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Hi, everyone! Nicole here and I am excited to be sharing a technique with you guys this week. Anyone can try this one whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned stamper, but it is a very easy one so if you are a beginner, you are in luck! Watercoloring continues to be very popular in cardmaking trend and if you haven’t tried it yet, you can start with this one. Check out the video tutorial below to see how you can create the card above.

I’ve been feeling a lot like spring. So I took out one of my favorite flower images from Austrailian Nature 1 stamp set. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink because it is waterproof. Perfect for our watercolor background!

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This technique is really cool because you do not need any “fancy” watercoloring mediums. Any dye inks you have on hand would work! If you want more intensity, you can also use pigment inks. This is a great way to get more out of your dye inks. And easy to do, right? We all love to “collect” different stamping supplies and ink pads are my weaknesses. I can never have enough of ink pads! With this technique, I can create easy watercolor backgrounds and get more use out of my various inks. In this project, I used Wplus9 dye inks which are Sweet Nector, Flamingo, and Miami Spice.

***Tips & Tricks***

– When stamping with blocks, make sure to wet the pigment so you can get good mount of color flow on the watercolor paper.

– To get more of a blended look between each color, make sure to overlap the colors when stamping with blocks.

– Let it dry! If you are short on time, use a heat tool. I always like to let it dry naturally, I think it’s the best way to dry water-colored piece.

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I added a bit of light gray onto the flower image for some shaded look. This helps the flower to pop out nicely in the bright and soft watercolor background. Use black dye ink to do this, you can add less or more water to control the color intensity. As a final touch, I added a bit of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush onto the flower image. I used BigΒ Hello stamp set for a sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed today’s technique tutorial! Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Nicole

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