Watercoloring Stamped Images

There are so many fun and easy ways to watercolor your stamped images. Today I want to show you how to watercolor your images simply by using regular ink and an aqua painter. No special  ink is required for this technique!

For this technique, I am using the flower image from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and some Fresh Fig ink.  I do recommend the use of watercolor paper for this particular technique since we will be using an aqua painter to “bleed” the stamped images. To create the card showcased above, start by cutting out a large label from a piece of watercolor paper, using the Stitched Label Framelit.

There are two flower images in this set: an outline image and an inside image. Using the inside image (the one with the lines) ink it up with Fresh Fig ink, stamp off the image on a scrap piece of paper, and then stamp the image in the center of your label. Take the aqua painter and squeeze a bit of water onto the image. As you spread the water around you will also spread the color (a lighter shade of Fresh Fig). Continue to spread the color with the aqua painter to create a halo effect around the flowery image. Next, ink up the flower outline, using Fresh Fig, and stamp it directly over the other image. Take your aqua painter and pull some of the color out around the edges of the flower. Let it dry.

Create a white card base and emboss the front using the Lovely Floral embossing folder. Adhere the watercolored label to the right side of your card front as shown (use dimensionals). Stamp an extra flower and some leaves on a few scrap pieces of white cardstock. Cut them out with the coordinating framelits and use them as embellishments around the label.

To make this card, start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of the pear pizzazz polka dot patterned paper from the Subtles DSP pack and adhere to the left side of the card.  Cut a 2-3/4 x 3-1/2 inch piece of Watercolor Paper, a 3 x 3-3/4 inch piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and a 3-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock.  Stamp the “inside image” (the one with the lines) on the watercolor paper using Gorgeous Grape ink. Use the aqua paper to pull the color around the outside of the flower to create the halo effect. Stamp the leaf image using Pear Pizzazz ink. Use the aqua painter to pull the color around the leaves. Let dry and stamp a little sentiment on the bottom of the watercolor paper. Assemble the card and embellish as desired.

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