Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Coloring Corner: Angel Stamped Image (DT member, Sharon Jeffs)

Angel Stamped Image

by Sharon Jeffs

From the moment I saw this image on the Frantic Stamper website, I've wanted to color it! I decided that I really wanted to play to give a whole watercolour/wall art kind of feel to it, and so I decided to color it using a dipping technique.

I began with a small piece of acetate that I stamped the image onto using a black Stazon inkpad.

I then colored in the image directly onto the back of the acetate. I used Distress ink markers. I chose to use a mix of Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood and Picket Fence to color the background. I used Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo for the bench they are leaning on and Antique Linen and Scattered Straw for the flesh areas. Finally, I used Wild Honey for the hair and Pumice Stone for the wings.

Once it was completely colored, I spritzed the whole surface with water then pressed the whole image down onto a piece of Watercolor paper. I used a piece of heavyweight cold press paper, on the smooth side.

It doesn't look the greatest at this stage because it has no form BUT once it is completely dry, all you need to do is re-ink the stamp with the Stazon ink and stamp down with it over the top to create the defined lines and the colored image pops out as if by magic!


  1. sooooooooo a.w.e.s.o.m.e!!!

  2. I love this technique. School is out tomorrow and I am going to play with this technique for sure. Thanks for sharing