Adult Coloring and Texture

Adult Coloring and Texture

Have you delved in to the adult coloring book phenomenon? It’s not for me. I cannot sit still. I am (and have been for a long time) fascinated by the crafters who color digital stamps. Digi Stamps (for short) are just that. Instead of an inked imaged, they image (or stamp) is printed via computer and printed. Then the crafter colors it with choice of medium–paint, pencils, crayons, markers. I have tried a few. Again, i don’t like to sit and work on one project too long. I have been using my children’s colored pencils. (You can invest a lot of money in pencils and markers just for this craft.)

A customer recently requested a birthday card for her sister. I chose to go the Digi Stamp route. Here I used an image from A Day For Daisies. It is titled Sent of a Vintage Rose. I can no longer find it in their shop, but there are so many wonderful images to play with.

My first step was to choose a color scheme and color the stamp.

Digi Stamp
Digi Stamp

I am playing along with A Day for Daisies (ADFD) Challenge #134 – Add Texture. I chose to add texture by adding layers to the digi itself. By printing out multiple copies of the digi I can select pieces of the image to add depth. Many of ADFD images beg for layering and are easy to manipulate. I use adhesive foam between each layer. You will note that some pieces have two layers and some have three layers. I think varying the heights add to the overall beauty.

Layering
Layering

Here is a close up of the rose.

Rose with Layers
Rose with Layers

Another option for adding texture to your greeting cards is to layer the background. Here you see the various paper patterns and the background layout.

Ovals and Square are Delightful Together
Ovals and Square are Delightful Together

I added even more texture with coordinating paper flowers.

Completed Card
Completed Card

Side View
Side View

Coordinated Inside
Coordinated Inside

2 Responses to Adult Coloring and Texture

  1. i think it turned out great!
    i am not a colorer myself. i am like you plus my hands hurt and the blending with cheap markers is not easy, lol. and i am not about to invest in any expensive ones yet.
    but, i do like how yours turned out using the colored pencils. it looks really nice!

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