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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Oldies Technique #8 -- Watercolor Stamping

Hi Everyone and welcome back to another Oldies technique. I really love this one and it is so easy and beautiful. I love watercolor and how the colors blend.  I will show my card first and then we will get to the technique.

I stamped the butterfly on the watercolor paper and then I stamped another one on  another piece, cut it out and popped it on top of the first one.

Here is a view looking down on the card from the top.

Here are the supplies you will need:

solid stamp rubber stamp  ( rubber seems to work better than acrylic )
water based markers ( I used Tombows )
water spritzer
water color paper ( you can use other card stock, but watercolor paper seems to work better )

Take the stamp and turn the rubber side up and start coloring your stamp, much like you would do if  you were coloring the stamped image. You do not need to be real exact.

Now spritz the stamp with water. I used about 3 short sprays.

Now stamp the stamp on watercolor paper and look at the beautiful blend!

You might see some areas that are not blended well. You can take your water brush and go over the area lightly to finish blending it.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a good time playing with this technique. Have a wonderful day!


Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful! Great clean and simple design.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the simple background with the super "pop" from the butterfly! Great card April. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Ellis said...

WHOA! April, this is fabulous with the butterfly wings directly on the card, and then the spectacularly cut out wings! Thank you for doing these techniques. I hope to see you do them over and over throughout the years, because they really do inspire me! xo

Shirley said...

How very beautifully done, April!! I really like that butterfly and how you layered it. TFS on how you did the stamping too!

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