Welcome to another Latte Girls Blog Hop. Today we’re exploring Ways To Colour and I’m sure you will be inspired by what we bring you. I will be using the same Good Morning Magnolia Bundle for all my cards, so you can see the different ways they turn out with different colouring methods.
Ways To Colour
There are many different ways of adding colour to rubber stamping projects. The type of colouring method will help to determine the overall feel of the finished project. Each of these types of colouring media is readily available from Stampin’ Up! through my Online Store.
Colouring is one of the best ways to make your stamping look professional. The difference between a scribbled mess and a polished finish can be learnt with a few handy hints, which are about to be explained here!
Watercolor pencils are a popular choice for stampers. These versatile pencils allow for detailed colour to be added to rubber stamping projects and make shading simple and straightforward.
Stampin’ Write Markers
Stampin’ Write Markers are ideal for colouring rubber-stamped images. The bold colours give a vibrant finish to projects. Marker pens can also be used to colour stamps before stamping the image, and this is a useful way to add multiple colours to a single stamp.
Here I have stamped the image and coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers. I could have used the Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the image on the rubber stamp. Houghed on it and stamped on the card.
Paint with Inks using a Blender Pen or Aqua Painter
Inks are a quick and easy way to add colour to rubber stamped images. As well as stamping with coloured inks, the inks can be used to ‘paint’ with. I have used the inks to paint in this example
Pigment Sprinkles are watercolour pigment crystals in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours. Mix them with water to make watercolour backgrounds and washes and use them for other water colouring techniques.
For this sample, I added water to the image using an Aqua Painter and then adding the chosen Pigment Sprinkles and drying off the image with my heat tool in between adding more colours.
Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based markers available in many Stampin’ Up! colours. These are not blendable with water – instead, you use them straight from the pen, like felt tips. They are popular with graphic artists because they give a very even, professional finish and are available in a huge range of colours including flesh tones. Stampin’ Blends are easy to use and blend. The Color Lifter also helps with blending
Hints & Tips for perfect colouring
When blending two colours onto the same area, always start with the palest colour first, then work on top with the darker colour. Use this technique to add shading to your images.
Always add deeper colouring to areas that are most in shade. Also add more colouring next to the outlines, as this will help make your images look bolder but still textured.
It’s a great idea to add rosy cheeks to cute images, as this will help bring them to life.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.
Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…
Blog Hop Participants
- Libby Dyson, Libby Stampz – YOU ARE HERE
- Narelle Fasulo, Simply Stamping with Narelle
- Leonie Schroder, Stampalatte
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