Hi everyone! It's Rosie here with an easy-peasy plaid tutorial. This tutorial is being featured on the La-La Land Crafts Blog. I've received a lot of questions on how I make the plaid on my La-La Land Crafts images so here it is. Now, this is only my 2nd tutorial ever, so hopefully it's okay (I tend to over-think things!). My plaid technique is really not difficult, and I probably over-explained it here. However, I know for me personally, the more pictures...the better! :)
First, I pick 2 color families I want to use. Then, I pick a light color and a dark color from each family...so 4 markers total. You could add more colors, but when you are working in smaller spaces 2 colors seem to work best.. For this tutorial, I used these colors: R81, R85, G24, and G28.
For my image, I used Popsicle Marci. She can be purchased HERE.
I start with the lightest color...in this case R81.
I make diagonal lines going one way leaving room between the lines. You want to make sure you don't put the lines too close because we'll be filling in the spaces with additional lines.
Next, I turn my image and make diagonal lines going the other way with the same color, R81.
Now, I pick the next lighter color in the 2nd color family, G24.
I add G24 in between my R81 lines.
I turn my image again and add G24 going the other way.
Now, we are going to start adding our darker lines. I started with R85.
This requires a steady and light hand. If you press your marker too hard then you won't get the thin outer line. I generally use several short strokes with the marker to make the complete line. I outline each side of R81 with R85.
Here you can see both sides of the lighter pink (R81) outlined with the darker pink (R85).
Then, I grab the darker green, G28.
Again, with a steady and light hand, I outline the light green lines on both sides.
That's it....easy peasy, right?!! Here's my image all colored up! People always think I've paper-pieced it, but now you know the secret. :)
Here's a couple of pictures using Back to School Luka with the same technique.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I can't wait to see all of you trying this technique on your La-La Land Crafts projects!!
Have a great week and don't forget to check back at the LLLC Blog tomorrow for more "Sweet Treats" Inspiration from Team Friday!!