Watercolour Wonder-ing If I Can Do It

Inspiration comes from everywhere. And while I was quietly scouring online, I kept seeing cards, scrapbook pages and the such made with their own backgrounds and unique inky look and I was instantly in love! A little bit more scouring and I discovered that it was a ‘watercolouring technique’ that was being used solely using stamps, ink pads and of course, water.

I knew I just had to give this technique a go. And for my first try, I’m quite pleased with how it all turned out.

Totally In Love

The water colouring technique is quite simple and gives a dramatic effect. Simply spritz a piece of watercolour paper with water and then stamp with your selected stamp set (I used Mum’s Love from the current Occasions Catalogue for my design) as per normal. The image will bleed and run as it desires creating a beautiful design. You have no control of hat your design is going to do, so sit back and enjoy the spectacle and randomness of it all. I started with the lighter colours, layering and stamping and finishing of with the darker images. Once you are happy with our design, set aside to dry or you can speed up the process as I did and use a heat gun.

The bold colouring of the Blackberry Bliss ink perfectly balanced with the subtle tones of Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi

I can definitely see me using this technique a lot more in my designs, cards and classes in the future.

The addition of the punched Blackberry Bliss flower and the Basic Rhinestone are the perfect accompaniment along with the punched leaves from the Bird Builder punch.

The bold colours and the watercolour technique needed to be balanced and finished off with something just as beautiful. A hand punched flower with the Petite Petals punch and a heat embossed greeting from the And Many More stamp set on some vellum did just the trick. And, of course, you can never have too much bling!

A close up of the white heat embossed sentiment on the muted vellum paper.

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Happy stamping,
From your favourite Vintage Graffiti Artist,
Emma xo

Love this project? Here are the supplies that I used. You can purchase all of these over at my store here.

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