Friday, March 21, 2014

Tutorial: Coloring with Ink Refills

 Today Trena is sharing a tutorial on coloring images with Spectrum Noir Ink Refills.   Her project features images from Sheena's new Flowers & Butterflies that came out yesterday.

Here's what Trena shared on her blog...

I stamped the images from  Bloomin' Beautiful and A New Leaf  onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Ink Refills.  I used a paint brush dipped in alcohol to pick up ink color (JG1) and paint the leaves. I wanted a deep rich green and just left a little bit of white for highlights.

I painted the center of the pedals with CT2.  Painting the pedals was a three step process.  (1) I painted the first coat with BP1, leaving white space for highlights. (2)  After the ink dried, I dripped some alcohol into the BP1 ink on my pallet to thin/lighten it and painted  a second coat.  (3) To deepen color on parts of of the pedals, I painted with BP7, making sure I left the highlights and and lighter color pinks. To soften the transition between colors, I used BP1.  I left the strokes of the paint brush in some areas to add a little texture to the pedals.

I cut out all the pieces and edged them with a black water based marker.

For the background, I used a brayer and Radiant Neon ink pads (coming soon to Crafter's Companion!) to add color to a piece of Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.

The sentiment is from Sheena's A Little Bit Oriental EZMount Stamp Set - Sakura.  I popped the front flower with Double Sided Adhesive Foam Circles.

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