Hi Everyone, Nancy here with a photo tutorial of a technique for stamping with water. This is a fun technique that results in wonderful batik-like patterns and textures. I used Distress inks for this technique because they are designed to react with water. For a different look you can use Pearly Water to add some sparkle and shine!
White Cardstock- I used Neenah Solar White
Kraft Cardstock- Neenah Desert Storm
Stamps: Hero Arts Daisy Outline Pattern S5472; Lawn Fawn Swimsuit Season (swimsuit and sentiment)
Inks: Distress inks-Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon. Memories Black Dye ink, Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
Tools: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Inkssentials Mister bottle, Fiskars paper trimmer, EK Success 2" Circle Punch, Heat Tool
Other Supplies: Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, Large Glue Dots, May Arts Ribbons and Trims
Let's get started:
When you first remove the stamp you may not like how it looks, but give it time for the water to react with Distress ink.
NOTE: Please do not use a heat tool directly on your self healing cutting mat. The heat will warp the mat. I hold my paper over a ceramic tile to heat when using embossing powder or for general drying. This photo is just for demonstration purposes.
I stamped the swimsuit with black ink on a leftover piece of the Shaded Lilac inked panel and cut it out. Then I used the stamping with water technique to give the swimsuit a fun pattern.
I punched a 2" circle and stamped the Daisy Outline Pattern in Squeezed Lemonade then stamped the "keep cool" sentiment in black ink. This circle was trimmed and adhered to the panel.
I added some May Arts ribbon and trim, layered the swimsuit on the piece of woven trim and rounded the bottom corners of the panel before mounting it to a standard size kraft card base.
Here's my finished card:
and a close up of the water stamped detail:
I hope enjoyed today's Design Team Wednesday Tutorial and that you will use this fun technique to add some interesting texture to your stamped cards and projects.
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