Friday, July 20, 2012

Stepping Up Line Art Stamps: Tutorial

Well I hope you have had some time for creativity this week...I did - and the thing I am MOST excited about is that I have been able to get back to creating videos for some of my projects!  I have missed getting to share the "process" with you and am super glad to be back on track.

I have a fun project to share with you today...using a Papertrey Ink stamp set - A Year In Flowers: Marigolds. It is perfect for this type of card because it is "line art" which works great for doing a little or a lot of coloring....with markers, colored pencils or watercolor.

You can see I opted for doing just a bare minimum of coloring. I needed to make several gifts for some friends and wanted them to be handmade...but I had a real short window of time to create them I just had to come up with an idea that had a lot of visual punch but could be created fairly quickly.  These line art stamps were just the ticket. One of the things that I love about working with Papertrey Ink stamps is that the designers not only give you the combined image, but they usually add in all of the elements separately (leaves, stems, various sizes of the focal image) - and some great sentiments as well.

Anyway...I thought I would share how a little masking and using all the various pieces of the stamp set can allow you to quickly create a one layered card with some dimension to it - perfect for making a quick card set for a friend.  The other thing I like about this particular project is that it requires "zero" perfection! It is all about doing a touch of color.  I used Copic markers - but you could get the same effect with Bic Permanent Markers, ProMarkers, Stampin up/Close To My Heart markers, colored pencils, watercolor or even crayons...the medium is not the important is the quick brushing of color over the line art...and viola' you have instant WOW!

So here you go...hope it inspires you to try a project of your own!

If you have trouble viewing this video  - you can pop over to my YouTube Channel and watch it there. Have some fun creating...and I will be back soon with another project toe share with you!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:54 AM

    This looks quite easy to do. Well, you make it look easy to do :D Love the effect you have using the different bright colors. Gorgeous cards!!

    That roll of paper you showed near the start of the tutorial, what is it called? The stuff that you say is like Post-It-Note paper. That would be a most excellent product to keep on hand!

    Once again, another fantastic post and video tutorial. So glad you are back :D

    Love you - Leslie


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