High Quality Cardstock (white is used here)
Line Art Image (dog from South of the Border used here)
Dye Ink- My preference and recommendation is Memento
Odorless Mineral Spirits (artistic grade found at art and hobby stores)
Paper blending Stumps
Stamp image with dye ink onto Cardstock. Depending on ink used you may have to let dry- Memento is ready immediately
Color outer edges of image with pencil laying down lots of color.
Wet blending stump with OMS and using a circular motion blend and pull color towards center of image.
Your coloring should have a blended and shaded look
Blend other colors with the OMS- BE SURE to file the color off the tip of the blending stump BEFORE using on another color.
Optional shading can be done once the main image is colored to give more depth and dimension. Imagine a light source and use a light grey (used Cool Grey 20% on this image) and shade where shadows would normally fall. For this image I imagined the light source in the upper left corner and shaded accordingly.
Once Shading is colored you can blend gently with the blending stump being careful not to extend the color out too far.
Here is my finished image- it is ready to be added to my project.
Can't wait to see what you come up with using your AI stamps with this tutorial!! Thanks for stopping by!