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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Floral Damask & colouring (by Shirley)

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great week.

I've been inspired by the colouring of backgrounds by my talented team mates using the new Big Bold Background stamps.    I also wanted to try Miranda's technique of stamping with white ink and then colouring over top with Pencils.    


 


I stamped the Floral Damask Background with Brilliance Moonlight White onto a sheet of Basic Grey paper that has a slight variance in the colour.   I decided to colour/highlight the centre portion of the Floral Damask design with my Prisma Pencils and left the rest to 'fade' out. 

Once I started to colour the detailed design of this beautiful image I fell in love with it a little more!

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Easter!
Shirley 

10 comments:

  1. You did a great job! Love you card.

    Greetz, Annemiek

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  2. Just beautiful! Greetings, Gerrina

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  3. I absolutely love this technique. The fading out of the pattern is a lovely idea & this has become an extremely striking piece of artwork with your use of red, white & black. The white pearls & your base matting layer really exude an incredible glow.
    Paula (PEP)

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  4. Hello Shirley
    I haven't used white ink before..... do you mean Stazon?
    I love other peoples techniques...... makes crafting so interesting and enjoyable!
    I love the colours on this card.
    LoveMarg

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    1. Hello Marg, I understand that many white inks will work. I used Brilliance Moonlight White by Tsukineko. I have also had success using Versacolour White. Miranda suggested that Colorbox is a little greasy. I haven't tried Stazon but it may work, you just need an outline to colour over with your pencils. The Big Bold Backgrounds are wonderful for colouring. Cheers, Shirleyx

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  5. Ik vind je kaartje prachtig.
    Liefs Rianne

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  6. Wow, Shirley! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Hugs, Clare xo :)

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  7. Beautiful, just by colouring part of the design makes it look like a focal point without overpowering the rest of your card, superb x

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