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Rose Window


  1. Use black archival ink to stamp on white glossy cardstock (I use KromeKote).
  2. 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 colors!)
  3. Select your main color palette—I used purple, three blues of varying hue, red, and yellow. 
    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.
  4. Select your shading palette, one shade darker for each of your main colors.
  5. Use your main colors to color your image.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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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