2 Apr 2011

Crayon to Stamp Watercolouring

This is one of my favourite looks in watercolouring, although it takes a bit of practice. For this card I used the Just Believe stamp set for the image and Something to Celebrate (Occasions Mini Hostess Level Two) for the sentiment.

The cardstock is Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. The DSP is Pretty in Pink from the Subtles Pack.

For this technique you use the Watercolour Wonder Crayons and colour the stamp. I used Old Olive for the grass and Always Artichoke for the flower stems and leaves. I coloured the flowers with Pretty in Pink and then coloured the centres with Regal Rose - right on top of the Pretty in Pink.

Then using a small, fine, misting bottle lightly spray the coloured stamp. Too much water and the image will just be a muddy mess. Too little and you will get gaps in your image. If the mist is too heavy you will have major blotches. Just keep trying.

You will never get the same result twice but it does give a lovely ephemeral finished product. The biggest difference between this and a regular ink stamping is that there are no lines - look again - it gives the impression of being hand painted. I really like that style - it almost makes me not notice how crooked the card stock is under the sentiment!!

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