Wednesday, May 27, 2020

a fun coloring technique to try the next time you make a card

Are you looking for a fun coloring technique to try next time you stamp & create a card? One of my favorite coloring techniques to use with stamps is selective coloring!
Selective coloring (or spotlight coloring) is as simple as just choosing part of a stamped image to add color to.

I love coloring just part of my image for a few reasons...

  • coloring a large image can feel overwhelming or be time-consuming so only having to tackle a small piece is awesome!
  • coloring just part of an image also let's me focus on practicing with a few colors of whatever medium I'm using like getting some extra practice with this Copic combo.
  • and it's just fun!
Sometimes I like to layer images and use the overlapping area as the place to add color. 

For this card, I stamped the blooms from the Sending Bunches Of Love with The Stamp Market's No-Line ink. I love the soft gray color of this ink for No-Line coloring but also just for stamping.

Next I stamped "LOVE" in black ink with the Chunky Outline Alpha over the top and used just a few Copic markers to color the flowers inside the letters.
To add "sending" I used some low-tack tape to mask part of the stamp. I inked with black ink, removed the tape and stamped in onto my card.

I hope you are inspired to try a little selective coloring if you haven't already!

Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. Here are a few more selective coloring ideas from past cards...
selective coloring with essentials by ellen stamps
spotlight coloring with neat & tangled
1 new honey bee stamp, 3 cards & bunches of talented makers

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