Tuesday, February 24, 2009

NO COLORING day 2 - faux watercolor

this is one of my favorite techniques and i have recently been collecting stamps that would be good for this. i am afraid you will see alot of this stamp as i used the heck out of it this weekend!

~~if anyone can tell me why i have a pic come up sideways occasionally i would be eternally grateful - it is rightside up in my file~~

for this technique you need a stamp that is fairly solid - an outline stamp will not be as effective. i have just experimented with different ones and some look good and some don't.

ink up your stamp with various colors of dye ink - memento dew drops are perfect for this due to their shape - PLUS they have lots of yummy colors (and i have them ON SALE). once your stamp is inked as you want mist it very lightly with water and then stamp on watercolor paper. it is that simple!

those delish little square purple embellies will be here soon in lots of fun colors and finishes which i can't wait to get my hands on!