Saturday, 15 March 2014
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.