This past weekend I got a chance to participate in an in-person event. The host asked me to demonstrate some coloring techniques to create a card. So, I came up with this design and showed three coloring techniques: watercolor pencils with blender pens, Stampin’ Blend Markers, and inks with aqua painters (shown here). It’s a classic layout that really showcases the colored image from A Good Man and the See a Silhouette designer series paper.
In this image you can see the watercoloring technique in action. For water based blending you need to stamp in stazon ink if you don’t want it to smear. I like to start by laying down a base of very light color–mixing my ink with lots of water. Then I mix in more ink to create a darker shade and start going into the areas that are shadowed. A stamp set like this makes it really easy because they’ve added in contour lines where the folds in the clothing are. I also like to apply darker ink where objects are shaded by other objects like the man’s shirt behind the little girl’s leg.
I stamped and colored on whisper white cardstock, but you could use our watercolor paper, which is more forgiving with water. Once dry, I mounted it on a piece of pacific point cardstock. The ovals were cut with the stitched shape framelits.
Our new denim ribbon was the perfect embellishment for this card and really tied the whole design together. I finished by stamping a sentiment in the white space on the card base front and another on the inside.
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