|Good Morning Friends, Today I have a mini tutorial on coloring a shadow stamp instead of inking for more depth, color and vibrance. What I am excited about showing you is creating another background with dots and lines using a gel pen.|
I admit I have trouble finding the right ink for shadow stamps...maybe I just need more...more color.
So with today's card this is how I like to use this kinda stamp. Notice on the top card I added dots on the bottom portion too and I discuss it further in the tutorial.
|I can easily add the dots on this later if I so desire and the same goes for a sentiment too. However, I like having blank cards on hand that are suitable for most occasions.|
|Just had to zoom in...the white is much brighter but, had to tone it down so you could see the white dots. Have you been feeling dotty lately?|
|Three nights before bed I would apply a big blob of Glossy Accents. Ready to get started?|
|Stamp your image with any light colored ink. Outline with a light blue Copic marker (Boo) and on both sides of the vines.|
|Add some shading to the inside of the petals with a darker marker (B04) and on one side of the vines.|
|Color the top part of the background LEAVING A white boarder with your light marker (B00).|
Don't worry about good coverage because you will go over this area again to get saturation.
|This is what it looks like with complete coverage after going over the area one more time.|
This photo shows you the area I colored on the background. I tend to stop in the design where there is an ending at the edge of the paper. Know what I mean?
|Now you want to add dots creating another boarder leaving some space (between the white boarder).|
Give your pen time on the paper to pool the white ink before lifting it up.
|Add some color with colored pencils. First I outlined the inside of the petals with red. Then I colored the inside with purple.|
|After shading the center with yellow & brown trace over part of the petals with a fine tip marker. Don't be shy about doing this...you can do it and it makes such a big difference. (Trace over all your flowers the same way and the leaves)|
|Sharpen your brown pencil and trace over the stems and vines. Add green to the leaves.|