The main reason I bought the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Medallion stamp was to colour it in. I adore colouring in as a past time! When I was in Maldon on our team craft retreat l had plenty of time to sit and be mindful as I coloured in this lovely image.
The image was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped using a Stamparatus. Why? Because this is a very big stamp and when mounted onto a clear block it is very heavy and difficult to manage. This means the chances of getting a good first inked impression is not good. By using a Stamparatus, a stamp positioning tool, you can ink the stamp up as many times as you like and keep stamping until you get a perfect image. No accidentally dropped stamp onto your clean card piece as you battle to hold the block and position over your card piece. A Stamparatus really is the only way to use the big background stamps. You will always be guaranteed a perfect image when you use the Stamparatus.
My choice of colouring tool was Stampin’ Blends. Stampin’ Up! have a terrific range of colours in the Blends. The Pretty Medallion image lends itself to being coloured in so may different ways. The Stampin’ Blends are bright and vibrant in colour being alcohol based pens. When planning to colour in using alcohol pens always use a water based ink for stamping. Memento ink is water based. This will prevent the alcohol pen colours going muddy, which they will do if you use an alcohol base ink for stamping.
I had a wonderful time colouring in the image. I finished off the card with a simple sentiment and an Iridescent Rhinestone.
If you love colouring in you will have to try your hand at colouring in the Pretty Medallion image.