Blends and Blooms
I created a class featuring only three Blends sets to show off the versatility of these great coloring tools. I wanted to provide a class where I could focus on techniques and ideas using Blends.
There are so many options when coloring with Blends!
One idea I love is to color the negative space instead of focusing on the main images.
Highlighting and only coloring a small portion of a card is another great way to add an interesting feature to your card. Here I die cut the portion I was going to color and then mounted it on a black scallop before adhering it to the card front.
Don't forget that you can use the Blends to color your white ribbons as well. This gives you the ability to have ribbon in any color you want! Simply use the brush tip to add color.
There is not right or wrong way to color with Blends. We all have our favorites. For me, I usually start with the dark color and add it in the middle and along black outlines. I then go over it all with my light to do my blending.
The colors I used in all of these were Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow and So Saffron.
Another fun technique I've been using a lot is to create a striped piece of paper using blends on white cardstock. I then stamp and image and cut it out creating the fun striped coloring on my image.
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