Saturday, February 15, 2020

Color Your World - Technique Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us in our monthly Technique Blog Hop. For February, we're going to "Color Your World." Go from blog to blog by following the links to see all the coloring ideas we have to share. 

If you've arrived from visiting Darlys Recker, you're in the right place. If you get lost, you can find a list on Melissa's blog. 

I think when we talk about "coloring" most people have images of pencils and markers (or crayons), but there are many other ways to use color in your art that don't require "staying in between the lines." First is a technique we call paper piecing. Instead of coloring part of an image, you stamp the image twice, once on plain paper, and a second time on a print or coordinating color. Here I used the crazy lady from "You're Not Old" and cut her skirt from the plaid paper in Celebrate Today paper pack.  (Don't forget, this month during Stampaganza you can save up to 50% on stamps or stamp/thin cut bundles!)

I love that our paper packets sometime include sheets that are a piece of artwork in themselves. Here is one from the Nov/Dec Mix In pack that looks like a watercolored sky.
Mix-in Paper Packet

There are several watercolor patterns in the Celebrate Today paper pack too: one is an all-over monotone look and the other is a background sheet with several rainbow colors.

Another way to faux watercolor is with the "Strokes of an Artist" stamp set. Using a regular ink pad, you can stamp texture that looks like it was painted.
Strokes of an Artist

The Cardmaking Workshop Kit for Celebrate Today teaches a number of methods to add color without actually "coloring" in traditional ways. These include: using watercolor paints, stamp rolling, tone on tone stamping, and stamping on colored cardstock.

If your stamp is relatively symmetrical, you can use the wrong (flat) side to "color" then add the detail with the regular (bumpy) side. 

I hope this post gave you some "out of the box" ideas for coloring! Please leave a comment before hopping on to see what Lauren has to share.


Darlys said...

So many great ideas!! TFS. Love the Celebrate Today cards!

Alyson Mayo said...

Great ideas... paper piecing is a terrific technique that often is under used.

Cat Nowak said...

Lots of great ideas!

Miss. Carrie's Creations said...

Great ideas. I will have to give a few of these a try. Thank you for being a part of this month's Technique Blog Hop. I can't wait to see what you create next! 💙☕MissC

Katy said...

Love all of these!