Thursday, May 5, 2016

Technique: Layered Watercolor Stamping

The Picture Perfect stamp set has been out on my desk for the last few months, because I just can't stop making pretty projects with it! This card features a simple but lovely technique: Layered Watercolor Stamping.

Start with watercolor paper and brush a very light coat of water where you want to stamp first. Then stamp your bottom layer of your 2 (or more) step stamp. Use your Aquapainter to lightly smudge the image and spread the ink around a little bit. Once you're satisfied with your image, use a paper towel to lightly dab off any excess water. Stamp your next layer, and smudge a little more. Continue this process, making sure to remove excess water with each layer before stamping again. When you are finished, use the Aquapainter again to spread a tiny bit of ink out from the edges of your image. This softens the borders and completes the watercolor look.

I used Layered Watercoloring on both the rose and the leaf images above. I love that this technique gives you an entirely different look with the same stamp set! I hope you'll give it a try and post your project in the comments.

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