Easy Coloring and Ink Blending

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Hi friends!

I love to get my hands on a stamp that's great for coloring, as coloring is therapy to my soul! And then using ink blending techniques to frame the focal point is the topping on the cake! The new Right Pair of Boots stamp is perfect for coloring! But it doesn't have to be complicated or intimidating! My card today uses the Right Pair of Boots, Liquid Splatters in Turquoise Blue, Pinking Sheet die plate, and Basket Weave card fronts paper. 

This stamp set is one image, so I stamped it in permanent black ink onto a white card panel. I use permanent black ink when I plan to color because the ink won't bleed. I offset the image to the left of the card panel, allowing a place for my sentiment. Offsetting an image is appealing to the eyes. 

Next, I colored the boots using Copic markers in E79, E49, E39, E37, E23. I followed the shading that was added in the stamp design with the darkest markers and highlighted the lighter areas on the design with lighter colored markers. The medium shades were used to blend. I used several shades here, but you could use 3 shades in dark, medium, and light. For the shoelaces, I used BG49 because I wanted to give the boots a feminine flare to go along with the flowers! I also added a bit of Gelly Pen glitter in gold! The heel of the boot was done in C9, C7, C5 and C3. The flowers were simple to color because they are small, so I limit the number of markers to no more than 3. I used Y11, Y15, Y19, BG13, BG49, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV66, B32, B34, YG05, YG09, R24, R29 for the flowers and leaves. 

Below is a closer look at the boot and flowers. 

When my coloring was finished, I inked around the boot and flowers with a light shade of brown. Then I added more shading beneath the boot using E37 and E23. I felt like this really zoned in and framed the boot! And it helped reduce the amount of white space. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from this stamp set and then trimmed the card panel. I finished with liquid splatters in Turquoise. 

The final step was to die cut the Basket Weave card front using the largest piece from Basic Die Cutting set 1. I adhered the boot card panel over it, and then placed both onto a white 5.5x4.25 card base. I love how the basket weaving peeks out from behind the design! 

Coloring an image such as this one doesn't have to be challenging. The design already includes shaded areas, so use your darkest alcohol markers in those areas and then use the medium to blend it out, and the lightest to highlight the lighter areas. The drastic difference between shading and highlighting is what makes your coloring go WOWZA!!! Don't worry about getting it right, either. If it makes it easier for you to choose where to add your shading and highlighting, then go with it! The point is to ENJOY!!!!! 

To shop the items that I've used, click on the product description. Thanks for stopping by! 

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