I've had the new Stampin' Blends for a few weeks now, and I have to tell you, they're GREAT! I'm not an artist, so learning to blend colors is something I need to practice, but I am LOVING the ability to color images and have no lines. Remember your elementary teachers telling you to only color in one direction? That's no longer an issue. Let's look a little closer.
Isn't she gorgeous? I bought this set months before I know about the Stampin' Blends. I tried coloring her with markers, but got lines on such a big image. Then, I tried watercolor, but I didn't like that either; I just couldn't get the shading right. Now, since the Blends come in both light and dark shades, that's not an issue. Here, her petticoat and bodice are colored in Light Rich Razzleberry and her shoes and overskirt are in Dark Rich Razzleberry. Her collar is Light Pink Pirouette and her bow has shades of both Light and Dark Pink Pirouette. And how exciting is it we now have Ivory and Bronze for getting those perfect skin tones?
I had a lot of fun playing with these, as you can see below. On the left there are shades of Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive, and on the right, Island Indigo and Pool party. I also played with skin and hair tones, too.
The new Stampin' Blends are available starting November 1st. You can read more by clicking on the image below. To order your Blends, please shop my store, or send me an email. Or sign up for one of the classes below, where I'll be sharing tips and techniques on how to use the new Stampin' Blends on your own craft projects.
Base: Basic Black, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Rich Razzleberry, 5 1/4" x 4, embossed with the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing folder.
Layer 2: Rich Razzleberry, cut with largest Lots of Labels Framelits
Layer 3: Whisper White, cut with 2nd largest Lots of Labels Framelits
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