My inky travels along life's rocky road

Saturday, 15 March 2014

No-line Colouring

Someone posted a question about no-line colouring on a forum I visit. I had never heard of this before so I had to go and investigate. Sorry if you already know about this but in case it has slipped under your radar as it had mine, I will explain that no-line colouring is where you stamp an outline image in a very light colour and then colour it in so that no outline is visible. This is the opposite of what we normally do which is stamp an image in black or another dark colour to give the image a defined outline. I had a go with this old Hampton Art stamp which I stamped in Brilliance platinum planet and then coloured with coloursoft pencils. Be warned that you need good lighting because, for obvious reasons, it is hard to see the stamped image. The end result is a more sketchy looking image with a slight sheen in a certain light due to the pearlescence of the ink I used. I'm quite pleased with the result and will think about whether to use a light or dark coloured ink next time I have an image that needs colouring in.


  1. A beautiful spring card, love the no-line colouring. This is something I keep meaning to try.

    Sylv xx

  2. Never tried this Rukhshana......... will give it a go !!

  3. Thank you for the explanation Rukhshana, it had certainly slipped under my radar like so many new techniques. Love the effect though and it does give a much softer, dreamier aspect. A fabulous card.
    Lynn x

  4. I'd not heard of this either, but the effect - especially with this gorgeous stamp - is wonderful.. Must make a note of this to try later. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Ooh this is brilliant! I have not heard of this technique but will be giving it a go, it looks so effective! Thank you! xx

  6. Love this - new technique to me x


I read and value all your comments.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...