Flower Patch

Flower Patch

Flower Patch

Hi Folks,

Following on from my previous post I recently learned a beautiful watercolour stamping technique and I just love it. This card was inspired by Elizabeth Price beautiful card. I hope I did it justice. What do you think of it?

I think the big solid image of the bloom is perfect for this technique. :)

A very quick explanation of how to create this watercolour effect. You MUST use watercolour paper. Stampin’ Up! do an excellent quality card. Check out listed supplies below.

Using a Stampin’ Spritzer, you liberally spray the watercolour card with water, then stamp your image immediately on to this whilst its still very wet. I started with the solid bloom stamp to get the layout. It will run and bleed. This is the intention. You can use kitchen towel paper to mop up an colour that has run into areas that you didn’t wish it to. Do this as you go along, before it dries.  A quick blast with the Heat Tool dried it off enough to work on the second layer. Again, mist the card with water, although not as much this time, and repeat the process.  Keep repeating process again but with less water each layer to give a more defined image. Finish by stamping the same image but without spritzing to give a clearly defined image. Just keep working at it until you are happy with the result.

I could play with this technique for hours! Try it with the Watercolor Wings stamp too if you have it.

Have a go and let me know how you get on. :)

Any questions just give me a shout.

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