Apr 17 2015
If you want to feel like an artist, reach for some watercolor paper. I don’t know if it is the texture of the paper or the heavier weight but it feels like canvas and that is as close to painting as I’m going to get.
There are two ways to use watercolor paper and inks to create a card like this one. You can wet the paper and then stamp on it. Or you can do the opposite as I did here. Stamp your images onto the watercolor paper – the colors may look muted. Then spritz gently with water. I like to hold the Spritzer at a distance for a lighter and more even application of water. Wait a couple of minutes for the water to affect the inks and intensify the color. If needed, you can always add more water.
For this card, I used Real Red, Early Espresso, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist with the Flower Patch stamp set. Inside the card, I added the birthday greeting from the same stamp set.
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