This is the very first time I only use one color for a stamped image, I can honestly say, I'm very happy for the way this image looks. My first try was with a black water color pencil but the shades were just not coming along at all. Then, I tried the SU basic black marker, with similar results. I didn't want her pretty dress to be totally black because the details of it were going to be gone so, finally I reached for my Prismacolor black pencil, my paper stumps and the baby oil and the results were fabulous. Everything is colored with this one pencil but, when I got to her face I was so scared I was going to ruin it that I practice a couple of times on some scrap water color paper where I stamped just her face and started coloring it. I soon realized that I really didn't have to add any color to it, the paper stump had enough of the pigment to give her that ashen look I was looking for. The only other detail I added was a little bit of a white gel pen for her stockings, the buckles of her little shoes and her necklace, where I placed one of the smallest pearls from Stampin Up!
Then, I punched a small circle with SU 1 3/8" punch to create a moon and I sponged some Memento Tuxedo Black ink all around her to try to make her look "Dark and Dreary".....Not a chance!!!!! She is just to cute and sweet to scare anybody.
So, there you have it my friends, my little Batty Princess, I hope you like it. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.
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Many hugs from Maria.