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,Â 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 usingÂ gelatos and a fun bonus technique to make your image look like fabric.
I made a card very similar to the one shown aboveÂ a couple months ago and thought it would be perfect to show this coloring method.
Moisten a sun imageÂ stampÂ with water from a mist bottle.Â Place stamp faceup on the table and scribble directly onto the moistened stamp with gelatos.Â When the colors overlap, they blend makingÂ this techniqueÂ very easy! PlaceÂ paper on top of the colored stamp and press paper into the stamp.Â Remove the paper and color in the center of the sun on the colored panel with gelatos. LetÂ dry completely.Â Outline design with aÂ fine-tip black pen.
Next ink a canvas background stampÂ withÂ light brown ink. Tip: Always test the ink first asÂ you want the texture to show but not cover up your image.
Stamp backgroundÂ overÂ entire image.
Here is a closer look at the canvas details.
Shown aboveÂ 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.
Supplies used: Cover-a-Card Sunburst #CC156,Â Sunshine & Joy #A5506,Â Watercolor Iris #F13222,Â Everything Has a Story #B9161,Â Watercolor Texture Grid #E13221 andÂ Cover-a-Card Canvas #CC073Â stamps from Impression Obsession; ColorBox creamy brown chalk ink pad from Clearsnap; tangerine and banana gelatos and PITT black pen fromÂ Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft;Â Touch Twin markers from ShinHan ArtÂ Materials Inc.