Watercoloring a Good Man

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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