Adding Quick Color to Patterned Paper With Blending Brushes

So you bought a pack of black and white designer paper, used the pattern that you fell in love with and now you want to add some color to the paper but don’t want to spend your whole day coloring. Try this quick coloring technique using Blending Brushes.

This card uses the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper and Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Tahitian Tide and Garden Green inks. Simply daub on the color with the Blending Brushes, don’t worry about staying in the lines, this technique is meant to be flowing and imprecise.

You can see in the close up that the smaller flowers have color that flows outside of the lines. It’s similar to watercolor where the edges are fuzzy.

Some Iridescent Gems add some sparkle. For the inside of the card, Crushed Curry flowers were stamped right over the Garden Green greeting and a light touch of ink was added with Blending Brushes.

The second card uses the Abigail Rose Designer Paper and was done for a video tutorial. Watch the video HERE.

This card uses Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive inks to color in the images.

This technique is a quick and easy way to add color to black and white patterned paper. It allows for creating custom colored papers to match card themes. Add more or less ink to achieve the desired depth of color.

This card also has some flowers decorated using the same technique on the inside.

Product List for card 1

Blending Brushes





Product List for card 2

Blending Brushes





Brushed Brass Butterflies



Stampin' Dimensionals



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