Outline Coloring with Lisa Johnson
Hello friends! It’s great to be back with my MFT family for this guest post. I really love these new images and had a lot of fun creating with them.
One of my very favorite ways to add color to linear stamp images is outline coloring. I use a Copic Marker to outline the image on coordinating colored card stock, then tightly trim the image, and finally layer the trimmed image onto a coordinating white die cut that been stamped with the image.
Here is the sweet girl turtle from the Too-Cute Turtles stamp set. There are several layers on this final turtle image.
The head/neck, shell, and feet/body are all separate layers. The head/neck is the top layer and the shell is trimmed with part of the head section of the image still there. This photo shows the detail:
When I use multiple layers with this technique, I also like to outline the image on the middle layer. It’s nice to add some extra depth this way.
Here is another example of this technique with just a single layer using the the sweet frog from Toad-ally Awesome:
I also added a few decorative dots on the frog.
I really like outline coloring. I like coloring images 100% as well, but this is a nice change of pace. Give this technique a try — it’s especially great if you are intimidated by coloring but really love linear images.