Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Gesso BG + Digi Image

Hello there...

February is truly romantic in the blogland with reds & pinks. Loving the ideas everyone come up with. But i am truly in a different mode. Trying out new stuff and new techniques. Some particular idea hits you and u can never come out of it until satisfied.
So this time around it is Digital image & watercolours for me. When my limited supply of image stamps ran out, i have started trying watercolouring and pencil colouring on Digi images.

Ok here is my humble take on colouring Digi images. I have had many challenges. The main being "smearing & bleeding of printer ink". I still havnt overcome it, trying different methods. Hope something works out soon

Water coloured Digi Image

I have coloured the image with watercolour pencils. You can see the difference in the face... skin tones are the most sensitive to bleeding. It was just a trial at watercolouring but i cudnt waste the pic... so made it into a card.

For the bg, i first applied gesso thru Hero Arts chevron stencil and let it air dry. I wanted to make a watercolour washed bg but Distress inks get too diluted and hence the light bg. Gesso resisted the DI and thus a beautiful bg.

Gesso+Stencil in BG

Finally mounted the image on the bg and accessorized it with pearls & ribbon. Sentiment stamped with versamark onyx ink. It really stamped well on gesso too.

So thats it today. Hope you liked it. Do comment on tips to avoid ink bleeding. Thank you


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  1. Beautiful card Sujana..Love the washed beautiful.

  2. This is sooooo fleeping cute! Love the wash of a background. Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations!

  3. Your card is quite pretty. The image is sweet and the background is beautiful. Thanks for dropping by 613 Avenue Create.
    One tip I can give you is to color the image at least several hours or even a day AFTER you print it. The printer ink is really set by then. It's what I always do. Hope that helps.

    1. Thank you soo much for the tip. Appreciate it soo much

  4. Such a cute card!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!!

  5. Super cute card! What a sweet image and that water colored background is gorgeous! Thanks for joining the fun at STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch challenge!

  6. LOVE the polka-Dot bow:)) Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations!

  7. She a sweetie!

    Thanks for joining our challenge today at whoopsi daisy.

    Tracey dt

  8. Wonderful project! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs Natalie


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