Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things...#5 Coloring Stamps

For years I used what I would call now inferior coloring tools for my stamps.  I watched videos online about Prismacolor Pencils and Copic Markers and just could not make a decision.  I finally decided to go with Copic markers because I like the vibrancy of the color.  So I started collecting Copics, a few at a time, because they are really expensive.  Every now and then I would run into a stamp that I just thought would look better with a softer look.  Prismacolor Pencils are no small investment themselves.  I had kind of resigned myself that Prismacolors were not in my future.  One day in March I was in Joann and I wandered down the art supply aisle to look for something else when I saw a clearance tag!  Sure enough the Prismacolor Pencils were on clearance!  I managed to get the large set for $45.  That is a deal!  In the last few weeks, I have been playing around with my digi stamps on PSE8, and have been having some fun coloring my stamps there as well.  All 3 methods produce such different results that I thought I would show you.  I made 3 of the exact same card, the only difference in them is that I colored the stamp with different tools.  Here is the card using Copic Markers...



Here is the Prismacolor Pencil one (I am still refining my technique with these pencils, so this is NOT the best example, but it will give you an idea.)


And here is one digitally colored in Photoshop Elements 8.



And here are all three cards side by side...



So what is your favorite method of coloring stamps?

The stamp on these cards came from Create with TLC, if you have not been to this blog make sure you go, Paulette has so much stuff available to purchase in her store as well as freebies everyday (usually several).  This stamp was a freebie.  I used PTI Melpon Berry cardstock, PTI Orange Zest ink, PTI Rustic Twine, and the buttons are PTI New Leaf, Melon Berry, and Orange Zest.  The sentiment stamp is from PTI Signature Greetings.  The patterned papers were digital papers that were recolored, I am not sure where they came from because I grabbed them from my scrap drawer.

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1 comment:

JessicaLynn said...

I love this card.. it is amazing. Please come and visit my blog too!

Jessica Lynn
http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

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