How To Quickly Add Color To Stamped Flowers
Are you looking a fun and easy way to add color to your stamped images? One of my favorite ways to add a big punch of color is ink smooshing! And ink smooshing is great because you can layer more colors with other mediums!
For this card, I started with a little ink smooshing and added some colored pencil coloring on top…
The first step was to stamp the sentiments in the middle in waterproof black ink. Starting with the sentiments helped me with the spacing. And how perfect is this “just a note” saying?!
Next I positioned the Picked For You bouquet in the top corner and stamped it in black. If you are using a stamping tool like the MISTI, you can just rotate your paper and stamp the bouquet again in the bottom corner.
Now to add color, it’s time for ink smooshing! Ink Smooshing is a technique that uses water-reactive inks, water and a surface to “smoosh” the inks onto cardstock to create a background.
I swiped Party Pink & Bubble Gum ink onto my non-stick craft mat (an acrylic block or spare piece of plastic would work too). Then I misted the ink with a little clean water and used a small square of acetate to “pick up” the ink. I smooshed the acetate down onto my card front to transfer the color.
I like using a small bit of acetate or plastic to transfer the ink because it give me control over where the ink is going to be on my card. This method also minimizes the amount of water I need to use to achieve a watercolor-y look which means I can use any kind of cardstock (not just watercolor cardstock).
When the ink dried, I added a little more color to the flowers & leaves with colored pencils.
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