Sunday, April 23, 2017



Well Hello lovely Unies!

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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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Toodles-
Annie

45 comments:

Sandra van Blaricum said...

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

Eve Aus said...

Coloring is spectacular! Beautiful

new2thegame said...

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

jennifer mitten said...

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

ionabunny said...

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

alo said...

Beautiful, i will have to try this. 😊

alo said...

Beautiful, i will have to try this. 😊

Carmen O. said...

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

LWiley said...

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

Renee Moran said...

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

Melissa Tway said...

Thanks for sharing! Need to try this technique soon.

Lena McCullough said...

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

Nancy said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing no line coloring tips.

Shannon Edwards said...

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

Misty Workman said...

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

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely watecoloring!

Stacy Buller said...

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!

Connie said...

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

whitedoves41 said...

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

Rebecca Yahrling said...

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

Cindy Thick said...

Beautiful card. I love the coloring.

Sue LD said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you colored this image.

Terry Ladwig said...

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

Linda Lewis said...

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

Dorothy Green said...

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!

Barb said...

This is a wonderful card--thanks for sharing!

briscon said...

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

Sharon F said...

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

Cynthia said...

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

Valerie said...

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!

HeatherB said...

Beautiful coloring!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

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

Tracie said...

Thanks for sharing your technique. Makes a beautiful card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. TFS

Veronica said...

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

Kathy Klersy said...

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.

Berina RGA said...

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

Denise S. said...

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

Merika Cheah said...

I love the no line technique, so elegant!

Amy said...

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

Gretchen said...

Your no-line coloring never ceases to amaze me.

Moongirl said...

Fun!

Shaunery Wharton said...

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

Karen Kondrick said...

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

cjknick said...

VERY pretty!