© All Rights ReservedThis week’s Artful Times challenge #23 was "Colour Technique" where you were supposed to choose a color technique to use to create your piece.
After doing an internet search and seeing a lot of beautiful artwork, I watched the StazOn Technique video to learn how to do it.
Although my piece is digital, I followed the same techniques shown in the video. I chose my stamps, then applied masks to maintain "keep out regions" for previously stamped areas. I used a sponge brush in GIMP to apply the ink colors. Finally, I simulated a white Gelly Roll Pen by drawing lines on top of the image after I was done coloring it.
I had a lot of fun doing this, and want to try it again. I wanted to use a lot of colors, but in the end, I think that was a mistake. I don't think mine came out as nicely as others I've seen. And in the areas where the color overlapped, I over-inked too far over.
I also cheated, because I drew lines around the oval dates on the top right hand side, didn't like how it looked, so I deleted the layer and started over. But if I had been doing this using paper and ink, I would've done about 5 or 10 of these before I got it right. :-(
All of the stamps are from Clipart ETC. (See the side of my blog for links.)
I used the following colors:
0f788e Teal Blue
f0d929 Sunflower Yellow
b18848 Copper (looks Gold)
b53886 Fuschia Pink
822135 Black Cherry
e05b78 Cherry Pink