Earth Has Music


So it’s day 13 of @thedailymarker 30 day coloring challenge! I normally do not blog during the challenge, I just like to color and chit chat with my husband and admire all of the projects people post.

I really felt like I needed to post about the coloring on this card. I used all @catherinepooler inks to color this stamp that I have adored for so long (I have the large Catherine Pooler ink pads, the minis are a great value). It’s one I have not wanted to touch, I didn’t want to stain it with ink. I feel like I would make wall art out of it if the walls in my crafty space weren’t so slanted.

I wanted to post because I colored with inks and a blender pen, supplies that most people have. If you do not have a blender pen, they are $5.00 or less at local craft stores. It’s a great way to create a watercolor look without purchasing a bunch of new supplies. I know, new supplies are fun. But a lot of us have budgets.

Slanted walls are not fun when you want taller shelving units. But I do love my space.

Anyhoo, (I probably should have cleaned before the photo) I stamped the images on Neenah 80lb cool grey cardstock using Catherine Pooler Twighlight ink. It’s a soft grey and I love the color. I knew I wasn’t going to do no-line coloring on this panel, so I stamped the image three times. I do think it would be a great ink for no line coloring.

I stamped Blackjack and Twighlight inks on a stamp block and painted the feather portion of the single flower feather using my Tombow blender pen. Blackjack closer to the shaft of the feather and then blending it out with Twighlight.

I will say, the Tombow blender pen did make it hard to see how much color I had put down, so I would take 5 to 10 minute breaks to let the panel dry. I then could see where I needed shading.

I then stamped Rockin’ Red, Party Dress and Tiki Torch ink on my stamp blocks and started coloring in the florals. I stamped waaaaaay too much ink on the blocks. I probably needed 1/5th of what is stamped. I just kept picking up a little color with the blender pen, shading and then getting more color. If you have too much color on your blender, just scribble it off.

For the purple flowers, I used Royal Treatment and Flirty Fuchsia. For the leaves, I used Eucalyptus, Grass Skirt and Garden Party. For the feather on the image with two flowers, I used Spruce near the shaft and blended it out with Skylight.

So, using products that I have had for several years and trying a new technique, I was able to create a card panel I really like and enjoyed making. I know a new coloring technique is intimidating, but if I can do it, I know you can!

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it. Happy Galentines Day!


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