How To: One Layer Spotlight

How To: One Layer Spotlight

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We’ve all been there – a gorgeous, but huge, stamped image is staring back at you and it’s going to take foooorreeevvvveeerr to color! The solution is simpler than it seems. Let’s put a spotlight on this issue and create something gorgeous and unique that takes only a fraction of the time!

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supplies for one layer spotlight

You don’t need much to achieve great results. In fact, you don’t need anything special! Of course, if you need to do some shopping, I always have supplies linked below and at the end of the post. But, before you shop, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales page for any deals you can take advantage of at your favorite crafting haunts.

Image of one layer spotlight technique by Nicole Watt at Nicole Watt Creates

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steps to one layer spotlight

  1. Stamp image(s) onto paper appropriate for your coloring medium.
  2. Use a shaped die (any shape, any size) to create an outline, or multiple outlines on the image to create a single or multiple spotlights.
  3. Using the selected coloring medium, color only within the shaped area(s).
  4. Allow colored area(s) to dry and then use a soft, white eraser to remove any pencil marks.


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watch the technique tutorial

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