Thursday, August 9, 2012

"no line" colouring technique for Digital stamps

There's a new technique out there that uses a very pale ink colour (Desert Sand by Memento) to stamp an image with and then make them pop with colour.  I LOVE this technique, it gives the images a softer and whimsical look.  Until now I have never tried it with digi stamps.  Now that I have I'm completely hooked. I can't keep my Copics down....here are some samples of digi stamps I've coloured using the "no line" technique and my Copic markers.


So do you want to know how to print them?  Here's what I did..
If you download Gimp.org (free software) then you can change the digi border.
Click >File
>Open (for your image of choice)
then:
>Colors
>Colorize
>then adjust the colors to approx. 349/97/95
(you can play around with the pink tone to your liking)

Once you have the color you want, be sure to hit
>File
>Export

Thanks to my friend Joni Wilson for sharing this.

Here's a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers and how to create this look

6 comments:

Jenn Borjeson said...

Thank you for sharing!

Jackie said...

I have been seeing Joni's creations and they have beennso neat. Melissa thank you so much for sharing this technique with all of us! Your above images look stunning!

Suzi McKenzie said...

Thanks so much for sharing this technique, I've tried it before with digis that are sold in grey as well as black, and it worked really well; But i'd not figure out how to change the colour of a black digi. Definitely going to have to give this a go.

Love all your examples Crafty Lizzie is my favourite, can't wait to colour her.
Hugs
Suzi
xxx

Niknak said...

Thanks for sharing this technique. Your colouring is stunning!

Tobi Crawford said...

You're amazing Melyssa! I am gonna try it tonight!

Shannon White said...

Wow! So Cool! I have Gimp, can't wait to give this a go!
8-)

Hugs
Shannon