No line coloring has been a fluctuating trend over the last few years; I’ve tried it once or twice, and thought I’d give it a try again!
No Line Coloring: Copics and Watercolor
I decided to use the Cosmos RV EduDigi to create today’s cards, and started off just printing the images to color. (See this tutorial if you need to learn how to use digis.) But when I got to that step – whoa – the lines on the enlarged flowers became crazy thick! Big disappointment. So I got out my light box and did a pencil tracing instead, and suddenly realized I could do that with watercolor too! (If you don’t have a light box, try putting your papers against a window. During the daytime, of course!) Watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.
The Multiliner pens shown in the video are HERE -I’d recommend choosing a stamp line that you use a lot, and figure out which pen is the right width to match them. Then you can always fix a little goober if you need to. And if you’d like to download a free cheat sheet so you can see what sizes best match up, I put together a quick pdf: Multiliner Widths ….make sure you print it at 100% so the line widths stay the same. (Read below for a pen giveaway!) (Ohmygosh is this a long post!)
I’m going to see if I can find any of these Chrysanthemums for my garden – they’re just so pretty! HERE is the photo I used for my color inspiration!
For my cards, I added them to simple black card bases, stamped a 2-part sentiment from Simon Says, and tied on some ivory May Arts silk ribbon—it just adds an elegance to it, and also covers that white space in my design without detracting from the flowers. (You can get just a few yards at a time for just a buck and a half.)
The watercolor version came out just lovely too!
And OH my gosh. I finally finished THIS drawing – and it’s getting a gaJILLion likes over on their page. Cray!
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