Friday night’s class was a very relaxing one, even though we were playing with techniques which have the potential to cause stress if they don’t go as expected. A request had been made for “watercolouring techniques” and I had great fun designing the projects for the class.
This technique is fun to do and produces really lovely results – even if they’re not always what you’re expecting. I had to keep reminding the ladies that there is no such thing as “wrong”, only “different”!
To produce this effect, I began by inking up my stamp with markers. I used Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Pool Party. Next I spritzed the rubber with water and stamped onto watercolour paper. The effect varies according to how many times you spritz and how far away you hold the spritzer, so it’s really best just to play around and see what you like best. The more water you get on the stamp, the less definition you’ll see in your finished image.
I did the same technique with the Gorgeous Grunge speckles so that they’d look more painted than stamped.
Oh, and if your stamped image isn’t quite as “watery” as you’d like, you can simply spritz directly onto the paper and see what happens.
It has to dry fully before you can do anything else, so we speeded up this process with a heat gun. To finish off, I stamped the greeting and overstamped the bee in Black Stazon; using clear-mount stamps meant I could see where I was stamping, but it didn’t matter too much anyway as it’s that kind of relaxed card.
Honestly, I could ink and spritz and stamp all day, it’s so relaxing. Give it a try!
By the time you read this I should be on my way to Broomfield Hall for the Food and Craft Fair. If you manage to get to this event, please do pop by and say hello. Apparently there will be an appearance by Jim the miniature Shetland pony at 1pm… and I have to confess that this is one of the reasons I booked a stall!