Welcome to my blog, friends! Today is the release of Altenew’s Paint-a-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia! Thanks so much, Daniel Diaz for relaying everyone over to my blog. For the complete list, you may start at Altenew’s card blog.
Sometimes, the images from a stamp set have a lot of details that it seems a bit complicated to color because of the intricate designs. Below, I will show you 3 ways to easily color detailed stamp images.
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- Stamp the image onto Neenah Solar white cardstock using Obsidian Ink
- Stamp the image on masking paper and fussy cut the outline of the whole image
- Line up the mask then add color to the background. Blend the oxide inks well
- Stamp the sentiment using Versamark Ink on black cardstock then emboss with white embossing powder
- With an Exacto knife, cut a portion of the outline of the flower so that you can tuck the sentiment underneath it for added interest
- Assemble the card
Sometimes, when an image seems to be complicated to color, you can always choose to color the background and keep the image black and white. This way, the image stands out more. Since I love layering in my cards, I cut out a portion of the stamped image so that I can tuck in the sentiment strip underneath the petal. It just gives the card a different twist than just adding the sentiment on top of the image.
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- Using a Misti, stamp the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock using Obsidian Ink. Allow to dry
- Align the paper using the Misti and stamp the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock using no line ink
- Die-cut the circle from the stamped image using Obsidian ink
- Color using Alcohol Ink markers
- Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink and emboss with Pure White embossing powder
- Assemble the card by lining up the colored image with the background image and adhere using foam squares. Add the sentiment
A second way of coloring a very detailed image is spotlight colorcoloring… choose an area to spotlight and color that part only. Leave the rest of the image uncolored. This way, you only have small portion to color instead of coloring the whole image!
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- Stamp the image and sentiment with Obsidian ink and emboss using clear embossing powder
- Loosely color the images with a light wash of pinks, greens and blues using the wet on wet technique
- Allow to dry then color with a more pigmented wash of darker shades to add texture
Loose watercolor technique is when you intentionally leave out the details and allow the water to move the pigments more freely… no need to worry about staying within the lines for this type of coloring. The only time you have to pay attention is when you are adding the second layer which is the highly pigmented watercolor.
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$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/28/2021 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/30/2021.
I hope you learned a thing or two on how to color detailed images easily. Let me know which technique you’d like to try next time you create a card with a very detailed stamp image. The next stop is the talented Bridget Casey. Please don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. Hope you can follow me on Instagram as well @mylittleatticstudio cause that’s where I post all my works. Enjoy the rest of the week! Stay safe and happy crafting!