Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creating with Julie Nutting Doll Stamps

Okay, I'm not really an image stamper. Sure, I've made cards and I have stamped on many of my layouts but that was mainly using sentiment, words or phrases and maybe a flower or two...you know the easy stuff. So when I decided that I just had to have all the great new doll stamps I knew it would require me to do a little more than just stamping.

I knew I would have to get markers or colored pencils if I wanted to create something with a little more color to them. But I found out that I don't have a lot of patience for sitting and coloring for long periods plus I didn't know a thing about how to get just the right color shades for skin or hair. So when I saw a post on SOC about using Gamsol with color pencils I knew that would work for me.

Here are two tags I made using doll stamp "Taylor" and "Shay". For Shay I actually did the coloring with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. For Taylor I stamped on patterned paper, cut out the pieces and layered them on top of another stamp of the same doll. I also did the skin tone and hair color using the color pencils and Gamsol technique.

Shay Doll Tag




Taylor Doll Tag


Doll Tags by Tena E. Supplies - Doll Stamps: Julie Nutting (Prima); Tags & Flowers: Prima; Patterned Paper: Kaisercraft; Sequins: Teresa Collins; Rose Trim: Maya Road; Colored Pencils: Prismacolor; Stamps: Little Yellow Bicycle; Distress Inks: Tim Holtz.
 
I still need more practice with coloring  and blending but like how they turned out for my first try.
 
What's your favorite way for coloring in your stamped images? Please leave a comment and let me know...Happy Crafting!
 
Tena

13 comments:

  1. Tena, these are so cute! You did a great job! My favorite way to color is also with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

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    1. Thanks so much Kelli, you know how I felt about coloring LOL but I'm really liking it.

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  2. Love them both ... love the colors! Those Prima Doll Stamps are soooooooo fun, I'm working on a couple this week myself ! I've done Taylor a couple of times doing Priscilla and Becky now !!

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  3. Tena, they are beautiful.....I wouldn't know that it was your first time....maybe one day, thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Love them!! You did a great job for your first time. I am not familiar with this stamp. I am going to have to look them up. I color from time to time using water color pencils and copics/spectrum noir. TFS

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  5. Thanks ladies! Rea', hope you'll post your work in the gallery on the SOC board...can't wait to see them.

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  6. Love them both!! You did a great job. I color using water color pencils and mostly with copic markers.

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  7. Tena, the tags came out beautiful and as a first timer you did a really good job.

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  8. Tena,you did a beautiful job coloring the Prima Dolls! I would never know that this was your first time using Primacolor pencils and Gamsol! I prefer to use Copic Sketch markers.

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  9. You did a nice job with these. I think I'm getting ready to place an order for a few of the new Julie Nutting stamps. Now...to figure out what Gamsol is, how to use it, and whether I need it!

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