In my classes we'll be stamping a watercolour background with an acrylic block. This is one of the samples I've made for that class.
|We'll also be thinking about layering during these classes|
Serene Silhouettes stamp set & Botanical Gardens DSP
One of the joys (and sometimes frustrations) of this technique is that it comes out different every time! I find it useful to have handy a tissue (to mop up excess ink/water) and a paintbrush that I can use to "help" the ink behave well. I also have a heat tool close by so that when I'm ready, I can quickly dry the piece and stop any further blending of the ink.
It's great fun to try different inks and "loading patterns" and see what happens. To preserve the integrity of my ink pads, I prefer to add the ink from lightest to darkest. If I'm using 3 (or more) colours, I use a tissue to wipe away ink from the area where I want to add the next ink.
It's also worth testing different cardstock/papers to see which gives you the effect you want. I tried out watercolour paper, Whisper White cardstock and Shimmery White cardstock and found the Shimmery White was the one that I kept going back to this time.
It's hard to stop at just one with this technique! Here are some variations I made:
|Serene Silhouettes stamp set, Bohemian Designer Series Paper|
|Wetlands stamp set, Wildflower Fields DSP (A FREE Sale-A-Bration product)|
|Guy Greetings stamp set, Bohemian DSP|
|Guy Greetings stamp set, Perfectly Artistic DSP (Free Sale-A-Bration product - limited time only)|
'Til next time
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