I've been coloring!! Included here are several images I colored using Tombow Markers with a waterbrush, and with a blender pen/marker.
- All images were stamped on the smoother side of the watercolor paper, sprinkled with embossing powder and heat set.
- I used two or three shades of a color family.
- Watercolor images: Starting with the lightest color, I filled in a section. I then used a waterbrush to spread the color in the area. After it dried, I added a the next darkest color, laying down less color, and spread it with the water brush. After it dried, I added a small amount of the darkest color and spread that.
- Blended pen image: I filled in a section with all the shades, then used the blender pen to blend the colors together. After blending a section, clean off blender pen by coloring on a scrap piece of paper until all color is gone. You will notice the tip may stain, but that's ok.
- With the blender pen I got more vivid colors
- With both, when I went outside the lines, I could use water to 'erase'
- With both, I could come back later after it dried and blend more
- I could mix both techniques and get a nice effect
- I really enjoy both techniques!
Stamps: Hambo, Stampin' Up!
Paper: Canson 120lb cold press watercolor
Ink: Versafine onyx black, Encore Ultimate Metallic gold ink pad
Accessories: heat tool, Stampin' Up! black & gold detail embossing powder, Tombow markers, waterbrush
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!