Sunday, April 7, 2019

No Line Coloring Mother's Day Card

 Hi everyone! Charlotte here, and today I am sharing a striking Mother's Day card that uses a  no-line coloring technique.

Blank Page Muse products used:
(Available individually - Lotus Line Drawing Flower)

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Other materials:
Watercolor card
Stamp positioning tool or acrylic block
Pale pink ink - I used Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Watercolor pencils
Clear glitter brush pen
Scissors
Mother's Day sentiment
Anti-static powder tool
Embossing ink
Ivory Pearl embossing powder
Clear pink iridescent glitter adhesive strips, narrow
Foam squares

Instructions:

First stamp the large lotus flower image onto a piece of watercolor paper using the pale pink ink.

Use watercolor pencils to add color and shading to the lotus flower. Start by using the lightest shade to map in the shadow areas.

Once the shadow areas have been ascertained, use the darkest shade to define the shadow areas.

Continue adding color to each flower using the medium watercolor pencil. Work in flicks to help the colors transition from one to the other. Then use the lightest shade to finish coloring the pencil. Repeat the process for as many layers as are required to provide the desired depth of color.

Use a clear glitter brush pen, or alternatively a plain waterbrush or paint brush dipped in water, to soften and move the pigment laid down with the watercolor pencils. This will blend the color smoothly. Work with one petal at a time, starting in the lightest areas and moving towards the darkest areas to prevent muddying.

Allow the image to dry completely then carefully fussy cut it out, right to the edges of the coloring, using a pair of scissors. Set the fussy cut image aside and work on the card base. 
Use an anti-static powder tool on the black card base then stamp the chosen Mother's Day sentiment with embossing ink. Add Ivory Pearl embossing powder and heat set. Add a narrow clear pink iridescent glitter adhesive strip to each edge of the card, slightly inset to create a frame.

Back the flower with dimensional adhesive and carefully adhere into place on the card base.
I hope you enjoyed my blog post! No line coloring can be tricky, but flowers are very forgiving for the technique. I hope you'll give it a try, and I look forward to seeing what you make!

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