Designer Spotlight: More No-Line Coloring with Jennifer!

Today's Designer Spotlight takes another look at Jennifer Rustioni's mastery of no-line coloring! This is the technique of stamping an image with a very light colored ink. When a coloring medium is added, the stamped outline vanishes, giving the look of no stamped outline on the image. Many artists on our team do a stunning job with no-line coloring, but today we are looking at Jennifer's creations with the December release.

Here are some tips and tricks, in Jennifer's own words:

I stamped the critters from the JB Squish Friends stamp set on a kraft card stock with the Versamark Ink Pad. This ink is made to be used with embossing powders, but if you use it to stamp on colored card stock it's perfect for the no-line coloring! I colored the critters with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, starting from the darkest area to the lightest. I recommend to add cast shadows under the critters to contextualize them in the card space. I realized the cast shadows with a black pastel pencil, which is soft and easy to blend. At last, I added some highlights with a white gel pen and stamped the sentiment at the bottom of my card.

Handmade card from Jennifer Rustioni featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The process for this card is very similar to the previous card. I stamped the bunny from the JB Crafty Friends stamp set with the Versamark Ink Pad. I gently drew the big heart on the right with a pink colored pencil. I colored the bunny and the heart with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. I chose to use complementary colors for the brush and the heart, to make my work more interesting. At this point I gently drew the cube under the bunny and colored it with pastel pencils, to give it a soft effect. I added the highlights and the ribbon with a white gel pen and then, I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the heart.

Handmade card from Jennifer Rustioni featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps
Thank you Jennifer, for sharing your tips with us!

If you haven't tried no-line coloring in the past, now is the perfect time to put some of Jennifer's great tips to the test!

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Gorgeous! Thanks so much for the wonderful hints. :) :)

Helen F December 29, 2023

Wish I could colour like this – amazing!

Claire December 29, 2023

These are mind blowing coloring skills 😍😍

Farhana Sarker December 29, 2023

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