I guess I’m kind of losing track. I’m just dipping into and out of the color challenge as it suits me, as I see things I like, and not flogging myself over not posting something every single day.
Here is my latest:
This is a technique demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire during the Day 2 blog hop, which she calls “negative space coloring.” Stamp a stamp, emboss it, but leave it blank and color around the outside — the negative space of the image. I like this idea a lot in theory, but I am having trouble with the implementation. This is my second attempt. (The purple one) I’m having trouble with the composition — the stamp is just floating there — and with blending the colors, and with staying outside the lines. I don’t know. It’s funny how some people ace a technique, and others just can’t. But then they master a technique the next person never could. I guess that’s art.
The stamp here is from Woodware, and as you can see I colored it with my Zig Clean Color markers, on Daler Rowney watercolor paper. Actually this is a watercolor cardstock postcard — it’s stamped on the back with lines for an address and a place to put a stamp. I used the Zigs straight from the pen, no water — it may have been too much. I did go back afterward and mist it with water and life some of the color up, which helped I think.
If I can think of anything useful to do with this piece, I’ll show you. Any suggestions?