Friday, March 8, 2019

Video: No Line Coloring and Line Art Sketchbook Look

Today’s creation whisks you outside to a peaceful afternoon sketching in a lovely garden! The realism of the flowers in Stately Flowers 11 are just right for some no line coloring with our new Amalgam inks, and the book and pencil stamps from Open Book * are perfect to finish the illusion when you stamp the flowers again on the page in a pencil or ink pen color.  In this video, I’ll demonstrate the no line coloring and some simple sponging and adding grass to complete the scene.  Can you feel a gentle breeze?  Be sure to watch to the end for some variations I suggest for changing this design.

PS OOPS! I am SO SORRY I forgot to add the grass in my demo, ackk! A s you can see that detail really adds a LOT to this scene.  It took me 10 seconds after I’ve finished taping to figure out what was missing, lol! I promise it’s very simple: just do short flicking strokes with the 2 lightest greens (here CG1, CG2) using your brush of bullet tip marker, starting at the edge of the book and working outward, so it tapers off. Just like a blade of grass. Easy peasy! Using more than one color for the blades will add a lot of depth.

*In stock as of today, but if it happens to be out of stock when you view, please hit "notify me" button for an email when they are back, we will be getting more!

Gina K. Designs Open Book, Stately Flowers 11 stamp sets 
Gina K. Designs ink pads: Jellybean and Ocean Mist dye for sponging, Warm Glow Amalgam for no line, Soft Stone Amalgam for pencil and sketch, Jet Black Amalgam for book 
Gina K. Designs White (3 3/4” x 5”), Black Onyx (3 7/8” x 51/8”), Ocean Mist or (Dusty Rose) cardstock
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: CG1, CG2, DG3 (leaves), FS6, CR6, CR8 (petals), IG2, IG4, FS9 (pencil)
Large and small acrylic block or MISTI, scissors and copy paper for creating the book mask, jumbo sponge daubers, white pen, Tidy Towel, adhesive

 Please let me know in the comments which is your favorite. I hope you enjoy this video and post your own creations with Open Book on social media and our community gallery online, I’d love to see your ideas and works of heart!

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