Today, we are doing a bunch of different coloring techniques using the Petal Palette stamp set and DSP.
First I used Always Artichoke Stampin Marker to color directly on the stamp. Next I used Cherry Cobbler to fill in the flower. Once you color on the stamp, you’ll want to blow on it to reactivate the moisture. You can do this in any color combination or even just black. It’s very simple but makes a lovely card.
You can also stamp this image and then use a blender pen to create a watercolor look for your card.
Stamp the image and sentiment in black with Memento ink. It’s a great ink for most cards. Just keep in mind that you can’t get the Memento ink wet. It just doesn’t work for that. Then I used the Blends to color in the image.
Regular Stampin’ Write markers work well too.
Stamp the image and sentiment with the Archival black ink. This ink you can use with water but keep in mind that the Archival ink takes longer to dry so be careful with it. Use the watercolor pencils to color in the image. Then use a blender pen to create a watercolor effect and shading.
Another option is to use the aqua painter. Squeeze your ink pad to get some ink on the lid of the ink pad then you can dip the aqua painter in it to color your image. Even by just using one color, you can create shading by using more or less water with the ink.
I embossed the image using the archival ink and then putting clear powder over it really quick before it dries. You can also emboss using the Versa Mark ink as well. First I get the paper wet using the aqua painter. Then just dab some ink in the image and watch it spread. You can use multiple colors for different looks. It’s a little more putzy way to watercolor but you get some beautiful effects.
Coloring with the Petal Passion Paper
Another color option is using the Petal Palette paper and coloring them in using the Blends. The Blends are great because you get a smooth coloring look. You can use the Stampin Markers but you get more lines in your colorings. So the Blends are a great coloring options.
Using the two Bermuda Bay Blends and the two Pool Party Blends, I created a shaded look to this flower. Then I fussy cut it out of the DSP to make a beautiful card!
Another option for folks who aren’t big into coloring is to use the sponge brayer to spread the color. I used So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral to create another colored look. Then I use the Wink of Stella to highlight some of the flowers. You could color the whole 12×12 sheet at one time and then cut it up. Or cut first and then color. You could also use the daubers to get a similar look.
To see each of these eight ways to color, watch our Facebook Live here. There really are a lot of options for you when it comes to coloring. Give it a try! I think you’ll like it!