Sunday, May 11, 2014

Watercoloring a stamped image

One of the things that I didn't think I would try was to stamp an image with Distress ink then watercolor the image.  Distress inks react with water so why would I stamp an image with it then watercolor it?  Wouldn't it mess up the image and muddle up the colors?

Maybe not.

This is my first attempt and I fell in love with it!  One thing I like a lot about this card is that it is gender neutral (don't you find it difficult to make a masculine or neutral one?)  The other thing I like is that by strategically stamping the image many times on the card front, I get a focal image while
the remaining ones do not seem too repetitive.  Yup, only two stamps are involved on this card - the Thank You sentiment and the one with a main branch, few leaves and an apple.  Of course I like how my first attempt turned out - the image is still very clear and the colors are not messed up.  It looks very much like a painted/watercolor picture while I've stamped it and colored it.  How nice!

I'm linking up my card to the following:
Just B Creative Crazy - Anything Goes
Sunshine Mail - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Absolutely lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

  2. did you use "walnut stain" distress ink pad for the stamped outline? looks awesome. I think I found a new way to use those dark brown distress inks now.