Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lantern Rin with No Lines!

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Good morning everyone!

I was going through my stamps the other day and wanted to play with some of the older stamps that I've been neglecting. I know we tend to just ink up the newer stamps we've ordered, especially if you're like me who hoards them.

And I couldn't believe I haven't inked up Lantern Rin from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps. She is one of my favorites from SCRS and not just because her name is similar to my nickname :).

I am also playing along with the sketch for SCRS Challenge # 59. I thought these papers from Authentique would be perfect as they have an Asian feel to them. The flower stickers are from Jolee's boutiques.

If you look closely, you may have noticed that Rin is colored a little differently than usual. Doesn't she look like a painting?

Ever since Carisa featured this style of "no black lines" on this The Greeting Farm post, I have been obsessed with trying it out. I think Carisa did such a beautiful job, and I definitely wanted to try something new.

I bought an Ippity ink pad in the color haystack from Susan. It's very light, and it was definitely a challenge not having those black lines. I really, REALLY LOVE how she turned out though. And will definitely be trying this technique again. If any of you try it out, I'd love to see please. I think we could learn with practice and from each other.

Next time, I'll do some things differently:

1. For Rin's face, I drew in her features with a Copic multiliner in black but I think I need to try a lighter color instead. (Carisa used a prisma color pencil).

2. I'll also probably fussy cut the image out instead of leaving that little white border around.

3. And if I had colored with a darker shade, the painting effect would be more prominent.

Ok, that's it from me for today. Am so glad my tater tot is feeling better!

Have a great one!


angie ashuk said...

Hi There, I love the no black lines. Never even thought to do it without black lines!!!! She looks amazing!!

Tanya R said...

WOW, You are brave. This turned out amazing. I am not brave like you, the no black lines intimidates me.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is SO cool! This technique intimidates me. I NEED black lines!

Amy said...

This is beautiful Rinne! She has such a soft watercolor feel to did fantastic! Great mix of paper, your card is wonderful!
Glad your tater is feeling better! :)

jo ( said...

What a fabulous technique! I'm going to have to try it out! Love how your image came out!

Patricia said...

Super cute card Rinne I love it your lantern looks amazing =)