1 Background Stamp 3 Ways

I'll start this post by admitting that this is my favorite background stamp.  It was my first background stamp purchase and I simply love it.  If you're interested in having one of your very own, you'll find a link below.  Now let's talk about coloring!

I've made a number of cards using this stamp and decided while I was participating in the The Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge I would try some coloring experiments.  Here's what Day 17 through Day 21 looked like.


We've been to this movie before, all of the images were stamped on Bristol Paper using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  I've found this combination to be the best for the mediums I use.  It gives me a clean sharp image every time.

On Day 17 I used colored Prismacolor Scholar colored pencils and blending pencil.  The color palette I chose was inspired by this pin.  I just love the bright orange, blue and green combination.  For this image, I worked with shading and blending colors.


Card two was an experiment in making a design my own.  I used the Arteza Watercolor Pencils and a water brush to shade some of the images and then used Sakura Pigma Sensei pens to fill in other areas.  This gave things a whole new look.  You can see the way things seem to pop with the black and how it changes how your eye perceives the pattern.  


For the third card, I worked with only the Sakura Pigma Sensei pens to fill in some of the areas.  As I filled in some of the lines the image started to pop off the page. 


The finished panel had a lot of depth and dimension in the design.  The interest and depth created by the thick and thin black lines reminded me of an M.C. Escher piece.


I hope this will inspire you to dig out your background stamps and try a few new ideas.

Links to Products Used:


Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,

AZ | SSS
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue

AZ | SSS
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black

AZ | BI | SSS
Arteza Woodless Watercolor Pencils (Set of 24)
Arteza Woodless Watercolor Pencils (Set of 24)

AZ
Prismacolor Colored Pencil COLORLESS BLENDER Pack Of Two
Prismacolor Colored Pencil COLORLESS BLENDER Pack Of Two

AZ | SSS
Prismacolor Sanford Scholar Colored Pencils, 24-Count
Prismacolor Sanford Scholar Colored Pencils, 24-Count

AZ
Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils, 60-Count
Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils, 60-Count

AZ
Sakura Pigma Sensei Manga 6-Piece Drawing Kit
Sakura Pigma Sensei Manga 6-Piece Drawing Kit

AZ
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets

SB | AZ | BI | JI | SSS
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp ORNATE BACKGROUND
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp ORNATE BACKGROUND

SSS
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches

SB | AZ | SSS
Prismacolor Premier Pencil Sharpener
Prismacolor Premier Pencil Sharpener

AZ | SSS
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform

SB | AZ | BI | SSS

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