Watercolor Stamping Technique by Stampin’ Up!

Watercolor Stamping Technique by Stampin’ Up!


Hi I’m Brandi and today we’re going to
learn a fun technique called watercolor stamping. So the stamp set i’m going to
use is called Fresh Fruit and this one is perfect for the technique just
because it is two step and it also has this watercolor look to the stamps
already. When you stamp these they have a little bit of a wash to them already see how that pair looks like the light is shining on it
can see that gleam on the peach that’s just how they stamp in a regular
ink pad but we’re going to take it a step further today and actually do a
watercolor technique. So let’s get started the first thing
that we need is watercolor paper and I’ve already taken my paper and cut it
down to the right size that I want for my card. And i’m just going to make kind
of a wash on the background so I’ll grab my Pool Party ink pad and i’m going to
use just the lid right here. You can do the thing where you just
squeeze the pad and get a little bit of ink right there in the lid see that i
can just leave it open in my work space. Also I want lots of this nice light blue
ink so i’m going to use a drop of our reinker as well and just put a little
bit there so i’ll have some extra and then this is an aqua painter. It is
filled with water that flows through a valve as I use it which is awesome and
I’m going to squeeze it and gets lots of water right up in here so that I have
good watery pool to work with. And then to make a watercolor wash background i’m just going to go swoosh it right here across the card front. And don’t be shy you can go ahead and get lots of water on
here. I’m not going to go off the edges but
i’m going to go close because i want a whole kind of a background. Can even drop a little extra color in there and then i’m going to want to set that aside to
dry and it will kind of get a nice and variegated effect like this. So here’s mine I’ve already dried now
let’s go ahead and add some fun stamping to this background too – we’re going to get
crazy and make it really watery looking. Let’s start with our Peekaboo Peach ink
pad and just a little peachy stamp and then I want to add a little bit of a
darker orange edge as well so this is the Tangerine Tango ink. I’m going to take that stamp already
inked up and just roll it so only the edge got that darker ink. The other thing I’m going to do before I
stamp it is actually spritz the stamp. So this is a Stampin Spritzer just a little spray bottle that can help
me with some of these fun watercolor projects. And I’m going to spray this
three times I want that ink to really kind of pool up on the stamp and then
we’ll come over here and press it gently to the paper this watercolor paper does
a great job of keeping the ink fooled the way I want it and absorbing it so
that you still keep that affect see how cool that looks. Let’s go to our leaf stamp with the pair
of his as this one since i’m only using one color of and i’m still spritzing but
i’ll just give it one little stray and that’ll be enough to get my pooled ink that. There are two other stamps I want
to do the same thing with. So here’s a little kind of a flower swirl and back
to my Pool Party ink pad so staying with my color scheme here. Oops one little spritz stamp that guy
there and last one let’s go for a Watermelon
Wonder and this cute little flower stamp that is also in the same stamp set.
Little spritz and you can see that kind of stamps all watery. Now if I kept going and covered up my
whole entire background the finished watercolor stamping looks
like this. So you see you get those beautiful kind
of depth of color the images run a little bit and it’s just not as crisp as
if I had gone straight from the ink so this can be really fun for some
particular watercolor type projects. Now I’m going to use this piece to
actually create what I call a magic card. Here’s my finished sample here. You can
see I’ve got my little fruit pieces and as I pull that out there’s my watercolor look. Now to get
the exact instructions on how to put together the magic card check out my
other video that shows a tutorial on that, click here for that video. And to get all
the products I talked about today visit stampinup.com or contact your
demonstrator.

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