No blend coloring with Kaja

Hi there
It’s Kaja from Kajcyika crafts and today I will show you how to make a quick and simple floral card featuring a no blend coloring technique!

Take a look:

As you may know I just love floral images, but lets be honest, coloring big flowers can be quite time consuming. That’s why I decided to try this new to me technique where you don’t blend the colors when coloring the image.

I started out by stamping the image from Sketched Peony stamp set in black ink. Then, I picked three colors of pink alcohol marker and colored the whole image with the lightest shade. Then, I came in with the middle tone and I colored the parts of the image in that color. The difference among this technique and what I would normally do is, that in this case I didn’t come back with the lightest color to blend it out, I just left the colors unblended. The last color I added was the darkest and I again applied it to the image without any blending.

This technique of no blend coloring allows you to do your coloring much quicker, since you don’t have to come back to the image and blend it out. I must say that I wasn’t sure if I will like the results at first, but now I must say that I love it!

Once I was happy with the bloom I added the leaves from the same stamp set and I used the exact same technique — no blend coloring. This time I started with the lightest green color and then continued coloring with the middle and the darkest tones.

Of course I also needed to add a sentiment and this time around I decided to go with a simple ‘Thinking of you’ that can be found in the Christmas rose stamp set. I felt like the bloom is colorful enough on it’s own, so I just used black ink on a white cardstock.

Once everything was prepared I had to choose the background. I haven’t used patterned paper in a while, so for this one I decided to go with a pink stripped sheet from the Rosey days paper pack that goes nicely with the colors of the bloom.

I then glued everything together using double sided tape and some foam tape.

I would love to know which is your favorite technique for coloring flowers! I can’t decide which one I like better, this or the watercoloring!

Thank you so much for joining me!

Kaja

SUPPLIES:
* Maker Forte – Alex Sybiria – Christmas rose
* Maker Forte – Alex Sybiria – Sketched peony
* Maker Forte paper – Alex Sybiria – Rosey days

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