How to Use Line Stamps If You Don't Color - Tip #3

If you are just stopping by for the first time, I am working on a series on how to use line stamps if you don't color.  Line stamps are taking the stamping community by storm and let's face it, not everyone can color.  So I've been working on tips to help others like myself.  You can view my other tips here, here and here.

My third tip...Just Fake It!


Thankfully along with the line stamp trend came watercolor.  With watercolor, you can fake it!   My favorite watercolor technique for line images is to heat emboss first (this contains the water) then add color with Distress or Zig markers and spritz with water (or add water with an aquapainter).  The water does all of the work and you get a beautifully watercolored image.  Here I used Zip Markers and just scribbled a little bit of color onto each leaf.  I didn't color it in, it was just a small amount of color.  Then I spritzed it with water and done!  See, I didn't even have to know what I was doing, I totally faked it.  A Kindergarten could easily master this idea ;)

I used the same technique here.  The results are really stunning!  I hope you'll give it a try!




11 comments:

Greta said...

LOVE the look of this card, Maureen! My Zig markers are on order & I'll be Casing this! Thanks for the great tips!

Patrice said...

Loving your new series of tips - thank you so much. I love to colour, but I'm hopeless at it. I have a ton of copics, zigs, prismas....and they get very little love :o(

The cards you are sharing are all gorgeous. x

Lynn said...

Gorgeous...absolutely love this card Maureen.

Kristie Goulet said...

This is stunning, Mo! Love it!

Michellew said...

So beautiful Maureen.

Dawn Y. said...

Just lovely, Maureen! Such a great tip and just perfect for blending Autumn leaves! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful card!! Thanks so much for the tip!

CreativSpirit said...

Simply lovely, I love this idea and will try it out today. Thanks for the tip.

Heather North said...

This is my favorite way to color line images! Embossing really helps me color in the lines. Your leaf and card are gorgeous, Maureen. Thank you again for this helpful series.

Sharon Salerno said...

I don't do a very good job of water coloring if I don't do this. I am so glad to have these to reference Thank you Mo this is so timely.

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

Hi Mo ~ Gorgeous card. I love Distress inks and this technique. Thanks for reminding me to use this one again!

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