Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday Trends (on Thursday!)

Hi Trendy Stampers!

Holly here.  Because of yesterday's amazing hop, I am bringing you Wednesday Trends a day late!

A few months back, Theresa Winslow brought a new technique to my attention.  I'm not sure if it has an official name, but I call it NO LINE coloring.

Here is what I did with is...

The technique is very effective, but does take some practice.   First thing I did was stamp my image in a very pale blush ink.   I stamped it again on a piece of acetate (in black ink), so I would have a guide to show me where I needed shading.

Here is a side by side comparison:

As you can see, the image (upper left) stamped in blush is almost invisible.   I stamped it again (upper right) to show the difference in the coloring.

You can see the softness that the NO LINE achieves.   Shading is really important with this technique, so I suggest you play with a few images to perfect your style.

Here's my completed card:

My details:

Papers:  GP White, My Mind’s Eye dp
Ink:  Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, copics
Accessories:  swiss dots embossing folder, pink 1/2 pearls

Now it's your turn!  Give it a go!

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. This is amazing! Thank you for sharing it.

  2. WOW!!! I love the finished image, I've never heard of this technique and can't wait to try it out :)

  3. This is such a cool technique! Thanks for the tutorial. Can't wait to try it.

  4. This is a really cool technique thanks for sharing with us! :)

  5. I have heard the technique mentioned but did not know the details. Thx for sharing, Holly.

  6. Fabulous idea and tutorial, Holly. I love the soft, water-colour effect this technique gives. And your card is indeed refreshing!

  7. Gorgeous card Holly - love the technique :)


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