Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Stamping with Watercolor Paint

Hello, there and thanks for stopping by!

Today I want to share a card I made with a stamping technique I tried for the first time.  I saw the Frugal Crafter use pan watercolor paints to stamp with in this blog post, and I was so skeptical about it that I had to try it myself!

The technique is to take a damp (not very wet at all) brush and pick up a lot of color from your paints and brush it right on your rubber stamp.  Since my stamp was so big and I was afraid the paint had started to dry, I went ahead and spritzed it just one time with water, and then I put the watercolor paper OVER the stamp and pressed it in.

My analysis on this technique:
This is not nearly as easy to do as using your watercolor markers or watersoluble oil pastels on your stamps.  In fact, I tried 4 or 5 stamps before I found this one that worked really well with the technique.  However, it is a really lovely look! I love these blues and since I do not have ink pads in the same colors, it was totally worth the effort for me!

The die cut is actually vellum layered over a piece of turquoise cardstock to get the softer color.

Purple Onion Designs Damask background stamp
Mama Elephant Cup Of Wishes stamp set
Versafine Majestic Blue ink
Koi WaterColors Pocket Field Sketch Box (watercolor paints)
Watercolor paper
Sizzix embossing folder
Vellum and cardstock from my stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge: Take a Leap Into the Unknown


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Heidi, this is gorgeous, and it reminds me of beautiful tea cups of these colors! And I love the sweet teacup you've stamped and colored with similar colors! What a stunning background, and I love it! Beautifully done card, sweet friend! Hugs! (I'm still waiting to see it on SCS and just had to pop over on your blog!)

Hetty said...

Wow,this came out beautiful! Lovely shades of blue and the cute cup is a great combination! Cheers!

lostinpaper said...

What a wonderful card, this looks like such a fun technique, thanks for sharing how you made it!

Conniecrafter said...

The background turned out gorgeous, love the variation in colors you got too, great background for your pretty tea cup!

Macarena said...

What a great technique! I love the result you received on the background. I should try it too. Thank you for playing along with Simon Monday Challenge!

Carol L said...

WOW on this background! I love those vivid blue colors and the watercolor effect looks amazing! Beautiful card!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Wow, this is such a gorgeous background! I love all the different shades of blue! Love the fun technique you have shared!

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card Heidi and you rocked the watercolour technique...thanks for joining in the fun at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Cindi (aka iring) said...

That is a gorgeous background! I love those blues and the tea cup too.