Monday, May 7, 2012

My Friend, Different Wash Technique Card

A different Water Color Wash Technique Card today… It’s a CAS (clean and simple), quick and easy technique with very little mess or fuss, unlike this weekend’s Super Saturday Tutorial card!  Today’s card features a basic wash technique and My Friend Stamp Set. 

I’ve been playing with the “My Friend” stamp set quite a bit lately!  I’ve had some interesting comments from readers with regard to this stamp set, both on my blog and in my Split Coast Stampers gallery! 

As you know, I love reading your comments and find it both interesting and challenging when someone says they originally didn’t care for a particular stamp set or have been inspired to dust off the set they’ve owned for a while!my friend stamp set and water color wash technique mini tutorial on createdbyu_blogspot 5/7/12The background on today’s card was created on glossy white card stock. 

How to…

Glossy White Card Stock Water Color Wash

  1. Mix a few drops of bashful blue re-inker with a few drops of water in a paint tray, on a plate or plastic lid.
  2. Use an aqua painter to pick up and quickly brush across the glossy white card stock… if you look closely, you can see my brushstrokes were done on diagonally.
  3. Mix a few drops of Baja breeze re-inker with a few drops of water as in step one.
  4. Use an aqua painter and diagonal strokes to apply a second coat of color.

Set aside to dry… or dry with a heat tool before stamping.stamped greenery using old olive classic ink on dry watercolor wash background

You can see the diagonal brush strokes and variation of color in the image above!

Today’s tips for paper crafters:

  • Fill mis-stamped mistakes for solid images using an aqua painter. 
  • First, try moving the freshly stamped ink with an aqua painter alone.
  • If that doesn’t work, you can also squeeze the lid of a closed ink pad, open the pad and pick up ink from the lid to color in the image using the aqua painter and inkpierce holes, skip three to place designer printed brads on today's project

Lucky Limeade Designer Printed Brads coordinate well with hues of bashful blue, old olive, and rich razzleberry!  LOL, I’ve always loved the purple/green color combo!!

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“Hello” from the “My Friend” stamp set was stamped in rich razzleberry ink “DTP” aka... direct to paper.

Do you have a stampin up stamp set that really challenges you?  Would you like to challenge me to use a particular current stamp set in a card to feature on my blog?  Simply leave a comment on today’s post, and I’ll see if I can work on it!!  LOL, providing I actually own the stamp set Winking smile!

I look forward to reading your comments… see you again tomorrow morning as you sip your morning coffee (or tea… like Princess Lisa!!).



Shop my online Stampin’ Up! store for stamps and supplies used in today’s…

CAS My Friend Wash Technique Card

Stamps:  My Friend WM 122585 / CM 122587

Inks:  (re-inkers) Bashful Blue 105221, Baja Breeze 111844, Old Olive Classic Ink Pad 102777, Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad 115658

Papers:  Glossy White Card Stock 102599, Whisper White 100730, Rich Razzleberry 115316

Terrific Tools:  Mat Pack 105826, Paper Piercing Tool 116631, Aqua Painter 103954, Heat Tool (optional) 100005

Awesome Accessories:  In Color 2011-13 Designer Printed Brads 122940

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1 comment:

Kelly Wentling said...

Pretty Sharon. I'd like to try this wash sometime. I haven't pulled out my glossy cardstock in years! lol. I'm not sure if you own the stamp set "Button Buddies" or not, but I struggle with this one. I do okay with a small 3x3 card, but struggle with a normal A2 sized card. Thanks!