Hello again! Here is Part 2 of the Spotlighting Technique.
You don't need to read these in order, as they are actually 3 separate techniques! But be sure to watch for Part 3... I think it's my favorite, although I love them all!
Spotlighting Technique #2 - using Punches
*a detailed image stamp
*white, black, and other colors of cardstock
*black dye-ink pad (one that won't bleed) or black staz-on
*colored pencils or markers, (or anything you would use to color in an image.)
*paper punches: circles or squares, or other shapes will work also. If you have 2 nested sizes, that would be perfect for the optional step I will show you.
Step 1. Stamp your detailed image in black ink onto your colored cardstock. This butterfly is retired, but here is a set with a few butterflies.
This time I will make a border for a scrapbook page, so I have stamped them along the edge of my page.
Step 2. Stamp the same image onto your white cardstock.
Step 3. Color in your image on your white cardstock using markers, colored pencils, etc...
(This is just straight coloring here... no blending, etc... The detail in the stamp does all the work!)
Step 4. Punch out a shape where you want to highlight your colored-in image. (Note: If you are using two nested sizes, use the smaller one for this step.)
TIP: If you do your punching upside-down, you can see exactly what part of the image you are punching out.
(Note: Read the rest before gluing anything down, so you can decide which option you like best.)
Step 5. (option 1) Take your punched out piece(s) and line them up to match the image(s) on your colored cardstock.
If you like it as is, you could call it a day right here and be done....
OR you could.... (Step 5 - Option 2)
Punch the larger of your two nested sizes out of black cardstock.
TIP: The upside-down punching method is also helpful for getting the most out of your cardstock since you can see where you punched last and move it over just enough to make your next punch.
Place your colored image circles on your larger black punched circles. Now line them up as we did before...
Ta Da! Now decide which option you like best and glue it all down.
I usually prefer the 2nd option, but there are some images it doesn't work as well with. Just play with it and see what looks best.
TIP: If you like the 2nd option, but don't have nested sizes of punches, you could always adhere your punch to black cs and trim around it to get the black outline.
Playing with different shapes and colors...
hearts and stars
Stay tuned for part 3! Thanks for stopping by, and always feel free to ask questions!