Hi everyone. Sorry I haven't been around much this week. I have a virus that has overstayed it's welcome. :( Hoping to kick this thing soon!
I'm back with another reminder that there is a new CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers ... and it runs for the whole month of January.
The card above uses the Watercolour Spritz technique. It's not hard to do, but there is a bit of a learning curve to figure out how much water to mist on your inked stamp before stamping onto the watercolour paper. Getting some practice helps with that. :)
I inked up my rubber stamp using markers, spritzed with water a few times and then stamped onto dry watercolour paper. I hold the stamp down for a few seconds so the watercolour paper absorbs the diluted ink. Then remove the stamp and let it sit and dry for a while. The image changes quite a bit as it dries ... and it looks as though you've watercoloured the image by hand. So pretty!
For the card above, I used a post-it note mask to keep the area just below my stamped flowers clean. I also die-cut the flower box from watercolour paper and used the same inking and misting of leaves, stamping them on both the background of my card and the w/c paper flower box die-cut. To give the sentiment a watercoloured look, I inked it with my marker and then lightly touched it in spots with my waterbrush and then stamped.
I used Kylie's awesome sketch for this month from Happy Little Stampers ...
I hope you're inspired to join in the fun at Happy Little Stampers Blog. Click HERE to share your CAS Watercoloured cards. And click HERE to play long with the HLS January Sketch Challenge. Or use both on your card. :)
I'll be back with a final challenge reminder next week with another CAS Watercoloured card using a different watercolouring technique. Can't wait to show you! :)
On another subject, wanted to quickly share my good news that one my cards was featured in this Embossing Paste article by Michele Boyer for Craftsy Paper Blog Crafts. Thanks for including one of my cards Michele! :)
Stamps: Pocket Silhouette, Just Believe (SU!)
Paper: Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: SU! markers: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive
Accessories & Tools: Small Flower box die (Poppy Stamps), water mister, post-it note, waterbrush