OLW12 Watercolor challengePosted: July 18, 2010
I have been wanting to participate in Susan’s One Layer Wednesday challenge ever since she began them so I was very pleased to have a chance this week especially as the theme is watercolor. I love the effects of watercolor so I had fun playing around with a few ideas. The technique I ended up using was wet on wet. I sprayed the watercolor paper lightly, inked up the stamps with markers in the card above and just on a stamp pad in the card below, then lightly spritzed the stamps before stamping them on the damp paper. The paper in the card above was wetter than the paper below so the ink bled a lot more. In the card below I dried the paper before stamping the second butterfly stamp over the top of the colored images so I the black ink didn’t bleed at all. On the card above I stamped a second and third time without re-inking and achieved the paler, more watery images.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Upsy Daisy, Watercolor Minis, Hugs and Wishes
Inks: Bravo Burgandy, Ballet Blue, Always Artichoke, Not quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, Basic Black
Cardstock: Demco Watercolor paper