Thursday, February 10, 2011

Digital Stamp: Heart Bear

WATERCOLOR PENCIL TECHNIQUE
I really went out of my comfort zone when I decided to try and create a digital stamp.  It took a few tries because you can't erase a Sharpie!  Anyway, I hope you like the little bear.   Here's how to use the stamp and color it with watercolor pencils:
1.  Choose either the jpg or png file below and right click and save to your computer.
2.  Open the file using a publishing or graphics program.  Make desired size.
3.  Print on white cardstock using your desktop/inkjet printer.
3.  IMPORTANT:  Spray design lightly with a workable fixative.  This makes the ink waterproof.
4.  Color design with watercolor pencils then use a water pen or paint brush to blend the colors.  Once dry, you can go back over to add more shading.
5.  After completely dry, use waterproof ink to stamp wording on heart.  You could also use a waterproof marker.
6.  Cut out the design and adhere to your card.
I used dots of Stickles to accent the swirls on the background paper and also put Rock Candy Stickles over the entire heart to give it shimmer.    
jpg image above.  png image below.

16 comments:

Pauline said...

This is an adorable image Cindy... thank you for sharing your creativity with us!
hugs and blessings from Australia,
Pauline

weva said...

Thank you!!!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Cute imgage! Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

Thank you!

Hazeyj said...

Thank you for sharing the digi stamp and the instructions on how to colour up - watercolours are out of my comfort zone but I might give them a bash, Hazel x

Moments by Marla said...

Thank you for this sweet little bear.

Sharon said...

Thank you for the wonderful digi....

Kaye said...

Darling digi - going to use on Granddaughter's tag in Valentine Mini Album. So nice to see a fellow Michigander.

GrammaR said...

Thank you for not giving up on drawing the bear! He is adorable.

Il Gufo e La Mucca said...

this is adorable! thanks for sharing it!
Clelia

Dawn Frost said...

This little bear is sooo adorable, thanks for much for sharing!

campbelljudy1228 said...

Thank you for this cute bear!

Anesha said...

Adorable image, thank you.

Jennie said...

Its gorgeous! Thank you xx

Scrappy Rat said...

Thanks! He's very cute!

Susie said...

Thank you, what an adorable bear xx