Friday, January 27, 2012

Re-Inker Water Color Wash Technique

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)!1.Water-color_Wash_Technique_Card_Tutorial_By_Sharon_Field

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Repeat step 2 using the Baja Breeze Reinker overlapping but not blending the two colors on the Water Color Paper.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Ink and stamp sentiment with Early Espresso Classic Ink, and stamp on the upper right corner.
  7. Assemble layers and you’re done… a very quick, CAS card using the Water Color Wash Technique!2.water.color.wash.and.sentimetn.from.delightful.dozen

* 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 Winking smile

I look forward to reading your comments!



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ColleenB. said...

Great card and thank U 4 the instructions; a technique that I know I will be doing.
I'm not much into coloring my images,but do like to play in / with water. :}

Gale said...

You make this seem so easy, that I am going to try it! Love the card, I think it could be used as a sympathy card too. Very peaceful and calming. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Carlson said...

What a lovely and simple technique! I've got a Mist It bottle, so I'm gonna try this technique soon.

Lisa808 said...

Neat technique and effect. tfs

Patrice H said...

Love it, I'll give it a try and see what I come up with@

Carol said...

I just love this technique....can't wait to try it out. ..... Have done this before but completely forgot about it.....Thanks for the reminder!!!

ellouise1969 said...

Something so easy and soooooo effective. Gotta love that dontcha?? Love the card adn thanks for sharing the techy.

Cindy Ware said...

I love making cards like this! Water coloring is so much fun!

Trish said...

I love CAS, and this card lends itself to so many variations. Thanks for sharing and for the detailed tutorial.

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

I really need to get some WC paper. Keep wanting to do things like this. Glad you'll be showing more of this. : )

Fabiola said...

sobre et très joli, biz