Hi everyone! Happy Friday! It's time for a new As You See It challenge...this week's is a "Fill in the Blank"! What is a favorite technique you use in your stamping?
I love all aspects of creating hand-stamped cards, but I do love to watercolor! I used to joke that the reason I started stamping is because I couldn't draw, but I could certainly color in someone else's artwork! So I was particularly drawn to line-art stamps because I could make them whatever color I wanted! The Friendly Hello SAB set has some pretty little line-art flowers, so I stamped them in Stazon ink on watercolor paper and went to work:
I am calling this a "mini" slimline card; it measures 6" x 2.75" and worked perfectly for the Atlantic Hearts sketch for this week:
You need to use Stazon ink when watercoloring, as it is an alcohol-based ink and the water and reinkers I use to color the flower in won't cause the black ink to bleed. I used two patterns from the Friendly Hello DSP, cut some squares and black scalloped mats, then added the watercolored and fussy-cut flowers and leaves:
I added a sentiment from the Flowering Rainboots set, and some rhinestones I colored with a black Sharpie marker:
I didn't add a sentiment to the inside; I'll leave it blank and stamp it when the occasion arises that I need a card like this!
So, what's a favorite technique of yours? I hope you'll check out what the DT shared on the As You See It blog; maybe their technique is yours too! Share yours with us--can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for visiting today!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Flowering Rainboots, Friendly Hello|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Black Black, Friendly Hello DSP|
|Ink||Stazon Black, Petal Pink|
|Tools||Big Shot, Layering Squares Dies (ret), Black Sharpie, Aquapainter|