For this post I’m introducing a new technique I call “Subtractive Stamping”. It’s a technique to stamp using old documents or book pages as your background and then color using the Dual Brush Pens or Irojiten Colored Pencils.
I start with an old journal page that has been transferred onto a smooth watercolor paper. I then stamp the image with a light grey ink pad.
Next, I use Tombow’s Sand Eraser to erase inside the image. I do not go right to the edge, I am just looking for a white base to color.
I then re-stamp the image, this time with a black ink pad. To make a good match, I prefer clear stamps like this one from Crafty Secrets.
The image is then finished with color. This sample was colored using the Irojiten Colored Pencils. This technique really shows the image ‘popping’ off the page without any distracting marks in behind.
Interested in new techniques? Watch for my new books “Brush Marker Magic” and “Pencil Magic” coming out this September from Design Originals!