Coloured pencils were used to create these intricate
hairstyles. I found using harder pencils, rather than blendable pencils, gave a
better effect. Each pattern also includes step-by-step pictures to help you achieve
Auburn Curls - this design also features an archway
perforated in the bold diagonal grid and some roses which are embossed and
then coloured with blendable pencils.
Dark Tresses - this hairstyle starts off with blue
pencil and then uses grey and black to dramatic effect. The snood is
decorated with 'beads' which are coloured with a gold pen and then embossed.
The heart tool is used on the pillars and the border is made with the flower
Golden Plait - this was my favourite hairstyle to
colour, but of course you could always make her a dazzling red-head or a
brunette. The Pergamano almond tool is used around the border and also in
the frame around the picture.
Golden Knot -
another style for blonde hair. The
bold diagonal grid is used in the background but if you donít enjoy
gridwork, the pattern still works if you leave it plain.
Another suggestion is to randomly emboss small flowers from one of
the Siesta grids on the background.
Rapunzel - although this lady is a brunette, this
pattern reminds me of the fairy-tale heroine who 'let down her golden hair'
from the tower. The oval frame uses the Pergamano semi-circle and heart
tools, but because the entire pattern is given, you can perforate over it
with a one-needle tool if you prefer.
Starstruck - this features another style for long hair
and also gives a method for achieving the look of a fur cape with just
pencil and no embossing. You can re-place the stippled stars with silver
peel-off stars. The border is made with the Pergamano Almond Tool.
Highlights - this time its a style for short hair. A
mixture of black, yellow, dark and warm browns are used. The borders are
made with the semi-circle and heart tools.