In fact, I had started college with the intent of becoming a children's book illustrator. When it came time to hang up any thoughts of illustration because of my hands, I turned to the darkroom and photography. Which is how I finished college, with an emphasis in photography.
Anyway, I digress, I know. I just wanted to set the scene so you realize how important this post is to me. I cannot remember how long it's been since I picked up a colored pencil to do any serious coloring. Years and years.
Oh, And, by the way, everything I colored during that long ago time was something I had drawn myself.
But, I guess it's a whole new day for me.
As you already are well aware, I LOVE Blended Bloom. And I have shown you a few ways that I have used this beautiful stamp.
But . . . the other day, I decided to simply stamp it in Black StazOn ink, and add the color with my beloved Prismacolor Pencils. I took my time, and this is what I ended up with:
My technique has definitely changed since I last used my Prismacolors. It is considerably more delicate and thus probably more feminine. Which is OK.
I guess the main purpose of this post is to show the incredible versatility of Blended Bloom. I'm sure I'll come up with many more ways to present this image to you. Bear with me.
Better yet, why don't you add one to your own stash so you can have as much fun experimenting as I am with something so wonderful!