Thursday, September 6, 2012

Step by Step Watercolour Stamping

 Remember this beatiful layout Jowilna created for us?  

And this stunning butterfly?  Here is the how to, step by step!

To create the beautiful stamped effect on my layout I used Rusty hinge distress ink.

Here’s how
Step 1
Use the distress ink pad to add ink to your stamp. Remember to always ink the stamp by applying the ink to the pad instead of pressing the stamp onto the ink pad.

Step 2
Lightly mist the inked stamp using a water misting bottle. There’s a difference between misting and spraying. Misting means, that you spray water into the air and then drag the stamp through the water in the air. The stamp catches the water creating a thin layer of “wetness” onto the ink.

Step 3
Stamp the image onto cardstock. The stamped image gives a watercolour effect because of the reaction of the water with the distress ink.

Repeatedly stamp the image using the same technique. Cut two butterflies using sharp scissors and then layer two butterflies on top of each other using pop dots.

A simple technique using a few supplies with a stunning effect.
Happy stamping!
Fantastic!  Watch this space for some more Design Team Magic this weekend from our September Designer, René Sharp!

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