Anyone feel a little intimidated by coloring? There are so many tools on the market for coloring and if you're like me, you oogle over the artwork of those that have mastered the art of shading and Copic coloring.
If that isn't your cup-of-tea you might shy away from Line art stamps. But coloring can be simple and still create great result…as well as being a lot of fun! Let's dive in!
SPOILER ALERT! I'm gettin' inky with the the February Club Sursee shipment products. Included in this month's subscription are super cute line art images. In this video, I'll create three cards with the Sursee products and share lots of coloring and stamping tips along the way.
For my style of simple coloring, I like to just use my inks and blender pens. Having Blender Pens on hand are like having my own custom markers!
To get started I stamped my images in my CP Midnight and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. If you are heavy handed with your blender pens, I would suggest using watercolor cardstock for these pieces.
Since Midnight is permanent, it shouldn't smear when you color over it. (If you use cardstock that is not CP Premium White, you may want to heat set your stamped images first, just to make sure the ink is dry before coloring)
With the blender pens, you just tap them into some ink you have dabbed onto a block or even just right from the ink pad surface. The color will be darker when you first color with it and then go lighter as you work so you can scribble a bit off, or start with the edges and then color in to get some shading. Any place I want to have a bit darker, like the stripe on the vase, I just color over again to get a darker tone.
On my second card, I did a little shaker. I cut out two of these rose swags to make a wreath. Just using one color, you can still get a lot of variance in your blooms- just don't dip your blender pen every time and you will get some lighter blooms.
I actually mixed together sequins from three mixes, Charleston, Crater Lake and Springfield for this shaker. I loved the mix of pastel colors!
Focusing on the rose flourishes in the Hello Fabulous Stamp Set, I made this simple one-layer beauty. Just a few pops of color on the blooms and leaves really makes this one stunning- and it was so simple.
I hope this has inspired you to try out some simple coloring with your line art stamps. I think you will find that it can be a lot of fun and stress free!!
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