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!



Thanks for joining in some Unity Fun.  Next down lane is Renee Moran.  Remember to leave some Uni love on ALL the blogs you visit, it's your ticket into the contest from some fun Unity Goodies.

Toodles-
Annie

45 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous!!! Love the look of the no lines technique!!

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  2. Coloring is spectacular! Beautiful

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  3. Very pretty card! Such detail! I haven't gotten rave enough to try a technique like this yet! Eventually.

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  4. Gorgeous - that no-line technique is amazing...

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  5. Gorgeous image and sentiment. Such a lovely effect with the no line colouring. Hugz

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  6. Beautiful, i will have to try this. 😊

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  7. Beautiful, i will have to try this. 😊

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  8. Amazing card! Thank you for explaining no line watercoloring. I just may try this technique.

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  9. Beautiful! I definitely will use the no-line technique. I never knew how it was done. =)

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  10. layering the texture from the stencil on the image really brings out your no line coloring. I love this card.

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  11. Thanks for sharing! Need to try this technique soon.

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  12. Beautiful. I'll refer back to this when I'm ready to try it!

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  13. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing no line coloring tips.

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  14. Have I mentioned lately how jealous I am of you and all your talent? #jelly #fabulouswork

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  15. I will have to try this technique and see if I have that color ink. Great card!

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  16. If only the no-line coloring was as easy as you make it sound. I need to practice more because it really does look amazing! Thanks for the tutorial though, I have to give it a try. Your card is really precious!

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  17. Wow! What control to do no-line WC with those beautiful braids. TFS

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  18. I really love this technique of water coloring. I find that the masterpiece effect comes through with it. You really captured the blending of the colors together wonderfully. Great job Annie, makes me want to try it out. Thank you for sharing

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  19. Very pretty. This is a lovely image. I've been practicing my no-line
    water-coloring. :-)

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  20. Beautiful card. I love the coloring.

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  21. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you colored this image.

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  22. Thank you for showing how you colored her in! Pretty card.

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  23. I love your work, Annie. You are awesome! This is beautiful as always!!

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  24. What a pretty card! Annie, thanks so much for the tutorial! You make everything you do look classy!... when I get back from my road trip I will have to try this technique out!

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  25. This is a wonderful card--thanks for sharing!

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  26. Pretty Basic? I think not, it's art gallery quality....and I am so gonna CASE it! Awesome card....just love it!

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  27. I really appreciate the attention to detail you give to show how you made you made your card. It is beautiful!

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  28. This is lovely, Annie. I need to give this technique a try.

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  29. I've never been quite brave enough to try "no-line" water coloring. Thanks for the tutorial on how to do that. Your card is beautiful!

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  30. Oh my goodness... your coloring is fantastic on this gorgeous card!

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  31. Thanks for sharing your technique. Makes a beautiful card.

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  32. Just beautiful! I am so NOT able to do this but you make it doable. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I have and love that same Tim Holtz stencil! Thanks for sharing the whole coloring process -I need to really give that technique a shot soon.

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  34. This is so beautiful. Your no-line coloring is beautiful.

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  35. Lovely and I like that you showed the process on doing hair. I still have to practice that a lot.

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  36. I love the no line technique, so elegant!

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  37. Love how this technique turns out. Now to go try it myself! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Your no-line coloring never ceases to amaze me.

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  39. I'm excited to try this technique! It looks intimidating but your instructions are clear and concise! Thanks for teaching me something new!

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  40. Great instructions, thank you for walking me through it I love the image!

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