Monday, March 23, 2020

Singing in the Rain | Sweet Sentiment April Coloring Class


Right now, I think we all can use a little at-home self therapy - some find it through escaping into a book or movie, cleaning, baking, gardening, or coloring,  I think in the last week, I've dabbled in each of these.  My favorite, by far though, is coloring.  It keeps me occupied for a few hours, and in the end I have something pretty and unique to share.  

As I was looking into my stamp stash for the perfect image to color, I realized I hadn't yet shared the April Coloring Class from Sweet Sentiment.  In April, Jammie has an adorable set called "April Showers" with the cutest little bunny, and some fun spring sentiments.  Of course I had to pick one of the snarky sentiments to use!  I realized, as I went to color my image, that a few of the markers that I needed were dry, and I would need to reink them before I could use them again - and of course I didn't have those reinkers.  So, I switched to Prismacolor Pencils this month, and colored up this sweet image.  

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I stamped the image in Whisper Amalgam Ink, onto Sweet Sentiment Premium Coloring Paper.  Then I colored in the image with a light hand, and lots of colors.  Every few layers, I would use a bit of Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner to blend, so that I didn't have to press too hard with the pencil and burnish the tooth of the paper too soon.  I finished the bunny with his umbrella, and sketched in a background.  The final step was to add raindrops over the whole image with a gray pencil, and white gel pen.

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Once the image was colored, I die cut it out, and adhered foam tape to the back.  I stamped the Flannel Life stamp from FSJ, in Whip Cream Ink onto Banana Cream card stock, and glued that onto a white card base.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark, onto River Stone card stock, and then heat embossed it in white.  That was adhered with more foam tape (double stacked on the portion over the flannel background, and single layer over the image).  A few clear drops from Nuvo were added for a final touch.    

If you'd like to get your own class kit, including this exclusive stamp set, you can find it on Jammie's website.

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