After hearing things like:
+ I don’t know if I can use Stampin’ Blends
+ Stampin’ Blends intimidate me
+ I have a whole bunch of those Stampin’ Blends but I never use them because I am scared to
+ I would like to know the coloring basics with Stampin’ Blends
So it was time for me to make a series on these easy to use markers and put some relief in the minds of those nervous about taking a crack at coloring with them.
Welcome to week 2 of the Stampin’ Blends Series.
This week we will cover coloring basics with Stampin’ Blends. If you missed last week you can CLICK HERE to go to that blog post. It gives you the basics of what you need to know for using these markers.
Today’s video goes over some basic coloring concepts and techniques.
TIPS FOR COLORING:
+ 1: Use the darker of the two markers to add the shadows in areas that would be shadowed and then add the light color to blend it out.
+ 2: Color the entire image with the lighter of the two markers and then go in and add shadows in areas that would have shadows using the darker marker.
+ 3: Choose a marker and color the entire image all at once.
The supplies I used on these project are listed below. Click on any of the images to purchase them in my online store.
Lara Hanson says
I like these videos about the blends. You have said what kind of ink to use but what kind of paper do you recommend works the best? Thanks
Linda Bentley says
Love your blending videos, and well really ALL of your videos Wendy. Yes, there is an age in our children where we will embarrass our children more than once. My daughter is 34 and I think she is used to me. My husband on the other hand, when we first started dating (at ages 40), I embarrassed him quite often. He just shook his head.
Debra Walker says
Great video. I never thought of outlining-I like that technique.
Great video. Thanks for sharing these techniques.
Heather M says
One of my favorite color combinations 🙂 (pretty much Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, and any blue or green!) Thanks for the coloring tips. I learned to color with our Blendabilities when we had 3, so the tips on coloring with 2 to give it that same dimension is great! Glad I got to see your demo at OnStage–I’m now a fan LOL You’re a hoot 🙂