It’s the third Tuesday of the month, which means we’re back with another Runway Inspired Challenge. The last challenge generated loads of great, graphic cards in a crisp black and white color scheme. But this time, with a little help from my friends at Clear and Simple Stamps, we’re adding a whole spectrum of color!
Because the Christopher Kane inspiration piece uses a blended rainbow fabric, I really wanted a watercolor rainbow. After trying a few techniques (including actual watercolors) I settled on an old favorite: scribbling water-based markers on an acrylic block and misting with water. The results are different every time. Sometimes its a muddled mess, and others it’s a brilliant rainbow of color.
And of course, it’s hard to beat the build-your-own sentiments in CSS’s Lucky Charm stamp set. I played with using the markers to color each letter in the word rainbow, but water-based markers produce a very mottled, watercolor effect on clear stamps. Which is great if you’re working with solid florals, but not so much on small type.
I hope you’ll take a look at the different ways our design team interpreted this colorful challenge, and maybe even try it yourself: