Jeanne’s Coloring Tips

My coloring tip is to never be afraid to try something new. It could be a new color combination, new coloring medium or even a new way to color something using the products you normally use. Even if you decide you don’t like it, you’ve learned something new and art (to me at least) is an ongoing learning process.

Today I’m going to show you an easy way to color a solid image using gelatos and a fun bonus technique to make your image look like fabric.

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I made a card very similar to the one shown above a couple months ago and thought it would be perfect to show this coloring method.

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Moisten a sun image stamp with water from a mist bottle. Place stamp faceup on the table and scribble directly onto the moistened stamp with gelatos. When the colors overlap, they blend making this technique very easy! Place paper on top of the colored stamp and press paper into the stamp. Remove the paper and color in the center of the sun on the colored panel with gelatos. Let dry completely. Outline design with a fine-tip black pen.

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Next ink a canvas background stamp with light brown ink. Tip: Always test the ink first as you want the texture to show but not cover up your image. Stamp background over entire image.

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Here is a closer look at the canvas details.

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Shown above is a card I made a while back using Touch Twin markers to color my image. This canvas technique can be used over any coloring method.

-Jeanne

Supplies used: Cover-a-Card Sunburst #CC156Sunshine & Joy #A5506Watercolor Iris #F13222Everything Has a Story #B9161Watercolor Texture Grid #E13221 and Cover-a-Card Canvas #CC073 stamps from Impression Obsession; ColorBox creamy brown chalk ink pad from Clearsnap; tangerine and banana gelatos and PITT black pen from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft; Touch Twin markers from ShinHan Art Materials Inc.

5 Responses to Jeanne’s Coloring Tips

  1. Patti J. says:

    I love these, Jeanne! So pretty and vibrant. I’m definitely going to try the beautiful sunshine technique on a 9′ x 12′ canvas backdrop I’m working on for Vacation Bible School – thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Tina says:

    These are great cards! I just got some Gelatos :) looking forward to playing
    Thanks for the great technique :)

  3. Becky Colwey says:

    WOW! THese are gorgeous cards! I love the texture and color!

  4. barb macaskill says:

    Love this! Will have to get a canvas background stamp so I can try it! TFS!

  5. Diane Napolitano says:

    I agree with Barb. I will have to get a canvas background stamp. Love the info, love the technique, beautiful coloring. Can’t wait to try this!

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