Coloring with markers is very popular, but to be honest it can also be expensive. Especially if you need markers with different color tones. In this article I will show you how to color stamped images with something many of us have laying around in our craft rooms – watercolors!
I have some old Twinkling H2O’s which I often use for coloring stamped images. I decide for one color to use for each of the different parts of the image. For example yellow for the suit. I adjust the hue by adding more or less water to the paint and by doing this I am able to make some part of the trousers lighter while other parts (shadows) are a bit darker.
By coloring the images by adjusting the hues by the amount of water you use you do not need so many different colors to paint your images.
After I am done painting with watercolors I use watercolor pencils to enhance the shadows in the image. I also often use watercolor pencils to make shadows around the motifs. You can see how it looks like in the photo below.
Sometimes I also use a white marker to highlight parts of the image after the paint has dried. In the photo below you can see how the cheeks has been highlighted using a white marker. The image on this card has been painted using the same technique as described above.
Marit Pedersen is from Norway. She has been writing for TPC since 2014. Marit started paper crafting in 2007 and she mostly makes cards, boxes and layouts. Her paper projects are often made in Shabby Chic or Clean and Simple style.