For the last two weeks I’ve shared projects created with the same stamp set – Forever Blossoms – but coloured in with different methods – Daubers and Stampin’ Blends. Today’s card has been coloured in using ink and our new style Water Painters.
When water colouring an image in you need to use a non watered base ink for the outline image. If you stamp the outline image with a water based ink it will then ‘bleed’ when you start colouring in with the Water Painter. I’ve used Black StazOn for the outline image and then used our standard ink pads to colour in. I’ve found it easiest to ‘stamp’ your ink pad onto a clear block and then use this as your palette. It makes it easy to pick up the right amount of ink onto your Water Painter. Use your Water Painter just as you would for colouring in with a marker. When water colouring you can use Water Colour paper, Shimmery White or Thick Cardstock.
The colour combo for this card is Mossy Meadow for the stems and leaves, Petal Pink for the flowers. I die cut the ‘swirly’ label from the Painted Labels dies in Mossy Meadow – this is a great shape to use for matting sentiments. I like the stitching around the edge. The sentiment – from Peaceful Moments – has been stamped in Soft Suede on Shimmery White cardstock then die cut using the 3rd smallest Layering Circle die. The card base is Mossy Meadow with a Pear Pizzazz mat. The Petal Pink front has been dry embossed with the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder – a must have for any crafter.
I’ve kept the inside simple by partially stamping the image in Soft Suede on Shimmery White Cardstock.
And here you have all three styles of colouring – do you have a favourite? I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the different ways you can colour an outline image.
Until next time …