I am popping in really quick today with a bit of coloring inspiration for you. I Recently colored my Happy Gram stamp for a project. I thought you might enjoy seeing what colors I used. In this example, I used a water brush to apply Distress Markers.
When I was in school, the office workers used to have yellow notepads with the words “Happy Gram” and a smilie face printed on them. They used them to send you good news, things like getting flowers delivered to the office on your birthday or Valentine’s Day. I remember that when an office worker would knock on the door with one of those notes in their hands every girl in the room would hold their breath a little. They were smile inducer for sure!
When I was thinking about the kinds of things I wanted to draw for my stamps, I thought about Happy Grams. I wanted sentiments and doodles that when added to a handmade card could bring a smile to someone’s face just like those yellow slips of papers. My stamp collection doesn’t have an official name, but unofficially I call them all Happy Grams. I hope that they will always bring a smile to those who use and receive them.
Have you used the Happy Grams stamp? I would love to see what you created! Please leave a link to a photo of your project posted online. I will add it to my Pinterest board too!
PS. Would you like to learn more about using a water brush to apply Distress Markers? My friend Chelle Fowler is one of the very best colorist with Distress Markers that I know. She has an older video tutorial on her blog that shows her technique. I hope you will watch it and be inspired! Chelle Fowler Distress Marker Watercolor Tutorial.