I'm updating all my promarker tutorials and today it's the turn of blonde hair. Now I have done 3 different versions that are all slighly different depending on what kind of blonde you prefer. All 3 versions use only 3 colours though so are nice and easy.
I have used: Strawberry Patch rubber stamp from Sugar Nellie, Memento ink pad and Stampin' Up whisper white card stock throughout.
I have started out lightly colouring the areas I imagine would be darkest with Cinnamon
I then colour over the Cinnamon, and further into the white areas with Saffron - colouring over the darker shade helps to blend the 2 shades together
Lastly I colour over the 2 previous shades and further out into the white areas with Vanilla - I have left some of the white areas uncoloured where the light would be reflected. These colours give a soft honey blonde effect.
We're starting a bit darker this time, and colouring the darkest areas with Cocoa - I'm going to be using the same technique for each of the 3 different blondes, just changing the colours I've used.
Colour over the Cocoa and outwards onto the white areas with Pastel Yellow, you don't need to be heavy handed, just repeat until you're happy with the effect.
And lastly I have coloured over the last 2 shades and outwards into the white areas with Buttercup - again I have left a little of the white areas uncoloured - but if you want a smoother look you could colour over all of the hair with a pale shade like Ivory. These colours give a much brighter, bolder blonde than the first one.
For my 3rd version we'll start off colouring the darkest areas with Caramel - there's no need to lay down a lot of colour (the more colour you lay down, the more ink you will use to try and blend the colours).
The mid tone I've used this time is Sandstone, and I have lightly covered over the Caramel areas and outwards in the uncoloured areas of the hair a little.
And lastly I have coloured over the 2 darker tones and outwards into the white with Buttercup - again leaving some white areas uncoloured.
This is a cooler blonde compared to the other two.
But you don't have to stick to these colours at all - the trick is to experiment with colours, if it doesn't work out then it's only a piece of paper that has to go in the bin. If you come up with a colour combination that you like, please come and let me know - it's always interesting to see what other people use.