Coloring Your Stamped Image
Once you’ve stamped your image, you may choose to leave it black and white (or whatever ink and paper color you’ve chosen). Or you might opt to add a little color.
Chalks give soft, delicate color—perfect for shading floral images, or to highlight a word. Chalks come in sets, complete with applicators. For all the info on chalking, check out the Chalking Section.
Smooch inks are pearlized pigmented inks in a cute nail polish bottle. The pointed foam applicator allows you to paint tiny details. Use them on paper, glass, cardstock, fabric, wood, clay and much more. The inks are acid-free, archival safe, and fast drying.
Colored pencils are probably one of the most versatile tools for coloring stamped images. Just like grade school, you simply color in the lines. Even better, you can control the intensity of the color depending on the pressure you use when coloring.
Watercolor pencils give you the option of creating a softer, painterly effect. Simply color along the edge of your image, then use a small wet paintbrush or Blender Pen to move the color into the center of the image. You can also rub the pencil onto a piece of scratch watercolor paper, then dip the wet paintbrush or blender pen into the color and apply it to your image. Be sure to use watercolor paper with these techniques, since lighter-weight paper may buckle.
Stippling is perfect when you want to create a soft, halo effect. Please note, you won’t be able to get into the small areas of detailed stamps. Simply tap a Stippling Brush onto your ink pad, then tap or sweep the color onto your paper.