Hello and thanks for stopping by today! This week the Stamp Ink Paper design team are stamping and coloring. A theme challenge makes it easy to adapt any stamp set to fit the need. Floral stamps are fun to color and also a great opportunity to help teach the concept of mixing colors on a palette. Stamping is simple but adding some color is where I really live.
In Color Palette
This week the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge is stamping with a fun theme. Please come over and add your card by CLICKING HERE to visit now.
measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Watercolor Paper panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Love What You Do stamp set
It’s nearly time for you to get your hands on the Share What You Love Bundles!
CLICK HERE to see the promotional details and choose which bundle you’d like to purchase starting May 1st! In Colors are in the same brochure so don’t forget to add the bundle of 2018 In Color stamp pads to your order.
Just Getting Started Bundle  – Price: $57.00
A Little More, Please Bundle  – Price: $91.50
Gotta Have It All Bundle  – Price: $127.50
One of the amazing stamp sets in each bundle it Love What You Do. I’ve been working with this stamp set and gaining more and more appreciation for it. Designed as a special occasion release for Stampin’ Up, Demonstrators are able to purchase it now and the public will be able to purchase it in May. I have a giant tutorial pack pdf ready to send to all of the customers that order these new products and I hope you will like it as much as I do.
Creating an In Color Palette
I’d first like to say that I am by no means an expert in painting. I’m a self taught crafter that likes to share what I learn to others that want to learn as well. It brings me joy to help others and see them flourish with a new form of art or technique. Here are some tips to help achieve great results in watercoloring your stamped images to create a look of depth.
Grab these few items and you are on your way…. a large acrylic clear block, an Aqua Painter, watercolor paper and 2 stamp pads. Add in a stamped image and it’s going to be so much fun! To start, dab some ink from a regular stamp pad directly onto the clear block. Be sure to leave some space between the two colors for a mixing area. Using the Aqua Painter, add a drop of water between the two colors and drag in a dab of each color. The colors will begin to mix in the wet area and give an all new color! To watch a visual demonstration of this process, click the video links below.
Here are a few tips for watercoloring:
Always use Watercolor Paper, as it DOES make a difference.
The best blend happens for me with the wet-on-wet technique. Wet the watercolor paper with the Aqua Painter first, before adding color.
Start with the lightest color to color the desired area. White space is really okay to create highlighted areas!
Find the natural curve of the object and create the look of contour. I start from the farthest point in a curved object and blend the color in, toward the mid area.
CLICK HERE to watch the video tutorial on my You Tube Channel
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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