In another nod to the color challenge at Embellish Magazine we decided to go back to a coloring style we often use. We call it fractional coloring. Basically, you lay down a layer of very, very light Copic marker within the stamped image creating a foundation of color. Then you gradually layer Prismacolor pencils on top of that Copic layer - with each new layer overlapping.
This stamp is fabulous for coloring, and by stamping it off center on the white Twinchie Square it makes it a bit more interesting as well. Color me Flowers, from Hero Arts, is from their rubber cling collection. The set comes with 4 different images, in two sizes, each flower totally unique for coloring.
The first step is to color the flower by laying down a 'foundational color' with Copic BV000.
Next, using Prismacolor pencil, Lilac, gently color each flower petal...using a bit more pressure and more color at the tips. Think of it as coloring 3/4 of each petal with this color.
The next layer is Prismacolor pencil, Imperial Violet. Color about 1/3 of each petal, with the most emphasis (and pressure) at the tip.
In keeping with the color challenge go ahead and color the background with Copic G20 (wax white). It's a wonderful color to use for backgrounds and has a very light yellow green tone.
Inchie Arts squares are unique because they are the only pre-cut material that you can color in so many ways, with so many different mediums.
When you see your finished Twinchie Square next to a white one, you realize how much coloring the background adds to the finished piece.
And last but not least...don't forget to color the edge!
(you can't do that with chipboard!)
Keep checking back for more design ideas for the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge.
(p.s. that IS a black Twinchie Square behind the stamped one)