Art Therapy: Relax and Unwind with DIY Coloring Pages Using IOD Stamps & Watercolors!
Few things are as relaxing and meditative as coloring in a color book, but when was the last time you, as an adult, made time for that? Well, this is your sign (and permission) that you should! And IOD stamps are the perfect way to make your very own custom coloring pages lickety-split. Pretty cool, right?
Feel free to use your favorite coloring tools, but if you're a watercolor enthusiast, we've got a treat for you. Our talented friend, Lexi Grenzer, has not one but two fantastic tutorials to show you how to bring your coloring pages to life with watercolors. Lexi is the creative mind behind our beautiful Whispering Willow Transfer and the limited-release Woodland Christmas Transfer.
Let's dive right in! First up, Lexi has prepared a beginner-friendly tutorial featuring our delightful Pennsylvania Folk Stamp. You'll learn how to create an adorable symmetrical design and fill it with your chosen colors. Plus, she'll even guide you through adding a traditional folk wash to the background if you're feeling adventurous.
IOD Pennsylvania Folk Stamp & Watercolor with Lexi Grenzer
Get ready for another dose of creativity! Our second tutorial is a bit more advanced but totally worth it. Introducing the Rural Scenes Stamp—a versatile set that lets you create custom rural scenes in virtually endless ways using stamp masking. With a little planning and layering, you can achieve artist quality compositions. Lexi will be your guide, sharing expert tips to master stamp masking. Keep those tiny masks organized with some quick tips from our friend Shannon at Pickin' Boots Vintage.
Pro Tip: Make sure to stamp with water-insoluble ink to avoid smudging.
Masking, Stamping & Watercolor - IOD Summer Collection 2023
How to Prepare and Store Your Rural Scenes IOD Stamps for Ease of Use
Pickin Boots Vintage
Alright, grab your IOD supplies from your local stockist, and let’s get those hands making something beautiful today!!
Don’t worry if you’re a beginner. We’ve got you covered with some easy-to-follow techniques and tips on our product 101 pages! We’re honored to be part of your journey of learning and creativity. Be sure to check out the rest of the blog for more great tutorials and inspiration. We can’t wait to see what you’ll discover (and create)! Don’t forget to share your final projects with us in the Facebook Creative Tribe.