I know picked and easy item to color- I needed easy! I have colored in the past but with the same attitude I have when I am the first person to skate on a newly frozen pond. It is a little silly to be a little terrified of a magic marker, but I am.
I was never one of those kids that loved to color, I liked my crayons in perfect order and I liked the coloring books nice and clean.
I took my image ( and you can save both of these)
Morphed it into this:
and began coloring
I probably should have found a picture of a Zuni pot so I had some idea of what I was doing - next time. The paper I used was a very nice 110# smooth offset paper and worked well - yes my Canon Pixma will print on something that heavy! Tip- Print in gray scale.
I had no bleeding of color what so ever. I started working this like I would a colored pencil technique and then I remembered , can't do that with alcohol markers - work one small area at a time.
It seemed like I used alot of markers for this and it did take me about 15 minutes to color these pots - in my world that is a long time. BUT I really enjoyed the process. I have a copic book on coloring and I will take the time to read it and practice.
I made pots and then fussy cut them
picked out a background paper from my stash and did a little distressing- I love Tim Holtz distress inks, there is nothing else quite like them and the colors are fabulous!
I added my pots and for shading I actually used my ice gray2 (IG2 Spectrum Noir) marker and shadowed the natural shadow of the pots on the paper, that was kinda cool....
I stamped and added my sentiment a little fiber and here is my finished card:
I have to say, I really enjoyed this, it was very nice to sit and relax and just color!
We are down to 8 days before the wedding and Relaxing felt really good!!
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