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Stamped to Life: Stunning Color Made Simple

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Turn your stamped images into original works of art! Discover fun techniques for fuss-free blending, smooth shading, lifelike detail and vibrant color.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Jamie Dougherty
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Add realistic color and dimension to your projects with techniques for coloring stamped images! Join artist and mixed media instructor Jamie Dougherty and discover how to create stunning effects with alcohol-based markers and watercolor pencils. You'll learn how to form bold or subtle hues using color theory and make every color count with invisible ghost stamping tricks. Then, add shadows, highlights and hue variation to your projects with Copic Marker techniques. Continue to increase your Copic skills by coloring realistic facial features, such as skin tone, contouring and hair. Plus, make a striking halo effect with the colorless blending marker. You'll even combine the two mediums to achieve a textured or smooth look! Finally, learn finishing tips for genuine features, natural details and vivid flowers.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Blending With Watercolor Pencils
Meet your instructor Jamie Dougherty and learn how to bring color and life into your stamps! First, you'll learn the nature behind watercolor pencils and how to blend them to liven up your stamping. Finally, learn about ghost stamping for images with invisible lines!
2. Color Grouping & Blending With Watercolor Pencils
3. Blending With Alcohol Markers
4. Advanced Blending With Alcohol Markers
5. Light Sourcing Made Simple
6. Combining Blendable Mediums
7. Dynamic Details

Taught by

Jamie Dougherty
Jamie Dougherty
Jamie Dougherty is a self-taught artist, author and mixed media instructor who has been practicing her trade for more than 15 years. She teaches classes around the world on topics ranging from color theory to fine art, and is well known for her lifelike stamped female faces. Jamie is also the author of the adult coloring book, The Bloom Book, and a signature artist of Princeton Artist Brush Company.

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