Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creating with Julie Nutting Doll Stamps

Okay, I'm not really an image stamper. Sure, I've made cards and I have stamped on many of my layouts but that was mainly using sentiment, words or phrases and maybe a flower or know the easy stuff. So when I decided that I just had to have all the great new doll stamps I knew it would require me to do a little more than just stamping.

I knew I would have to get markers or colored pencils if I wanted to create something with a little more color to them. But I found out that I don't have a lot of patience for sitting and coloring for long periods plus I didn't know a thing about how to get just the right color shades for skin or hair. So when I saw a post on SOC about using Gamsol with color pencils I knew that would work for me.

Here are two tags I made using doll stamp "Taylor" and "Shay". For Shay I actually did the coloring with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. For Taylor I stamped on patterned paper, cut out the pieces and layered them on top of another stamp of the same doll. I also did the skin tone and hair color using the color pencils and Gamsol technique.

Shay Doll Tag

Taylor Doll Tag

Doll Tags by Tena E. Supplies - Doll Stamps: Julie Nutting (Prima); Tags & Flowers: Prima; Patterned Paper: Kaisercraft; Sequins: Teresa Collins; Rose Trim: Maya Road; Colored Pencils: Prismacolor; Stamps: Little Yellow Bicycle; Distress Inks: Tim Holtz.
I still need more practice with coloring  and blending but like how they turned out for my first try.
What's your favorite way for coloring in your stamped images? Please leave a comment and let me know...Happy Crafting!


  1. Tena, these are so cute! You did a great job! My favorite way to color is also with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

    1. Thanks so much Kelli, you know how I felt about coloring LOL but I'm really liking it.

  2. Love them both ... love the colors! Those Prima Doll Stamps are soooooooo fun, I'm working on a couple this week myself ! I've done Taylor a couple of times doing Priscilla and Becky now !!

  3. Tena, they are beautiful.....I wouldn't know that it was your first time....maybe one day, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Love them!! You did a great job for your first time. I am not familiar with this stamp. I am going to have to look them up. I color from time to time using water color pencils and copics/spectrum noir. TFS

  5. Thanks ladies! Rea', hope you'll post your work in the gallery on the SOC board...can't wait to see them.

  6. Love them both!! You did a great job. I color using water color pencils and mostly with copic markers.

  7. Tena, the tags came out beautiful and as a first timer you did a really good job.

  8. Tena,you did a beautiful job coloring the Prima Dolls! I would never know that this was your first time using Primacolor pencils and Gamsol! I prefer to use Copic Sketch markers.

  9. You did a nice job with these. I think I'm getting ready to place an order for a few of the new Julie Nutting stamps. figure out what Gamsol is, how to use it, and whether I need it!



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