Welcome! It's my day to post a Project Of The Week for The House That Stamps Built. Today I'm going to show you how to create a watercolor look (actually a couple different ways) with your RI stamps. Here are the basic supplies you will need:
-stamps (I used Flower Power Backgrounds and Borders "Leaf Cluster Outline", "Flower Cluster Outline", "Flower Cluster Detail", Flower Cluster Solid" and "Birthday"
-water based inks and/or markers
-an aqua blender pen (or a fine water color brush or an aqua painter)
First I made the background. With the solid stamp, I inked it up and then spritzed it with water before I stamped it on the paper. You can see that this technique brings more bleeding of the color. For the outline flowers, I inked it up and stamped like normal, then I used my aqua blender pen to pull the color into the flower petals. It gives a more colored look. For the leaves, I achieved the soft water colored look by inking the stamp and stamping it like normal, then I used the aqua blender pen to trace along the stamped lines; it really softened everything out.
And here is the picture of the final result:
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Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Leaf Cluster Outline", "Flower Cluster Outline", "Flower Cluster Detail", Flower Cluster Solid" and "Birthday"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; PTI "Filigree Border"
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