The technique I have for you today is - Blending colored pencils with baby oil. Wow - that's a mouthful! :) Here we go...
Colored pencils (I just use regular Crayola brand and I like them), baby oil, a stamp and ink, blending stumps &/or Q-tips. I also use a small container and make-up sponge for the baby oil.
Step One -Stamp your image on light colored paper so that you can get vibrant colors from your pencils.
Step Two -
Color in your stamp - go moderately heavy around the lines and lighter toward the center (you can see this easiest on the monkeys).
Step 3 -Use a lightly saturated blending stump &/or Q-tip to blend the color toward the center using small circular motions. I like to use a Q-tip for the larger sections and the blending stump for the small areas. What I do is put the baby oil on the make-up sponge and touch my Q-tip or blending stump to the sponge rather than dipping it directly into the baby oil. I have found that the blending stump needs to be a little more saturated than the Q-tip. Go lightly with the baby oil at first until you get the feel for it - you can always pick-up a little more with your tool if needed. Also, if you pick-up too much you can blot it off on a paper towel or napkin. I recommend doing a practice piece before you make one you want to use on a project.
Here is my final project -
I used the Quickutz Large Dots embossing folder, EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch AND a heat embossed sentiment from the 2nd set of Scrappy Moms Stamps - coming soon! :)
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