Coloring With Distress Ink
Welcome to HeartcraftPaper! I'm so glad you can join me for day 9 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by TheDailyMarker.com. Thank you for following my journey as I look to work with different mediums and improve my coloring day by day.
Today I was a bit lazy to pull out my color pencils or markers. I though, "What is the fastest and easiest way for me to color in an image and still get a lovely outcome?"
First you will need to stamp out or print two of your images. For this post I used the Flowers In Bloom set from Craftin Desert Divas. It remains a favorite for me.
Next you will have to bring out your Teflon craft mat, some blending tools and your Distress Inks. For this I started on with Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Old Paper. We will start with the first image.
I begin by blending Old Paper on the outer edges of the leaves. The best part about this is that you don't have to be quiet to neat about filling in the image. Next I used Twisted Citron from the flower down towards the center part of the leaves. I came in with my third color of Mowed Lawn closer to where the rose is to create a bit of shadowing.
Using the second image we will begin with our reds. For this I used Candied Apple and Fired Brick Distress Inks.
I begin with the Candied Apple, filling in the image from the center outward. I didn't go quite so dark on the outer edges of the rose to give it a bit of depth. I then hit the center with Fired Brick to darken up the red.
Once all the blending is done I cut out my images as close to the stamped lines as possible. The green image was cut out fully. The red image I only cut out the rose portion. Then glue the rose down on top.
There you have it. The easy way to color! You rose is now ready to use on your cards or scrapbooking layouts.
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