Watercoloring on cards, scrapbooking, you name it is VERY popular right now. And it is a look that I love. I do not have any watercolor talent, but luckily with a few stamps and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink, I can make it look like I do. :)
This technique is very easy. I used a Stamp set called Altenew Whimsical flowers. This is a multilayer floral set. It has 2 step flowers and leaves and a lined image to outline your flower. In these examples, I only used the flower "blobs" as I called them as I was going for a more loose watercolor look, but with really vivid color. I stamped my flowers in Distress ink, and then before I stamped it, I sprayed the stamp with a fine mist of water. I took and put the stamp down on the watercolor paper and then let it dry. After it was dry, I sprayed a few drops of water into my hand and shook the water drops on to the paper. I let it sit a minute then I blotted with a paper towel. This gives more interest to the stamping. I was not trying to make this perfect so I did not do any masking, just some very loose stamping. I love the results! I also decided that I wanted a "little" definition to the flowers so I used a fine tip black pen to just loosely outline some of the flowers.
I stamped greetings on both cards and viola! Simple one layer cards!
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