Sunday, April 23, 2017

Well Hello lovely Unies!

Thanks for joining in the blog hop this week.  I'm so honored you are spending some of your time with me and the other Growing In Unity Girls.  If you are unsure where you are in the hop:

Annie Sterner (You are HERE) 

For your viewing pleasure, I have created a little No-Line coloring tutorial using the stamp kit  Violet Girl.  I just love her face and braided hair!  So, you may be asking... "What is the no-line coloring tutorial in which you speak? "  Well, it's just a way in which you color your image that give the appearance that  there are little to no stamped line.  Gives it that hand painted look. In reality, I like this technique because it makes me appear to be a semi-decent artist, when all I do is color in the lines!  Sneaky right?    Just keep in mind when selecting your image of choice that the key to a successful no-line technique is maintaining detail.

 I first stamped the image using Tim Holtz  Antique Linen distress ink.  I use this ink because it's water-soluble. When you apply color using watercolors ( marker, paint, or liquid) the lines will blend with your pigment giving the image a painted look.  You may be able to achieve the same look with a non water-soluble ink, but it needs to be very light, and it needs to not smear when in contact with water.

I next painted Violet Girl paying close attention to my water control. You don't want everything blending together giving it a muddled appearance.  Remember, to let things dry so the pigment doesn't run together.You may lose some detail, but that's ok.  Just keep the main details defined.  You can see, I may have lost some of the details of the flower, but for an image of this size it works.

After I colored Violet girl, I added some texture to the surrounding paper by using a Tim Holtz stencil #THS006 and some Smoked Gray distress ink.  Lastly, .  I used an old 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye called "The Sweetest Thing".

It's a pretty basic card, but I wanted to demonstrate how easy this look is to achieve!

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