Bird Ballad – Inks and Blender Pens

By | August 15, 2019

Hi there

I don’t know about you but I find colouring in very relaxing.  In my two previous posts I’ve shared different methods of colouring in – Watercolour Pencils and Stampin’ Blends.  Here is another option for you – colouring in with our ink pads and a Blender Pen.

Free As A Bird

When using ink to colour in images give your ink pad a squeeze (while shut) so that the ink from the pad transfers to the lid or you can add a few drops of ink from the reinker bottle onto the inside lid.  Then pick up some of the colour with a Blender Pen and colour your image in.  If you prefer to use an Aqua Painter it is best to stamp your image on our Thick Cardstock, Shimmery White Cardstock or Watercolour paper.  If you use ordinary cardstock it will get too wet when using the Aqua Painter.

You may have noticed that I’ve used the same colours for colouring across the three samples – Daffodil Delight for the birds, Calypso Coral for the flowers, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green for the leaves, Soft Suede for the branch and Cajun Craze for the beak.  The background paper is from the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper – page 167 from the Annual Catalogue.  I wanted to adhere the image to the base with dimensionals to give the card some height.  As the image sits inside the black mat frame I needed to create a backing to keep them together.  This made it easier to add the Braided Linen Trim which got added AFTER the card was assembled!  It just needed something else to finish it off 🙂

All the sentiments used on these cards have been from the Colourful Seasons set on page 56.  This set has a good range of images and sentiments and has a coordinating die set – Seasonal Layers on page 195.

I think my favourite way to colour is with our Stampin’ Blends – what’s you ‘go to’ method for colouring?

Until next time …

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