Water Stamped Grasses

golden watercoloured grasses

After stamping the Queen Anne’s lace with water I tried the technique again with a different stamp. I masked a rectangle then used ink to sponge the  background with green, yellow and orange  tones. I then painted water onto my stamp and stamped several times along the panel. You can see a clear water stamped impression on the left hand side but the others are less obvious. To finish I  inked the same grass stamp in green and orange and stamped it several times before adding the sentiment

The card and the panel are cut from 140lb weight water colour paper.

By the way if you are looking for One Layer Wednesday this week Karen is hosting a Silhouette challenge which I hope to play along with soon.


Stamps: AspireThinking of You (PB)
Inks: Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Pear Tart, Olive Grove (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 25% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

14 Comments on “Water Stamped Grasses”

  1. judi44 says:

    I love the colors used and the technique. Thank you for giving the paper and weight used, most of the time they are not given. Nice job.
    With Love Judi

  2. So gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the technique.

  3. Sally H says:

    That is so beautiful, Heather. What a great technique. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sandi says:

    Very pretty and relaxing. Love it.

  5. jmhave44 says:

    Your usual gorgeous sponged card, and I love that water technique. Looks very autumn-ish, and as always, thanks for giving the how-to. TFS

  6. Lindsey says:

    This is beautiful, Heather! The colours are perfect for the images.

  7. Jan Castle says:

    Lovely card Heather!!!!! Will have to give it a try too….TFS!

  8. anja says:

    Amazing stamping, wonderful effect!
    Hugs Anja

  9. Karin says:

    Gorgeous card, beautiful sponging and (water)stamping! Nice colors too!

  10. annie says:

    I love the depth created by that technique. The colours make it a bright and cheerful card.

  11. I adore the colours you have used and the way you have blended them so well without getting a muddied look….I always seem to end up muddied…or is it muddled?…I can’t remember! The water stamping creates such a soft 3D effect…..it’s amazing! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations and your techniques!

  12. I love the way you did this. The colors and depth are amazing!

  13. Maureen Lenti says:

    This card would be a real joy to receive. The colors are so vibrant and cheery. Beautiful job!

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