I know I might have missed the peak of the coloring page trend, but if you are still into this, or want to make a nice gift for someone who just loves coloring, have you ever considered creating a full coloring page with your stamps? If not, it’s crazily easy and so very much fun! Of course, I reached for my Purple Onion Designs stamps because they are so versatile and are just fantastic for scene building.
Since I always keep gushing about the coloring classes from Kit and Clowder, let me get that out of the way: I created this coloring project to practice all the different coloring techniques I had acquired so far from the classes I had taken. If you’d like to sign up for a class, you can do that here.
I started out by stamping several different images with My Favorite Things Licorice hybrid ink.
It’s great for use with pencils, Copics, or watercolor. Usually, I don’t use any blending solution but I knew that the sky would be a challenge, so needed that option.
I know myself, and I don’t have the patience for large areas and pencils … I love getting into the details. So I grabbed my Gansai Tambi water colors (you can use any type of water colors for this technique) and watered them down considerably on a palette so I’d get a super light color. I applied this very lightly (the paper I was using isn’t really watercolor friendly) just get a base coat of color. Watercolor is easy to apply, and this would save me two layers of pencil color because I no longer had to worry about an even color base.
The next step simply consisted of grabbing my Polychromos pencils and, over the course of several days, add in shadows, deepen colors, and fine tune details. I particularly enjoyed coloring the plane and the trailer. Truth be told, though, I usually don’t have the patience for such a large piece so I didn’t add as much detail or was as careful as I would have been if I would have colored just one single image. That’s just me … no patience at all 🙂
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired!