Somewhat no line colouring

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Hello, thank you for taking the time to hop over to my blog.

Something I’m not very good at is no line watercolouring. Oh, I try, I really try, but it never looks how I imagine it will.
I think it’s a combination of my lack of free hand artistry and my love of crisp bold images.

But I persist and this time around I documented my stages below in photos, so please feel free to leave a comment with tips and opinions. I also have called this “somewhat no line colouring” as the line, stamped with Antique Linen distress ink, is clearly still visible. One step at a time!

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I used Tim Holtz watercolour paper and distress ink to stamp with. I chose the Lotus stamp set from Waffle Flower Stamps as its just so darling and has large areas to colour in.

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At this stage (above) I felt the lotus leaves were to green and after this was confirmed by my husband, I added clean water to the area, allowed it to sit for a minute and blotted it with a paper towel. This did the trick. 

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Still needing contrast within the leaves I went with yellow, not factually correct, but it works for me!

To finish off I framed the entire panel with liquid platinum embossing powder and did a free hand black boarder within the flower and leaves.
Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins add the final touch.

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Hope you like the card and happy crafting to you!

Cheers!

Niki.

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One thought on “Somewhat no line colouring

  1. I think it’s beautifully done. I need tonnes more practice with no line colouring. I struggle without strong lines. I love the colours on the leaves and the yellow really does give it a nice contrast, without being garish. I think you’re completely on the right track, and even if we can see the lines, they are not harsh, but they do give it some definition. Keep going!! Xx

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