For today’s Color Wednesday video I wanted to try out some no-line coloring with Distress Markers. No-Line Coloring is when you stamp and image in a very light ink and then color it, disguising any of the stamping. It’s really fun because it makes it look like you colored or painted the image freehand.
The image I used today is from the Miss Anya Night Out stamp set from The Greeting Farm. Isn’t she so cute! Since I would be adding water to the image, I stamped Anya in waterproof Ranger Archival ink in the color French Ultramarine. I made sure to stamp off once before stamping it onto my watercolor paper because the ink by itself is pretty intense.
Then I got to work watercoloring with Distress Markers. Near the end, which you’ll see in the video below, I discovered that it was a bit easier to get the colors to blend if I did not color directly on the image. Instead, I scribbled the Distress Markers on an acrylic block and picked up the ink from the block. I think I might try this technique more often now. :)
After drying the image, I drew in her face with colored pencils (very carefully! The texture of the watercolor paper was a bit of an issue), and added a bit of white to her eyes with a white gel pen. I also added some shimmer to her dress and earrings with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen.
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