Hi! It`s me, Yvonne. I hope you`re all having a wonderful Sunday!
Christmas is not here just yet, but I`m already preparing for Easter...
This week I`m sharing a card using the beautiful Easter Blessings set.
I also thought I`d share a little tutorial on how I use the Distress Inks to color my images. I know that most of you use Copics these days, but I still hold on to my Inks:)
These are my supplies. I use an aqua brush to pick up the color from the palette. You can use both reinkers and pads.
Starting to color the cross with Antique Linen.
Using Vintage Photo to color up the darker parts of the cross. These are the two steps I usually do - a lighter color first, and a darker color for the shaded areas.
Shabby Shutters for the leaves. I've used a stamp pad here. Pick up the color from an acrylic block or directly from the pad.
I like my leaves a little more vibrant, so I'm adding color from a marker. Picking up the color just like I did with the stamp pad.
Then I add some Peeled Paint for the shading on the leaves.
For the flowers I`m using Fired Brick. Starting where I want the darkest color...
...pulling the color towards the middle.
Repeat on all the flowers. One of the things I love about watercoloring is that you can add more color at any time - even after drying.
To create a luminous effect, I added some yellow color from a marker around the cross. I also added some yellow to the flowers for a warmer color.
For this card I stamped, colored and cut out two of the flowers a second time, and added them using dimensionals. I also used a white gel pen for highlights and added pearls.
I hope this inspired you to pull out whatever coloring medium you like to use, and have some fun!
See you back here next Sunday!