Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Happy Little Flower no lines colouring tutorial ☆ C.C. Designs

Today I have a short tutorial for you. I'll show you how I did my no-lines colouring of one of the daisies from Happy Little Flower clear stamp set from C.C. Designs.

What you need:
stamping tool
Archival Ink - potting soil
watercolour paper
distress ink pads (fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, peeled paint, forest moss, hickory smoke, weathered wood, rusty hinge, black soot) 
watercolour brush 

Step 1:
Stamp your chosen flower onto white copy paper. Then add watercolour and stamp it again without inking the stamp, so you get a soft lined stamped image.


... see the difference? 



Step 2:
Add distress ink colour to your acrylic block.
 

Step 3:
Take small amount of colour (fossilized amber) off the block with your brush. Make sure the brush is not too wet. I soak it in water and then place it on a kitchen towel for a second.
Start colouring on the bottom of the flower and gently spread the colour into the center of the image. Let it dry.



Step 4:
Use vintage photo distress ink to colour the soil. I always colour parts of image that don't stick together, so that the colour doesn't spread and parts have time to dry before adding another layer of it.


Green parts of the flower are coloured with peeled paint distress ink. I start on the bottom of the leaves with a bit more colour and then move to the top. The top of the leaf is very soft green.



Step 5:
It's time to go back to the yellow part of the flower. I add some orange (spicy marmalade) to the bottom of it.


Step 6:
Flower pot is coloured with rusty hinge distress ink. I decided to do the left part darker.



Start adding another layer of colour to the stem and leaves.


Step 7:
I made some small shadows under the pot using hickory smoke distress ink pad first and then some black soot, to make it a bit darker.


Step 8:
I wanted the flower to really pop out so I used weathered wood distress ink pad and coloured around the image. Make sure that you don't use too much colour at once. It's better to come back and do more layers. Colour under the flower, leaves and around the pot must be a bit darker, so add another layer there.




Step 9:
Finish the image with colouring the eyes and its mouth using black pen or fine liner. I chose to only colour its eyes. Now that your image is done, make a project with it. I made a treat bag using CCD dies.




That's it from me today.
Hugs, t.

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I'm so pleased you did a little colouring tutorial. I use the reinkers and think the pads you use are much softer because you're picking up less ink on your brush. I will have to try your technique I think. I love the softness that you achieve on your images. xx

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  2. So pretty, I love the step by step, I really need to give my distress inks a second chance :-)

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