Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Playing with Colouring In

I have recently spent some time playing with different ways of colouring in my stamped images. I have used ink from the stamp pads, markers, watercolour crayons, water colour pencils, blender pens and aquapainters. I have done quite a bit of folk art in the past so colour and painting has always interested me. The different techniques I tried are all more subtle than the acrylic paints I'm used to using - but I have really enjoyed trying them out.

I spent a bit of time today cutting up my designs and turning them into cards - here are a few of my favourites - sssshhhhh non of the images are SU - but then I haven't really been into coloring before and these images have been great to play with. I've also used SU cardstock, ribbon and punches; nestabilities and my cuttlebug.

This lovely lady is Glideabella from Stamping Bella - as mentioned in a previous post I have a daughter who figure skates so this stamp was a "must have" - I think she's adorable! The silver ribbon is very sparkly in the light - I wish it would show up in the photos! It really complements the Dazzling Diamonds on her "fur" and ice trail.

This young girl is from Magnolia Rubberstamps - I actually coloured her in at a watercolouring class I did on Sunday - using aquapainters and watercolour crayons - it was great fun. I ruched the SU Taffeta ribbon to mirror the ruffles of her underskirt - it's a great way to add texture.

These little fellas are from Whipper Snapper Designs - I found this stamp in a Bargain Bin - how could I go home without them - LOL - look at those faces!!!

I'm not exactly sure who's design this is - it was another stamped image we were using at the class on Sunday. We used a "wet" technique to colour the butterfly - the image was embossed to create walls for each section.These were then gently "flooded" with water using the aquapainter to layer water into each section. Dots of colour were transferred from watercolour crayons to the puddle via the aquapainter. These dots used the water to "bleed"out and fill the area. It was a fascinating thing to try - apologies if it doesn't make sense - I think it's a more visual technique!

What can I say - these little guys just are just way too cute! I love owls and couldn't resist these little fellas who are from Stampavie. The soft pastel colours just added to the "cute factor" - I also added some Dazzling Diamonds on their little tummies. I'll certainly be doing these again but might see how they look in more vibrant colours!

1 comment:

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW'ZA!! Your cards sure have great coloring and images! I have been trying to color more with the SU! Watercolor paper. It works great. The extra bling, scallops and CB embossing... Yum'O! I'm going to get into my stamping room next as we have a winter BLIZZARD going on right now. Below zero temps tonight with high winds... burrr! I sure could use some of the 80's!! LOL! Michelle :)