In example #1, I colored directly onto the stamp with Distress Markers in Dusty Concord (flower), Peeled Paint (leaves), Wild Honey (stamen). You can take your time coloring onto the stamp because you are going to rehydrate the inks by misting water over the stamp.
You want to mist very lightly, just making the ink look wet, not runny wet, although you can get a very watercolor effect by doing that. Of course, your image will not be crisp like this one.
I brushed these same colors onto my craft sheet and picked each color up with a water brush, applying it to the image. I used less water for a deeper color and more water to gain some light highlights. However, when coloring the stamen, I picked up Mustard Seed from my craft sheet and colored the center in.
In example #2, I simply misted the stamp once more, without adding any more marker colors, and stamped again. This time, my image is a bit lighter, but still quite visible.
This time, I am going to color the image with Copic markers in V01-Heath andV04-Lilac (flower), YG03-Yellow Green, YG23-New Leaf, and G99-Olive (Leaves), and finally a light application of YG00-Light Mimosa (stamen). I found this to be an easier and quicker coloring technique because the Copic Markers are alcohol-based and will not affect the image stamped with water-based Distress Markers.
Here is a comparison! Which one do you like best? No need to answer, of course, as this is a personal preference.
I cut the leaves and stamen out and, with some removable tape added to the back of these pieces, I covered these areas to protect them from my next step.
I wanted to add some script to my flower, but not to my stamen or leaves. I used the script stamp from the Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2 stamp set with Black Soot distress ink.
I used this same technique for both of my flower images, and here is the result when I remove the masks.
Sin City Stamps: Big Bold Blossoms by Daniella Hayes; Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2; Terri Sproul's Wish stamp sets
ColourArte: Twinkling H20s - Blue Grass, Golden Opal
Distress Markers: Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen
Copic Markers: V01-Heath, V04-Lilac, YG03-Yellow Green, YG23-New Leaf, G99-Olive, YG00-Light Mimosa
5"x7" pre-folded kraft card
5.5" x 5.5" square green card
Cream card stock for die cutting
Marianne Design LR0236 die
Kraft doilies (Recollections)
Country Road paper pad (Paper Studio)
Two metal studs
I hope you enjoyed my card projects today and that you will check out the new stamp sets that are arriving at Sin City Stamps. We are also sponsored by ColourArte with a selection of their gorgeous Twinkling H20s, which are so versatile and easy to use. Please check both shops out for some fab products.
If you are interested in seeing more of my work, I would love for you to stop by my blog at Black Hole Art Studio.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful, creative weekend!!!