Today I want to show you a technique that I have just started to explore. You can create watercolor-like stamped cards. Here's How:
Choose a stamp...an outline image works well for this technique.
Use markers to color it in if it has different areas that would look good in different colors. Here I colored the center with Calypso Coral and the petals with Melon Mambo.
Mist the stamp with water until it beads up on the colored areas. I did try this several times with scratch paper until I got a 'feel' for the amount of water that worked best.
Stamp on watercolor paper or card stock. I got good results with both but for this piece I used watercolor paper. The intensity of the ink will vary, just as in a water-colored piece. I used a sponge dauber to daub on some So Saffron ink onto the bees after they dried.
And, here is the card that I created with the water-colored piece.
|Garden in Bloom|
|Honeycomb Textured Impressions folder|