I was already in love with the special sets of stickers Papergame makes for The Ink Pad, especially the gorgeous flower outlines on vellum. But it turns out I can color them, too, which is even better don't you think?
I experimented with both alcohol-ink and waterbased markers and while both of them worked, you definitely get much richer color with the alcohol-ink. The waterbased lightly stained the vellum, which is a cool effect, though it takes longer to dry and has more tendency to smear. The shading details on the stickers are subtle, but they tell you exactly where to add a little bit of darker color to get a more realistic effect. The vellum around the outlines is beautifully translucent, which allows you to affix them to a light colored background without seeing the edges at all!
I intended to diecut my focal image and mount it on a background collage of garden-themed book paper, but at the last minute I decided to use the die on the background, instead, and use that to frame the lovely tulips.
All that was left to do was mat the whole thing and affix it to my white A7 card... but of course a scatter of sequins looks good nearly everywhere, doesn't it? This card was so much fun to make, I decided to finish my other coloring experiments as well.
All the stickers, stamps, stencils, and coloring implements you could possibly want are available at The Ink Pad's Greenwich Village shop and The Ink Pad Online!
has never stopped loving stickers!