Yes, wow! I’ve seen everyone doing no line coloring with clear or rubber stamps but I knew it had to be possible with digis too! I’ll get into it in a minute! Today is our May Release Blog Hop and this one is extra special because May is my birthday month! We have 5 new stamp sets, 2 of which have been available as a pre-release on the shop and of course the designers have prepared amazing inspiration posts that you can’t miss! I am featuring below one of our newest stamp sets: Amazing Things, that includes a lovely vintage floral image and 5 encouraging sentiments perfect for those who need hope for things ahead.
I have 2 printers, a “regular” inkjet and a laser printer. Both are super useful for digital stamp printing. Laser prints allow you to foil and watercolor images without any smearing. Inkjet allows you to heat emboss on some glossy/non-porous papers and is great for copic coloring, but guess what? It smears with water… So I thought that if I printed this gorgeous flower in a light gray in the inkjet, the outline would melt with the watercolors and give me the perfect no line coloring effect… And it worked!
I used Kuretake Zig markers (my favorite watercolor medium right now). I used 3 tones of purples/pinks to achieve the look on these petals and a good amount of patience… I tried to color using as little water as possible, wetting one petal at a time before I started adding color, moving my brush carefully towards the end of the petals each time.
I know many have been wanting to try this out, so I went ahead and tested the technique first for you! It does work and the effect is just as it would be with a rubber stamped image! I personally love this flower so much, but watercoloring makes it even better!
Blog Hop & Giveaway
May Guest Designer:
Before I go, we have a winner from our Westcott Brand blog hop! The winner that gets 2 pairs of scissors -chosen randomly from comments on the participating blogs- is: Anne. Please send me an email through the contact form (click contact on the blog tabs) so I can coordinate your prize! Congratulations!