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No Line Coloring Technique: Stately Flowers 9

Today, Melanie will show you how to do the no line coloring technique with her Stately Flowers 9 set using a light colored ink pad and alcohol markers.  This beautiful technique results in what looks like a painting and is especially lovely for floral images.  A bit of sponging and your still life is now in a windowsill. She also shows how to invert the pitcher image from the same set to create a vase, doubling the versatility of this container image for all your cards and projects.

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Gina K. Stately Flowers 9

Spectrum Noir markers: OR1, OR2, GB3, CG1, CG2, CG4, PL4, HB2

Gina K. Sweet Corn, Black Onyx, Ocean Mist, Blue Raspberry Ink pads

Cardstock: Gina K. Pure Luxury White (3" x 4 1/4"), Fresh Asparagus (3 1/4" x 4 1/2") Sweet Mango (3 1/4" x 4"), Wild Orchid (4" x 5 1/4"), Turquoise Sea (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2") sponge dauber, Gina K. Fresh Asparagus ribbon, slit punch, Darice dandelion embossing folder

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Comment by Conniecrafter on February 20, 2015 at 8:25am

I love the look of this no line, have tried but didn't do well, thanks for sharing the video that helps me learn more than just reading how to do it, very creative with the vase!

Comment by Robyn Josephs on February 12, 2015 at 8:16pm

For task lighting, Otts are just ok- Get a Stella, and you will be amazed at how you were working in the dark. Can't use LED for filming- you need seriousl photo lighting, on a tripod stand.

Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on February 11, 2015 at 1:11pm

I'll see what I can do, Marilyn.  I already am using two Ott-lites, one on each side just outside of what is in the shot, plus the overhead lighting in the room and the blinds open.  When we repaint the room, I will probably do white or light aqua which is more reflective, walls are a very dark blue now.

Comment by Marilyn Jensen on February 11, 2015 at 12:56pm

I have noticed that the videos are quite dark. I wondered if you would consider adding more light to your work surface?

Your videos are very nice and inspiring. Thanks for sharing all your techniques!

Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on February 11, 2015 at 10:41am

Oh, dear! That one isn't listed anymore, either!  Hmm! ( She must be plannign some new stuff?!) Okay, well, I will say out of  the purples we have left, Lovely Lavender and Wild Lilac are my two favorite purples!  You might try Edible Eggplant (or Black onyx) then if you are wanting a really dark shade to contrast off the lighter purples on a card design like this one or in my previous.  Also, you can never go wrong on a floral card with a deep green mat, and I usally reach for Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus, but in my *next* video I tried out Dark Sage, and I have to say, found I really like this color!

Comment by Linda Van Bloem on February 11, 2015 at 9:51am
Sorry my phone is doing a number this morning. I meant color either and that will work. I think it's gonna be a long day.
Comment by Linda Van Bloem on February 11, 2015 at 9:48am
Sorry Melanie I can't find this color withe. Still love the cards and will find a shade in my stash tat will word.
Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on February 11, 2015 at 8:25am

Thanks to all for the wonderful feedback! :)

Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on February 11, 2015 at 8:24am

Hi Linda, Sorry, it is Pure luxury, but this was a color Gina offered last year as a limited edition when Wild Orchid was the Pantone Color of the Year.  I'm not quite sure when she ran out, but I did notice (after) I recorded the video (I used it in the Rockin' Vintage video as well) that it wasn't listed in stock anymore. :( I'll stop using it for videos and teasing you guys with it! It was a beautiful color. For a brighter purple than the Wild lilac (which I love), you might try the Pure Luxury Vibrant Violet.   I have also been asking Gina to add a plum shade!  Hoping, hoping!

Comment by Linda Van Bloem on February 11, 2015 at 8:10am

I have looked at the product list for several of your card Melanie.  You refer to a Gina K Wild Orchid cardstock.  I can only find wild lilac.  Am I missing something or are these cardstocks the same?

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