I decided to try something different with one of the new dies. I wondered what you'd get if you used a die cut's negative as a guide to trace and then color?
You get a new technique, that's what!
Or new to me, anyway. I haven't seen anybody else do this, but we all know I've been living under a rock for the past year, so who knows?
Whether the technique is old or new, the result is quite exciting, I think, and gives you yet another way to use your dies!
S U P P L I E S
Memory Box die (Vignette Floral Branch), stamp, and cardstock; Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils (see below for chart of numbers used); Distress embossing ink, (Ranger); Pewter embossing powder (Ranger); gems (Mark Richards); DIamond Stickles (Ranger)
H O W T O D O I T
- Cut the die out of a medium to heavy scrap of cardstock.
- Save the actual die cut for another card because you only need the outline (or negative) of the die cut.
- Position and tape your die cut scrap to the cardstock panel you want to use on your card. (Use low tack tape and tape down all four corners.)
- Sharpen a light colored pencil (I used beige) to a very fine, sharp point. Then slowly and lightly trace along the edges of the die cut. Using a light colored pencil will allow you to cover it later with whatever colors you like. (Additional option: outline with a Sand Memento marker and then color the flower with alocohol markers.)
- When you've finished the outline, remove the scrap and start coloring. (You can see where I was using my scrap to test colors.) :~D
- You can use the die cut as a guide for where to draw any interior lines, and you can save your template for the next time you want to try this.