Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Project 253: Watercolor stamp effect


This weekend I had an epic NYC playdate with Claire. Wahoo!

We got up to a few fun new tricks and techniques, including the one featured here. She showed how to spray a background stamp with water and then you lay the paper down on top of the stamp. The headline is my second attempt, and I thought it was too much fun.

I used a watercolor stripe stamp from Claire's stash and thought the watermarks looked so good with the textured paper. The cactus is stamped and cut out (Lawn Fawn I think) and made into a sticker - another fun new technique from the playdate. These were colored with an aqua brush and distress inks. The sequins add a touch of fun. The greeting is actually from a different stamp set, but I thought it was a great greeting with the cactus.


This attempt was something a bit different. It was a smaller stamp but stacked it up to get a deeper panel. I thought this looked a bit like rain and used a cloud stamp from a Simon Says Stamp set and cut it out by hand. The grey card is embossed with this gorgeous embossing folder from Claire's stash. She's not allowed to buy folders without me. This is too nice. The little sequins and glue dots are a great little rain dot.

It's a great technique and one definitely to use again.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh I still really love these. The cactus is by Mama Elephant. AND for the record - your Momma bought me the folder LOL. Fun times man, loved that you could come and have a play in my craft space for a change. Cx

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