Today at Noon EDT, the Stampin’ Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop will begin. With lots of fresh and fun ideas for products featured in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, you won’t want to miss it! Since the hop will run through Sunday at Noon EDT, I’m sharing a technique today in lieu of my regular Saturday Tutorial feature.
Talk about a quick and simple technique with a real “WOW” factor!! The Water Color Wash Technique will do just that! Today’s card share was made using this technique. This card is a Clean and Simple (CAS) design… and goes together quite quickly! On Monday, I’ll be sharing more cards featuring this technique but with layers (I just love layers, LOL)!
Supplies Needed for today’s:
Water Color Wash Technique:
Stamps: Inspired by Nature(W 111656), Delightful Dozen(W 122650, C 122652)
Ink: Early Espresso(119670), Wild Wasabi(109014)
Re-Inkers: Bashful Blue(105221), Baja Breeze(111844)
Papers: Marina Mist 4” x 5-1/4” (119682), Very Vanilla 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”(101650), Early Espresso3-3/4” x 5”(119686), Water Color Paper 3-1/2” x 4-3/4”(122959)
Accessories: Fine Art Misting Bottle* (not SU), small plastic lid or plastic coated paper plate**, Aqua Painter (103954)
Step by Step Instructions:
Water Color Wash Technique:
- Fill Fine Art Misting Bottle with tap water, spray Water Color Paper 2-3 times just until damp. If your water puddles or pools, remove excess by gently blotting with a paper towel. Do NOT rub or run fingers across the paper as it will change the effect of the wash technique.
- Add 1-2 droplets of Bashful Blue Re-Inker to plastic lid/plate you are using as a palette. Mist re-inker with water to dilute, pick up with water filled aqua painter and brush long strokes onto damp water color paper. If paper is dry, your brush strokes will drag… simply mist again.
- Repeat step 2 using the Baja Breeze Reinker overlapping but not blending the two colors on the Water Color Paper.
- Allow to dry… this will only take a few moments unless your home is damp… you can speed up this process with a heat tool if desired.
- Ink and stamp grass image from inspired by nature stamp set using wild wasabi classic ink. Ink/Stamp multiple times until you are happy with the grassy appearance. TIP: If you place the inked image onto the dry water color paper and drag it towards the bottom, you will get more of a “wispy” image.
- Ink and stamp sentiment with Early Espresso Classic Ink, and stamp on the upper right corner.
- Assemble layers and you’re done… a very quick, CAS card using the Water Color Wash Technique!
* Fine Art misters are found in the art/painting supply department at your local craft and hobby store. They are about the same size as our stampin’ mist bottles, but will spray a finer mist, and are often used by water color artists.
** I generally use the lid of an empty brad container for re-inker techniques… but a plastic coated paper plate or food container lid will work just as well.
Hope to see you back here at 12noon EDT for the Stampin’ Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop! Don’t forget to come back on Sunday Afternoon for another new post, and on Monday for another couple of cards featuring the Water Color Wash Technique and a few layers .
I look forward to reading your comments!