crushed olive.

And here is the finished male card waiting to be sent to someone young cool guy :)


  1. What a lovely tutorial, easy way to learn. The guy is handsome. Thank you the colouring is so wonderful.
    lol JO.x

  2. Great colouring tut thank you! xx Lizzy xx :)

  3. Gorgeous colouring as always to Aija and a great inspiration (",)
    Karin ++

  4. such strong colors but so effective

  5. amazing coloring!! thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow! great tutorial and tecnique too. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow, your coloring is just amazing, Aija!!!



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