The technique you choose to colour in your stamp[ed image will change the finished look of your card. I’ve used different colouring techniques to colour in the male image from Stampin’ Up! Senior Years stamp set. Can you see the differences between each of the coloured images in the photo above!
The first card above was coloured in using Stampin’ Write marker pens. Skin tones can be difficult to get right when you have a limited selection of skin tone colour markers to select from. Shading too can difficult and adding too much marker ink makes the card start to pill. But you can get good deep colour using the markers.
For this card I did the no lines technique. Stamp your image in a very light colour ( Crumb Cake ) and stamp off before stamping on your chosen card piece. Using a blender pen I picked up ink from my chosen ink pads and coloured in the image. This technique gives you a watercolour look with softer tones.
Card number three was coloured in using Stampin’ Blends. These are alcohol marker pens and give wonderful deep colour to your image and can be shaded and toned to create depth to your image. There are extra pen shades to create a range of skin tones that are far more realistic.
Can you see how the image has been grounded by adding colour to the area under the image?
To assemble the card I embossed the background panel of Crumb Cake card with the Timeworn Type embossing folder. The card base is Early Espresso. The senior Years stamp set has some terrific sayings in it, very tongue in cheek some of them!
Try out different colouring techniques on your stamped images and find what works best for you.