Monday, July 30, 2007

Trial and Error

Sometimes I look at a stamp and have a certain image in my head of what I want it to look like stamped. Sometimes I get that look on the first try (rarely), and sometimes I have to play around with it a bit. The poinsettia stamp from Impression Obsession was one of those stamps. I LOVE solid stamps because they are so versatile, but sometimes they require a bit of trial and error to get them just right. For this stamp, I tried coloring the inner leaves with a lighter color of watercolor crayon and darker colors on the outside leaves. However, when I stamped the image, the colors blended together. Therefore, I had to try stamping it a different way. For my second attempt, I colored the stamp with watercolor crayons and then stamped it onto scratch paper. I then added more crayon and some Twinkling H2Os to the bottom leaves, spritzed the stamp with some water and stamped it onto my card. This time I loved the results! For this stamp, it seemed to work best when the inner leaves had less "ink" on them the bottom leaves. Sometimes, it just takes a little trial and error.

4 comments:

Penny said...

You know I love this! Great effect :)

Lisa Renéa said...

So glad I discovered your blog! Your coloring techniques are lovely! Great cards!

Linda said...

What a lovely card!

Pam said...

Love this card. You did a beautiful job. I have the Lyra Aquacolor crayons. Is that what you used? Also would you mind sharing what color twinkling H2o's you used. One other question...did you spritz the stamp prior to coloring with the crayons? Thank you for your help.

Pam