Water-coloring Methods

So, it appears I jumped the gun on Stampin’Up!’s Water Color Month, by sharing water-coloring methods at my June workshop. But I did get to demonstrate one method they do not show in their new video, seen here.

We used water-color card stock to stamp the images in different dye green inks. Then moved the ink using water color brushes. This method you will see in the SU video, and our workshop sample below.

Card with Grassy Grove scene and water-coloring
Images stamped and water-colored with aqua brush, then sky is blended with Peach and Razzleberry inks

There is another water-coloring method, not shown in the video. That is to ink up the stamps, then mist them with water, before stamping them on the water color card stock. This can be tricky, because too much or too little water can give undesired results. So, it’s important to have a good sprayer. I use the Tim Holtz distress water sprayer, seen in the photo below.

Grassy Grove card using the misting water color method
Here you can see how the water misting is not uniform – more on the left than the right.
Card stamping with Grassy Grove stamps after misting with water
Here the misting was heavier on the grounds, but the trees look pretty good.

If you want to learn more about water-coloring methods, don’t forget to check out the link in the first paragraph. And visit my online store and check out the What’s New section.

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