How to Add Color to Your Rubber Stamping Projects

There are many different ways of adding color to rubber stamping projects, ranging from the subtle shades of chalks to the vibrant colors of marker pens. The type of coloring method will help to determine the overall feel of the finished project. Each of these types of coloring media is readily available from stamping and craft stores.
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    Watercolor Pencils
    Watercolor Pencils. Kate Pullen

    Watercolor pencils are a popular choice for stampers. These versatile pencils allow for detailed color to be added to rubber stamping projects and make shading simple and straightforward.

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    Watercolor paints
    Watercolor paints. Kate Pullen

    Watercolor paints are ideal for adding color to rubber stamped images. There are many different types of watercolor paint available, including some with fine mica powders which give a light sparkle to an image.

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    Marker pens
    Marker pens. Kate Pullen

    Marker pens are ideal for coloring rubber stamped images. The bold colors give a vibrant finish to projects. Marker pens can also be used to color stamps before stamping the image and this is a useful way to add multiple colors to a single stamp.

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    Use Mineral Oil to Blend Colored Pencils
    Use Mineral Oil to Blend Colored Pencils. Kate Pullen

    Mineral oil can be used to blend colored pencils. This is a simple technique that will take your coloring to the next level!

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    Chalks for rubber stamping projects
    Chalks for rubber stamping projects. Kate Pullen

    Chalks are available in a wide range of colors and shades. They are ideal for adding subtle coloring to rubber stamping projects and can be applied in a variety of ways.

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    Colored Pencils

    Colored pencils
    Colored pencils. Kate Pullen
    Colored pencils are a convenient way to add color to rubber stamped images. In this article by Helen South, our About.com guide to Drawing and Sketching, different techniques for applying color to a page using colored pencils are explored in depth.

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    Add color to rubber stamped images with inks
    Add color to rubber stamped images with inks. Kate Pullen

    Inks are a quick and easy way to add color to rubber stamped images. As well as stamping with colored inks, the inks can be used to 'paint' with.

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    Pigment powders
    Pigment powders. Kate Pullen

    Pigment powders are fine particles of color mixed with mica and bring a luster and shine to rubber stamping projects. Pigment powders can be used in a variety of ways and with different techniques.

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