A Simple Way to Color a Detailed Image

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials8 Comments

Today’s card project is aimed at all of you lovely, crafty people who see really cute, detailed stamped images and think to yourself: but I can’t really color very well.

That would be me.

Try as I may (and yes, I keep trying and will continue to keep trying!), my confidence with Copic or other markers is not at a very high level. So today, I’m sharing some really cute stamps from Pretty Pink Posh that I just went for an emboss resist and painting with my dye inks.

Rainbow ink painting is about as foolproof as it goes for me. I don’t have some high level artist skill with a paint brush, but I can pick up colors in rainbow order and slap ’em down in a pleasing manner.

I can also add a lightly stenciled image using some of the same inks I’m painting with to add a subtle background to these simple square cards.

Here is my YouTube video showing you how I created these cards:

WANT TO MAKE A SQUARE CARD ENVELOPE? If you watch this video, but jump to 10:00, you’ll see how to take a standard A2 envelope and create a quick square envelope to match your card project!

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Cathy ZielskeA Simple Way to Color a Detailed Image

8 Comments on “A Simple Way to Color a Detailed Image”

  1. #1
    Patricia Wilson

    Loved those techniques. Like you, I am not really good at water coloring yet but these were so cute and pretty. Thank you.

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Thanks, Patricia! I just think taking the easy route is a good plan! lol! Markers are not easy for me. I keep trying though!

  2. #2
    Sheri Kempke

    Lovely and fun cards–love your water coloring technique. I’m considering the brushes, but they are kinda pricey. I had also considered the picket fence ones, but having them colored makes great sense.

    1. #2.1
      Cathy Zielske

      The brushes are not cheap. I bought the ones from Picket Fence Studio and I do not regret that purchase at all, because it helps me ink blend so much easier. When I saw the Taylored Expression ones… that was a gut impulse “have to get those now” purchase. They were not sent to me for free! lol. Some things are, but many things are not. 🙂

  3. #3
    Christine Kondrat

    Love the cards and how easy they came together. Thanks for the link to the glue holders. They are a must have for my craft collection. I am also intrigued with your new brushes. I look forward to your continued review and opinion.

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