This watercolor stamping technique will have you looking at your stamps in a whole new way!
We were so excited to see Carol share this easy-to-do, fun watercolor stamping technique because, while it’s been around forever, this pretty method of creating watercolor looks on cards is enjoying a reboot in the card making world. Carol says, “The Daisy Daydream stamp set is the style of stamp that was used when I very first saw the demo at a Rubbernecker booth at a craft show several years ago! I’ve been hooked on this company since then!” She chose to create this card using pretty Fall colors and we just love it! Let’s take a look at how she made this captivating card.
First, Carol says that using a stamp positioner that has a hinge mechanism on it is a necessity to layer your colors accurately; she uses the Misti. She placed a piece of white watercolor paper into her Misti, positioned the stamp image side down where she knew she wanted it and closed the “door” to pick up the stamp.
She then used Tangerine and Color Crush Color Bursts and barely diluted them so the paint didn’t beadd up on the stamp – you really want a good layer on there for beautiful saturation. Once she’d applied her paints, she misted the stamp with a FINE mist and stamped onto her watercolor paper. Carol says you can repeat this as many times as you want with more of the same or different shades of harmonious colors to build your flowers as you like them. You can see in the image below how Carol added details to her stamped images by restamping with additional paint application.s
When Carol was happy with her coloring and everything was dry, she positioned the outline stamp from the set over her watercolored details, again closed her Misti to pick up the stamp and stamped using Versafine Onyx ink for the detail layer. Remember, we created these stamps to in sketch style meaning they will NOT line up exactly and were designed that way on purpose!
Now Carol die cut her watercolor panel with the largest die form our Nested Scallop With Holes set and held onto the outer frame. She adhered a layer of diagonally striped paper to a card base and then adhered that outer die cut frame to the paper with some liquid glue.
Then Carol decided she wanted to add some pretty gold splatters to the background of her card but NOT over the flowers themselves. Here’s her GENIUS PRO TIP: she simply placed the stamp image side down over her stamped area as a mask! She added her watercolor splatters, wiped off the back of the stamp and – VOILA – a perfect mask with no cutting!!
When the splatters were dry, she stamped her sentiment from our Best Friends Etc. set in the same Onyx black, wrapped some twine around her die cut layer and adhered it into the frame with foam squares.
Gorgeous! Here are the items Carol used today so snatch them up and make these for yourself!
While you are waiting for your new goodies, take a look through your stash and see what other stamps you have that lend themselves to this watercolor stamping technique. We are betting that once you make one card this way, you will be burning through your brushes!