Hi it’s Alison again. Today I have chosen to show a technique with stamps and watercolour markers that might be new to some of you.
I cut two pieces of Bristol smooth card so that they measured 4 x 6 inches. Then chose the flowers and hummingbird stamps and position them in my Tim Holtz stamp platform.
Using my zig clean colours, as listed below, I coloured directly on the stamp. Following the design to know which colour to do each part – e.g. leaves green, flowers purple etc.
Misting The Stamp
After colouring I lightly sprayed the piece of card with water and stamped the image. Dry this with a heat gun but do not clean the stamp. I then removed this piece from the platform and replaced it with the second piece of card. Now I sprayed the stamps lightly without re-inking and stamped. This gives a much softer image. Again dry with a heat gun.
When the first image was completely dry, I put it back in my stamping platform and carefully repositioned the stamps over it. Then inked the stamps with versafine smokey grey and stamp over my watercolour image to give it a little more definition.
Finishing The Card
The sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Floating Wishes stamp set and position it using my stamp platform. I stamped it using versafine onyx black on both pieces. Adhering to a dark grey card 5×7 card blank.
WANT TO FIND THESE SUPPLIES:
Hummingbird Stamp Avery Elle
Floating Wishes Stamp Avery Elle
Versafine Onyx Black & Smokey Grey
Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Bazzill Marshmallow 5×7 card blank
American Crafts Jewel Paper Pad – dark grey card
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers
Tombow Mono Liquid glue
Tim Holtz stamp platform
Tim Holtz 8.5 Guillotine
Distress Spray bottle
Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer