This week I wanted to show you some ways to add color without the traditional art of coloring, since that's not one of my talents. I often use solid images, but I'm not restricted to them. Here are some cards with open images & techniques anyone can do.
First up is a card using the adorable snowman from Snowy Holiday.Scenery: Dotty, I stamped 3 times, overlapping the circles, with Distress Inks weathered wood & faded jeans on a watercolor panel. Then I spritzed to make the ink run. I used my heat tool before repeating the process & adding splatters. When it was completely dry, I stamped the snowman in Delicata Sapphire Blue several times using a stamp positioner. Then I stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist. The gray ink didn't really change the blue, but just made the image a bit crisper.
Next is a fun Valentine's Day card using a die from Essentials: Tilda Cutaways that makes an opening for a gift card.
Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses on Bristol paper so I could color with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. They are great for a messy watercolor technique that doesn't require staying in the lines or adding shadows--perfect for me! I used 3 purple markers & a blue gray, mixing with a little water. After it dried I cut out the gc holder & then spritzed with shimmer spray.
My last card is another example of messy watercoloring. This time I stamped a beautiful leaf image from In Bloom: Renee's Leaves across the top of a white panel in Distress Inks pine needles & evergreen bough.
In a Word: Thanks was stamped in dark gray ink to match the mat. I left off embellishments, but did add some silver splatters.
Hope I've given you some inspiration, even if you do traditional coloring. Remember to leave a comment on my first post to be in the running for a $30 Winnie & Walter gift card.
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