For my projects for Some Odd Girl this month, I decided to do something a little bit different - I thought it would be fun to compare different mediums for coloring stamped images. To make it easier to compare, I used one stamp set for all three cards - "Believe" - and the same paper line - "vintage Vogue" by Pink Paislee. Don't forget - you can click on the images for a magnified view.
Here's the first card, where I used watercolor paper and watercolor paints. I also tried acrylic paints, but they had too much thickness/too much "body" for such a small canvas. With practice, it might be possible to make it work, but I'm not sure it's worth it since there are so many other wonderful options out there. I only tried acrylics because I LOVE them for painting in general. Anyhoo, here's the card, using Bliss and Vintage Vogue:
Here's the second card, this one using Bristol smooth paper and coloring pencils - I have a 120 pencil Primacolor set. I really loved coloring with the pencils, and I will be doing more of that - you have more control over them than the other mediums, I think. Here's the card:
And a close-up of Bliss:
And finally, here is Bliss again, this time colored with my latest obsession, Copic markers. I made this card a couple months ago, actually.
Ok, so here are all three cards together, for the sake of comparison:
So what do you guys think, could you have been able to tell what I used where if I hadn't told you first? Can you tell the mediums apart, and do you like one better than the other? I'm guessing it's all a matter of personal preference :) For me, I will be holding onto my Copics and Prismacolor pencils, and maybe try various artsy effects using watercolors. Thanks for looking!