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- Use black archival ink to stamp
on white glossy cardstock (I use KromeKote).
- Use markers to color the image.
(I used my son's really cheap set of kids' color markers by Staedtler,
which I bought at Sam's Club for about $12 for a set of 100 different
- Select your main color
palette—I used purple, three blues of varying hue, red, and
Note: You might want to try out different color combinations to find
what pleases you. It is best to test your colors on the same kind of
paper you will use, in this case a scrap of KromeKote.
- Select your shading palette, one
shade darker for each of your main colors.
- Use your main colors to color
- Use the darker hue of each color
to shade around the edge of every portion of the window. This will give
depth to the image and will really make it pop.
- After you are done coloring, use
a soft cloth (facial tissue is fine) to "polish" the entire
colored area. You will not smear the ink—it is permanent! I discovered
polishing glossy cardstock by accident, and the result is amazing. Try
it and see!
- Cut out your Rose Window and
glue it to the front of a card, or make two of the same and glue them
together with a piece of string sandwiched between the layers and use it
as an ornament.
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