On Instagram I saw this photo that Dawn from Wplus9 was coloring. Isn't it beautiful??
I just received the Beautiful Bouquet: Dahlia stamp from SSS and wanted to color along with her. I used Zig Clean Color markers and waterbrush instead of Copics which is what Dawn was using.
- Coloring three at a time helped me learn what I liked in colors, brush strokes and addition of water.
- All are on watercolor paper.
- Stamped in Distress Antique linen for the No-Line coloring effect.
- In hindsight I should have remembered to do a "second generation stamping" because it was difficult to hide the line even though it was distress.
Here are some step by step photos.I decided that I better start documenting what color Zigs I used for each one at this point for the second flower.
By the second flower I realized adding water did not give me the sharp lines I was going for. So I put down the waterbrush.
Then is was time for leaves and as you can see this is were different brush strokes really change the character of the image.
Now the first one kind of went south due to poor color choices. So I matted it and will leave it for later.
I added a simple a sentiment to the pink one, Hand Lettered Hello from wplus9 and used the technique shared at PTI MIM #246 to give it a Faux-brushed look. Then I added a Zig brush: GrayTint shadow around the entire cluster to give it some depth.
For the next one I cut the Bouquet out and layered it with some Dp and Vellum. I LOVE this one because of the colors..BLUE and Yellow together make me think of Lin at Sending Hugs:))
Hope you enjoyed seeing my process of coloring for the week. Wishing you a Blessed Weekend!
LINKING to SSS Wednesday Challenge:
(make it girlie)