Make A Reindeer Die Coloring Tutorial

Happy Tuesday everyone! I received a lot of compliments and inquiries on how I colored the Make A Reindeer Die from C.C. Designs so I created a step-by-step coloring tutorial to guide you through the process. I hope this helps you color your own Reindeer die-cut. I'm going to focus this tutorial on coloring the main body of the reindeer with Copic Markers. Here we go!

Step 1: I cut all the pieces of the die from Xpress-It Blending Card.

 Step 2: I used a pencil to draw in the areas of the face and body that I'm going to color lighter.

 Step 3: I used W0 to color in the first layer of color on the face and stomach.

 Step 4: I added W3 around the bottom and side edges of the face.

 Step 5: I blended W1 towards the center, expanding the shaded area towards the middle.

 Step 6: I added W0 over the center of the face and blended towards the W1 layer.

 Step 7: Next, I added W3 on the stomach area and placed the darker color under the chin.

 Step 8: I added W1 next and extended the shaded area to the center.

 Step 9: I added W0 to the bottom and center of the stomach, and blended it towards the W1 layer.  

 Step 10: To give the stomach area the look of fur, I took W5 and added little flicks.

 Step 11: Next, I added short flicks with W3.

 Step 12: Then I added more short flicks with W1.

 Step 13: To break up the W color a little, I added a few flicks of E33.


 Step 14: Since the lighter colors faded the darker flicks a little, I added a few more thin flicks of W5.

 Step 15: Next, I started to add the body fur by added flicks with E18 around the edges of the die and short flicks at the bridge of the nose.

 Step 16: I extended the line of the flicks using E37.

 Step 17: To fill in the white areas even more, I added thin, longer flicks using E35.

 Step 18: I finished the fur by filling in the white areas with E33 using a flicking motion over the current lines.

 This picture shows all the pieces colored in. Instead of coloring the antlers, I re-cut those pieces from decorative paper.

Light color of face: W0, W1, W3
Stomach: W0, W1, W3, W5, E33
Brown Fur: E33, E35, E37, E18
Pink: R20, R22
Red: R24, R27, R29, R56, R59
Black: C5, C8, C10
Antlers: Decorative Paper
Eyes: Black Cardstock

 And here is Rudolf completely assembled!


I hope this inspires you to color your die-cuts using your markers or pencils. It definitely gives your finished piece more dimension and texture. Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to grab your Make A Reindeer Die. He's definitely a cutie!


Reviews (3 comments)

  • vikas On

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  • Bonnie Kohane On

    Rosemary, what a talented person you are! I love this and you’ve inspired me! Thank you!

  • Holly Flores On

    OMGosh so fabulous, thank you for the tutorial

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