Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Colouring - ink and water VS Stampin Blends - see the difference


Hello and Welcome to our fabulous colour challenge!!  


This group shares great inspiration all using the same colours - you'll be amazed at the variety of projects!!  


I have used these colours for some practice colouring techniques - using ink and water painter for the cards on white bases, and Stampin' Blends for the cards on Balmy Blue bases - so, what do you think?  Which do you prefer and why?


My first card below was painted onto Fluid 100 watercolour paper using inks and a waterpainter.  The image was stamped using Saddle Brown Stazon Ink.  


Using the Fluid 100 paper really allowed me to give a lot more intensity for the colouring.  I was able to add a lot more layering of ink and blending the colour.


Here is a card using Basic White cardstock and water painter and Ink again with Saddle Brown for the image stamping - this ink is solvent based and so perfect for using with water painters as it doesn't bleed.  The colour is a lot softer on the basic white cardstock.


This is water painter and ink onto basic white cardstock - just a different stamped image.  I have used the lovely Eucalyptus embossing folder in the background. 


This is the first of the 2 cards using Stampin' Blends for the same image.  The background stamped was done using Pecan Pie ink which  does not bleed when using the alcohol markers.  I've coloured onto basic white cardstock.  Using the blends allows for a soft blending of colour and you can keep adding layers of colour which allows some great depth of colour.


This card is the same, but I've used Very Vanilla cardstock for the circle image - along with the deckled circles dies instead of the deckled rectangle dies that are used on the other cards. 


Inside the card is some simple shapes and greetings.


This card also features some splattering using the Pecan Pie Stampin' Blend.  


So, which would be your favourite way to colour?  And which effect do you like best?  I'd love to know what you think!!  


INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.



In the Moment watercolouring or Stampin' Blends

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