Monday, March 2, 2020

Loving Thoughts...

This week I am using some of the extra Crocus images from my coloring tutorial. I didn't want to just make the cards all the same, so this time I used a base of Gorgeous Grape.  I love the way it looks with the black.
This Crocus image was stamped in Versamark and embossed with Black Embossing Powder.  I then used my Aqua Painters to loosely paint the images, purposely not staying within the lines.
I used Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green with a touch of Daffodil Delight.
Tip: Some colors just do not play well together and turn a muddy brown or gray when mixed. Purple and Yellow are not a pair that play nicely. Test your colors before adding to a project, or visualize a color wheel and avoid mixing colors that are directly across from each other.  Notice I kept a white space between my Daffodil Delight flower center and Highland Heather petals.
I also let the whole piece dry and then added a tough more intense color to get more variety of color values. If I had attempted to do this when the image was still wet, the added color may have just blended out into the wet color and not stand out as darker.

 I show how to add the color in this video:

The sentiment I used is from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Sending You Thoughts.  This is a great set to have in your collection because there are a variety of occasions covered and the font is so fun.  You can get this set FREE with a $50 purchase!  We are in the final months of Sale-a-Bration, so start making your wish list and don't forget to place your order this month.

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  1. Fabulous, helpful video! Thank you for taking the time to share techniques with us!


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