Are you guys comfortable with no-line coloring? I've only attempted no-line coloring a couple of times, so I decided to practice. I ended up trying it with 3 different mediums: color pencils, watercolor, and Copic markers. Funnily enough, the medium I am most comfortable with turned out to be the hardest: Copic markers, and the medium that I have the least experience using turned out to be my favorite: Prismacolor color pencils. I think it's probably because I can sharpen the color pencils to be super sharp, and can fit in these tiny images.
To make my card:
- I stamped some of the images from the Hello Bluebird McGregor's Garden stamp set onto white cardstock. I used Lawn Fawn Manatee ink for the images I was going to use the Copic Markers and Prismacolors, and I used Distress Ink in shaded lilac for the image I was going to watercolor.
- I colored my images. (Below each card picture I will share what I used.) Then I fussy cut the images, but you could use the coordinating dies.
- I die cut a stitched rectangle, and one of the ovals from the Avery Elle Sweet Scallops Elle-ments die set from white cardstock.
- Next I worked on the background panels. I stamped some sentiments from the Hello Bluebird Spring Script stamp set with Versamark Ink, and heat set it with Ranger super fine white embossing powder.
- I watercolored right over the top of 2 of the sentiment backgrounds using Distress inks in spun sugar, picked raspberry, and seedless preserves. On the 3rd sentiment background, I used Distress inks in picked raspberry and shaded lilac with an ink blending tool for a softer look.
- For a little extra sparkle, I spritzed the sentiment backgrounds with a mixture of Perfect Pearls powder and water.
- I assembled my cards by adhering the oval die cut panel onto the sentiment panel using foam tape. Next, I adhered the bunnies onto the oval panel with a mixture of glue and foam tape. I attached the bird onto the sentiment panel with glue.
- To ground the bunnies, I colored a little shadow using a cool grey Copic marker.
- To finish my cards, I added some Nuvo Crystal morning dew drops.
Here is the watercolor card:
For the bunny on the watercolor card, I used Distress inks in a mix of Iced Spruce and Hickory Smoke, and Tattered Rose.
Here is the color pencil card:
For the bunny on the color pencil card, I used Prismacolors in 50% cool grey, black, and white.
Here is the Copic card:
For the bunny on the Copic card, I used warm grays, W00, W1, W3, W5, and R00.
I definitely got some practice no-line coloring these tiny images! Ha! I loved making and sharing these cards. I hope you were inspired to get crafty! Have a lovely day!