Basics

Getting started with coloring!

Looking over all of the products that Stampin’ Up has to offer, it can be a bit overwhelming at first. What does that do? Do I need this? Keep reading and I will help you figure out what kind of coloring is right for you!

To get started, first you need to decide how you’ll color. Markers? Ink? Soft Pastels? Watercolor? First, let’s talk markers.

Stampin Write Markers & Stampin Blends
  • Markers- Stampin Up offers two types. Stampin Blends & Stampin Write markers.
  • Stampin’ Write dual-tipped markers have a broad tip for coloring and achieving unique color effects and a fine tip for writing.
  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers help you create highlights and shadows for a 3D coloring effect and are also dual tipped.
  • Stampin Write markers are water based just like the ink pads. These are great for coloring stamps, using with blender pens or writing.
  • Stampin Blends are alcohol based markers. They come in a combo pack of dark and light shades. Use these to color images. They also blend together perfectly! Hence the name.
Ink Pads & Reinkers

Next up is ink. To color with ink, you’ll need tools (see below). All of the ink in the ink pads, reinkers and Stampin spots are water based. That’s great for watercoloring or using a blending brush!

Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor Pencils come in 2 assortments and are just like they sound. You color with them like you would a pencil, then add water!

Soft Pastels Assortment

I’ll be honest, I haven’t played around with these… yet. But they seem to work like Watercolor pencils except with a chalk effect.

I hope I was able to help you identify the different types of coloring! Check out my post on coloring tools for more ideas and tips!

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