I finally took the plunge into coloring stamps. This was a scary and exciting adventure for me. I must say, I'm not the most artistic person. A while ago I updated my Facebook page, asking if anyone could help me find the right products so I can start coloring. Without investing in Copic Markers, which must be magic or make you sandwiches or something because those things are EXPENSIVE! Anyhoo, the ever so talented and lovely Scrapbooking Queen suggested that I used colored pencils, blending stumps and mineral spirits.
I bought these pencils:
Now I know what you are thinking, these have a pretty hefty price tag too. But I had a 50% off coupon for Michaels which thankfully made these very affordable!!
Here are some things I learned about coloring images:
- I always knew how talented my fellow crafters are who can color images. But now I have a whole new respect for them! What they do is beautiful work. It's art!
- It's a lot harder than I thought.
- I am in serious need of a basic art class. Shading, color matching, whatever...
- It's SO FUN!! And it's so calming too! It's like sitting in a hot tub while drinking a glass of wine and listening to Michael Bublé, for your hands.
Anyhoo, here's my first REAL attempt at coloring (I have once before, on this post, but I didn't have these pencils, blending stumps or mineral spirits then). I am aware that I need a LOT more work, and the shading kinda doesn't make sense, but I had so, so much fun doing it.