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Monday, September 10, 2012

Coloring and Shading - Aqua Painter

This card is one I made at a recent Stamp-in Up Party I went to. The basic elements of this card were provided by the instructor and I just adapted it a bit to suit myself. 

I love the embossing folder we used to make the embossed frame.  I used a make-up sponge and inked the raised part to help it stand out even better.

The stamp was great for creating a focal.  I like my colors to match well, so I love the way that they have inks that match the papers/cardstock/embellishments.

We used the aqua painter with the dye-based stamp pads to color in the stamped image. It worked great! I was glad to see how well it worked for shading as I just used less water with the ink where I wanted darker areas, and added more water to the ink to draw out lighter colors. I love being able to make my stamp pads do double duty - providing color for stamped images & for coloring them in.

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