Mar 02 2011

Watercolor Wash Technique with the Growing Green Stamp Set

Watercolr Wash Technique with the Growing Green Stamp Set

 

For my cards today I revisited an old technique. Although I have used the Watercolor Wash technique many times it never fails to amaze me how pretty this technique is for card making.

Scroll down to the end of the post for step by step instructions and photos.

 

Card #1 Growing Green Watercolor Wash

 When I coloured the flowers some were lighter in colour than others so I decided to make two different cards. This first one features Rose Red.

 

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Stamps: Growing Green (Wood 118758, Clear 120624)

Inks: Whisper White Craft (101731), Pretty in Pink Ink Refill (102295), Rose Red Ink Refill (102109), Rich Razzleberry Ink Refill (115664)

Paper: Subtles Textured Cardstock (121075), Shimmery White (101910)

Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Little Leaves (114511)

Punches: Scallop Trim Border (118402)

Other: Rose Red Seam Binding (121884) , White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (100005), Powder Pals (102197), Aqua Painter (103954)

 

Card #2 Growing Green Watercolor Wash

 For this card, I used the darker flowers with Rich Razzleberry textured cardstock and ribbon.

 

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Stamps: Growing Green (Wood 118758, Clear 120624)

Inks: Whisper White Craft (101731), Pretty in Pink Ink Refill (102295), Rose Red Ink Refill (102109), Rich Razzleberry Ink Refill (115664)

Paper: Brights Textured Cardstock (121077), Shimmery White (101910)

Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Little Leaves (114511)

Punches: Scallop Trim Border (118402)

Other: Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (119957) , White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (100005), Powder Pals (102197), Aqua Painter (103954

 

Heat Embossed image with white embossing powder

Heat emboss the flower from the Growing Green stamp set onto Shimmery White cardstock with Whisper White craft ink (or VersaMark) and white embossing powder.

 

Spritz stamped images with water

 Spritz embossed cardstock generously with water. You should see puddles of water on the paper.

 

Ink refills on clear block

 Choose three or four ink refill colours. I used Pretty in Pink, Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry. Place a few drops or each colour onto a clear block or other surface and pick up the colour with an Aqua Painter

 

Apply ink to image

Use the Aqua Painter to add the first colour to the paper. 

 

All three colors of ink applied

 Add the other colours to the stamped images and allow to dry. A Heat Tool can be used to speed up the drying time.

That’s it!

 

Don’t think it, ink it!

 

 

2 comments so far

2 Responses to “Watercolor Wash Technique with the Growing Green Stamp Set”

  1. Judyon 02 Mar 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Darlene…your two cards are beautiful and the technique information you have provided is very clear and concise. Thank you for sharing your talent and knowledge.

  2. Louiseon 03 Mar 2011 at 11:43 am

    Love your card…and the stamp set you’ve used. I’ve done this technique with the 5th Avenue set but never notice this set with the smaller flower.
    Thanks for sharing.

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